Patricia Granville Kitson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in White Plains, NY

The Kitson Law Firm, PLLC
 | 140 Grand Street, Suite 800
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 914-285-9797
Fax: 914-285-9817
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

The Kitson Law Firm, PLLC, is a law firm in White Plains, New York, founded by attorney Patricia Granville Kitson. Ms. Kitson concentrates her practice on family law, serving clients throughout Westchester County in matters involving divorce, complex financial matters, custody, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

With more than 30 years of experience, Ms. Kitson understands the financial and emotional strain of divorce and other domestic issues. She helps her clients develop realistic goals and develops creative solutions to resolve their domestic disputes.

An experienced litigator, Ms. Kitson is also an accomplished negotiator who works effectively with clients, the courts and other attorneys to achieve settlement. She frequently uses the collaborative process to obtain these results.

In acknowledgement of her accomplishments, Patricia was recognized by Super Lawyers for over five consecutive years and has been chosen as a Top 25 attorney in Westchester County in 2105 and 2016 by Super Lawyers, she has received recognition in the  New York Law Journal and New York magazine included Ms. Kitson on their list of “legal leaders” in 2014 and 2015.  The National Advocates named her a “top 100 lawyer” in 2015 and the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys presented her with the Client Satasfaction  Award  that same year. She has been repeatedly presented with the Client Choice Award and has received Congressional recognition from the Westchester Office of the County Executive and local communities for her public service activities.

Ms. Kitson is an active member of her legal community. She regularly lectures on confidentiality issues, domestic violence and family law, and she is a member of the Westchester County Bar Association, the Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Rockland-Westchester, the Westchester Women’s Bar Association and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She is a sustaining member of the New York State Bar Association and serves on the board of trustees for a nonprofit organization.

Ms. Kitson earned her law degree from Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law. She also holds a certification in collaborative law.

 
Practice Areas
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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

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019

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About Patricia Kitson

Admitted: 1980, New York

Honors/Awards:

  • Selected to the 2014 list of Legal Leaders  in the field of Family Law, NY Law Journal/ NY Magazine, 2014
  • Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Art of Advocacy, National Moot Court Representative, Selected as a representative for the Southern District Litigation Program, Woman of the Year (Dr. I Foundation), Mary Mother Walsh Award on behalf of the Dominican Sister of Health (2007) (outstanding contributions to public service), 2012 Recipient of the Miguel Medal (public service)

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Collaborative Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Association of Professional Women National Association of Women Judges New York State Bar Association Westchester Woman's Bar Association Family Law Association Westchester Bar Association New York State Bar Association Westchester-Rockland Collaborative Law Group White Plains Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board Member: San Miguel Academy, Newburgh, NY
  • Past Chairperson/President: Parish Council Saint John and Saint Mary Church

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Legal issues of Confidentiality between Patient and Therapist, Manhattan College Graduate Program Presentation, 2010

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Tyras v Tyras Outcome: Prevailed on behalf of Husband Mc v Mc Outcome: Wife prevailed after trial, court awarded permanent order of protection and supervised visitation on behalf of the minor child. Manolatos v Manolatos Outcome: Wife prevailed on both issues after trial and appeal

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Congressional recognition and Proclamation from Westchester County Executive for commitment to public service.  

Industry Groups

  • Matrimonial Law
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Office Location for Patricia Granville Kitson

140 Grand Street
Suite 800
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: 914-285-9797

Fax: 914-285-9817

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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