Virginia A. LoPreto
Ms. LoPreto is an experienced trial attorney with extensive training in mediation and conflict resolution. These skills serve her clients well as she guides them effectively and passionately in complex financial and custody matters as well as in the defense of criminal charges. Ms. LoPreto represents parents and children in family and matrimonial disputes. The representation of children is all court-appointed and reflects the dedication and sensitivity that Ms. LoPreto has for families in crisis. Ms. LoPreto also lectures frequently on child-related issues and presents continuing legal education programs for members of the matrimonial and family law bar.
Professional Affiliations and Bar Associations
Ms. LoPreto is Past President of the New York Women’s Bar Association, a co-chair of the Judiciary, Finance and LGBT Committees, and past co-chair of the Matrimonial and Family Law Committee for the NYWBA.
Ms. LoPreto is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and a member of the Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law, The Association of Family.
Lectures and Publications
- 2017 High Conflict Divorce: The Impact on Children: Two Parts | The Gender Fairness Committee, Supreme Court, NY County, Civil Branch and New York State Courts Access to Justice Program
- 2017 Divorce or Guardianship? What About Both? | New York Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
- 2016 The Art of Talking to Children in Custody Cases: Two Parts | Appellate Division, First Department, NYWBA Matrimonial & Family Law Committee and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
- 2016 What Happens if the Mediation Breaks Down? Anatomy of a Divorce Litigation | Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York
- 2016 So, there is Alienation, Now What? | NYWBA Matrimonial & Family Law Committee
- 2015 Does Client-Directed Representation of Children Make Sense? | NYWBA Matrimonial & Family Law Committee
- 2015 Maintenance Legislation and Guidelines (CLE) | Lawline.com
- 2015 Does Client-Directed Representation of Children Make Sense? | Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law
- 2015 Children’s Rights (An Interactive Discussion Relating to Communications With or By Children) | New York Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
- 2014 Building a Family Law/Matrimonial Practice (CLE) | New York State Appellate Division, First Department and New York Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
- 2013 Extraordinary Issues for Extraordinary Kids: A Primer on the Issues Involved When Confronted with Special Needs Children in Divorce | Matrimonial Law Committee of the Association of the New York City Bar Association and the New York Women’s Bar Association.
- 2012 The Presence of Domestic Violence in Custody Cases (CLE) | New York Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers