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Elaine M. Colavito, Esq.


The Biography of Elaine M. Colavito, Esq.,  Partner

Elaine M. Colavito is a Partner with the firm, primarily handling matrimonial and family Law matters. She also handles immigration and trusts and estates matters. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the U.S. Supreme Court. She graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and magna cum laude from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in the top 6% of her class.


Ms. Colavito is active in local bar associations. She is a past president of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association. She joined the organization in 2012 as a Member of its Board of Directors and has also served as its Treasurer, Vice President, President-Elect, and a delegate to the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York. At various times, she has also chaired several committees for the bar association including Finance, Membership, Matrimonial and Family Law, Nominations Committee, Installation, and Working Parents. In 2013, she received the group’s Bessie Ray Geffner, Esq. Memorial Award for her demonstrated interest in improving the justice system, professionalism of the bar and service to the community at large and in 2023, she received the group’s Virginia C. Duncombe, Esq. Award, presented annually to foster and enhance ongoing legal education.


Ms. Colavito is presently a Vice President of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association Foundation, the charitable arm of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, previously serving on its Board of Directors, and as a Recording Secretary. Ms. Colavito is a member of the Suffolk Bar Association and is chairperson of the Paraprofessional Committee. At the State Bar level, Ms. Colavito has served as a chairperson of the Family and Matrimonial Committee.


Ms. Colavito wrote a monthly column, entitled Decisions of Interest for the Suffolk Lawyer, a publication of the Suffolk County Bar Association from 2008-2020. She is also the author of an article entitled “Social Networking Sites and the Right to Privacy: Kathleen Romano v. Steelcase and Educational Institutional Cooperative Services, Inc., Index No. 2233/06” that appeared in the Winter 2011 edition of the Medicine and Law Committee Newsletter, a publication of the American Bar Association. She has also lectured before the NYSBA Young Lawyers section. Ms. Colavito is also a lecturer in an ABA certified paralegal studies program at a local law school and has taught classes on the topics of Family Law, Trusts & Estates, Civil Litigation, Legal Research & Writing, and Immigration. She lectures in a Real Estate Broker Qualifying Course.



In 2014, she was named to Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars” list in the area of Family Law, and was among the 2015-2022, Super Lawyers “Top Women Lawyers in New York.” In 2017, she was named a Trailblazer in Divorce and Trusts and Estates by The National Law Journal and in 2017 and 2018 received the Top 50 Women in Business and Leadership in Law awards from Long Island Business News. In 2018 and 2019, she received the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University’s Outstanding Woman in the Law award. In 2021 and 2022, she received the Long Island Herald’s Premier Businesswomen Award.

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