Patricia A. Sokolich, Esq. Pat maintains a highly successful private legal practice on Long Island, New York focusing her energy and professional expertise on the issues of matrimonial law, domestic violence, child custody, sexual abuse, and all phases of family court matters.
A vocal advocate for her clients who are involved in the difficult process of divorce, Pat is a champion for her clients' rights, including custody, child support, and maintenance. Pat helps her clients to define their most important priorities and provides them with the ammunation to fight for them during the difficult divorce process. She works with her clients to ensure that they can function and thrive independently, support and maintain their lifestyle and their children and protect their dignity, integrity, and well-being.
Pat has a deep commitment to the cause of Father's Rights. As a wife and mother herself, Pat understands how important stability and parental involvement are to raising successful and healthy children. Pat is personally committed to serving each of her clients. She is intimately involved in all aspects of the cases she handles, from meeting with the clients to litigating their cases in court. It is important that she understands each individual client's goals and priorities so that she can leverage the law to obtain every available advantage for her clients. Pat is passionate about ensuring that her clients are educated about all of their options, not just the most popular methods or alternatives.
Prior to opening her private practice, Pat was Assistant Counsel for Community Affairs to Council Member, Sheldon S. Leffler. In the capacity, Pat served as liasion to City government agencies, assisted in the investigation and resolution of ongoing constituent complaints, and represented the Councilman at meetings of the Community Board and District Service Cabinet.
Pat began her practice with the law firm of Leavitt, Kerson & Leffler before starting her own firm in Garden City, New York, concentrating in matrimonial law. Pat graduated from the College of Mt. St. Vincent with a BA in English and Fine Arts and recieved her Juris Doctor from the City University at Queens College Law School. She also has her Master's Degree in Library Science from C.W. Post and uses her research and investigative skills on a daily basis to obtain the best results possible for her clients.
Pat is admitted to practice in the New York State Courts, as well as the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the Supreme Court of the United States. She is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations, The Criminal Court Bar Association, The Columbian Lawyers, The Catholic Lawyers, as well as the Queens County Women's Bar Association, where she served as a member of the Executive Committee.
Admissions and Honors
City University of New York Law School, Juris Doctor
C.W. Post, Master's Degree in Library and Information Science
College of Mt. St. Vincent, BA in English and Fine Arts
New York State Courts
Federal Court for the Eastern District of New York
Supreme Court of the United States
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS:
New York State Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Queens County Women's Bar Association
Nassau County Women's Bar Association (member of Executive Committee)
American Inns of Court - Barrister
Nassau County Criminal Court Bar Association
Nassau County Colombian Lawyers
Nassau County Catholic Lawyers
HONORS & AWARDS:
New York Women's Agenda 1996 Galaxy Award for Future Women of Achievement
New York City Council 1997 Award for Women of Acievement