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Christopher N. Palermo has been a partner at the law firm Palermo Tuohy Bruno, P.L.L.C. since 2004. After receiving his undergraduate degree at Villanova University in 1996, he then attended Touro College School of Law, where he received his law degree in 2001.

After graduating from law school, Christopher joined the Law Firm his two brothers Edward Palermo and Steven Palermo had created several years earlier.  Christopher immediately established the Family Court department at the law firm. Since then Christopher has exclusively limited his practice to the field of Matrimonial and Family law.

Since 2003, Christopher has handled hundreds of Divorce and Family Court matters. He has extensive experience with all types of cases including Divorce, Child Support matters, Child Custody Cases, Orders of Protection, Neglect matters involving Child Protective Services, paternity, adoptions, pre-nuptial agreements and Supreme Court post judgment enforcement and contempt matters.

Christopher takes a caring yet forceful approach to his practice, which has enabled him to effectively aid hundreds of New Yorkers going through significant and turbulent changes in their personal lives.  He is always looking to obtain the quickest and most cost effective path to obtain an optimal result for his clients.  However, sometimes forces align making it necessary for him to utilize his superior trial skills, which have been honed over years of trying hundreds of cases throughout the various Supreme and Family Courts of New York State.  


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Contact info

Palermo, Palermo & Tuohy, P.C.

1300 Veterans Highways
Hauppauge, NY, 11788

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 60%
    14 years
  2. Family: 40%
    14 years



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10 Attorneys For the State of New YorkNational Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2016
Received Superb RatingAVVO2016
Nations Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2016
Top 100 Lawyers Matrimonial and Family LawThe National Advocates2016
Five Stars 4.9 RatingGoogle Reviews2016
Top 100 Family Lawyers in the State of New YorkThe American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Top Contibuter 2015AVVO2015
Nations Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top ContibuterAVVO2014
Awarded AVVO Excellent RatingAVVO2014
Customer Choice Award DivorceAvvo2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPalermo Tuohy Bruno, PLLC.2004 - Present
AssociatePalermo, Palermo, and Tuohy, P.C.2001 - 2004
ClerkPalermo, Palermo, and Tuohy, P.C.1998 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Suffolk County Bar Association, Family Court CommitteeAttorney Member2015 - Present
Suffolk County Bar Association, Matrimonial and Family Law CommitteeAttorney Member2015 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationFamily Court Section2014 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Suffolk County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2003 - Present
New York State BarMember, admitted second department2002 - Present
Columbian Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2003 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Baby Jane DoeNatural Father Consented to an adoption as he was not visiting the child or paying his Court ordered support.
Contested MatrimonialClient was awarded an additional $15,000.00 dollars in attorney's fees, following the settlement.
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesFive things Everyone should do in preparation to filing for a divorce in New York State2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Villanova University School of LawLiberal StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Saint AnthonyN/AHigh School1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Five important Steps to Prepare for a DivorceFive things everyone should do in preparation to filing for divorce in New York State2014