Kara K. Miller
Kara Miller has been an attorney with Jeffrey S. Schecter & Associates,
P.C. since August 2009. Like her colleagues within the firm, Ms. Miller's
practice is solely dedicated to issues of matrimonial and family law.
Ms. Miller handles cases involving issues of complex custody disputes,
equitable distribution, spousal support, child support, and allegations
of domestic violence (representing parties on both sides of the allegations).
Ms. Miller has extensive experience as a litigating attorney, having tried
divorce actions, involving custody, child support, equitable distribution,
maintenance, and counsel fee applications, in Supreme Courts, and custody,
child support, and Order of Protection matters in Family Courts. Ms. Miller
has also prosecuted and defended clients in actions involving allegations
of contempt of court, in both Supreme Courts and Family Courts. Ms. Miller
has handled appellate matters involving a myriad of issues, from the validity
of a divorce to the courts' determinations of disputed actions to
trial related evidentiary issues. Ms. Miller has represented clients in
matrimonial, Family Court, and appellate proceedings in courts throughout
the State of New York, including the each of the five (5) boroughs of
New York City, Rockland County, Nassau County, and Suffolk County. A Senior
Associate in the firm, Ms. Miller conducts numerous hearings and trials
on the firm's behalf.
Prior to joining Jeffrey S. Schecter & Associates, P.C., Ms. Miller
served as an attorney in a firm in New York, New York, where the primary
focus of her practice was in matrimonial and family law. In said firm,
Ms. Miller also handled matters involving Trust and Estates litigation.
From 2002 through 2005, Ms. Miller served as an Assistant District Attorney
in the Domestic Violence/Child Abuse/Sex Crimes Bureau of the Bronx County
District Attorney's Office. As a prosecuting attorney, Ms. Miller
handled in excess of 1,000 misdemeanor and felony cases, conducted dozens
of bench and jury trials, and tried numerous hearings involving issues
of constitutional rights and criminal procedure.
Ms. Miller graduated with honors from the University of New Hampshire in
1997, and received her Juris Doctorate from New York Law School in 2002,
where she bestowed the Alexander D. Forger Award For Distinguished Service
to the Profession, and where she had also been awarded a Public Service
Fellowship. Ms. Miller is a member of the New York State Bar Association
and the Nassau County Women's Bar Association.
Before becoming an attorney, Ms. Miller served as a director at a domestic
violence crisis center in New Hampshire. Ms. Miller oversaw an office
which provided legal advocacy, social service advocacy, and support and
counseling services to more than 13,000 victims of domestic violence each
year, in a county servicing 13 cities and towns. Ms. Miller has also been
published in the State of New Hampshire “A Legal Handbook For Women
In New Hampshire”, a publication to which she served as a contributing
author and an editor.