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D. Susanne Snearly

Focusing exclusively in Family Law matters, Attorney Snearly offers collaborative, mediation and litigation services in divorce and custody matters and serves both as a private Special Master and Special Master to the courts. Attorney Snearly has extensive experience in representing children in custody and divorce matters, including cases brought before the Connecticut Appellate Court.

Attorney Snearly, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, has been published in the American Journal of Family Law on the issue of post-majority educational support. She is one of the original drafters of the rules governing mediation which has been adopted by the original mediation organization for professionals in CT, the Connecticut Council of Divorce Mediators.

Specialties: Licensed to practice before the U.S. Tax Court, Federal Court and I.R.S. Attorney Snearly is a trained mediator, collaborative lawyer and has extensive, advanced training in litigation through ABA’s Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute. Selected through a process of peer review in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 as a New England Super Lawyer® in the practice of Family Law and by Connecticut Magazine as a top family law attorney in CT for that same period, she also serves the Connecticut Regional Family Trial Docket as a Special Master. Attorney Snearly is sought by other attorneys to provide private Special Master services in complex litigation.

EDUCATION:

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
1995 – 1996

Behavioral Psychology

WESTERN NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE SCHOOL OF LAW
1991 – 1995
J.D., Law

WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
1987 – 1990
B. A., Child Developmental Psychology

EXPERIENCE:

CARTOCETI & SNEARLY, LLC, Southbury, Connecticut
January 2000 – Present

Family Law attorney and managing tax partner.

CARTOCETI & SNEARLY, LLC, Southbury, Connecticut
November 1995 – May 2000

Attorney

CARTOCETI & SNEARLY, LLC, Southbury, Connecticut
August 1990 – December 1995

Clerkship

ORGANIZATIONS:

Litchfield County Bar Association

American Bar Foundation

Waterbury Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Association

HONORS:
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