Attorney EvaMarie Franco
Attorney, Transactions & Related Litigation
EvaMarie Franco is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and is admitted to practice in both Connecticut and New York state courts. During law school, Attorney Franco worked in Fordham’s Family Advocacy Clinic, where she handled both family law cases and special education matters. She initiated the Clinic’s first lawsuit in Federal Court and received a favorable decision, which was groundbreaking for both Fordham and law school clinics throughout the state. In addition to her clinical work, Attorney Franco studied prenuptial agreements and divorce litigation under Attorney Vikki Ziegler, star of Bravo’s Untying the Knot. Upon graduation, she was honored with the Archibald R. Murray Service Award summa cum laude in recognition for her dedication of over 1,500 hours of pro bono work during law school to victims of domestic violence and families in crisis.
While earning a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Political Science from Boston College, Ms. Franco began working at a small civil law firm in Connecticut. She continued her work there throughout law school and became an Associate Attorney upon graduation, overseeing casework for the firm’s clients for several years thereafter. In this role, her contributions included managing and litigating all matrimonial/family matters, housing matters, small claims suits, bankruptcy filings, commercial and residential court appointed foreclosures, and attorney fee litigation. She also regularly handled will drafting, estate planning, contract drafting, contract litigation, and corporate formation and dissolution, among other areas.
Ms. Franco’s prior experience includes guardian ad litem work at the Children’s Law Center of Connecticut, where she represented minors in highly contentious custody disputes, often in high profile family court and criminal court matters. She worked on cases ranging from complex relocation proceedings to emergency removal proceedings, many of which involved sensitive issues such as child abuse, neglect, and termination of parental rights. She regularly partnered with the social work department, making home visits to meet with families in order to prepare evaluations and recommendations. Her public service work also includes volunteering at Sanctuary for Families in New York City, where she represented victims of domestic violence in divorce proceedings. She has interned in the Housing Unit of Connecticut Legal Services, where she represented clients in Housing Court and disciplinary proceedings with the U.S. Department ofHousing and Urban Development and local city housing authorities within Connecticut State. Ms. Franco also interned in the Family Law Unit at Connecticut Legal Services, aiding victims of domestic violence.
In 2016, Attorney Franco began working at Maya Law in the Westport, Connecticut office. Ms. Franco’s primary area of practice is matrimonial/family law, including divorce, custody and visitation disputes, child support and maintenance disputes, and premarital contract drafting. Her experience includes all aspects of the litigation process from client intake through trial, working directly with clients for the entirety of their cases.
New York: 212-682-5700