Matrimonial and Family Law
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Andrea Ziegelman is known for her deft handling of custody, child support, and equitable distribution matters. A seasoned litigator, she has extensive experience in the courtroom, but also utilizes alternate dispute resolution mechanisms, working closely with mediators, parent coordinators, therapists, forensic accountants, and other professionals to assist families in resolving custody and financial disputes outside of Court. Andrea also mediates and provides neutral evaluation of family law cases as part of her matrimonial practice. Andrea regularly represents members of same-sex and unmarried couples to help resolve their custody and property disputes, and has both published and lectured on these topics. Knowledgeable and sensitive to how divorce affects children, Andrea frequently is appointed by judges to represent children in family law cases. She also serves on a panel of attorneys who represent lower-income parents and children in contested custody and related divorce matters.
Andrea is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, has been selected by her peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America, named a New York Super Lawyer for many years, and received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell (AV Peer Review).
Andrea is a former partner of Flemming, Zulack, Williamson & Zauderer, LLP, where she maintained both a matrimonial and commercial litigation practice. She has served several terms on the Matrimonial Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. In her capacity working for various bar associations, Andrea was the primary draftsperson of the New York “no fault” statute. Andrea is also a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York Women’s Bar Association’s Matrimonial section, and has served on the faculty of the New York College of Matrimonial Trial Attorneys, where she has lectured on forensic custody evaluations and trial techniques. She also has organized and lectured in connection with programs sponsored by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Andrea graduated from University of Michigan, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French literature. Thereafter, she worked as a congressional aide to a U.S. congressman. Andrea attended Georgetown University School of Law and Columbia Law School.
Andrea lives in Westchester with her husband, Dave, and has a son studying at Amherst College, a step-daughter studying at Boston University, and a son who is a high school senior.