Joey Michaels

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Joey Michaels


Joey Michaels joined the firm as an Associate Attorney in May 2013, and was named Partner on May 1, 2023. Since joining Jeffrey S. Schecter & Associates, P.C., Ms. 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 is responsible for handling complicated financial divorce cases, and excels at the navigation of complex financial issues that may exist within the landscape of matrimonial matters. Ms. Michaels routinely implements a strategic prosecution or defense of all client’s rights. Ms. Michaels' approach to client advocacy has resulted in favorable decisions and settlements for her clients. Ms. Michaels’ prides herself on having the utmost integrity in her profession and the representation of her clients.

Ms. Michaels is not only an experienced trial attorney, but has also become a seasoned appellate practitioner, having written and argued numerous appellate matters before the Appellate Division of the State of New York relative both matrimonial and family law issues with great success.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Michaels practiced in several areas of the law in addition to matrimonial and family law, including civil litigation, commercial litigation, and Article 81 guardianship proceedings. Her experience provides her with insight and knowledge relative to these other areas of the law that may overlap with a matrimonial or family law matter. Ms. Michaels was instrumental in the negotiation and settlement of complex litigation matters for both corporate and individual clients. Ms. Michaels was 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, thus expanding her knowledge on these matters.

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.

Press release: Joey Michaels has been selected as one of Super Lawyers Top Female Attorneys in New York

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