Karen McGuire, the founding member of the firm, has been practicing law in the State of New York since 1986, devoting her entire professional career to the zealous representation of litigants in the area of matrimonial and family law. She is a long-standing member of the Suffolk County Bar Association having been past chair of the Family Law Committee, past president of the Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association and present board member. She is also a current member of the Judicial Screening Committee which screens possible candidates for judicial nomination. This select committee is responsible for interviewing prospective judicial candidates to determine whether they are, indeed, qualified to hold office.
Most significantly, Ms. McGuire was appointed by former New York State Chief Justice, Judith Kaye, to serve on the statewide Matrimonial Law Commission. In February 2006, this Commission rendered its statewide report and was responsible for effectuating pivotal changes in the no-fault and maintenance laws. She is also one of the select few who have been certified by the Office of Court Administration as a Divorce Mediator. In 2011, she was selected to sit on the county-wide task force by the Administrative Law Judge of Suffolk County to review current court policies and prepare recommendations and/or modifications to existing procedures which will be implemented shortly.
Ms. McGuire has lectured extensively in the area of matrimonial and family law and is recognized as an expert in her field. Her reputation, among both the bench and the Suffolk, Nassau and New York State Bar, as a skilled divorce litigator is very high and her clients include attorneys, judges, accountants and professional men and women. Ms. McGuire has been recognized as a national leader in matrimonial law and has been featured in New York Magazine as a leading lawyer in the area of family law.
Additionally, Ms. McGuire is a co-founder of Every Child’s Dream, a non-profit organization which provides food for the homeless and underprivileged children in her area. Every Child’s Dream seeks to introduce homeless, economically disadvantaged and vulnerable youth in their community to cultural, athletic and social events that they may not encounter as a result of their socioeconomic circumstance.