EvaMarie Franco Fox

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Westport, CT

Maya Murphy, P.C.
 | 266 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880
Phone: 203-742-1322
Fax: 203-221-3199
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2014
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Evamarie Franco Fox is an attorney with Maya Murphy, P.C., law firm in Westport, Connecticut. A top-rated lawyer with more than six years of legal experience, Ms. Fox provides exceptional representation and support to clients throughout Fairfield County, Stamford, Greenwich and the surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Estate planning
  • Guardianships
  • Powers of attorney, living wills and other instruments
  • Probate and estate administration
  • Trusts and trust administration
  • Family law and divorce
  • Child custody and support
  • Mediation and collaborative law

In addition, Ms. Fox handles employment-related matters, such as employment contract and severance agreement negotiations and enforcements as well as discrimination disputes and other work-related grievances. She also has extensive experience with business dissolutions, general civil litigation and education law, among other areas.

No matter the issues her clients are facing or how complex their needs, Ms. Fox maintains direct, personal involvement with every case she handles, and she has gained a reputation for her outstanding professionalism and service. Honored for her success, she has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from her peers, and she has received excellent client ratings on Avvo along with numerous testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

A 2010 honors graduate of Boston College, Ms. Fox obtained her Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law in 2013. While there, she worked at the school's Family Law Advocacy Clinic, where she gained invaluable experience with domestic relations and special education matters. She also received the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award summa cum laude for her pro bono advocacy for domestic violence victims and their families.

Moreover, Ms. Fox was a Fordham Student Sponsored Fellow and active in the National Leadership Summit, the Minority Mentorship Program, the Domestic Violence Action Center and other programs and services at the college. She was also instrumental in helping to achieve a favorable decision on behalf of the clinic's first lawsuit in federal court, which set a precedent for other law school clinics across Connecticut.

 
Practice Areas
  • 50%Family Law
  • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

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Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020

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Admitted: 2014, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: https://www.mayalaw.com/attorneys/evamarie-fox/

Honors/Awards:

  • Awarded with the Empire State Counsel Pro Bono Service Award in recognition of NYSBA members who have performed 50 hours or more of qualifying pro bono service in 2013., Empire State Counsel Program Pro Bono Service Award, Empire State Counsel Program, 2013
  • Top Young Attorneys in New England, 2018 -  2019
  • Named on the Connecticut's Rising State list by Super Lawyers in 2019.  Named on the Connecticut's Rising State list by Super Lawyers in 2019.  Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of Connecticut lawyers receive this honor. The selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters business) which is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a state wide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The Rising Stars lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines, in leading city and regional magazines across the country., Connecticut's Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Recipient of the Top 10 Under 40 Award by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA).  NAFLA is an organization devoted to recognizing the top family law attorneys in the nation. The NAFLA uses a thorough selection process to determine the top family law attorneys in each state. The very few attorneys that are good enough to make the list have demonstrated an extraordinary amount of knowledge, skill, experience, expertise and success in their practice of family law. Less than one percent of attorneys are recipients of this award., Top 10 Under 40 Award, The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2020
  • Recognized by Maquis on the Who's Who of American Women of 2020 list.  For over a century, Marquis Who’s Who has served as a resource to the reference community, including to nearly every public and academic library in the United States. Seasoned female professionals are carefully selected on the basis of their proven leadership, achievement, and success. The women included within this title have demonstrated a degree of dedication, professional prowess and leadership throughout their careers., Who's Who of American Women of 2020, Marquis, 2020
  • Named on the Connecticut's Rising State list by Super Lawyers in 2018.  Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of Connecticut lawyers receive this honor. The selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters business) which is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a state wide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The Rising Stars lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines, in leading city and regional magazines across the country., Connecticut's Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Honored with the Archibald R. Murray Service Award summa cum laude from Fordham University School of Law in recognition of my dedication of over 1,500 hours of pro bono work while in law school.  These hours were dedicated to victims of domestic violence and families in crisis., Archibald R. Murray Service Award summa cum laude, Fordham University School of Law, 2013
  • Named on the Connecticut's Rising State list by Super Lawyers in 2020.  Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of Connecticut lawyers receive this honor. The selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters business) which is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a state wide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The Rising Stars lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines, in leading city and regional magazines across the country., Connecticut's Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2020

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York State Bar, 2014
  • Connecticut State Bar, 2014

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Connecticut Rising Stars list as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in Connecticut, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2018 and 2019
  • Archibald R. Murray Service Award

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Attorney Fox worked in Fordham School of Law’s Family Law Advocacy Clinic, where she handled both family law cases and special education matters. She initiated the Clinic’s first lawsuit in Federal Court seeking payment of legal fees as the prevailing party in proceedings against the State for violations of IDEA and received a favorable decision, which was ground breaking for both Fordham and law school clinics throughout the state., 2013
  • Attorney Fox’s legal accomplishments include setting legal precedent under federal law in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, wherein she successfully argued that reckless supervision of employees is a viable legal claim in an employment discrimination case involving allegations of sexual harassment. The implications of this legal decision help to make workplaces safer for employees throughout the jurisdiction., 2017

Videos:

  • Published in excess of fifty videos pertaining to family law matters, as well as estate planning inquiries., Do I need a prenup or a postnup?, Family Law; Estate Planning And Probate, 2020

Educational Background:

  • Boston College, B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Political Science, 2010
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Office Location for EvaMarie Franco Fox

266 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880

Phone: 203-742-1322

Fax: 203-221-3199

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