Dina De Giorgio
For 27 years, I have practiced as an attorney and mediator in my own boutique law practice specializing exclusively in Divorce, Family Law, and Mediation. I understand that divorce is scary and it not only a legal process but an emotional one. My mission is to guide clients through these choppy waters—so they can arrive at their next destination in the best way possible. To do this, I focus on clients’ objectives and critical issues, unravel complicated finances and entanglements, and problem-solve to reach beneficial resolutions. I take the time to understand where each client is and advise them from that place. My clients choose me to be their ally to navigate complicated divorce matters—because of my deep experience and commitment to understand their goals and to avoid protracted and unnecessary litigation.
I leverage my extensive knowledge of the law, litigation experience, and mediator training to help identify the bottlenecks that prevent agreement and craft innovative approaches and solutions to bring resolution without the cost, time, and emotional toll of lengthy litigation. I understand that each client has individualized needs and objectives, and while reaching a fair financial agreement is essential, divorce is an emotional process, and other things such as maintaining strong relationships with children and moving on with your life are often just as important. I work with my clients to achieve a resolution that will allow them to enter into their next chapter. When necessary, I am a tenacious advocate for my clients both at the mediation table and in the courtroom.
As a trained mediator, I can simplify complicated issues and focus in on the ones blocking resolution. By understanding the motivations of each party and helping them to separate emotions from their decisions, I bring parties together to reach an agreement—even under the most challenging and contentious circumstances.
For 8 years, I proudly served as Councilwoman in the Town of North Hempstead, representing Port Washington and Manhasset. During my tenure, similar to my private law practice, I was a fearless advocate who stood up for what I believed and, at the same time, developed relationships and collaborated with others to reach resolutions and move forward.
I am a member of the Matrimonial and Family Law Committees of the New York State Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association and I am also a member of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation and National Association of Divorce Professionals (NADP). I am one of the co-directors for the NADP’s Special Needs Chapter. I was featured in Authority.com magazine’s on-line article discussing the latest development in child support for adults under the age of 26 who are developmentally disabled. https://medium.com/authority-magazine/attorney-dina-de-giorgio-on-why-divorced-moms-dads-who-are-parents-of-a-child-with-special-needs-aa13a460db18
Fordham University, Rose Hill Bronx, New York
B.S., Summa cum Laude
Fordham University School of Law New York, New York
Center for Mediation in the Law
Mediation Intensive Training Program April, 2007