of the Academy concentrate their practices in family and matrimonial
law, an area of the law that involves all aspects of premarital
counseling and agreements, legal separation, divorce, annulment,
unmarried cohabitation, child custody, property valuation and division,
and child and spousal support.
To be admitted and certified as Academy Fellows, each Fellow must be generally recognized by their colleagues and by the judges where they practice as leading practitioners in the field. Each fellow must demonstrate by personal
conduct a professional and ethical commitment to his or her clients
and to the betterment of society in resolving what are often intensely
emotional and complex family problems. By aspiring to the highest standards of matrimonial practice, Fellows of the Academy have been leaders in the matrimonial bar and have helped improve the quality of family law practice throughout this country for attorneys and litigants alike.