Protecting your interests in divorce law, criminal defense, personal injury, equine law, business and estate matters and general practice. Over 30 years of experience in the legal field. Serving Montgomery, NY in Orange County, and all of the Hudson Valley.
Experience, reasonable fees and personal attention are just a few of the reasons we successfully resolve so many divorce, custody, separation, family court, paternity, support and other family law matters.
We proudly represent clients in Montgomery, NY, and throughout Orange County, NY, and the Hudson Valley and Catskill region
Matrimonial/Family Law - including divorce, paternity, support, custody, visitation/access, family offense, juvenile delinquency, PINS (persons in need of supervision) and other family law issues
Divorce/Family Mediation - a dignified alternative to divorce litigation. As a divorce mediator since 1999, I have the experience needed to bring two parties to a consensus and resolve all issues between them including custody, support, and equitable distribution. As mediator I can in most cases draw your settlement agreement and prepare your uncontested divorce papers as well, an expedient and cost-effective way to divorce.
Collaborative Divorce - where the parties each have attorneys, but agree to resolve their differences out of court. See, Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce Association website for more information.
Equine Law- including but not limited to boarding rights/agreements, leases, litigation, liens,document preparation and review, sales, purchases, and advice for horse owners. Available to consult online.
Personal Injury/negligence/accidents - injuries from car accidents, workplace injuries, falls from ladders or scaffolding, burns, electrocution or any manner of accidental injury
Criminal/traffic/DWI defense-- 27 years experience handling misdemeanor and felony charges as well as traffic matters. Experienced trial attorney. Successfully defended hundreds of cases including but not limited to DWI, drug offenses, possession of stolen property, larceny charges, and assault charges including sexual assault.
Commercial litigation and commercial law
Estates/Wills/Trusts and general estate planning advice
Construction law suits/arbitrations
Real estate closings, mortgage closings and real property matters, including real property law litigation
Employment/Labor Law matters including employment discrimination/civil rights claims including Title VII gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion claims, New York State Human Rights law violations, ADA (disability) discrimination, ADEA (age) discrimination and FMLA (medical leave) claims and sexual harassment.
Selected education law matters
Selected historic preservation/zoning/land use matters
About Andrea Durgin Pawliczek:
Legal Experience: 27 years as practicing attorney and litigator, 33 years total in the legal profession, certified divorce mediator since 1999. Law Office of Andrea Durgin Pawliczek established 1999.
Admitted to practice Second Department, March, 1991. Juris Doctorate, Pace University School of Law, 1990. Recipient, Am Jur Award for Constitutional Law .
B.A., State University of New York, College at Oswego, Honors College Division, cum laude, 1984.
Member, Assigned Counsel panel for criminal law and family court matters, 1995-2013.
Approved SCAR Hearing Officer for mid-Hudson region 1997-2007. Appointed as Referee in Orange County, 2007=present.
Certified by the Dispute Resolution Center in July, 1999 as qualified divorce mediator and practicing mediator 1999-present. Collaborative Divorce practitioner, 2007-present.
Member, NYS Bar Association, Women's Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, Town of Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, NYS Horse Council, Orange County Horse Council.
Community Service: Past President and former member, Walden Rotary Club. Past President, Valley Central School Board of Education; 2000-2004; member, Valley Central Board of Education 1998-2004. Former member, board of directors, Children's Rights Society, Inc. Counsel to the Humane Society of Walden, Inc.; former assistant 4H Leader for equestrian club.
Personal: I moved from Westchester County to Orange County in 1986, and have raised my family here. Animal lover, equestrian and owner of a small horse property.