WHITE PLAINS, NY, November 30, 2017 — Ms. Tamara A. Mitchel has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With more than two decades of experience working in family, marriage, and divorce law, Ms. Mitchel is a member of Berman Frucco Gouz Mitchel & Schub, p.c., having practiced at the firm since 2002. That firm will be merging with Bodnar Milone LLP in January of 2018, where Ms. Mitchel will be a partner. Prior to 2002, she was with the Pace Women’s Justice Center at Pace University School of Law in a variety of roles, including one of the original supervising attorneys for the Family Court Legal Program, representing and teaching law students to represent hundreds of domestic violence victims in order of protection, custody and child support matters. She was a co-coordinator of an onsite evaluation of the Queens District Attorney’s Office Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Unit for a U.S. Department of Justice Impact Evaluation of Arrest Policies Grant, as well as a supervising attorney and police in-service trainer for Project DETER, providing 24/7 on-call legal consultation to domestic violence victims at the time of a 911 call. Ms. Mitchel is the author of an in-service police training manual on domestic violence law enforcement practices and law published by Westchester County, and a co-author of a law review article on constitutional rights of domestic violence victims. She was an advisor to a New York State legislator on the impact of proposed divorce legislation on domestic violence victims. Ms. Mitchel previously served as an associate for matrimonial and criminal litigation for the Law Offices of Sandra A. Foster, Esq. Earlier in her career, she was an associate in corporate litigation for Rosenman, Colin, Freund, Lewis and Cohen in New York City. She was also an opera soloist in Europe for several years.
Ms. Mitchel obtained a BA in Slavic languages and literature, magna cum laude, from Harvard University. She went on to complete coursework in the Juilliard School’s Professional Studies Program before returning to Harvard Law School to earn a JD, cum laude, where she completed a residency as a pre-law tutor at the Adams House at Harvard College. She was admitted to practice law by the New York State Bar Association, and is a member of the executive committee of the New York State Bar Association Family Law Section, where she is currently co-chair of its custody committee. She also holds a seat on the executive committee of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association Foundation, serving as officer, as well as the Westchester County Bar Association Domestic Relations-Family Law Section, where she is a former chair.
Throughout her career, Ms. Mitchell has worked to provide justice for survivors of domestic violence and to improve the practice of family law by lecturing to the bar, writing, and serving in leadership roles with various bar associations. Her achievements have acknowledged by several legal institutions and organizations. In 2002, she received a Westchester County Certificate of Distinguished Service for Outstanding Service as Supervising Attorney for the White Plains Family Court Domestic Violence Legal Program. In 2011, she was recognized by Westchester County, the New York State Senate, and the U.S. House of Representatives for her efforts to provide invaluable services to survivors of domestic violence. In the same year, Ms. Mitchel also received the Diane White Legal Advocacy Award in recognition of commitment to the mission of the Pace Women’s Justice Center. Each year since 2013, the New York Metro Super Lawyers has included Ms. Mitchel on their annual list. In 2017, the Legal Services of the Hudson Valley awarded her with the Pro Bono Volunteer Award, and she is being recognized by peer review in Best Lawyers for 2018.
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