Attorney | Mediator
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 has been a James W. Cooper Fellow since 2017, a distinguished designation provided by the Connecticut Bar Foundation. 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 five consecutive years (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), 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 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 of Law at Quinnipiac University School of Law in North Haven, and she develops curriculum for and presents at CLE and seminars on the topics of divorce, custody, alimony, child support, mediation/alternative dispute resolution, business, marketing, and law practice management.
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 – 1st Ed. published 2014, 2nd Ed. published 2018).
Carmina is also the current Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Court Visitation Program for the Stamford/Norwalk J.D./G.A.
- United States District Court, District of Connecticut 2013
- Connecticut 2008
- Fitness Instructor Training Academy (F.I.T.A.), Group Fitness Instructor 2019
- 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.