Our Founder, James Nolletti

James J. NollettiJames Nolletti is an accomplished negotiator and litigator with over three decades of wide-ranging experience in matrimonial and family law cases. He is the founder of Nolletti Law Group, a firm focused exclusively on the unique needs of its divorce and family law clients. Formerly, Mr. Nolletti was the supervising partner of the family law and matrimonial litigation practice at the White Plains firm of Collier, Halpern, Newberg & Nolletti. James Nolletti began his career as a criminal trial prosecutor in the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office and has since represented clients in numerous and notable cases at both the trial and appellate court levels.

A Highly Regarded Family Lawyer

James Nolletti, a Fellow of The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers, has earned board certification as a family law trial advocate from the National Board of Trial Advocacy (“NBTA”) and has maintained the highest Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating for ethical standards and legal ability. Mr. Nolletti is included among those selected on the list of Super Lawyers published in The New York Times. James Nolletti is a founding member of the New York Chapter of the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators (“AACFL”), a group of divorce litigators dedicated to professional development and effective advocacy in cases involving complex financial matters. Mr. Nolletti has also been selected by peers for inclusion in successive editions of Best Lawyers in America, Family Law Practice Area. He has served as a member of the Board of Managers of the New York Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, as well as the Board of Editors for the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (“JAAML”). Mr. Nolletti has also served on the Executive Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association Family Law Section, and is the author of “Exploring Decisions and Developments that Impact the Practice Today and Tomorrow Inside the Minds”, which appeared in the 2010 edition of Strategies for Family Law in New York, and co-author of “Preparing Clients for Custody Evaluation: A Call for Critical Examination”, which appeared in Volume 27, 2015 of The Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, with Jonathan W. Gould, Ph. D, ABPP. James Nolletti received his J.D. from Fordham Law School upon achieving a B.A. at Villanova University.

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Associations

Association name Position name
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers New York Chapter Board of Managers
International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Fellow
National Board of Trial Advocacy Board Certified Attorney, Family Trial Law
Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Editorial Board
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Fellow
Columbian Lawyers Association of Westchester County Past Vice-President
Westchester County Bar Association, Family Law Section Member of (Family Law) Executive Committee
New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section
American Bar Association, Family Law Section
Fordham Law Alumni

Scholarly Lectures

Title Description Date
New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section Matrimonial Trial Institute I: Trial Techniques and Strategies: Part of a “Trial Academy for Matrimonial Lawyers”, which is “The most ambitious CLE series ever undertaken by the Association’s Family Law Section.” In Part I of this series, Mr. Nolletti (former Faculty Member) lectured on the topic of “Navigating the Expert Witness”. 2012
Westchester County Bar Association, Law Evidentiary Issues in Family Law Trials: This is a CLE program for family law attorneys, which will address various evidentiary issues in family law trials in both New York State Supreme and Family Courts., Speaker/Moderator, Evidentiary Issues in Family Law Trials
Motion Practice, Investigative Techniques, Ethics and Witness Interviews and Testimony; Essential Litigation Skills for New York Paralegals, Lecturer

Verdicts and Settlements

Case name Case number
Mahoney-Buntzman v Buntzman 12 NY3d 415; 51 AD3d 732; 13 Misc3d 1216A; 13 Misc3d 1205A
Rotker v Rotker 195Misc2d 768
Coppola v Coppola 129 Ad2d 760
Castro v Castro 292 AD2d 556

Outstanding Achievements

Presenter Award Date
WAG Magazine Words of Wisdom to Divorcing Spouses, First Place 2006

Publications

Publication name Title Date
The Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Volume 27 “Preparing Clients for Custody Evaluation: A Call for Critical Examination” (with Jonathan W. Gould, Ph. D, ABPP) 2015
Inside the Minds: Strategies for Family Law in New York, 2nd Edition “Exploring Decisions and Developments that Impact the Practice Today and Tomorrow”, which discusses two important decisions by New York State’s highest court, the Court of Appeals. These decisions have had a statewide effect in divorce litigation – to wit: Mahoney-Buntzman v Buntzman, 12 NY3d 415 and Johnson v. Chapin, 12 NY3d 461. James J. Nolletti was lead trial counsel in Mahoney-Buntzman and co-counsel on both appeals. 2010
WAG Magazine “Words of Wisdom to Divorcing Spouses” 2006
New York DWI Lawyer.com “Unfair Tactics Used By Police and Prosecutors To Convict the Unwary Motorist of Drunk Driving and Deprive Them of Driving Privileges” 2001

Education

School name Degree Graduated
Fordham Law School JD – Juris Doctor 1978
Villanova University BA – Bachelor of Arts 1975

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