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I have been practicing law for 36 years. I have been an Attorney for the Child since 2001 and was also an Attorney for the Child as a Law Guardian in the 1980s. I have handled many appeals and have argued cases in the Appellate Division, the Appellate Term, and the New York State Court of Appeals. I am admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. I excel at brief writing, research and oral argument. I used to represent all types of litigants when I was in private practice. I will represent clients in appeals, and I will do a brief or memo of law for clients. I love representing children and am a strong advocate for their best interests. I also represent adults on appeal.


As indicated, I will write briefs (trial and appellate) and memoranda of law for clients or others if needed. Please contact me if interested.


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Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 85%
    36 years, 65 cases
  2. Family: 5%
    36 years, 500 cases
  3. Child Custody: 5%
    36 years, 380 cases
  4. Child Abuse: 5%
    36 years, 80 cases



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    I endorse this lawyer. Ronna is very thorough in her research and knowledge. She knows the system and fights to be the best. This is clear.


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    I endorse this lawyer.She really cares for her clients, including children issues.


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Contact info

Law Firm of Ronna L. DeLoe, Esq.

94 Beverly Road
New Rochelle, NY, 10804


NYCurrently registered 198003/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Contributor -- AppealsAvvo2014
Top Avvo ContributorAvvo2013
Who's Who InducteeStanford Who's Who2013
Law ReviewSyracuse University College of Law1979
Law ReviewSyracuse University College of Law1978
Law ReviewCleveland State Law School1977
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Legal staff memberonline company2015 - Present
Legal writerUpworks2015 - Present
Legal staff writerTop online legal company2015 - Present
Freelance writer, ghostwriter, legal writerElance.com2015 - Present
Legal writerFreelance Writer & Proofreader2013 - Present
Attorney, Managing Partner and OwnerRonna L. DeLoe, Esq.2001 - Present
Legal writerElance.com2009 - 2011
AssociateAdam Cohen & Associates2000 - 2001
AssociateLawrence Horowitz & Associates1999 - 2000
AssociateDranoff & Goldschmidt, Esqs.1998 - 1999
Managing Partner - Owner/Attorney - appeals and trialsLaw Firm of Ronna L. DeLoe, Esq.1986 - 1998
AssociateNovick & Edelstein1981 - 1985
AssociateHerbert Kanarek & Associates1980 - 1981
AssociateMcGoey & Martirano1979 - 1980
Legal InternRobert Zecher, Esq.1978 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationFamily Law Section2016 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2016 - Present
Attorneys for Children PanelAttorney Member2001 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Second CircuitAttorney Member1981 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of New YorkAttorney Member1980 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New YorkAttorney Member1980 - Present
Westchester County Law Guardian AssociationAttorney Member2003 - 2005
New York State Bar Association Family Law SectionAttorney Member1998 - 2001
Law Guardians for Children PanelAttorney Member1983 - 1988
New York State Bar AssociationAttorney Member1981 - 1986
Westchester County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1980 - 1988
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Matter of Miranda C.Client won & new case law was made
Matter of Y. v. L.Order affirmed; mother continues custody with no visitation to father under the extreme circumstances here. The court gave a warning to the attorney and father that next time they file a frivolous motion or appeal, they could both be subject to sanctions.
Matter of Hon. TaylorMandamus case against judge made first page of NY Law Journal; appellate court agreed with petition and granted it.
See all legal cases 
Publication nameTitleDate
LegalZoomWhen to Change Your Living Trust2016
LegalZoomIs Forming a C Corporation Right for My Business?2016
LegalZoomNo-Fault and Fault-Based Divorce in New York: A Checklist2016
LegalZoomChild Custody in New York: How New York Courts Determine Custody2016
LegalZoom18 Reasons to Revise Your Estate Plan2016
LegalZoom24 Things You May Not Know About Wills But Should2016
LegalZoomHow Long Does a Divorce Take?2016
LegalZoomHow to Get a Quick Divorce2016
LegalZoomHow Divorce Varies by State2015
LegalZoomHow to Get an Uncontested Divorce2015
LegalZoomWhat is a Trademark Office Action?2015
LegalZoomHow to Get Online Divorce Papers2015
LegalZoomHow to Get a Divorce Online2015
LegalZoomHow Does Divorce Impact My Business?2015
LegalZoomWhat is a Process Server for Divorce?2015
LegalZoomAre You Eligible for No-Fault Divorce: A Checklist2015
LegalZoomChanging a Will: When Should You Do It?2015
Legal BlogWar of the Ring : Who Gets the Ring if the Engagement is Broken?2014
Legal BlogThe Role of Appellate Attorneys for Children2014
Legal BlogChild Custody Checklist2013
Legal BlogDivorce and STDs2013
Legal BlogDivorce and Unemployment2013
Legal BlogHow Witnessing Domestic Violence Affects Children and How to Help Them2013
Legal BlogHow an Attorney for the Child Evaluates a Case2012
Legal BlogHow to Avoid Visitation Problems2012
Legal BlogLegal Tips for Child Custody2012
Legal BlogThe Role of Appellate Practice Attorneys2012
Legal BlogCreating a Child Visitation Calendar2011 et al.Articles for Internet sites on family law2011
Legal Blog10 Things to do Before a Separation2010
Legal BlogThe Battered Woman Defense2010
Legal BlogCan I Represent Myself in a Contested Divorce2010
Legal BlogHow Long Does a Separation Agreement Last2010
Legal BlogFiling Dissolution of Marriage in New York2010
Legal BlogGrounds for Divorce : Domestic Violence2010
Legal BlogHow a Guardian ad Litem is Chosen2010
Demand StudiosArticles for Internet site on family law2010
New York Law Journal - writeup of my case on 1st pageLaw firm brings action against N.Y. Supreme Court Justice1984
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
State University of New York, BinghamtonEnglish/creative writingBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
State University of New York, BinghamtonHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLaw1 year at this law schoolN/A
Hofstra UniversityEnglishVisiting studentN/A
Hofstra UniversityHistoryVisiting studentN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Domestic Violence SymposiumTeens and Domestic Violence2005
Career DayWomen in the legal profession2002