Kamelia (Mia) Poppe

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in New York, NY

Law Firm of Poppe & Associates, PLLC
 | 450 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2307
New York, NY 10123
Phone: 212-792-9501
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Relentless Advocacy for Clients in Family Law Matters

Kamelia “Mia” Poppe, Esq. is the founding partner of The Law Firm of Poppe & Associates, PLLC. She is an experienced practitioner of family law, with niche competencies in high net worth divorce, father’s rights, same sex divorces, the Hague Convention and international child custody, abduction and wrongful retention, and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA).

Mia has built a firm culture that is client-centric, treating every client the way she would want her relatives treated, and with an unyielding emphasis on alacrity and strategic execution. The Firm’s moniker is “Relentless Advocacy”, and the entire team prides themselves in strong advocacy for their clients.

22 Years as a Senior Business Leader 

Mia Poppe grew up in the heart of the South in Charleston. The granddaughter, of a sharecropper, from a young age Mia learned how to “make lemonade” when you get lemons, and also how to “dance in the rain”. People that knew her from her early years fondly call her a Steel Magnolia, a comparison that Mia accepts and embodies.

After graduating from College of Charleston she began her financial and banking career working for Citigroup in the San Francisco Bay area. For the next 22 years she worked as a Senior Business Leader at Citigroup, G.E. Capital, and Bank of America.

Mia’s tenure at these organizations developed her strong leadership skills, as well as gave her the experience necessary to adeptly navigate the most complex financial information and documents. Her financial acumen is key in resolving matrimonial matters, especially high net worth divorces, as economic issues dominate most divorces. Although Mia has strong financial acumen, the team works with forensic accountants on high net worth divorces. The forensic professionals the team works with are skilled at asset tracing, lifestyle analysis, and identifying undisclosed assets.

A Strategic "Cooler Heads Prevail" Approach

Ms. Poppe's practice is dedicated to vigorous client centered advocacy, with a focus on settling cases without the costly and "bruising" effects of a trial.  Ms. Poppe has uniquely strong math acumen, and understands the financials involved in high net worth divorces, such acumen enables her to draft and present compelling financial settlement agreements without undue delay. As a mother, Ms. Poppe understands the nuiances involved in custody matters, such nuiances frequently go undetected by many.

Ms. Poppe and her team, handle high net worth divorces, same sex divorces, uncontested divorces, custody matters - including international or cross border custody matters, and matrimonial and family court appeals.  Ms. Poppe approaches complex legal matters strategically and with a "cooler heads prevail" approach.  

Life Outside the Courtroom

Ms. Poppe is the mother of 8 children (6 of whom are adults - and a set of twin toddlers). Ms. Poppe is passionate about the practice of matrimonial and family law and she distinguishes herself as a smart lawyer who is in the business of helping. 

Ms. Poppe is an a runner, and a serious yoga practitioner.  She is also an active in a number of organizations including, New York  State Bar, Brooklyn Bar Association, the Pro bono lawyers project, and the American Bar Association. 

A Commitment to Relentless Advocacy and Community Involvement

Mia is admitted to practice law in the following jurisdictions: New York State, U.S. Federal District Court Southern District of New York, U.S Federal District Court Eastern District of New York, U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Federal District Court of New Jersey.

Mia is an active member of a number of legal organizations, including the matrimonial pro bono project jointly sponsored by the Brooklyn Bar Association and Brooklyn Law School, the New York State Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers Association, and several religious organizations.

Mia is a member of the steering committee for Lincoln Center Kids, and helps bring the arts to children ages 3 and up, and to underserved communities.  Mia, like many, believes that the arts are for all to enjoy and access to the arts should be afforded to all children living in the artistically rich, New York city.  Mia regularly attends dinners, concerts, and theatrical productions at Lincoln Center.  Mia is presently expanding her philanthropic endeavors to combat homelessless and disparity in education.  Mia also donates to her alma mater, North Carolina University School of Law.

Mia is the managing partner of the Firm, and along with Robyn Mann, Partner and Director of the Robyn Mann Mediation Group, daily operations are managed.  Mia and Robyn share a commitment to clients, and a commitment to doing the right thing for their clients.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Father’s rights
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Business Law
  • Elder Law
  • Immigration Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • Federal District Court of New Jersey

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York City Bar Association- Member
  • New York State Bar Association- Member
  • American Bar Association- Member
  • Lincoln Center Kids Steering Committee
 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018

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About Kamelia Poppe

Admitted: 2009, New York

Professional Webpage: http://nylawsa.com/our-team/kamelia-mia-poppe-esq/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • New York City Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • U.S. Federal District Court of New Jersey
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • New York State Bar Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Matrimonial Pro Bono Project, Member
  • Lincoln Center Kids, Steering Committee, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Law Journal: Legal Commentary in the Areas of Corporate and Business Law, Journal Editor, North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina

Videos:

  • Hi, I’m Mia Poppe, the Managing Partner of the Law Firm of Shaw & Associates, conveniently located in midtown, Manhattan. The Firm’s practice areas include Family Law, Immigration Law, and Business Law. It is critical that you choose the right person to advocate on your behalf, especially when you are involved in a family law matter. In this video, I will cover four (4) of the many reasons why choosing the Law Firm of Shaw & Associates, is a great choice. Please stay with me in this video until I get to the best reason, our Relentless Advocacy: (1) My clients frequently say, “Mia gets it”. And I do, I get it. I am a mature practitioner, bringing over a half a century of life experience to every client matter. (2) Our Economical pricing – we never overbill our clients, and we are comfortable discussing payment plans to ensure our clients can afford our legal services. (3) Exceptional communications –We pride ourselves in the fact that we return every client call and email, Moreover, it is our practice to provide updates to our clients before they call us. Our clients are the center of all we do. (4) And finally, Relentless advocacy – the quality I like to talk about most. Some clients have affectionately likened me to ABC’s Olivia Pope of the hit show, Scandal. I laughingly tell them that Mia Poppe is the real “fixer”, Olivia Pope is fictitious. While family law matters are certainly non-entertaining, I understand why they make the comparison. The Firm’s relentless advocacy, reminds them of Ms. Pope’s gladiator approach. We craft smart strategies for your case, and we are relentless in our execution. I encourage you to call the Law Firm of Shaw & Associates today to schedule your free in office consultation. Remember, at the Law Firm of Shaw & Associates, we get it, our pricing is economical, our clients are at the center of all that we do, and our advocacy is relentless. Mia Poppe, the Law Firm of Shaw & Associates, Relentless Advocacy Visit http://www.nylawsa.com or call (212) 792-9501 to contact the Law Firm of Shaw & Associates, PLLC. The Firm of Shaw & Associates, PLLC. is a matrimonial and family law Firm committed to providing innovative legal solutions to fit unique client situations. The Firm prides itself in client advocacy and works hard to ensure that clients receive the full benefits that the law provides., Choosing Our Firm, 2017
  • Hi, I’m Mia Poppe, the Managing Partner of the Law Firm of Shaw & Associates. First, thank you for viewing our video titled, “I’m a parent, not George Steinbrenner. Too frequently, the non-custodial parent is relegated to no more than a check writer, without any true voice in the parenting of his or her children. I help clients who have been marginalized to the status of a mere check writer. The two most common legal issues faced by my clients struggling with the “George Steinbrenner issue” are: Firstly, lack of parenting time or decision making ability, and secondly, in the post 2008 world, the need for a downward modification in previously awarded support payments. If you are experiencing either the lack of parenting time or you need a downward modification of support payments, I encourage you to contact the Law Firm of Shaw & Associates today, to schedule your free initial consultation. Mia Poppe, the Law Firm of Shaw & Associates, Relentless Advocacy. To read more about father's rights in New York, visit http://www.nylawsa.com or call (212)792-9501 to contact the Law Firm of Shaw & Associates, PLLC The Firm of Shaw & Associates, PLLC is a matrimonial and family law Firm committed to providing innovative legal solutions to fit unique client situations. The Firm prides itself in client advocacy and works hard to ensure that clients receive the full benefits that the law provides. Father's rights advocacy., Father's Rights in a Divorce, 2017
  • Thank you--from my family to yours!, 2017
  • Hi, I’m Mia Poppe, the Managing Partner of the Law Firm of Shaw & Associates. First, thank you for viewing our video titled, Parental Alienation. Too frequently, the non-custodial parent’s attempt to co-parent their child or children is wrongfully hampered or frustrated. This wrongful frustration of parenting may rise to the level of what psychologists call parental alienation. If you believe you are experiencing parental alienation, you may be entitled to legal remedy. I often pursue two legal courses for my clients that are experiencing the harsh effects of alienation: first, I may file a petition to modify the custody or parenting time arrangement if there has been a substantial change in circumstances and the best interest of the child is no longer being served. Second, a drastic action is to file a motion requesting that child support payments be suspended due to the unreasonable frustration of visitation with the child. Please know, our courts vigilantly guard the interest of minors, and a suspension of child support is an extreme remedy, but nonetheless, it is an available remedy if the facts justify it. If you believe you are experiencing parental alienation, I encourage you to contact the Law Firm of Shaw & Associates today, to schedule your free initial consultation with me. Mia Poppe, the Law Firm of Shaw & Associates, Relentless Advocacy.To learn more about Parental Alienation, visit http://www.nylawsa.com or call (212)792-9501 to contact the Law Firm of Shaw & Associates, PLLC The Firm of Shaw & Associates, PLLC is a matrimonial and family law Firm committed to providing innovative legal solutions to fit unique client situations. The Firm prides itself in client advocacy and works hard to ensure that clients receive the full benefits that the law provides. Father's rights advocacy., Parental Alienation, 2017

Educational Background:

  • College of Charleston, B.S., Major: Psychology, 1986
Office Location for Kamelia (Mia) Poppe

450 Seventh Avenue
Suite 2307
New York, NY 10123

Phone: 212-792-9501

 

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Last Updated: 9/19/2018

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