Jacqueline P. Itani
As an Associate at the firm, Jacqueline is known for guiding her clients through complex issues, while zealously advocating on their behalf and serving as an effective and compassionate counsel. She takes incredible pride in prioritizing client needs above all else and applying her unique skills to each individual case. Jaqueline aims to settle disputes as amicably as possible, but is not afraid to litigate on her client’s behalf when necessary.
Jacqueline received her Juris Doctor from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law with a concentration in Matrimonial and Family Law, where she was a member of Cardozo's Law and Literature Journal. Jacqueline also participated in an Intensive Trial Advocacy Program to solidify her litigation strategies and skills.
She completed a fellowship at the Children’s Law Center, and interned for the Honorable Matthew F. Cooper in the New York Supreme Court, Matrimonial Part. Notably, Jacqueline drafted the winning Appellate Brief in Counihan v. Bishop, where the non-biological mother of a child born to a same-sex marriage was awarded standing as the child's parent to seek custody and visitation. Additionally, in the matter of Chue v. Clark, Jacqueline successfully petitioned the Court on behalf of her client, a resident of Singapore, to recognize the parties’ foreign Judgment of Divorce and hold her client's ex-wife in contempt of Court for her violation of visitation terms of the custody order.
Jacqueline is licensed to practice law in both New York and New Jersey and is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section. Jacqueline is also certified in Family and Divorce Mediation.