Patricia Ann Fersch

Patricia Ann Fersch

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in New York, NY

Fersch Petitti LLC
 | 11 Broadway, Suite 550
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212-422-2660
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1994
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law

About Patricia Fersch

Admitted: 1994, New York

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Award given by not for profit legal services firm for attorneys having given their time and talent to help MFY Legal Services expand access to justice for New Yorkers who cannot afford attorneys. 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012 , Pro Bono Partner in Justice Award, MFY Legal Services , 2006
  • Honoree, New York Law School annual Spotlight on Woman Luncheon, 2002
  • Public Interest Coalition Award, New York Law School, 2002
  • I was honored in March 1995 for outstanding pro bono representation., Honoree, The Legal Aid Society, 1995

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Law Guardian Training Course Family Court of the State of New York, 1991

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York County Lawyer's Assocation 2000-2001: Chairperson of the Women's Rights Committee, 2000
  • Southern District of United States Federal Court, 1994
  • State of New York, 1994
  • Eastern District of United States Federal Court, 1994
  • New York County Woman's Bar Association Matrimonial Committee
  • New York State Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Co-founder and current co-chair of the NYWBA Matrimonial Pro Bono Project provides judges with an option to refer indigent litigants in contested matrimonial cases that are before the court to the Project Manager for assigned counsel. I was the co-founder of this project and have been the co-chair of the project since 2011 when it was relaunched. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2011
  • Attorney Volunteer, NYWBA Matrimonial Pro Bono Project 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • I was the guest lecturer for Professor Carlin Meyer's Family Law class. I lectured on the issues of the then new spousal support laws including calculation of temporary support awards., Lecturer, New York Law School - Family Law Class, 2012
  •, Commentary , Wall Street Journal , 2012
  • I was a guest lecturer of the Honorable Laura Drager, sitting matrimonial Justice of the NY Supreme Court, NY County, and the Honorable Judith J. Gische, Justice of the Appellate Division First Department and former Justice of the Supreme Court and matrimonial part Judge, at the class they together teach at New York Law School entitled "Anatomy of a New York Divorce". I lectured about client interviews and retainers., Lecturer, New York Law School - Anatomy of a New York Divorce Class, 2011
  • Conference on Domestic Violence, Fordham University, Panelist, 2007
  • Panelist, Brooklyn Law School Symposium on Domestic Violence , Brooklyn Law School Journal of Law and Policy, Vol. xl. 2003 , 2002

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • In re Penny B. v. Gary S., 61 A.D.3d 589 (App Div 1st Dept. 2009), 2009
  • Alix A. v. Erika H., 45 A.D.3d 394 (App Div 1st Dept. 2007), 2007
  • Matter of Frankel v. Tregnaghi, 30 A.D.3d 183 (App Div 1st Dept. 2006), 2006
  • In the Matter of Lisa W. v. Seine W., 2005 NY Slip Op 51782U (Kings Cty. Fam. Ct., Olshansky, J. 2005), 2005
  • In the Matter of Gordon v. Greene, 7 A.D.3d 528 (App Div 2nd Dept. 2004), 2004
  • In the Matter of Mendez v. Hance, 1 A.D.3d 265 (App Div 1st Dept. 2003), 2003
  • Weissman v. Weissman, 300 A.D.2d 261 (App Div 1st Dept. 2002), 2002
  • In the Matter of Brackman v. Debrest, 276 A.D.2d 483 (App Div 2nd Dept. 2000), 2000
  • In the Matter of Smith v. Smith et al., 668 N.Y.S.2d 336 (Kings Cty. Fam. Ct., Segal, J.F.C., 1998 ), 1998
  • In the Matter of Williamson v. Williamson, 255 A.D.2d 447 (App Div 2nd Dept. 1998), 1998

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Selected to be a committee member of the New York Supreme Court Matrimonial Case Management Advisory Committee chaired by Jusice Heitler of the New York County Supreme Court. 2012, 2013, 2012
  • Externship Director, New York Law School/New York County Supreme Court: Uncontested Divorce clinic. Supervised students assisting pro se litigants with uncontested divorces in New York County Supreme Court., 2007
  • New York Law School Employee Advisory Group, 2007
  • Speaker, "Making it in the Big Apple", New York University, 2005
  • Legal Advisor, ABC TV, "General Hospital", 2005
  • New York Law School Fellowship Screening Commitee 2002-2004, 2002

Educational Background:

  • New York University, B.A.   , 1988
Office Location for Patricia Ann Fersch

11 Broadway
Suite 550
New York, NY 10004


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Last Updated: 2/3/2017

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