Irene Angelakis is a dedicated and experienced matrimonial and family law attorney. Throughout the last nine years she has worked in both the private and public sector.
Since her admission to the BAR, Ms. Angelakis has represented clients in matrimonial, child support, family offense, custody and visitation proceedings. Upon graduation, Ms. Angelakis worked in the private sector handling matrimonial and family court cases. In 2009, she joined the Children’s Law Center where she fiercely advocated for hundreds of clients in custody, visitation, paternity, neglect, termination of parental rights, family offense, substance abuse, and domestic violence proceedings. In that time, she successfully litigated over twenty trials involving complex issues of law and fact and was eventually promoted to “Senior Attorney.” In the Spring of 2014, she joined Schwartz & Ciesinski, LLP and one year later she founded her own practice dedicated to representing clients in matrimonial and family law matters.
Several academic institutions have repeatedly invited Ms. Angelakis as a guest speaker including St. John’s University School of Law, Brooklyn Law School Clinic, CUNY Law, Long Island University and BramsonOrt. She has presented on topics including custody, visitation, ethics, confidentiality, basics of a matrimonial case, domestic violence and the role of the attorney for the child. In addition to presenting at various academic institutions, she has presented continuing legal education courses to colleagues such as “Ethical Considerations in Family Law Cases,” “Traumatic Exposure,” and “The Role of the Attorney for the Child.”
From 2010 through 2014, she was an active member of several court based committees including the Family Court Domestic Violence Working Group, Child Protective Working Group, and the Disproportionate Minority Representation Working Group.
Currently, Ms. Angelakis is member of the Nassau BAR Association, Hellenic Lawyers Association, Nassau County Women's Bar Association and American Bar Association, Family Law Section. Since June of 2015, she has been the recording Secretary of the Nassau County Women's Bar Association, as well as the Co-Chair of the Solo-Practitioner and Small Firm Committee for the Nassau County Women's Bar Association. Ms. Angelakis serves as an Arbitrator for the Nassau County Fee Dispute Resolution Program as well as a Pro Bono Attorney for the Safe Center representing victims of Domestic Violence.
Ms. Angelakis was selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2016 and 2017 and was named "Top 40 Under 40" in 2017 by the National Advocates. In 2015, she was named "Who's Who of Distinguished Alumni" by the Worldwide Association of Notable Alumni.