Category: Firm News

Broder Orland Murray & DeMattie LLC has the most lawyers named to Moffly Media’s 2021 “Top Lawyers in Fairfield County” List for Family Law

We are pleased to announce that Attorneys Eric Broder, Carole Orland, Sarah Murray, Christopher DeMattie, Jaime Dursht, and Nicole DiGiose have been named to Moffly Media’s 2021 “Top Lawyers in Fairfield County” list.  Moffly Media publishes six magazines including, Fairfield Living, Greenwich Magazine, New Canaan/Darien+Rowayton, Stamford Magazine, Westport Magazine and at Home.

Eric Broder and Carole Orland featured in Westport Lifestyle Magazine

Eric J. Broder and Carole Topol Orland were featured in Westport Lifestyle Magazine (Jan. ’21) in an article entitled Healthy Divorce in Unhealthy Times. Their expert advice and insight included the following:

  • “Try really hard to come to a solution sooner than later without unnecessarily expending emotional and financial resources…Start with kids, kids, kids. Address their issues first…Most parents want to do right by their kids and it’s often a good jumping off point for the rest of negotiations.” Carole Orland
  • “Many couples thrive as individuals after the case is over. I get a lot of calls out of the blue form former clients just to tell me how well things are going. In particular between their now ex-spouse. Often these relationships get better without the tension of divorce.” Eric Broder

Broder Orland Murray & DeMattie LLC receives Tier 1 ranking for the metropolitan area – 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firm” Rankings

Broder Orland Murray & DeMattie LLC has been ranked as Tier 1 in Family Law on the metropolitan scale.  Now in its 11th edition,  the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are the result of a rigorous process, which includes peer reviews for leading attorneys in the same field and client and lawyer evaluations. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing lawyers in the country.  Broder Orland Murray & DeMattie LLC has three lawyers on this year’s “Best Lawyers” list and one lawyer on the “Ones to Watch” list.  Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

BRODER & ORLAND LLC is proud to announce that Sarah E. Murray and Christopher J. DeMattie have become named partners of the firm now known as BRODER ORLAND MURRAY & DEMATTIE LLC

Sarah, a Wilton resident with her husband, will remain based in the firm’s Westport office and will continue to be involved in all of its practice areas. She is currently the Chair of the firm’s Appellate Practice. Having extensive experience with the drafting and negotiation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, Sarah has launched the firm’s Preservation of Generational Wealth initiative, coordinating with colleagues to meet clients’ needs in that area.

Chris will head the firm’s office in Greenwich, where he currently resides with his wife and newborn son! He will be available at the Greenwich and Westport offices to accommodate clients and colleagues as needed. Chris will continue to be involved in all aspects of the firm’s practices, including litigation and mediation. He also will continue to be available for GAL private appointments.

“Christopher J. DeMattie quoted in the New Haven Register, Connecticut Post, Greenwich Time, Stamford Advocate, The Norwalk Hour, The Darien Times, Fairfield Citizen, New Canaan Advertiser, and Westport News, on March 22, 2020.

Christopher J. DeMattie, of the Broder Orland Murray & DeMattie LLC, law office in Greenwich and Westport, a divorce and family law practice, said the firm remains committed to working diligently by whatever means necessary.

We continue to work effortlessly to protect our clients and to advance their case during these unusual times, while taking all recommended precautions.

Our lawyers are working from remote locations, in most cases at home.

Our firm adapted to remote capabilities years ago and have since emphasized a paperless practice. While we miss the collegiality of being in one place with our team, we are in regular contact through email, texting, and telephone.

We are conducting virtual consultations and meetings with clients and colleagues. We are confident our clients and practice will weather this unprecedented situation and expect it will create a wave of business once the current situation resolves itself, as it will require review and adjustments for parenting and financial matters.

It is a different dynamic but thanks to technology, it is running very smoothly.

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Since joining Broder Orland Murray & DeMattie LLC in 2012, Chris has handled hundreds of family law cases, including those with sophisticated financial matters and complex children’s issues. He has notably prevailed in defending and prosecuting numerous relocation cases. Chris has met with much success in settling and trying cases and has proven adept at knowing when to do either. He has also represented clients in the negotiation and drafting of complex Cohabitation, Prenuptial, and Postnuptial Agreements. Chris has been recognized by the Connecticut Law Tribune as a 2017 New Leader in the Law and has also been selected a New England Super Lawyers ® Rising Star® 2014-2019 in the area of Family Law.