Claire C. Tierney joined the firm in January, 2011, bringing with her over twenty years experience in matrimonial and family law practice. After her admission to the New York Bar in 1988, Ms. Tierney spent several years with the Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc. before leaving to start her own practice. As a solo practitioner, she won a whistleblower action against Brookhaven National Laboratory before choosing to focus on matrimonial and family law.
After nine years practicing independently, she became associated with Cartier, Bernstein, Auerbach & Dazzo, P.C. in Patchogue, Thomas K. Campagna, P.C. in Ronkonkoma, Parola & Gross, LLP in Wantagh, and Clifford J. Petroske, P.C. in Bohemia, where she handled primarily matrimonial and family law cases. Ms. Tierney has successfully handled a high volume of aggressively litigated matrimonial and Family court cases with extensive motion practice, court conferences, discovery, depositions, settlement negotiations and trials. Her practice has included the application of the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, and she handled preliminary motions in the landmark Court of Appeals case of E.S. v P.D., 8 N.Y.3d 150, 863 N.E.2d 100, 831 N.Y.S.2d 96 (2007), pertaining to grandparent visitation rights.
Her knowledge, experience, compassion and advocacy effectively assists her clients in all aspects of Family Law including without limitation child support, custody, visitation, relocation, orders of protection, exclusive occupancy, domestic violence and equitable distribution of marital assets.