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Carmina Kathy Tessitore

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Helping you transition to the next chapter of your life smoothly...Get help now!

Focused on the practice of family and matrimonial law, litigation and mediation services, our firm’s mission is to provide excellence in service and quality, tailored to the unique circumstances of each client’s matter.

Our Unique Approach: Every matter can be resolved in a way that minimizes the cost and stress of protracted litigation. We utilize negotiation, mediation, and litigation to reach your goals efficiently and cost effectively.

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Languages spoken: Italian, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Mediation: 20%
  4. Foreclosure: 5%



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Tamar Bakhbava

    I highly recommend Attorney Tessitore to anyone in need of an exceptional family attorney and/or skilled mediator. I have had the privilege of knowing her for many years and always been impressed by her knowledge and professionalism, most notably, with her humility and exceptional personality. Attorney Tessitore is actively involved in numerous bar associations statewide, holding leadership positions, volunteering her time to various charities and doing everything humanely possible to make a difference. This year she has been chosen through a highly competitive and multifaceted selection process for the Superlawyers Connecticut Rising Stars.


    Tamar Bakhbava Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

The Law Offices of Carmina K. Tessitore, Esq. LLC

4 Research Drive, Suite 402, Shelton, CT 06484
Shelton, CT, 06484


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best Under 40American Institute of Family Law Attorneys2016
10 Best in Connecticut for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2016
New England's Outstanding Young Lawyers | Family LawTop Attorneys New England's Outstanding Young Lawyers2015
Super Lawyers Connecticut Rising Stars 2015Super Lawyers2015
Leadership AwardConnecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section2015
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Pro Bono Honor RollConnecticut Bar Association2014
New England's Outstanding Young Lawyers | Family LawTop Attorneys New England's Outstanding Young Lawyers2014
Super Lawyers Connecticut Rising Stars 2014Super Lawyers2014
Outstanding Excellence & Dedication to Her ProfessionNational Association of Professional Women2014
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Pro Bono Honor RollConnecticut Bar Association2013
Volunteer of the Year AwardHuman Services Council of Mid-Fairfield County2010
Pro Bono Honor RollConnecticut Bar Association2009
Outstanding Law Student AwardThe National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)2008
Student Service AwardAlbany Law School2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorQuinnipiac University School Of Law2015 - Present
PrincipalThe Law Offices of Carmina K. Tessitore, Esq. LLC2013 - Present
Business ConsultantSimian, Inc. & ECAD, LLC1997 - Present
Co-Managing AttorneyMcCabe Weisberg Conway, PC2013 - 2013
Associate Attorney and MediatorHoffman & Hoffman, LLC2012 - 2012
Associate Attorney and MediatorBauer Law Group2012 - 2013
Mediation SpecialistState of Connecticut Judicial Branch, Foreclosure Mediation Program2011 - 2012
ClerkState of Connecticut Judicial Branch2010 - 2011
Volunteer AttorneyConnecticut Legal Services, Stamford2009 - 2010
Law InternLaw Office of Jonathan S. Fishbein, Esq.2007 - 2007
Law InternLitigation Clinic, Albany Law Clinic & Justice Center (Albany, Ny)2007 - 2007
Mediator/Program CoordinatorMediation Matters2004 - 2005
ParalegalThe Law Office of Arthur G. Dunn, Esq.2003 - 2004
InternThe Law Office of Peter J. Scagnelli, Esq.2001 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Yale Law School Barristers' Union Mock Trial CompetitionJudge2016 - Present
Fairfield County Bar Association, Law Practice Management & Solo/Small Firm CommitteeCo-Chair2016 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association Women in the Law SectionLegislative Liaison2016 - Present
Greater Bridgeport Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Connecticut Women's Education & Legal Fund (CWEALF)Member Attorney2014 - Present
Connecticut Veterans Legal CenterMember Attorney2014 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association Court Visitation ProgramCo-chair2013 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association, Women and the Law CommitteeExecutive Committee2012 - Present
Connecticut Mock Trial CompetitionsJudge2012 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Women's Business Development Council (WBDC)Volunteer Business Development Mentor2012 - Present
New Haven County Bar AssociationPro Bono Committee2010 - Present
The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)Member2008 - Present
Albany Law School American Inn of CourtMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association, Women and the Law SectionChair2015 - 2016
Connecticut Mediation Association (CTMA)Social Media Committee2015 - 2016
Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionExecutive Committee Member2014 - 2015
Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB)Member2014 - 2016
Connecticut Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionSection Co-Chair2014 - 2015
National Italian American Bar AssociationMember2013 - 2016
Connecticut Italian-American Bar AssociationMember2013 - 2016
Connecticut Bar Association, House of DelegatesDelegate2013 - 2013
National Association of Professional WomenMember2013 - 2014
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMember2013 - 2015
Fairfield County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution CommitteeCo-chair2012 - 2016
Fairfield County Bar Association, Young Lawyers CommitteeCo-chair2011 - 2015
Albany Law School Board of Trustees: Trustee-Student Relations CommitteeChair2009 - 2011
Albany Law School Board of Trustees, Chair: Trustee-Student Relations CommitteeBoard Member2008 - 2011
Publication nameTitleDate
Everyday Law Blog by Rocket LawyerLife After Death - Protecting Your Loved Ones With Proper Estate Planning2014
A Practical Guide to Divorce in Connecticut - MCLE New EnglandFinancial Affidavits2014
Everyday Law Blog by Rocket LawyerAfter Divorce - Co-Parenting to Balance Your Child's Summer Schedule2014
Connecticut Lawyer MagazineDivorce Mediation: Mediating Financial Disputes2014
Everyday Law Blog by Rocket Lawyer5 Ways to Launch Your Small Business Right2014
Rocket LawyerForeclosure Avoidance Options in Connecticut2014
Rocket LawyerHow to File for No-Fault Divorce in Connecticut2014
Rocket LawyerHow to Form a Connecticut LLC2014
Rocket LawyerIs a Common Law Marriage Legal?2014
Rocket LawyerRequirements for a Valid Prenuptial (Premarital) Agreement in Connecticut2014
Rocket LawyerWhat if You Want a Divorce But Don't Know Where Your Spouse Is?2014
Everyday Law Blog by Rocket Lawyer5 Tips to Prepare for Divorce Mediation2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Sage College of AlbanyLaw & SocietyBS - Bachelor of Science2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WBDC Passion to Profit Seminar SeriesPassion to Profit – Businsess Legal Issues Seminar2015
Connecticut Legal ConferenceRemix: Marketing Your Law Practice in the Information Age2015
Connecticut Legal ConferenceEverything You Need to Know to Start and Run a Solo or Small Firm Law Practice2015
Mutual of Omaha SeminarThe Importance of a Will for Children and Families2014
Law Day Luncheon Speaker, Fairfield County Bar Association (FCBA)American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters2014
CBA The Legal Entrepreneur Seminar SeriesThe Legal Entrepreneur Seminar Series, Part II: How to Build Revenue for Your Solo/Small Firm2014
Prudential Financial SeminarFinancial Considerations for Clients Facing Divorce2013
Law Day Luncheon Speaker, Fairfield County Bar Association (FCBA)No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom2012
Keynote Speaker, Women of Promise and Distinction Annual DinnerPursuing Your Dreams2012
Fairfield County Bar Association CLERecent Developments in Residential Foreclosure Mediation Defense2012
Advanced Mediation TrainingHow To Mediate Issues of Alimony and Child Support2012