Peter M. Bryniczka

Peter M. Bryniczka

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Old Greenwich, CT

Schoonmaker, George, Colin, Blomberg, Bryniczka & Welsh P.C.
 | 1700 East Putnam Avenue, Suite 206
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
Phone: 203-862-5005
Fax: 203-862-5099
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law

    About Peter Bryniczka

    Admitted: 2004, Connecticut

    Professional Webpage:


    • Connecticut Magazine Top Young Attorneys in Connecticut - Rising Stars, 2011
    • Graduate of the 24th Annual ABA Section of Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, May, 2010
    • Firm named "Matrimonial Litigation Department of the Year" by Connecticut Law Tribune, 2013
    • Connecticut Magazine Top Attorneys in Connecticut - Outstanding Young Lawyers, 2012
    • Selected as one of Fairfield County's "40 Under 40" - (one of only forty Fairfield County Professionals under age 40 selected for recognition based on leadership, professional development and accomplishments), 2015
    • Connecticut Magazine Outstanding Young Lawyers/Rising Stars, 2010
    • Connecticut Magazine Top Attorneys in Connecticut, 2013, 2014
    • Selected for the Connecticut Law Tribune's "New Leaders in the Law" - (one of sixty Connecticut Attorneys under age 40), 2012

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Completed all mandatory requirements for the Guardian Ad Litem/Attorney for the Minor Child Comprehensive Basic Training - Spring, 2012
    • ABA Section of Family Law - Trial Advocacy Institute - Graduate of intensive seven-day advocacy course which enhances the skills and competence of trial lawyers, May, 2010

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Board Member of the Family Law Section of Smart Litigator
    • Board Member of the Greenwich Bar Association
    • Member of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association
    • Member of the Family Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association
    • Member (previous Co-chair) of the Family Law Section of the Fairfield County Bar Association

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Designed and delivered presentation on Trust Interests of Divorce Litigants and Premarital Agreements to Lower Fairfield County Estate Planning Council of Lower Fairfield County and to Trust & Estates Departments of Day Pitney, LLP - October & November, 2014
    • Presenter on "Advanced Child and Spousal Support Issues" at National Business Institute Seminar - March, 2015
    • Co-Author of Chapter on "Trial Practice Techniques" in MCLE/New England: "A Practical Guide to Divorce in Connecticut" - Published December 27, 2013
    • Pending Article: In process of co-authoring with a Senior Trust Advisor an article regarding when and how the trust interests of divorce litigants may be considered property and/or income for purposes of dissolution of marriage action.
    • Co-Presenter, "Frequently Cited, Often Misused: HIPAA vs. Statutory Privilege", Fairfield County Bar Association, 2015
    • "Overview of HIPPA for Connecticut Family Lawyers" - Presentation at Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Section, November, 2012
    • "Top Ten Family Law Decisions" - Panel Member presenting and discussing significant Family Law Decisions in Connecticut in a variety of categories. (Presented by Fairfield County Bar Association, March 30, 2011; Presented to the Connecticut Bar Association, January 27, 2012 (also presented/available via "Web-Cast"), 2011
    • "Nuts and Bolts of Connecticut Family Law" - Presentation at Greenwich Rotary Club, March, 2011
    • Author - "The HIPAA Hurdle: The If, When and How to Get Records Covered by the Act", ABA Family Advocate, Spring, 2008
    • Editor (2005 - 2010) - Connecticut Family Law Citations: A Reference Guide to Connecticut Family Law Decisions (by Cynthia C. George and Thomas D. Colin)
    • Presenter on "Exploring Custody, Visitation and Support Issues" at National Business Institute Seminar - August, 2016
    • Presenter on Ethics - "Financial Divorce Settlements from Start to Finish" at National Business Institute Seminar - August, 2013
    • Co-Author - "Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds: What They Are, How They Operate, How to Value and What Every Matrimonial Attorney Should Know About Them" (a three part series) in Connecticut Lawyer Magazine - June, 2015
    • Author - "Rights and Responsibilities and Liabilities of a Stepparent," ABA Family Advocate, pp. 26-29, Vol. 36, No. 1, Summer, 2013
    • Speaker - Withers Bergman, LLP Seminar: "Planning for Same-Sex Couples after the Windsor Decision and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)", September 24, 2013
    • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member; Committee Member re: Drafting of the ABA Model Third Party Child Custody & Visitation Act
    • Guest Lecturer at The University of Connecticut (Stamford Branch) Course ("Legal Aspects of Family Life") - August 28, 2014, March 23, 2015

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Special Master, Stamford/Norwalk Judicial District Family Docket - 2011 to present
    • Board Member - Smart Litigator Connecticut (2013-to date): Board Member of Smart Litigator Connecticut, representing Family Law Practice (Smart Litigator Board Members contribute Practice Questions and Answers and answer user questions received on the Smart Litigator website in their areas of expertise. Smart Litigator is a comprehensive online state-specific research and practice solution that provides quick access to all the materials a busy litigator needs to practice effectively).

    Educational Background:

    • Wesleyan University, B.A. 2001
    • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D. 2004

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    Office Location for Peter M. Bryniczka

    1700 East Putnam Avenue
    Suite 206
    Old Greenwich, CT 06870

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