Patricia Saint James specializes in the area of domestic relations. Her practice in this area is sophisticated, characterized by complex litigation involving valuation of assets, custody disputes, tax analysis and jurisdictional issues, as well as the drafting of Divorce Agreements and Pre- Nuptial Agreements. A past chair of the Family Law Section of the Boston Bar Association, she has worked extensively with the Massachusetts Legislature, the Courts and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue to shape legislation, train other lawyers and enhance the practice of family law in the Commonwealth. She has co-authored the chapter on valuation for the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Divorce Law Practice manual, and is often called upon to teach seminars in the areas of business valuation, taxation, jurisdiction and real estate, and to serve as a special master in complex business disputes.

Corey M. Shapiro is a skilled trial lawyer, mediator, divorce strategist, and advisor who concentrates his practice on a wide range of matrimonial and family law issues.

Mr. Shapiro is well-known for thoughtfully and efficiently bringing high-conflict divorces to a successful conclusion through litigation, negotiation, or mediation.

Mr. Shapiro also serves as a mediator on the New York County Supreme Court’s Roster of Matrimonial Mediators and is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.

Janell Weinstein is an attorney and legal commentator on television and radio. Her practice includes divorce, child support, alimony, custody, post-divorce judgment matters, domestic violence, domestic partnerships, and premarital agreements; and civil litigation.

Since his admission to the bar in Massachusetts in 2001, Miguel A. Nieves has earned a strong reputation for helping people facing domestic relations issues throughout southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He has successfully and compassionately guided clients through all aspects of the divorce process as well as post-divorce issues.



Siobhan T. O’Grady joined Miller Zeiderman LLP in November 2018 after having served as the Principal Court Attorney to a Supreme Court Justice for five years and a Family Court Judge for almost three years. Prior to her employment with the Unified Court System, Ms. O’Grady also worked as an Assistant Deputy Borough Chief and Assistant Corporation Counsel in the New York City Law Department – Family Court Division, and as an Assistant County Attorney prosecuting neglect and abuse matters.

Sharon Oberst DeFala has been in practice as an attorney since 1992. Her clients include families, couples, and individuals. Sharon has helped her clients navigate all phases of life-cycle events.

In family law, she has helped clients with pre-and post-nuptial agreements, divorce and separation, custody, visitation, alimony, and child support. High net worth families trust Sharon to keep their family matters discreet and cost-effective, she works with other professionals that she brings in for key parts of the process, such as LMFTs (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) and CDFPs (Certified Divorce Financial Planner), as necessary.  Families of more modest means avoid the pitfalls of litigation by working together with Sharon.

With years of experience as a mediator and trained in collaborative law and as a guardian ad litem, Denise Erich seeks to resolve disputes as fairly and amicably as possible through alternative dispute resolution options, such as mediation and collaborative law. Ms. Erlich is a fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Ms. Erlich is also a member of the DuPage County Bar Association, the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers, and the Illinois State Bar Association.

  • Ashley Garfield received her Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School in 2011 and her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2007.
  • Ms. Garfield focuses her practice on divorce and parentage matters and has defended clients from adverse findings by the DCFS. Ashley provides her clients compassion, unwavering commitment, and superior legal analytical skills. She is an ardent advocate for the rights of her clients resulting in numerous courtroom victories.
  • Ms. Garfield is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Women’s Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Young Lawyers Division of the Jewish United Fund and is a founding member of the Illinois Legal Aid Online Young Professionals Board.

Robin J. Kantor & Associates, PLLC.  proudly serves the needs of matrimonial clients in Rockland and Orange Counties, the Lower Hudson Valley, Northern New Jersey, and New York City. We are dedicated to representing our clients in the most comprehensive and efficient way possible.  Our firm is uniquely equipped to handle all your family and divorce law matters.

Attorney Bryna S. Klevan is an experienced family law attorney helping people navigate through the divorce process in Massachusetts. From the initial interview, through final judgment, Attorney Klevan works with clients to help develop the right approach for the client’s needs.

Whether it be providing support for mediation, working within the collaborative law model, or through traditional litigation, Attorney Klevan provides each client with the information and advice tailored to his or her own family situation. A graduate of Brandeis University and Suffolk University Law School, Attorney Klevan has been a Newton resident since 1988.