Louise R. Zito, Esq.
Louise has twenty years of experience in New York and Connecticut in family law including dissolution, custody, support, prenuptial, and cohabitation, personal injury litigation, insurance arbitration, labor and employment, estate and probate.
A native of Connecticut, she graduated from Hamden High School and Southern Connecticut State University. She attended New York Law School and was admitted to the New York bar in 1985, the Connecticut bar and U.S. District Court in 1986. In her current practice she represents individuals in all family law matters and related issues such as estate, probate and family business mediation.
As a family law practitioner she has:
- Participated as a collaborative attorney in dissolutions, custody, and post-dissolution matters
- Mediated all family issues as well as acting as consulting counsel
- Litigated child custody cases, dissolutions, post dissolution modifications of alimony and child support
- Drafted pre-nuptial agreements, separation agreements, co-habitation and partnership agreements, and support documents for civil unions
Louise is a member of the CT Council for Divorce Mediation, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Association for Conflict Resolution and the Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association.
She is active in community and professional organizations, serving as Second Chairperson of the Coordinating Council for Children in Crisis and legislative liaison for the Professional Responsibility Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association. She is past president of the Branford Business Network Inc. and a recipient of the Branford Women’s Network Woman of the Year Award. She is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, and the New Haven Bar Association, and the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund.
She is committed to helping resolve family disputes through the collaborative divorce and mediation processes convinced that they provide a positive structure for dispute resolution, help in transforming one family unit into two communicating, interacting units and foster self-determination in decision-making that results in little to no post-dissolution conflict.
Louise taught as an Adjunct Professor for the Quinnipiac University School of Business, teaching ethics and diversity from 2001 to 2004 and has lectured extensively to local community organizations and business groups.
Serving the Towns of: Hamden, Bethany, Woodbridge, New Haven, East Haven, North Haven, West Haven, Branford, North Branford, Northford, Cheshire, Wallingford, Meriden, Prospect, Naugatuck, Waterbury, Beacon Falls, Seymour, Derby, Ansonia, Orange, Milford, Guilford, Madison, Durham, Killingworth, Clinton