Alissa Van Horn

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Westbury, NY

Van Horn & Friedman, PC
 | 1025 Old Country Road, Suite 407
Westbury, NY 11590
Phone: 516-277-2772
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Alissa L. Van Horn, Esq. is a Founding Member and Managing Partner of Van Horn & Friedman, P.C., a boutique family law firm, exclusively dedicated to handling family and matrimonial cases in the New York Metropolitan Area.

Prior to founding Van Horn & Friedman, P.C., Alissa opened the doors to her first solo practice in 2010, the Law Office of Alissa L. Van Horn, P.C. where she exclusively concentrated on matrimonial and family law matters.   Alissa was previously an associate of Rosin Steinhagen Mendel in New York, NY, a boutique family law firm, where she primarily focused on adoption and foster care litigation for more than three years.  Alissa began her career as an attorney in 2006, as an associate of Gildin, Zelenitz & Shapiro, P.C., where she engaged in general practice with a concentration in matrimonial and family law matters.

Alissa is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Family Law Chapter, the Suffolk County Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, a former member of the Queens County Women’s Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association.

Alissa is licensed to practice law in New York, Connecticut and the United States Supreme Court.  Alissa has a juris doctor from Widener University School of Law, and obtained her undergraduate degree in Public Administration from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.

In 2017, Alissa received Alissa received the Long Island Power Women in Business Award and the Long Island Business News Leadership in Law Award and has been selected as an honoree at the Long Island Business News 40 Under 40 Awards in 2018.  Alissa is also a 4-time recipient of the Rising Star Award and the Top Female Attorneys Award for NYC Metro by Super Lawyers Magazine. Alissa received the “10 Best” Award by the American Institute for Family Law Attorneys, the Top 10 Under 40 Award by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, the Top 100 Attorneys Award and the Top 40 under 40 Award for NYC by the National Advocates in the area of Divorce and Family Law, the Outstanding Women in the Law Award for 2016 by Hofstra Law School’s Center for Children and Families, and was featured by LI Pulse Magazine as a Top Legal Eagle.

Van Horn & Friedman, P.C. was selected as a Top 10 Law Firm in New York in the area of Family Law 3 years in a row.

Alissa began teaching CLE’s in 2015 on family and matrimonial matters for Marino CLE, LawLine. NACLE and Clear Law.  Alissa was a Guest Speaker at Legaltech’s LegalWeek in 2018 on the topic of starting and succeeding in a small law firm.  Additionally, Alissa has presented on topics related to divorce and Family Law by the New York State Society of CPA’s and New York Presbyterian Hospital.  Throughout the year, Alissa offers free seminars to residents of Long Island on procedural and substantive matters they face in Family and Supreme Courts.  Alissa is also a member of Pinktie.org, networking for a cause, and supports many local charities including the American Kidney Fund, Kids Clubhouse and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, LIAFF.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

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

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018

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About Alissa Van Horn

Admitted: 2006, New York

Professional Webpage: http://vanhornfriedman.com/van-horn.php

Honors and Awards:

  • Recipient of the Top 40 Under 40 Award , Top 40 Under 40, Long Island Business News, 2018
  • Recipient of the Long Island Power Women In Business Award, Long Island's Power Women In Business, Schnepps Communications, 2017
  • Recipient of the Long Island Business News Leadership In Law Award, Leadership in Law, Long Island Business News, 2017
  • 2016 Award, 10 Best Family Law Attorneys, American Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2016
  • Widener University School of Law, Outstanding Service Award, 2005
  • Rising Star Award by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Top Women Attorneys by Super Lawyers 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • 2016 Outstanding Women in the Law Award by Hofstra University School of Law
  • 2016 Top 10 Under 40 Family Law Attorneys selected by the National Academy for Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016 Top Women Attorneys for the New York Metropolitan Area
  • 2016 10 Best Family Law Firms by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Matrimonial and Adoption Committees of the Nassau County Bar Association
  • Queens Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York
  • New York County Lawyer’s Association
  • Law of the New York City Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • United States Supreme Court, 2016

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Serve on the Business Advisory Board of the North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, 2014
  • Pinktie1000 Member; Pinktie.org
  • Volunteer Fitness Instructor for the Alternative Therapies Program at the North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Lecturer for NACLE and LawLine
  • Lecturer for Marino CLE Lectured for the New York Society of CPA's

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s in Science for Public Administration from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA
Office Location for Alissa Van Horn

1025 Old Country Road
Suite 407
Westbury, NY 11590

Phone: 516-277-2772

 

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Last Updated: 3/29/2018

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