Westbury, NY/Press/May 15, 2018 – Alissa L. Van Horn Founder and Managing Partner of Van Horn & Friedman, P.C., was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2018-2019 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.
Do you need an experienced family law attorney? If you are contemplating a divorce or are served with divorce papers, contact Van Horn & Friedman, P.C., a full-service law firm specializing in family law, with its primary office located in Westbury, New York, with a concentration within the New York City Metropolitan Area, including Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. At Van Horn & Friedman, P.C. the firm pride themselves on providing top-notch service while upholding the highest level of ethics and professionalism.
Alissa L. Van Horn, Esq along with her partner Meredith Sales Friedman founded the law firm Van Horn & Friedman. Alissa is licensed to practice law in New York, Connecticut, and the United States Supreme Court. As a seasoned family law attorney, she has extensive experience with cases involving divorce, adoption, custody, child support, orders of protection, foster care litigation, name changes, prenuptial, postnuptial, and separation agreements. Prior to establishing the firm, Alissa began her career in New York at a small general practice law firm in Queens where she practiced in the areas of divorce and family law as well as criminal and civil litigation. Thereafter, Alissa joined a boutique Manhattan family law firm as an associate where she handled all facets of foster care litigation and adoption law.
Throughout her career, Alissa has spent extensive time in the courtroom. While having an impeccable trial record, Alissa implements strategies to achieve the optimal results for her clients when a trial is not in a client’s best interests. Alissa prides herself on maintaining open communication with her clients, and providing effective and efficient legal procedures to achieve the client’s goals.
Alissa is actively involved in the legal community, presenting Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars for Marino CLE Institute and Lawline, and has served on various other educational panels, educating other attorneys and professionals on family, matrimonial, and law practice management matters.
Van Horn & Friedman, P.C., was selected as the Top 10 Law Firm by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys in 2016 and 2017 and are proud members of Pinktie1000, and supporters of Pinktie.org, Networking for a Cause.
Alissa earned her Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware. Notably, while in law school, Alissa was a judicial extern for the Supervising Family Court Justice, Idee C. Fox, in Philadelphia, where she wrote the Judge’s training on Pennsylvania’s adoption of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). Alissa earned her Bachelor’s in Science for Public Administration from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.
Alissa is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, and the Suffolk County Bar Association. She is a former member of the New York City Bar Association, and served a two-year term on the Committee for Children and the Law of the New York City Bar Association, New York County Lawyer’s Association, and the Queens Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York. Alissa is a former member of the Attorney for Children and Assigned Counsel Plan of the Appellate Division, Second Department.
Alissa received the Rising Star Award by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2015, 2016 and 2017; and received the 10 Best Family Law Attorney Award for New York by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys in 2016 and 2017; received the Top 10 under 40 by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys in 2016 and 2017; the 10 Best Under 40 for New York by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys in 2016 and 2017, the Top 100 Attorneys Award & Top 40 under 40 Award by the National Advocates in 2017; received the Outstanding Women in the Law Award by Hofstra University in 2016. Alissa was also featured in Long Island Pulse Magazine in 2017 as a Top Legal Eagle, and was named to the Top Women Attorneys List by Super Lawyers Magazine for the New York Metropolitan Area in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.
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