Carole Topol Orland

Top rated Family Law attorney in Westport, Connecticut

Broder Orland Murray & DeMattie LLC
Carole Topol Orland
Broder Orland Murray & DeMattie LLC

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Connecticut since: 2002

Education: New England Law | Boston

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2024

Broder Orland Murray & DeMattie LLC

55 Green Farms Road
Westport, CT 06880 Visit website


Attorney Carole Topol Orland is a co-founder and partner of the Broder Orland Murray & DeMattie LLC law firm, which has office locations in Greenwich and Westport, Connecticut. An award-winning attorney with more than 40 years of legal experience, Ms. Orland devotes her practice to family law and helping families throughout Fairfield County and all across the state work through the divorce process as painlessly as possible.

Whether through collaboration, mediation or litigation, Ms. Orland always puts her clients' rights and best interests above all else as she aggressively pursues the most favorable outcomes possible for those she serves. Along with handling all aspects of divorce, such as child custody and support, property division, alimony and other related matters, Ms. Orland provides solid, effective prenuptial and postnuptial agreements to help her clients protect themselves in the event their marriages do not work out.

A 1974 cum laude graduate of Boston University, Ms. Orland obtained her Juris Doctor from New England Law | Boston (formerly New England School of Law) in 1977. In addition to Connecticut, she is licensed to practice in New York, the District of Columbia and Massachusetts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Throughout her career, Ms. Orland has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of families during some of their most difficult and uncertain times, and she has handled some of Connecticut's most complex and high-asset divorce cases. Widely regarded as a leader in her field, she routinely conducts lectures and seminars across her region, and she has several published articles to her credit.

Ms. Orland is an active member in her legal community, and she has served on a number of committees with the Connecticut Bar Association and the Fairfield County Bar Association. She also gives back to her local community through her involvement with various civic, charitable and arts organizations.

In recognition for her impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal service, Ms. Orland holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as top ratings from Avvo. She has also earned recognition from the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys and The Best Lawyers in America** as well as being listed in numerous regional publications as one of the country's top attorneys for family law.

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Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Father's Rights, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1977, Massachusetts

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Beechwood Arts Organization, Patron

  • Westport Library, Trustee, 2013 – 2018

  • Near and Far Aid, Committee Chair, 2012 – 2013

  • Westport Library, Finance Committee Member, 2013 – 2015

  • Westport Library, Governance/Nominating Committee Member, 2015 – 2018

  • Special Master, Bridgeport Superior Court, 2005 – Present

  • Special Master, Stamford Superior Court, 2005 – Present

  • Connecticut Judicial Branch Stamford Family Volunteer Attorney Program, Volunteer Attorney, 2012 – Present

Educational Background:
  • Boston University, B.A, Cum Laude, 1974

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Greenwich Bar Association, Member, 2017 – Present

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 2003 – Present

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Section, Executive Committee, 2003 – 2010

  • U.S. District Court, 1979

  • Massachusetts, 1977

  • Fairfield County Bar Association, Family Law Section-member and sponsor Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Section-member; former Executive Committee member
  • District of Columbia, 1996

  • New York, 1997

  • Connecticut, 2002

  • Avvo Rating 10 out of 10

  • Top Lawyer: Family Law; Matrimonial Law, Westport, Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan/Darien and Fairfield Magazines., 2012
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Connecticut, NAFLA, 2014 - 2017

  • Connecticut Super Lawyers, New England Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2018

  • Selected for Recognition in the Best Lawyers 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, August 2018

  • The highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards earned through a strenuous peer and judicial review process, Martindale-Hubbell AV rating, 2011
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rating
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Author, Separation Agreements in Plain Speak, Fairfield County Bar Association Quarterly Newsletter (Winter 2013), Family And Matrimonial Law, 2013
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Panelist, Bench – Bar Symposium on Professionalism, 2011

  • Who Gets the House in a Divorce?, Fairfield County Business Journal, August 17, 2015

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Moderator, Bench – Bar Symposium on Professionalism, 2016

  • “Divorce” Article, Westport Magazine, September-October 2017 Issue

Industry Groups:
  • Child Custody
  • Divorce
  • Family
  • Matrimonial

Office location for Carole Topol Orland

55 Green Farms Road
Westport, CT 06880

Phone: 866-308-0029


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