Brett E. Jones, Esq.

Lazar & Schwartz
280 Route 82
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
United States
(845) 896-9651
(845) 896-4353

After many years litigating divorces, I have observed the many benefits for my client and the family of a collaborative divorce as compared to a litigated divorce. I always strive to provide my clients with thoughtful, thorough, supportive, organized, knowledgeable expertise keeping in mind my client's needs and goals.
I was named one of the 10 Best Attorneys in New York by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. I have focused my practice of law on Matrimonial and Family Law for the last nineteen years, working in Dutchess,Orange County, Putnam, and Ulster Counties. I received my full collaborative divorce and mediation training and have worked as a collaborative divorce attorney for many years. I currently hold the position of Co-Chair for the Executive Committee for the Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce and Dispute Resolution Association and I am a Fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. I have handled numerous litigated and non-litigated divorce matters, which have included a wide range of simple to complex issues, including complex legal issues and business assets. I also am a mediator with MH Mediation and a Partner at Lazar Schwartz & Jones LLP.

Collaborative Training

Year Training Type Instructor Hours
2014 Mediation Training Katherine Miller and Catherine O'Connor 40
2014 Advanced Collaborative Law Training Kathryn Lazar, Mark Bass, Allison Bell, Micki McWade 6
2012 Advanced Collaborative Law Training Nina Meierding 13
2012 Advanced Interdisciplinary Training Joan Kelly 14
2008 Basic Collaborative Law Training Kathryn Lazar, Micki McWade, Maria Alba-Fiscgh 40
2015 Advanced Collaborative Training Linda Solomon 6

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Undergraduate Education Law School
Le Moyne College 1992-1996 Albany Law School 1996-1999

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