Attorney | Mediator
Principal and founder, attorney and mediator, Carmina K. Hirsch (formerly Carmina K. Tessitore) utilizes a multi-faceted approach to problem solving in order to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.
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Carmina was appointed a distinguished James W. Cooper Fellow by the Connecticut Bar Foundation in 2017. She has also been named a ’10 Best’ and ’10 Best Under 40′ for Client Satisfaction in Connecticut by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, honored as a Super Lawyers Connecticut Rising Star for four consecutive years (2014, 2015, & 2016, 2017), recognized as a ‘Top 40 Under 40’ of Family Lawyers in the State of Connecticut by the American Society of Legal Advocates for three consecutive years 2014, 2015 & 2016, received the Avvo ‘Client’s Choice’ Award for divorce attorney in 2015 & 2016, was honored by the Connecticut Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section with the ‘Leadership Award’ in 2015, recognized by New England’s Top Lawyers as a New England Rising Star for 2015, recognized by Top Attorneys New England’s Outstanding Young Lawyers for Family Law in 2014, and honored by the National Association of Professional Women for Outstanding Excellence and Dedication to Her Profession and the Achievement of Women for 2013-2014.
Carmina serves as Special Master in the Fairfield J.D. and Ansonia/Milford J.D. and is an Adjunct Professor at Quinnipiac University School of Law in North Haven. Carmina also contributes print and blog articles to legal and non-legal publications – her primer Divorce Mediation: Mediating Financial Disputes was published in Connecticut Lawyer magazine (get your copy via link on our homepage), and she is a featured author in A Practical Guide to Divorce in Connecticut (get your copy via link on our homepage) for her chapter on financial affidavits used in family court and divorce proceedings. Additionally, Carmina develops curriculum for and presents at CLE and seminars on the topics of divorce, custody, alimony, child support, mediation/alternative dispute resolution, business, marketing, law practice management, and foreclosure.
Carmina is also the current Executive Committee Legislative Liaison for the Connecticut Bar Association’s Women in the Law Section, serves on the Executive Committee as Treasurer of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Sports and Entertainment Law Section, is Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Court Visitation Program for the Stamford J.D., and is Co-Chair for the Fairfield County Bar Association’s Law Practice Management/Solos & Small Firms Committee.
- United States District Court, District of Connecticut 2013
- Connecticut 2008
- Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) & Attorney for the Minor Child (AMC) 2011
- Victim-Offender Mediation 2004
- Family, Parenting Plan, Custody & Visitation Mediation 2004
- Civil Mediation 2004
- Paralegal 2001
- Albany Law School 2008
- The Sage Colleges 2003
Serving New Haven County & Fairfield County Connecticut:
- Stamford, Westport, Norwalk, Fairfield, Bridgeport, Shelton, Milford, New Haven, Meriden, Waterbury
Our Unique Approach:
- Every matter can be resolved in a way that minimizes the cost and stress of protracted litigation.
- We utilize negotiation, mediation, and litigation to reach your goals efficiently and cost effectively.