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Joey Michaels

joeySince joining Jeffrey S. Schecter & Associates, P.C., Joey Michaels' practice has been dedicated to all aspects of matrimonial and family law litigation, including custody, visitation, equitable distribution, child and spousal support, enforcement proceedings, modification proceedings, and family offense proceedings. Ms. Michaels routinely implements a strategic prosecution or defense of all clients' rights, whether it is regarding issues of custody or liability on debts. Ms. Michaels' approach to client advocacy has resulted in favorable decisions and settlements for her clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Michaels practiced in several areas of the law in addition to matrimonial and family law, including civil and commercial litigation, Article 81 guardianship proceedings, and Appellate practice. Ms. Michaels was instrumental in the negotiation and settlement of complex litigation matters for both corporate and individual clients. In one Ms. Michaels is also certified under Part 36 of the Rules of the Chief Judge as a guardian ad litem, court evaluator and attorney for alleged incapacitated persons, which operate in Article 81 guardianship proceedings.

Ms. Michaels obtained her Juris Doctor from New York Law School and is admitted to practice before the courts in both New York and New Jersey. Ms. Michaels obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where she graduated magna cum laude. Ms. Michaels is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, the Nassau County Women's Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Ms. Michaels was selected as a 2014 Super Lawyers Rising Star. She has also been selected as one of the Super Lawyers Top Female Attorneys in New York.