Carmina Hirsch

Carmina Hirsch

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Shelton, CT

Hirsch Legal, LLC
 | 4 Research Drive, Suite 402
Shelton, CT 06484
Phone: 203-779-7337
Fax: 203-779-7338
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2008
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • Italian
Attorney Profile

Focused on the practice of family and matrimonial law, litigation and mediation services, our firm’s mission is to provide excellence in service and quality, tailored to the unique circumstances of each client’s matter.

Our Unique Approach: Every matter can be resolved in a way that minimizes the cost and stress of protracted litigation. We utilize negotiation, mediation, and litigation to reach your goals efficiently and cost effectively.

About Carmina Hirsch

Admitted: 2008, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: http://www.familyanddivorcelawconnecticut.com/

Honors/Awards:

  • James W. Cooper Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation , James W. Cooper Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation, 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in the State of Connecticut, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2016
  • 2013-2014 Membership of Carmina K. Tessitore Honored For Outstanding Excellence and Dedication to Her Profession and the Achievement of Women, Outstanding Excellence and Dedication to Her Profession and the Achievement of Women, National Association of Professional Women, 2014
  • National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) 2008, Outstanding Law Student Award, National Association of Women Lawyers, 2008
  • Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in the State of Connecticut, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014
  • Recipient of AVVO's Client's Choice Award - Divorce, Foreclosure, Business, AVVO Client's Choice Award - Divorce, AVVO, 2015
  • Leadership Award, Connecticut Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section, 2015
  • Human Services Council of Mid-Fairfield County, Connecticut for work performed for Connecticut Legal Services, Inc., Volunteer of the Year, Human Services Council of Mid-Fairfield County, Connecticut, 2010
  • Albany Law School 2008, Student Service Award, Albany Law School, 2008
  • Recognized for excellence by peers in the legal community. These exceptional lawyers have impressive records of professional achievement and ethical standards., Top Attorneys New England's Outstanding Young Lawyers, Top Attorneys New England's Outstanding Young Lawyers, 2015
  • 10 Best Under 40 in Client Satisfaction in Connecticut by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 10 Best Under 40, AIOFLA, 2016
  • AVVO Client's Choice Award - Divorce, AVVO, 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in the State of Connecticut, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Pro Bono Honor Roll, Connecticut Bar Association, 2009
  • Super Lawyers 2014 Connecticut Rising Star selection, an honor limited to no more than 2.5% of attorneys within the State of Connecticut., Connecticut Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • AVVO Rated 10.0 Superb Top Attorney Family Law, AVVO.COM, 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Fitness Instructor Training Academy (F.I.T.A.), 2019
  • Certified Mediator - Victim Offender Mediaiton: International Restorative Justice Dialogue Training Institute; Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking; School of Social Work, University of Minnesota; New York State Unified Court System , 2004
  • Certified Paralegal: The Sage Colleges, 2001
  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem & Attorney for the Minor Child: Judicial Branch; Office of Chief Public Defender - Child Protection Unit; Children's Law Center; and Quinnipiac University School of Law.  , 2011
  • Certified Mediator - Civil Matters: Albany Law School, 2004
  • Certified Mediator - Family, Parenting Plan, Custody & Visitation Matters: Mediation Services of Warren and Washington Counties , 2004

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair, CBA Court Visitation Program for Stamford/Norwalk J.D., 2019
  • Connecticut Bar Association Legislative Liaison for Women in the Law Section 2016 - 2018, 2018
  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association Member, 2016
  • Connecticut Bar Association Women in the Law Section Executive Committee 2013-2018, 2018
  • Member - Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association 2013 - 2017
  • Connecticut Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Co-Chair 2014-2016, 2014
  • Connecticut Bar Association Court Visitation Program Co-Chair Stamford/Norwalk JD, 2013
  • Special Master for Bridgeport J.D. and Milford J.D. 
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee: Co-Chair Small Firm and Solo Practice Committee 2014-2015, 2015
  • Connecticut Bar Association Sports Law Section Executive Committee 2016 - 2018, 2018
  • Fairfield County Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Co-Chair 2012-2015, 2015
  • Member - New Haven County Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association Women in the Law Section Chair, 2015
  • Fairfield County Bar Association Co-Chair Law Practice Management/Solos & Small Firms Committee 2016-2018, 2018
  • Adjunct Professor, Quinnipiac University School of Law , 2015
  • Fairfield County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Co-Chair 2011-2015, 2015
  • Member - American Bar Association 
  • Connecticut Bar Association - Co-Chair Community Outreach/Court Visitation Program Stamford/Norwalk GA/JD 2013-2018, 2018

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Special Master, Ansonia/Milford J.D. and Fairfield J.D., 2019
  • Special Master for Connecticut Judicial Branch in Bridgeport J.D. and Milford J.D., 2016
  • Connecticut Judicial Branch Foreclosure Volunteer Attorney Program 2012-2015, 2015
  • Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) Member Attorney - Provide Pro Bono Legal Services to CWEALF Clients 2013 - present, 2016
  • Connecticut Legal Services Day Laborer Wage Clinic Volunteer Attorney, 2009
  • Women's Business Development Council Volunteer Business Mentor (WBDC) 2012 - 2016
  • Connecticut Bar Association Pro Bono Honor Roll for years 2009, 2013, 2015 &, 2016
  • New Haven Truancy Intervention Project - AMC & Mentor for Minor Child 2012-2013, 2013

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • An essential resource for any attorney who practices family law in Connecticut, A Practical Guide to Divorce in Connecticut takes you from the first meeting with a client who is considering dissolving their marriage all the way through post-trial motions and appeals. Learn how to fill out a financial affidavit; understand how to use experts to your best advantage, be able to explain to your client about the potential tax ramifications of a divorce and how alimony and child support payments will be treated; recognize the delicate issues involved when representing a child in a family matter, and know the circumstances when alternative dispute resolution options are a good option for your client., Featured Author, Chapter re: Financial Affidavits, A Practical Guide to Divorce in Connecticut, MCLE, Family Law, 2018
  • How to File for No-Fault Divorce in Connecticut, Curator & Writer, How to File for No-Fault Divorce in Connecticut, Rocket Lawyer, 2014
  • Requirements for a Valid Prenuptial (Premarital) Agreement in Connecticut, Curator & Writer, Requirements for a Valid Prenuptial (Premarital) Agreement in Connecticut, Rocket Lawyer, 2014
  • 5 Tips to Prepare for Divorce Mediation., Author, 5 Tips to Prepare for Divorce Mediation, Everyday Law Blog - Rocket Lawyer, 2013
  • What if You Want a Divorce But Don't Know Where Your Spouse Is?, Curator & Writer, What if You Want a Divorce But Don't Know Where Your Spouse Is?, Rocket Lawyer, 2014
  • Is a Common Law Marriage Legal?, Curator & Writer, Is a Common Law Marriage Legal?, Rocket Lawyer, 2014
  • Foreclosure Avoidance Options in Connecticut, Curator & Writer, Foreclosure Avoidance Options in Connecticut, Rocket Lawyer, 2014
  • How to Form a Connecticut LLC, Curator & Writer, How to Form a Connecticut LLC, Rocket Lawyer, 2014
  • Author, Divorce Mediation: Mediating Financial Disputes, Connecticut Lawyer Magazine, 2014
  • Adjunct Professor 2015 - present, Adjunct Professor, Quinnipiac University School of Law, Academia - Law School, Academia - Law School, 2015
  • Panelist, The Legal Entrepreneur Seminar Series, Part II: How to Build Revenue for Your Solo/Small Firm,, Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Solo/Small Firm Committee Seminar, Law Practice Management, 2014
  • Speaker, The Importance of a Will for Children and Families Seminar, Mutual of Omaha, 2014
  • Speaker, Fairfield County Bar Association Law Day Luncheon Program – American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters, Fairfield County Bar Association, 2014
  • Assistant Professor for Sports Law and Regulation Spring 2014, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, Quinnipiac University School of Law, 2014
  • Speaker, Financial Considerations for Clients Facing Divorce Seminar, Prudential Financial , 2013
  • Mediation Trainer, How to Mediate Issues of Alimony & Child Support , Conflict Resolution Training - Avon, CT, 2013
  • Speaker, Recent Developments in Residential Foreclosure Mediation Defense CLE, Fairfield County Bar Association CLE, 2012
  • Speaker, Fairfield County Bar Association Law Day Luncheon Program – No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom, Fairfield County Bar Association, 2012
  • Keynote Speaker, NCC Women of Promise and Distinction Annual Dinner Norwalk, Norwalk Community College Annual Award Dinner, 2012
  • Mediation Coach, Albany Law School Mediation Certification Course Albany, Albany Law School, 2007
  • Mediation Coach, Albany Law School Mediation Certification Course Albany, Albany Law School, 2006
  • Mediation Trainer and Coach, Mediation Matters Mediation Certification Training Albany, Mediation Matters, Albany NY, 2005
  • Mediation Trainer and Coach, Mediation Matters Mediation Certification Training Albany, Mediation Matters, Albany, NY, 2004
  • Co-taught conflict resolution skills to at-risk high school aged teens for one academic year 2004-2005 via Mediation Matters in association with Albany County School District., Conflict Resolution Teacher, Albany County School District T.O.P.S. At-Risk Youth Conflict Resolution Weekly Workshop Albany, Albany County School District, 2005
  • A Practical Guide to Divorce in Connecticut - Featured Author on Financial Affidavits, Featured Author - Financial Affidavits, A Practical Guide to Divorce in Connecticut, MCLE New England Publication, 2014
  • 5 Ways to Launch Your Small Business Right., Author, 5 Ways to Launch Your Small Business Right, Everyday Law Blog - Rocket Lawyer, 2014
  • Life After Death - Protecting Your Loved Ones With Proper Estate Planning., Author, Life After Death - Protecting Your Loved Ones With Proper Estate Planning, Everyday Law Blog - Rocket Lawyer, 2014
  • After Divorce - Co-Parenting to Balance Your Child's Summer Schedule., Author, After Divorce - Co-Parenting to Balance Your Child's Summer Schedule, Everyday Law Blog - Rocket Lawyer, 2014

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • 10 Best Under 40, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 2018-2019, 2019
  • Top 5% America's Most Honored Professionals Award, 2016

Educational Background:

  • Juris Doctor, Albany Law School, 2008
Office Location for Carmina Hirsch

4 Research Drive
Suite 402
Shelton, CT 06484

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Last Updated: 5/29/2019

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