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Zoe Paolantonio

Child custody Attorney at Hudson, NY

4.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 8 years
    Massachusetts - MA 14 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 12 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2016
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2012
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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I have over ten years of experience representing clients in all types of family court matters and have achieved excellent results through litigation and negotiation. I have special experience representing victims of domestic violence and sexual asssault.


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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
A true professional - I'm so glad I found Zoe
I hired Zoe recently to represent me in an OoP case after experiencing a very stressful situation with someone who was harassing, threatening and bullying me. Aside from being so incredibly knowledgeable about the legal intricacies around the case; the most important thing was that she made me feel at ease and re-assured me the entire step of the way. When i first met with her I was beside my self with worry and stress and she was incredible at explaining the entire process and what my options were. She helped me feel empowered when I personally felt defeated, and that meant so much. Suffice to say the case went in my favor and I can't thank her enough.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
A smart, caring lawyer with integrity
I hired Zoe to represent me in a family law matter. She listened carefully to my situation and was 100% effective in helping me maintain custody of my children. Because of her specialization in domestic violence matters, Zoe understood the dynamics at play and zealously defended me against my ex’s attempts to inflict further post separation abuse. After many months of enduring intense fear that he would succeed in gaining sole custody, Zoe successfully navigated the case to settlement. At the beginning of the process, Zoe presciently warned that there’s no justice to be found in the family court system. I naively hoped that the judge would see the truth, hold my ex accountable, and understand the full scope of the situation’s impact on my kids. In reality, it ended up being an exercise in damage control in which I didn’t win, but I didn’t lose either. Zoe was on my side every step of the way with realistic advice and clear communication. She used her legal expertise and negotiating skills to protect my children and I from a potentially disastrous outcome. Zoe acted with the highest integrity throughout this difficult process. I was very much impressed with her character and tireless advocacy for women and children. I recommend her legal services without hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Responsive Lawyer
I hired Zoe Paolantonio to handle my domestic violence case. Ms. Paolantonio was very knowledgeable with Domestic Violence law and how the system works. She gave me sound and direct advice on what I should do and made it very clear the possible outcomes. She worked very well with my domestic violence advocates and the court system. Further, given the situation in hand, which had been on-going for a long time, she was very caring and listened well to my concerns. She made me feel comfortable with what we were doing and made sure I understood each step we took. Finally, she was ready to go to trial, but the case was settled before trial in my favor. I highly recommend Ms. Paolantonio and plan on using her again if I have another issue in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Doesn’t listen
I used Zoe once while she was with the legal aid society and decided to have a consult with her when she was no longer with them. She was fine while she was free but spending money for someone not to listen to you is infuriating. Finding someone who cares about my situation.


  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Staff Attorney
  • Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Staff Attorney
  • Whitman Walker Clinic Legal Services
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Equal Justice Works Fellow
  • Northeastern University Domestic Violence Institute
  • 2009 - 2011


  • New England Law Boston
  • N/A


  • Capital District Women's Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Columbia County Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • New England Law Review
  • Taking Responsibility: A Case for Due Process Rights to the Commonwealth Care Employer Sponsored Insurance Waiver"
  • 2009

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Hudson Child custody Lawyer Zoe Paolantonio
Zoe Paolantonio
Child custody Attorney
Hudson, NY
Licensed for 14 years