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About Me

Maureen is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association, where she serves on the Matrimonial Law Committee, the Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee, and the Surrogate's Court Estates and Trusts Committee.  Maureen is also a member of the Nassau County Women's Bar Association and was appointed Treasurer in 2010.  Maureen is a member of the Nassau County Matrimonial Mediators and the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals as well as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.  She is also a long time member of the Nassau Lawyer's Association of Long Island, where she was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2002.  Maureen has lectured at the Academy of Law, the Nassau County Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association.

In addition to her practice Maureen is active in the community as she has been a member of the Board of Directors at Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead since 2006; a member of the Board of Directors for The Maurer Foundation since 2010; a member of the Garden City Chamber of Commerce; and a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts USA.


Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
  2. Family: 25%
    30 years
  3. Estate Litigation: 20%
    30 years
  4. Mediation: 15%



Retainer (Always)

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Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Charles Joseph McEvily

    I have worked with Maureen on a few matrimonial cases and have been consistently impressed with her vigorous representation of her clients. She is a true professional and works hard for them. She is very intelligent, knowledgeable and caring.


    Charles McEvily Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Comerford & Dougherty, LLP

1122 Franklin Avenue Suite 406
Garden City, NY, 11530


NYCurrently registered 198603/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certified MediatorOffice of Court Administration2010
Certified MediatorCenter for Understanding and Conflict2009
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerComerford & Dougherty2004 - Present
ProsecutorVillage of Old Westbury1993 - Present
PartnerMaureen Dougherty, Esq1990 - 2004
AssociateFarrell Fritz, PC1985 - 1990
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Nassau County Women's Bar AssociationOfficer2010 - Present
New York Association of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2009 - Present
Nassau County Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Quinnipiac University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Stonehill CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1981