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Bernadette Marie Davidson

Marriage and prenuptials Attorney at Plattekill, NY

4.4   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2001
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Bernadette

Learn Bernadette’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Simple estate planning documents - wills, power of attorney, health care proxy and living wills

  2. Marriage and prenuptials
    Collaborative Divorce, Mediation, Uncontested/Contested divorces, separation agreements, prenuptial agreements, post nuptial agreements

    23 years

  3. Real estate
    Purchase/Sale of Residential Real Property

Bernadette Davidson has approximately seventeen years of experience working for matrimonial and general litigation firms in NYC where she represented clients with a variety of matrimonial and family law issues including cases with high net worth, contested custody litigation and a multitude of other family law matters.  During this time Ms Davidson also represented employees of several city unions, as well as teachers’ unions in Nassau and Westchester Counties, where she litigated landlord tenant matters, bankruptcy matters, and matrimonial and family law matters.

Ms. Davidson acquired her Bachelor of Science from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York with a dual major that included criminal justice and psychology. While attending Marist college, Ms. Davidson was a legal secretary for a prominent Orange County attorney’s office located in Goshen, New York that predominantly handled criminal and insurance defense matters.

Ms. Davidson attended CUNY School of Law in Flushing New York where she obtained her juris doctorate. While attending law school, Ms. Davidson was employed by the City of New York, Administration for Children’s Services working as a paralegal/investigator for the employment law unit as well as the fatality review panel where she assisted in cases involving severe abuse and neglect of children.

In her spare time, Ms. Davidson is actively involved with animal rescue.

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Davidson Law Firm
PO Box 272
Plattekill, NY, 12568

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4.4 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
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Posted by Elizabeth | July 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
An honest, expert lawyer
Bernadette is honest, smart, effective and kind, all traits that were invaluable to me during my recent divorce. With so much going on in my divorce, it was helpful and reassuring to know that Bernadette was at the helm. She kept me focused on the big picture (moving on to a new life) while also organizing my weekly tasks in order to bring about that change. I am so grateful for her steadfast, professionalism during this complicated, painful process. She is a gem.
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2018
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I hired Ms. Davidson for a matrimonial proceeding. I requested to be connected via e-mail for all updates and/or concerns. She was prompt, courteous and definitely knowledgeable . During numerous court proceedings, she showed her strength and expertise. I felt confident that Ms. Davidson would be able to expedite my divorce and come to an agreement. My case is settled thanks to the unending persistence of Ms. Davidson. She is a true professional!
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Posted by Irene | July 18, 2018
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Excellent attorney
I had the pleasure of being represented in my difficult divorce case by Ms. Davidson. She would always return my calls in a timely manner and keep me up to date with the progress of my case. She was always there to address any concerns I had and was able to help make this difficult time less stressful. I would highly recommend her to anyone searching for an extraordinary divorce attorney who will go above and beyond for their client.
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Posted by James | July 17, 2018
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Exceptional attorney
Ms Davidson was my attorney for a very difficult divorce. She was always attentive returned my calls and answered my concerns in as extremely timely manner. Once my divorce was complete she continued to monitor the financial moves that I wasn’t even aware of and notified me of a financial error which would have cost me $30,000. She is an exceptional attorney and I highly recommend her without any reservation
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2022
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Unresponsive, unhelpful
Ms. Davidson represented me in a divorce. She was unresponsive (her away message would be on for weeks at a time) and over the year+ that she represented me the divorce didn’t proceed very far. After switching to a different lawyer I had results within a few months.


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Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Davidson Law Firm
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • McCabe, Martin, Coleman & Ventosa PLLC
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Partner
  • Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone LLP
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Caruso, Caruso & Branda, PC
  • 2005 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Mirkin & Gordon PC
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Investigator/Attorney
  • Administration For Children's Services
  • 1998 - 2001
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  • City University of New York School of Law at Queens College
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Marist College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Mojdeh M. v Jamshid A, 954 NYS2d 760
  • Rutuelo v Rutuelo, 98 AD3D 518


  • Dutchess County Bar Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • Mid-Hudson Women's Bar Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • Brooklyn Women's Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 1998 - Present
  • Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn
  • 2005 - 2019
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • 2005 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Brooklyn Pro Bono Award for Outstanding Service & Dedication
  • Brooklyn Bar Association Matrimonial Pro Bono Project
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (11)
Endorse Bernadette
Family Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Bernadette Marie Davidson is a knowledgeable, and diligent attorney and I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Family Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an experienced, professional, knowledgeable and well-versed attorney in her practice area."
Family Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bernadette is a highly knowledgeable attorney who advocates zealously for her clients. She is dedicated and passionate about resolving each matter skillfully and efficiently. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Bernadette is a hard-charging and experienced attorney who turns over every stone to obtain the results her clients need. She handles herself with the utmost professionalism and grace and is a wonderful, compassionate person in addition to being a zealous and effective advocate. If you need an attorney for a matrimonial or family law issue, Bernadette is the one to go to. I strongly endorse Bernadette."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Davidson in many occasions and can confidently say that she is an outstanding attorney. She is compassionate, thorough and calm under pressure which is exactly what you’d look for in an attorney and adversary alike."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Bernadette is a highly experienced and successful attorney in the areas of general litigation, contested custody matters and other family law areas of practice. Her wide range of experience includes representing employees of several unions, bankruptcy, and landlord/tenant issues. Her impressive credentials and experience make her a top choice among lawyers in her field."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"After years of training and experience in the family and divorce courts of NYC, Bernadette Davidson is now calling the Hudson Valley her home and we are lucky to have her here. She is a serious legal force in the sector of family law and matrimonial law. She will not steer a client wrong nor shrink from conflict, but she will always apply her knowledge and skills to bring about a resolution that fits the case. I wholeheartedly recommend her."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bernadette Davidson is an award-winning lawyer specializing in divorce and family law. Your choice of an attorney in a divorce or custody case is one of the most important decisions you will have to make. If you are looking for a strong, smart and highly professional lawyer to handle your divorce, custody or support case, you should call Bernadette without delay. I guarantee it will be one of the best decisions you ever make."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have battled with Ms. Davidson on numerous cases and have found her to be aggressive, hard-nosed, diligent and a true advocate for her clients. While at the same time she is easy to work with and open to meaningful settlement dialogue when the situation warrants same.She is a lawyer who cares about her clients and her craft."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer - Bernadette is an well-regarded attorney with significant experience in all areas of matrimonial and family law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Davidson is an extremely strong advocate. She knows the law and fights for her clients. I have had the opportunity to work with Ms. Davidson on numerous matters and admire her dedication to her clients while properly resolving matters in a cost effective manner. I would highly recommend Ms. Davidson."
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