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Florence M. Richardson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Albany, NY

O'Connell & Aronowitz, P.C.
54 State Street
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: 518-462-5601
Fax: 518-462-2670
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1984
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Of counsel to O’Connell and Aronowitz Attorneys at Law since January 2018, Florence M. Richardson has focused her practice exclusively on matrimonial and other family law matters for her entire career. Based in Albany, New York, she provides representation to clients throughout the state who are facing the end of their marriages and are having to deal with issues such as child custody and visitation, the division of debts and assets, and spousal and child support. Ms. Richardson also has experience with the preparation and review of prenuptial agreements, and she assists clients who are seeking the enforcement or modification of existing divorce court orders.

An aggressive courtroom advocate for her clients, Ms. Richardson also seeks to reach accords on these issues through negotiations and other alternative dispute resolution methods when appropriate. Her handling of what are often sensitive and emotional matters have earned her the acclaim of her family law colleagues, as attested to by her receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Majoring in English literature, Ms. Richardson attended The State University of New York at Plattsburgh and received her Bachelor of Arts in 1978. Her legal education was obtained at Albany Law School, and she was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1983. Ms. Richardson was a partner at another Albany firm before joining O’Connell and Aronowitz Attorneys at Law. Admitted to practice before all New York state courts, she actively participates in several legal organizations. A member of the family law section of the New York State Bar Association, she is also a member of the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association and the Women's Bar Association of the state of New York.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

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


8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022

About Florence M. Richardson

First Admitted: 1984, New York

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York State Matrimonial Practice Advisory and Rules Committee, Member
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (Capital District Chapter), Member
  • Albany and Schenectady County Bar Associations, Member
  • American and New York State Bar Associations (Family Law Sections), Member
  • Capital District Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer, Albany Law School Pro Bono Clinic for Veterans, 2012
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Office Location for Florence M. Richardson

54 State Street
Albany, NY 12207

Phone: 518-462-5601

Fax: 518-462-2670

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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