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Christopher S. Mattingly

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Buffalo, NY

Mattingly Cavagnaro, LLP
500 Pearl St, Suite 810
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: 716-854-2915
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1992
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

As a founding partner of Mattingly Cavagnaro, LLP, Christopher S. Mattingly brings decades of experience to family and divorce law. From the firm's office in Buffalo, New York, he provides representation to clients throughout the area who are facing the end of their marriages and dealing with issues such as complex property division, child and spousal support, and child custody and visitation. A skilled litigator, Mr. Mattingly also often seeks to resolve some of these matters through litigation.

Mr. Mattingly earned his Bachelor of Arts in English and political science from Canisius College in 1988. He then pursued his legal education at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1991. He has focused his practice on family law for his entire career.

Mr. Mattingly has served on the Matrimonial Practice Advisory and Rules Committee of the New York State Office of Court Administration. A member of the executive committee of the New York State Bar Association Family Law Section, he is also a certified arbitrator with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has been court appointed to serve as an attorney for children involved in cases in front of the New York State Supreme Court.

Mr. Mattingly is licensed to practice law before the courts in the state of New York. He was the president of the New York Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers from 2011 until 2013 and currently serves on its Board of Governors, and he is also a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. Other professional groups that Mr. Mattingly actively participates include the Bar Association of Erie County.

About Christopher S. Mattingly

First Admitted: 1992, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.matcavlaw.com/christopher-mattingly/

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified as an arbitrator with the AAML

Educational Background

  • Canisius College , B.A., English and Political Science, 1988

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Matrimonial Practice Advisory and Rules Committee for the New York State Office of Court Administration
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Board of Governors for National Chapter
  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • New York State Bar Association, 1992
  • State of New York
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Family Law Section
  • President of the New York Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Served as the chairman, panelist and speaker to the New York State Bar Association and Erie County Bar Association on numerous seminars in the area of Matrimonial and Family Law
  • "Dependency Exemptions in Matrimonial Settlements" published in The Buffalo Law Journal, April 3, 2003
  • AAML New York Chapter
  • New York Times
  • Wall Street Journal
  • New York Law Journal
  • Buffalo News
  • Business First

Honors/Awards

  • BV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named to Best Lawyers in America, Family Law 
  • Named to New York Super Lawyers, Upstate Edition: Family Law
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Office Location for Christopher S. Mattingly

500 Pearl St
Suite 810
Buffalo, NY 14202

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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