Tamara A. Mitchel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in White Plains, NY

Berman Frucco Gouz Mitchel & Schub P.C.
 | 123 Main Street, Suite 1700
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 914-997-7100
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1983
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Tamara A. Mitchel is a member of the firm of Berman Frucco Gouz Mitchel & Schub p.c., located in White Plains, New York, where she has worked since 2002.  She practices in all aspects of matrimonial and family and approaches to them, from the negotiation and drafting of settlement agreements to litigation and trial. Ms. Mitchel also practices collaborative law. She has extensive experience handling both complex and straightforward legal, financial and custody matters, and modification/enforcement cases.

Ms. Mitchel is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and completed the Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute of the American Bar Association.  She is a respected bar association leader, having chaired the Family Law Section of the Westchester County Bar Association from 2014 - 2016, and serving on its Executive Committee since 2008.  Ms. Mitchel also serves by appointment as the Co-Chair of the Custody Committee of the New York State Bar Association Family Law Section and has served on that Section's Executive Committee from 2008 through the present.

Tamara Mitchel previously worked for the Pace Women’s Justice Center, where she trained law students and represented hundreds of domestic violence victims, and has served on their Advisory Board since 2005. 

A frequent lecturer on subjects related to matrimonial and family law for continuing education programs, Tamara Mitchel is widely recognized in the legal community for her valuable service and contributions to the practice of family law. She is a recipient of two Certificates of Distinguished Service from the Westchester County Office of the County Executive, the Diane White Legal Advocacy Award, a U.S. House of Representatives congressional proclamation and two New York State Senate proclamations for her legal service to the community.

 
Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Focus Areas

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017

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About Tamara Mitchel

Admitted: 1983, New York

Professional Webpage: http://bfgms.com/lawyer/Tamara-A.-Mitchel_cp1625.htm

Honors and Awards:

  • Certificate of Distinguished Service, Westchester County, Office of the Chief Executive, 2011
  • The Diane White Legal Advocacy Award, Pace Women's Justice Center, Pace University School of Law, 2011
  • Proclamation, New York State Senate, Hon. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, 2011
  • Certificate of Distinguished Service, Westcheser County Office of the County Executive, 2002
  • New York State Senate Proclamations
  • U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Proclamation

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certification in the Practice of Collaborative Law, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Executive Committe, New York State Bar Association Family Law Section, 2017
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2017
  • Co-Chair, Custody Committe, New York State Bar Association Family Law Section, 2017
  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2017
  • Member and First Vice Chair, Executive Committee, Westchester County Bar Association Family Law and Domestic Relations Section, 2017
  • Member, Executive Committee, New York State Bar Association Family Law Section, 2017
  • Member, Committee On Legislation, New York State Bar Association Family Law Section, 2016
  • Former Chair, Domestic Relations and Family Law Section, Westchester County Bar Association, 2016
  • Co-Chair Special Committee on By-Laws, New York State Bar Association Family Law Section, 2015
  • Former Member, Post-Miller Commission Committee For Change, 2008
  • Member, New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, 2010
  • Graduate, Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute of the American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member, Westchester Women's Bar Association
  • Member, Women's Bar Association of the State of New York

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Officer and Board of Directors Member, Westchester Women's Bar Association Foundation, 2017
  • Member, Friends of Gail Advisory Board of the Pace Women's Justice Center, 2017
  • Resource Committee of the Summer Justice Academy for Young Women
  • Former Member, Harvard College Schools and Scholarships Committee, Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Westchester
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Hope's Door (formerly Northern Westchester Shelter)
  • Former Member, Zoning Board of Appeals, City of Rye, New York

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • May 2017: Family Court Trial Institute II: Petitions for Support, Enforcement and Downward Modification  , Lecturer, New York State Bar Association, 2017
  • Lecturer and Co-Author CLE Materials, Representing Victims of Domestic Violence: How to Navigate When A Family Court Matter Becomes A Supreme Court Divorce, Westchester Women's Bar Association; Westchester County Bar Association; Pace Women's Justice Center, 2016
  • Lecturer, Family Court Trial Institute: Orders of Protection, New York State Bar Association, 2016
  • Lecturer - Continuing Legal Education, Ethics in Matrimonial and Family Law, New York State Bar Association, 2015
  • Author, Ethics in Matrimonial and Family Law Update, New York State Bar Association, 2015
  • Editor-in-Chief, Domestic Law Review, published by the Westchester County Bar Association Family Law Section, 2014
  • Lecturer, Practical Skills - Basic Matrimonial Practice, "Introduction to Equitable Distribution and Maintenance," New York State Bar Association, 2013
  • Chair, Continuing Legal Education, Basic Matrimonial Practice, New York State Bar Association, 2012
  • Lecturer, Practical Skills, Family Court Practice, "Family Offense Proceedings – Article 8" , New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 2012
  • Chair, Practical Skills, Basic Matrimonial Practice, New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 2012
  • Lecturer, Matrimonial Actions, Jurisdiction, Grounds, Separation, Annulment and Dissolution, New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 2011
  • Lecturer, Pace Law School Center for Continuing Legal Education, "Divorce Law and Domestic Violence-How the Amended Domestic Relations Law Benefits Victims of Domestic Violence", 2011
  • Co-Author, "Divorce Law and Domestic Violence-How Recent Amendments in Domestic Relations and Other Laws Benefit Survivors of Domestic Violence," Pace Law School Center for Continuing Legal Education, 2011
  • Author, "The New Child Support Modification Laws of 2010" for New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 2011
  • Practical Skills, Basic Matrimonial Practice, Chair, New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 2011
  • Family Court Practice: Custody, Child Protective Proceeding and Ethics, Chair, New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education , 2011
  • Author, "Should Women Fear New York's New No-Fault Divorce Law?" op-ed column published by The Town Report (Bronxville, Eastchester, Tuckahoe), The Sound & Town Report (Mamaroneck and Larchmont), and The Rye Sound Shore Review, 2010
  • Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education, New York Association of Collaborative Professionals and the Pace Women's Justice Center, "Domestic Violence and the Collaborative Practitioner: The Complexity of Power in Relationships", 2009
  • Co-author of "Jurisprudence: Due Process Concerns for the Underrepresented Domestic Violence Victim," Buffalo Women's Law Journal, Vo. XIII, p. 173, Fall 2006., Co-author, Buffalo Women's Law Journal, 2006
  • Author, In-Service Police Training Manual published by Westchester County, titled, "Current Issues in Law Enforcement Response to Family Offenses: A Domestic Violence Manual", Westchester County, 2001
  • Lecturer, Pace Women's Justice Center Family Law Lecture Series: Custody and Child Support, 2006 Nuts and Bolts of Divorce Law in New York 2006 General New York Divorce Law 2005 New York Divorce Law 2004
  • Lecturer, Matrimonial and Family law, New York State Bar Association, Pace University School of Law Center for Continuing Legal Education, the Westchester Women’s Bar Association, the Ninth Judicial District Committee to Promote Gender Fairness in the Courts, and the Pace Women’s Justice Center Survivor’s Law Project/Moderate Means Panel, Citigroup’s Women & Co. and the Family Law Lecture Series of the Westchester Division of the Pace Women’s Justice Center
  • Lecturer, Community Policing Domestic Violence Conference, New York State Regional Community Policing Institute, John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY, 2000
  • Lecturer, Citigroup's Women & Co., "Post-Divorce Legal and Financial Issues," 2004
  • Co-Author, accredited continuing legal education materials for New York State Bar Association, "Ethics for Family Court Practice." 2009
  • Lecturer, New York State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, "Practical Skills: Family Court Practice, "Ethics and Professionalism." 2009
  • Author of accredited CLE Materials for Pace Law School Center for Continuing Legal Education, "Current Issues in Custody Matters Involving Domestic Abuse: Cautionary Considerations for the Matrimonial Attorney." 2009
  • Lecturer, New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, "Practical Skills: Basic Matrimonial Practice, Motions and Pre-Trial Interventions." 2010
  • Lecturer, New York State Bar Association, Special Committee on Lawyers in Transition, "Comeback Lawyers - Updating Your Substantive and Technical Skills"
  • Lecturer, Westchester Women's Bar Association/Pace Women's Justice Center Moderate Means Program and the Northern Westchester Shelter Survivor's Law Project, "Nuts and Bolts of Matrimonial Law," 2006
  • Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education, The Ninth Judicial District Committee to Promote Gender Fairness in the Courts, Westchester Women's Bar Association, Pace Law School and Pace Women's Justice Center, "Domestic Violence and Financial Exploitation in Matrimonial Cases," 2007
  • Lecturer, Pace Law School Center for Continuing Legal Education CLE, "Divorce Law and Domestic Violence," 2009

Educational Background:

  • Harvard College, B.A. Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Industry Groups

  • Association Of Family And Conciliation Courts
  • International Academy Of Collaborative Professionals
  • New York Association Of Collaborative Professionals
  • New York State Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Westchester County Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Westchester Women's Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association Of The State Of New York
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    Office Location for Tamara A. Mitchel

    123 Main Street
    Suite 1700
    White Plains, NY 10601

    Phone: 914-997-7100

     

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