kitsonpatnewPatricia understands both the emotional and financial strain of her clients and encourages them to focus on realistic goals while exploring creative solutions to resolve their issues. Patricia is a skilled negotiator with a keen ability to work successfully with clients, attorneys, and the court in settlement, the collaborative process, or litigation if necessary.  Patricia was recognized as a Top 25 Westchester County attorney by Super Lawyes in 2016 and 2017.  She is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and is certified in Collaborative Law and has been invited to lecture on various topics of family law, domestic violence, and confidentiality issues.

Patricia was also recognized as a 2014 Legal Leader in the field of family law, received recognition as a Top 100 Lawyer in 2015 by The National Advocates and received the 2015 Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Patricia received Congressional recognition and proclamations from local communities and the Office of the Westchester County Executive for her commitment to public service. Patricia has also served as an attorney on the Board of Trustees for a not-for-profit institution. Patricia is a member of the Westchester/Rockland Collaborative Law Group, the Westchester Bar Association, and Westchester Women’s Bar Association and is a sustaining member of the New York State Bar Association. Patricia’s practice areas include legal separation and divorce, custody and access disputes, complex financial matters, and prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements.  


Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017

Licensed Since: 1980

Education: Pace University Law School Practice Areas: Family Law 

Honors and Awards:

  • Selected to the 2014 list of Legal Leaders  in the field of Family Law, NY Law Journal/ NY Magazine, 2014
  • Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Art of Advocacy, National Moot Court Representative, Selected as a representatve for the  Southern District Litigation Program, Woman of the Year (Dr. I Foundation) , Mary Mother Walsh
  • Award on behalf of the Dominican Sister of Health (2007) (outstanding contributions to public service) ,2012 Receipent of the Miguel Medal (public service)

Special Licenses/Certifications: Collaborative Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Association of Professional Women
  • National Association of Women Judges
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Westchester Woman's Bar Association
  • Family Law Association
  • Wetchester Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Westchester-Rockland Collaborative Law Group
  • White Plains Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Past Chairperson/President: Parish Council Saint John and Saint Mary
  • Church Board Member: San Miguel Academy, Newburgh, NY

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Legal issues of Confidentiality between Patient and Therapist, Manhattan College Graduate Program Presentation, 2010

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Tyras v Tyras Outcome: Prevailed on behalf of Husband Mc v Mc Outcome: Wife prevailed after trial, court awarded permanent order of protection and supervised visistation on behalf of the minor child. Manolatos v Manolatos Outcome: Wife prevailed on both issues after trial and appeal

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Congressional recognition and Proclamation from Westchester County Executive for committment to public service.

Industry Groups: Matrimonial Law

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