Linda L. Mariani

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in New London, CT

Mariani Reck Lane, LLC
 | 83 Broad Street, New London, CT 06320
Phone: 860-910-1048
Fax: 860-443-8897
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French,
  • Italian,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

In matrimonial law, choosing the right lawyer can make a world of difference. With more than 30 years 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.

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 2015.

Ms. Mariani graduated with her J.D. from the Suffolk University Law School and joined the bar in 1977.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (80%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Personal Injury - General (10%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall

General Litigation (10%): Restraining Order, Small Claims

Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Linda Mariani

Admitted: 1978, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: http://www.marianireck.com/Staff/StaffMember.asp?StaffID=20

Honors/Awards:

  • Selected for inclusion in Woodward/White by colleagues in the area of family law, BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, WOODWARD/WHITE, 2005
  • 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

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • BOARD CERTIFIED AS HAVING SPECIAL COMPETENCE IN THE AREA OF FAMILY LAW TRIAL ADVOCACY BY THE NATIONAL BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCACY, 2007
  • PRACTITIONER MEMBER OF THE ACADEMY OF FAMILY MEDIATORS AND RECIPIENT OF DIVORCE MEDIATION TRAINING THROUGH COAST TO COAST MEDIATION CENTER
  • MEMBER MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT TRIBAL COURTMEMBER OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF INDIAN LAW SECTION OF CT BAR ASSOCIATION
  • COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE TRAINING AND CERTIFICATE, 2007
  • CT COUNCIL OF DIVORCE AND FAMILY MEDIATORS TRAINING

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association
  • 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 Executive Committee, Connecticut Bar Association
  • The American Association for Justice
  • Practitioner Member, Academy of Family Mediators
  • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER INDIAN LAW COMMITTEE OF CT BAR ASSOC
  • District of Columbia, 1979
  • SPECIAL MASTER FAMILY LAW
  • Member, Executive Committee, Family Law Section, Connecticut Bar Association
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Connecticut Council of Divorce and Family Mediators, 1983
  • MEMBER OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF CT FAMILY LAW SECTION FOR MANY YEARS-CURRENTLY ON CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION SUBCOMMITTEE
  • Connecticut, 1978
  • FORMER CHAIR OF THE NLCBA FAMILY LAW SECTION
  • Mohegan Gaming Disputes Court, 1997
  • BV DISTINGUISHED ATTORNEY RATING BY MARTINDALE HUBBELL

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • CURRENT MEMBER ADVISORY BOARD OF SALVATION ARMY APPROX 14 YEARS
  • 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
  • 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
  • EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER AND SECRETARY OF THE NEW LONDON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONN FOR THE CITY OF NEW LONDON
  • CITY OF NEW LONDON FILM COMMISSION --MEMBER

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

Educational Background:

  • Cornell University B.A. in Philosophy
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Office Location for Linda L. Mariani

83 Broad Street
New London, CT 06320

Phone: 860-910-1048

Fax: 860-443-8897

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Last Updated: 8/21/2019

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