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Kara K. Miller

karaKara 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.