Linda L. Mariani

Top rated Family Law attorney in New London, Connecticut

Mariani Reck Lane, LLC
Linda L. Mariani
Mariani Reck Lane, LLC

Practice Areas: Family Law, General Litigation, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Connecticut since: 1978

Education: Suffolk University Law School

Languages Spoken: English, French, Italian, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2024

Mariani Reck Lane, LLC

83 Broad Street
New London, CT 06320 Visit website

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In matrimonial law, choosing the right lawyer can make a world of difference. With more than 40years of family law experience, Attorney Linda L. Mariani combines the in-depth knowledge and skill of a large firm with the personal attention and client-centered commitment of a smaller firm. Located in New London, Connecticut, MarianiReckLane, LLC, serves individuals and families throughout the counties of New London, Middlesex, New Haven and Hartford.

attorney Mariani has recently focused on divorce mediation for couples going through divorce because it is much less, stressful, less expensive, and faster. She has many very satisfied, divorce mediation, clients, because attorney Mariani was able to tell them, based on her own experience for the past 40 years what the court was likely to do with their fact situation, if they decided to go on a contested basis. With this knowledge, the parties are better able to fashion an agreement that meets their particular concerns.

Over the years, Ms. Mariani has handled a significant number of high net worth divorce cases in the area and represented numerous doctors, attorneys and high-echelon Indian tribal members. She is board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a family law trial advocate. In addition, she serves as the Connecticut Superior Court's Special Master and Trial Referee for family and personal injury issues.

Ms. Mariani is the inspiration behind the Parenting Education Program, which has become a required course for all couples pursuing divorce. A respected lecturer, she is also the two-time recipient of a certificate of commendation from the state of Connecticut Judicial Department. In addition, she has been listed in "Best Lawyers in America" from 2005 to 2021.

She is pleased to report that those seeking to dissolve their marriages are more frequently opting for non-adversarial approaches such as divorce mediation and collaborative law. Ms. Mariani has years of experience as a mediator and collaborative attorney and can assist clients in resolving their cases more quickly, more efficiently and with dignity via these non confrontational options.

 

https://marianimediator.com/

Practice areas

Family Law, General Litigation, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Name Change, Paternity, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Prenuptial Agreements, Restraining Order, Same Sex Family Law, Slip and Fall, Small Claims

  • 70% Family Law
  • 20% General Litigation
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1977, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: https://www.marianirecklane.com/attorney/linda-l-mariani/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • National District Attorneys' Association
  • Massachusetts, 1977
  • FORMER PRESIDENT NEW LONDON COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut and U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
  • PANEL MEMBER OF AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION
  • Member, Indian Law Committee, Connecticut Bar Association, 2023
  • The American Association for Justice
  • Practitioner Member, Academy of Family Mediators, 2023
  • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER INDIAN LAW COMMITTEE OF CT BAR ASSOC
  • District of Columbia, 1979
  • SPECIAL MASTER FAMILY LAW
  • Member, Family Law Section, Connecticut Bar Association, 2023
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Connecticut Council of Divorce and Family Mediators, 2023
  • Connecticut, 1978
  • FORMER CHAIR OF THE NLCBA FAMILY LAW SECTION
  • Mohegan Gaming Disputes Court, 1997
  • BV DISTINGUISHED ATTORNEY RATING BY MARTINDALE HUBBELL
Educational Background:
  • Cornell University B.A. in Philosophy
  • SUFFOLK LAW SCHOOL, 1977
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • 3/12/09 PRESENTED SEMINAR THROUGH NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE;FAILURE TO UNDERSTAND ASSET TYPES:ASSETS ACQUIRED BEFORE MARRIAGEMARITAL VS NON-MARITAL ASSETSREAL ESTATE VS INVESTMENT ASSETSPROPERTY, BUSINESSES AND VEHICLESVALUATION ISSUES
  • OCTOBER 11, 2007 PRESENTED SEMINAR THROUGH NBI:SUCCESSFUL FINANCIAL SETTLEMENTS FOR YOUR DIVORCE CLIENTFORENSIC ACCOUNTING AND VALUATION IN DIVORCEFAIR AND EQUITABLE ASSET AND LIABILITY DIVISIONUncovering Hidden Assets and income; analyzing income tax returns; valuing trust interests; reconstruction of income based upon expenditure, tax consequesnces andvaluing the closely held business
  • PRESENTED SEMINAR APRIL 12, 2007 THROUGH NBI ON CHILD CUSTODY AND SHARED PARENTING   FEDERAL AND INTERNATIONAL LAW GOVERNING PARENTAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES, UNIFORM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION ENFORCEMENT ACT; PARENTAL KIDNAPPING PREVENTION ACT; HAGUE CONVENTION
  • OCTOBER 13, 2006 ONE OF SEVERAL PRESENTERS AT "RESPONDING TO LEGAL EMERGENCIES" SEMINAR FOR THE CIVIL JUSTICE FOUNDATION, INC.    LECTURE TITLE "MY SPOUSE HAS TAKEN THE CHILDREN!WHAT CAN I DO?"
  • LECTURE AND WRITTEN MATERIALS PROVIDED ON TOPIC "Failure to Obtain and Interpret all Financial Documents", COMMON MISTAKES IN DIVIDING ASSETS, 2015
Honors/Awards:
  • Selected for inclusion in Woodward/White by colleagues in the area of family law, BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, WOODWARD/WHITE, 2023
  • VICE PRESIDENT, THAMES RIVER HERITAGE FOUNDATION, 2023
  • BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, WOODWARD/WHITE, 2021
  • Commendation from CT Judicial Branch and the Bar for serving as Arbitrator and Fact Finder, 2004
  • FAMILY LAW, BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, WOODWARD WHITE, 2007
  • Recipient, State of Connecticut Judicial Department Certificates of Commendation, 1987, April and August, 1999
  • FAMILY LAW, BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, 2012
  • FAMILY LAW, BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, 2015
  • Citation received and signed by Andrea Stillman, State Rep and John Thompson, Ass't Majority Leader in gratitude for work resulting in the enactment of Public Act 93-319, an act concerning Parenting Education Programs., citation-General Assembly of State of CT, General Assembly;Legislative Office Building Hartford, CT, 1995
  • in recognition of dedicated service to Superior Court Family Division as a Special Master in the Child Custody Early Intervention Program, CERTIFICATE OF COMMENDATION, CT JUDICIAL BRANCH, 1999
  • FAMILY LAW, BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, WOODWARD/WHITE, 2008
  • FAMILY LAW, BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, 2011
  • FAMILY LAW, BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, 2013
  • FAMILY LAW, BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, 2017
  • 1998 FOR dedicated service to the Superior Court Family Division as a Special Master;1987 in recognition of dedicated service to the Superior Court., CERTIFICATES OF COMMENDATION, CT JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT, 1998
  • FAMILY LAW, BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, WOODWARD/WHITE, 2006
  • FAMILY LAW, BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, 2010
  • FAMILY LAW, BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, 2009
  • FAMILY LAW, BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, 2014
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • CURRENT PRESIDENT NEW LONDON CT'S DEVELOPMENT CORP, 2023
  • MEMBER NEW LONDON ROTARY CLUB, 2023
  • SECRETARY AND TRUSTEE OF EUGENE O'NEILL THEATER CENTER, 2023
  • FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEER THROUGH NEW LONDON ROTARY, 2023
  • WEEKLY FOOD DISTRIBUTION FOR "WHALERS HELPING WHALERS', 2023
  • BOARD MEMBER AND EXECUTIVE COMMITEE- NEW LONDON CT MARITIME FESTIVAL, 2023
  • CURRENT MEMBER ADVISORY BOARD OF SALVATION ARMY APPROX 20 YEARS, 2023
  • TUTOR AT THE BENNIE DOVER JUNIOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
  • AN ORGANIZER OF THE ANNUAL HOMELESS TO HOPEFUL FUNDRAISER IN NEW LONDON CT
  • DIRECTOR OF THE DIME BANK, 2023
  • RECOGNIZED FOR EXCEPTIONAL PRO BONO SERVICE BY THE CT BAR ASSOCIATION
  • American Psychological Association (Collaborative Divorce Training, 2007)
  • CORPORATOR AND COCHAIR OF MAJOR GIFTS COMMITTEE OF LAWRENCE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NEW LONDON
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • BOARD CERTIFIED AS HAVING SPECIAL COMPETENCE IN THE AREA OF FAMILY LAW TRIAL ADVOCACY BY THE NATIONAL BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCACY, 2023
  • PRACTITIONER MEMBER OF THE ACADEMY OF FAMILY MEDIATORS AND RECIPIENT OF DIVORCE MEDIATION TRAINING THROUGH COAST TO COAST MEDIATION CENTER
  • MEMBER MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT TRIBAL COURT
  • COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE TRAINING AND CERTIFICATE, 2007
  • CT COUNCIL OF DIVORCE AND FAMILY MEDIATORS TRAINING

Office location for Linda L. Mariani

83 Broad Street
New London, CT 06320

Phone: 860-443-5023

Selections

16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2024

Top Lists

Top 25: Women Connecticut Super Lawyers: 2012

Certificates and credentials

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