Frederic J. Siegel

Top rated Family Law attorney in Stamford, Connecticut

Siegel, Colin & Kaufman
Frederic J. Siegel
Siegel, Colin & Kaufman

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Connecticut since: 1990

Education: Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023

Siegel, Colin & Kaufman

Soundview Plaza
1266 East Main Street
Stamford, CT 06902 Visit website


Attorney Frederic J. Siegel is a founding member of the Siegel, Colin & Kaufman, P.C. law firm in Stamford, Connecticut. Serving families throughout Fairfield County and the surrounding communities, Mr. Siegel devotes his practice exclusively to family and matrimonial law and to helping his clients resolve their conflicts and reach agreements regarding all issues associated with divorce, including child custody and support, property division, alimony, and more.

A highly rated and award-winning attorney, Mr. Siegel has practiced law for over 38 years. During that time, he has achieved unprecedented success advocating on behalf of the rights and best interests of those he serves, including several high-profile public figures and celebrities as well as those with considerable assets. Widely regarded as a leader in his field, he has written and lectured extensively on a variety of topics related to family law, and he once served on the adjunct legal faculty at Cardozo School of Law for four years.

Mr. Siegel is also highly active in his legal community, particularly with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. A fellow with the organization, he served as president for their Connecticut chapter and chairs the organization's mentoring committee. He is also a fellow with the International Academy of Family Lawyers and sits on the executive committees for the family law sections of both the New York State Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association.

A 1979 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Mr. Siegel attended the  Cardozo School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1982. In addition to being licensed to practice in New York and Connecticut, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Recognized for his exceptional legal services and impeccable professionalism, Mr. Siegel holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and Worth magazine named him among the Top 100 Attorneys in the United States. He also holds a perfect rating from Avvo, and he routinely offers in-depth commentary and legal analyses for national print and televised news outlets.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Marital Property, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1983, Connecticut

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Board of Managers, Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • New York State Uncontested Divorce Committee
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
  • Member, Mediation and Professionalism & Collegiality Committee,  American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Executive Committee, Connecticut State Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Advisory Board, Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1983
  • Connecticut, 1990
  • Chair, Mentoring Committee, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Executive Committee, New York State Bar Association Family Law Section
  • American Arbitration Association
  • New York, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1983
  • President, Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers
Educational Background:
  • B.A., Carnegie-Mellon University, 1979
  • Top 100 Lawyers in the United States, Worth Magazine, 2007
  • Rated “superb” by attorney rating service AVVO for “professional competence, experience and reputation in the legal field”
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Commentator for television and print media, including CNN, Good Morning AmericaInside EditionThe Wall Street Journal, and Chicago Sun Times, as well as many others
  • Selected Super Lawyers®, by New England Super Lawyers Magazine, 2011-2014, 2016-2018 in the area of Family Law
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Author, How to Handle the Substantial Asset Divorce Case, American Journal of Family Law, 2009
  • Chapter on celebrity divorce cases in, “Valuing Professional Practices and Licenses,” Aspen Publishers, 2010
  • Scheduled Speaker on Custody Trends, at the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers annual Chicago meeting, November 10, 2017
  • Scheduled Speaker, Trial Techniques, at the International Academy of Family Lawyers meeting in Savannah, Georgia, February 2018
  • Former Adjunct professor of family law, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, and has been a guest lecturer on matrimonial law issues throughout the United States and Canada
  • Past Lecturer, Pace University School of Law
  • Regular and featured speaker throughout the United States and Canada for the Association of Certified Divorce Financial Analysts, American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Fairfield County Bar Association, and Westchester County Bar Association

Office location for Frederic J. Siegel

Soundview Plaza
1266 East Main Street
Stamford, CT 06902

Phone: 203-326-3333


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023

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