Attorey Pamela M. Magnano practices divorce and family law with Attorneys James T. Flaherty and Sandi Girolamo at Flaherty Legal Group, LLC in West Hartford, Connecticut. Attorney Magnano represents clients in matters that involve divorce, legal separation, spousal and child support, child custody, and post judgment modification and enforcement issues. Attorney Magnano has represented clients and children at all levels of family proceedings and has appeared in Family Courts throughout the state of Connecticut, including the Regional Family Trial Docket in Middletown.
Super Lawyers, a rating service of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, selected Attorney Magnano for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers 2014. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Attorney Magnano was also named by the same rating service in New England Rising Stars in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Attorney Magnano has been recognized with an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell for ethical standards and legal ability. The Connecticut Law Tribune selected Attorney Magnano to New Leaders in the Law 2013. Out of nearly 300 of the best and brightest nominees, Pam was one of 60 young attorneys to be recognized in the New Leaders in the Law 2013 yearbook published by the Law Tribune.
Prior to practicing law in Connecticut, Pam Magnano was one of four attorneys in a prominent law firm in Braintree, Massachusetts, where she practiced family law and represented clients in numerous courts throughout the state of Massachusetts including Family and Probate Court, Civil Court and Criminal Court. Attorney Magnano began her courtroom experience as a student prosecutor in law school where she prosecuted all levels of crimes from Arraignments to Trials. She graduated from Stetson University in Florida and then received her Juris Doctor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, where she earned a place on the Dean's List.
Attorney Magnano is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, the Hartford County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Attorney Magnano served as the Co-Chair for the Family Law Committee of the Young Lawyers Section of the Connecticut Bar Association from 2006-2009. In this position, she co-chaired several seminars on family law topics. Each of these seminars featured some of Connecticut's most prominent family law attorneys and most well-respected judges. Attorney Magnano also serves as a Special Master in the Tolland and Hartford Judicial Districts.
To ensure that she is up to date on all of the recent developments in her practice area, Attorney Magnano attends several Continuing Legal Education Courses each year. In addition to this training, Attorney Magnano has knowledge of all of the computer software needed to be efficient in the field of family law, including FinPlan, Family Law Software, Westlaw, and LexisNexis.
Beginning in law school and continuing throughout her career, Attorney Magnano has been involved in several charitable events and organizations. While in law school, she volunteered with Shelter Legal Services, an organization located outside of Boston, Massachusetts, which provided legal representation to individuals in local shelters. Through this experience, Attorney Magnano was able to help battered women with housing issues, domestic violence issues and family law issues. Since becoming a member of the bar, Attorney Magnano has continued to give back to the community and was recently named to the Board of Directors for the Children's Law Center of Connecticut.