Patricia is accomplished and experienced in the areas of matrimonial and family law.
Patricia is a leading member of the Matrimonial and Family Law practice group, focusing exclusively on all aspects of the field and is a founding and managing partner of The Kitson Law Firm, PLLC, who has, throughout a 37 year career, built a reputation as an effective advocate and skilled negotiator. She represents clients in complex financial and custodial matters and pays particular attention to her client’s individual needs and unique situations. Patricia has been designated a Super Lawyer every year since 2014 and is recognized as a Top 25 Attorney in Westchester County. Patricia has recently been appointed to the Judicial Screening Committee for Westchester County. In addition her firm has been recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the "10 Best Law Firms in New York".
Patricia is a member the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and is certified in Collaborative Law. She has been invited to lecture on various topics of Family Law, domestic violence and confidentiality issues. Patricia is recognized as a Legal Leader in the field of Family Law, regognized as a Top Female Attorney, and has received the Client Satisfation Award. Patricia has received Congressional recognition and Proclamations from local communities and the Office of the Westchester County Executive for her committment to public service. Patricia has also served as an attorney on the Board of Trustees for a not for profit institution.
Patricia understands the emotional strain of her clients and encourages them to remain focused on realistic goals while exploring creative solutions to resolve their issues. Patricia is a skilled negotiator with the personal ability to work successfully with her clients and attorneys in settlement and in the collaborative process.
Patricia is also a member of the Westchester/Rockland Collaborative Law Group, the Westchester Bar Association, Westchester Womens Bar Association and is a sustaining member of the New York State Bar Association.
The matters handled by Patricia include, legal separation and divorce, custody and access disputes, complex financial matters, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|"10 Best" Law Firms||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2019|
|Top 100 Family Law Attorneys in New York||American Society of Legal Advocates||2019|
|5 Years Selected to Super Lawers||SuperLawyers||2018|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2018|
|NY Tope Metro Attorney||NY Top Metro Attorney||2017|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Top 25 Attorney Westchester County||Super Lawyer||2017|
|"10 Best" Attorneys||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2016|
|NY Top Metro Attorney||NY Top Metro Attorney||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Top 25 Attorneys Westchester County||Super Lawyers||2016|
|"10 Best" Female Attorneys||Ameican Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2015|
|NY Top Metro Attorney||NY Top Metro Attorney||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|2013 New York Excellence In Law Award||US Trade & Commerce Institute||2014|
|Legal Leader||NY Law Journal/NY magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Miguel Medal||San Miguel Academy||2012|
|Mother Mary Walsh Community Service Award||Dominican Sisters of Health||2007|
|Woman of The Year||Dr I Medical Foundation||1995|
|Outstanding Achievement In The Art Of Advocacy||PACE University School of Law||1978|
|Member||The Kitson Law Firm PLLC||1988 - Present|
|Associate||Dempsey & Spring||1979 - 1986|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Women Judges||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Westchester / Rockland||N/A||2004 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||N/A||1990 - Present|
|Westchester County Bar Association Family Law Section||N/A||1990 - Present|
|Westchester County Womens Bar Association||N/A||1990 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||1985 - Present|
|National Association of Professional Women||N/A||1985 - Present|
|Pace University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|St John's University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1976|
|Mannhattan College Graduate Program Presentaion||Legal issues of Confidentiality between Patient and Therapist||2010|
|Manolatos v Manolatos||Wife prevailed on both issues after trial and appeal|
|Mc v Mc||Wife prevailed after trial, court awarded permanent order of proection and supervised visistation on behalf of the minor child.|
|Tyras v Tyras||Prevailed on behalf of Husband|
Posted by Marjorie
Fri Jan 21 2011
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