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Penelope J Blizzard-McGrath

Penelope J Blizzard-McGrath

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family, Mediation

About Me

Penelope ("Penni") Blizzard-McGrath founded the firm upon her admission to the New York State bar.  Ms. Blizzard-McGrath's devotion to family law started back in 1994, when she was hired as a paralegal by a prominent matrimonial attorney after completing her Associates Degree in legal studies.

 

Penni obtained her Bachelor's Degree, magna cum laude, from Dowling College in 1996, and continued on with her career as a matrimonial paralegal. During her career as a paralegal, she quickly became well-known in the Long Island area as an industry best and was often sought by Family Law practitioners for consultation on various divorce issues, law firm management and Family Law software programs. As a paralegal, Ms. Blizzard-McGrath handled every aspect of divorce cases from the commencement of an action, preparing applications for pendente lite relief, financial statements for high net worth clients, trial preparation, assisting at trial, through the final Judgment of Divorce. When her son finished kindergarten, she began law school while working full-time at one of the highest volume matrimonial firms on Long Island.

 

During law school, Penni focused primarily on Family Law coursework and graduated with honors. She founded the Family Law Society to share her expertise with law students and to give them a glimpse into this difficult yet rewarding area of law. She was awarded two graduation awards and was also recognized for her superior understanding of Family Law during law school.

 

Ms. Blizzard-McGrath is currently a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association where she participates on a Modest Means panel, representing low income clients. To extend her committment to family law, Penni particpates in many continuing legal education courses, far surpassing New York's requirements for attorneys.

 

Ms. Blizzard-McGrath is also an adjunct at a local college where she teaches both Family Law and Legal Research & Writing to paralegal students.

 

Being in the legal field for over 16 years enables Penni to fully understand each component of a case as an attorney. Whether being compassionate and patient during an emotionally difficult time in a client's life, investigating factual inconsistencies, gathering various intricate financial information, or providing gentle guidance to a client facing life altering decisions regarding children, Ms. Blizzard-McGrath promises to give her professional best to each client she represents.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2011

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
  2. Mediation: 25%
  3. Family: 25%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Michael Walter Meyers

    Penni has worked in the Family Law field for over a decade, and it shows -- Penni has mastered this area of law and is well equipped to represent her clients both in and out of the Court room.

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    Michael Meyers Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Menachem Mendel White

    I endorse this lawyer. A very smart and knowledgeable attorney who I would trust with my clients care.

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    Menachem White Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

4949 Express Drive North
Suite 205
Ronkonkoma, NY, 11779

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 201103/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Exceptional Contribution to the Growth of the Law CenterTouro Law School2010
Exemplary Contributions to the Quality of Student LifeTouro Law School2010
Family Law Practice Module -Excellence for the Future AwardTouro Law - CALI: http://www2.cali.org/index.php?fuseaction=excellenceawards.ViewOneAward&awardid=1a55ab302009
Family Violence - Excellence for the Future AwardTouro Law: CALI Award: http://www2.cali.org/index.php?fuseaction=excellenceawards.ViewOneAward&awardid=180dfd502008
Family Law -Excellence for the Future Award (see link above)Touro Law School/ CALI: http://www2.cali.org/index.php?fuseaction=excellenceawards.ViewOneAward&awardid=1652f7402007
Legal Process - Excellence for the Future Award (see link above)Touro Law School: CALI: http://www2.cali.org/index.php?fuseaction=excellenceawards.ViewOneAward&awardid=148125402006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct Professor of LawBriarcliffe College2012 - Present
Owner/Principal AttorneyLaw Office of Penelope J. Blizzard-McGrath2011 - Present
Paralegal/Firm AdministratorThomas K. Campagna, PC1999 - 2007
ParalegalWisselman, Harounian & Associates, PC1996 - 1999
ParalegalLaw Offices of Clifford Pestroske1994 - 1996

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York State Dispute Resolution AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Central Brookhaven Lions ClubMember2012 - Present
Central Brookhaven Lions ClubVolunteer2012 - Present
Suffolk County Women's Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Suffolk County Bar AssociationAttorney member/Modest Means Panel Member2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2006 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Wickline v. WicklineRelocation denied after trial.

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor Cum Laude2010

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Junior High School Career DayCareer as a Lawyer2013