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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Adria S. Hillman
Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • High-Asset Divorce
  • High Net Worth Divorce
  • Elite Child Custody
Current Employment Positions
  • Attorney
Past Positions
  • Green & Hillman, Partner, 00/1976 to 00/1993
  • Richard G. Green, Associate, 00/1970 to 00/1975
Bar Admissions
  • New York, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1973
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979
Professional Associations
  • Bar Association of City of New York, Copyright Committee, 1988 to 1991
  • Women's Bar of City of New York, Past Chair, Matrimonial & Family Law Committee, 1984
  • New York County Lawyers' Association, Matrimonial Law Committee, 1989
  • New York State Coalition on Women's Legal Issues, Member, 1986
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, Children & The Law, 1993
  • Women's Bar Association, Member, Judiciary Committee, 1992
  • Bar Association of the City of New York, Member, Matrimonial Committee, 1994
  • New York County Supreme Court, Special master, Present
  • Bar Association of the City of New York, Judiciary Committee
  • Bar Association of the City of New York, Member, 1973
  • New York Women’s Bar Association, Member, 1982
Education
  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1970
  • Bennington College, N Bennington, Vermont
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1967
    • Honors: Jesse Smith Noyes Scholarship
    • Major: History
    • Major: Psychology
Honors
  • New York State Legislative Resolution of July 2, 1992, Honoring Adria S. Hillman and Others of NYS EPTL-SCPA Advisory Committee, 1992 - Present
  • Martindale Hubbell AV rating
  • Super Lawyer, 2007 - Present
Pro-Bono Activities
  • New York County, Special Master & Arbitrator
  • Network for Womens Services, Mentor, 1992
  • Institute for Child, Adolescent & Family Studies, Board Member, 1992
  • New York Women’s Foundation, Advocacy committee
  • New York Women’s Foundation, Executive committee
  • New York Women’s Foundation, Vice-President
  • New York Women’s Foundation, Founding member
Classes / Seminars
  • Role of Mental Health Professional in Custody Disputes, New York State Bar Association Robert Shack, Speaker, 1995
Published Works
  • Score 2 for Fairness/in Divorce Court (Co-Author) New York Times Op Ed Piece, Aug. 13, 1986
  • Kids Must Be Released from Poverty Now (Co-Author) Newsday Op Ed Piece, Sept. 5, 1987
  • CH LIV Separation Agreements (Co-Author) Family Law Manual, 1988
  • Women & The Law (Editor), Clark-Boardman, 1992-present
  • Co-authored with Harriet N. Cohen an analysis of Equitable Distribution in Divorce in New York
Representative Cases
  • Herbert v. Lando, 596 F.Supp. 1178, 1984, S.D.N.Y., 1984151570
  • Herbert v. Lando, 603 F.Supp. 983, 1985, S.D.N.Y., 1985113686
  • Herbert v. Lando, 781 F.2d 298, 1986, C.A.2 (N.Y.), 1986102869
  • Herbert v. Lando, 99 S.Ct. 1635, 1979, U.S.N.Y., 1979135095
  • Schlachet v. Schlachet, 574 N.Y.S.2d 320, 1991, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., 1991161682
  • Horsburgh v. Horsburgh, 583 N.Y.S.2d 267, 1992, N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., 1992085820
References
  • Harriet N. Cohen
  • Arthur Mahon