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Meaghan E. Howard

Of Counsel

Meaghan E. Howard is an attorney Of Counsel at the Law Office of Robert H. Montefusco. Ms. Howard grew up and continues to reside on the North Fork of Long Island. Prior to becoming an attorney, she spent six years as the primary legal assistant to a partner at a busy matrimonial and family law firm on the East End of Long Island.

Ms. Howard pursued her undergraduate studies degree at SUNY Stony Brook in American History. She graduated cum laude and was a member of the Dean’s List, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. Additionally, Ms. Howard received the Undergraduate Excellence & Achievement Award from the chair of the History Department upon her graduation.

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In the year following her graduation from SUNY Stony Brook, Ms. Howard went to work full time to immerse herself in the field of matrimonial and family law. Thereafter, Ms. Howard went on to attend law school at Touro Law Center where she received her Juris Doctor in 2013.

Extensive Legal Knowledge

During her time at Touro, Ms. Howard had the distinct honor of serving on the Touro Law Review as the articles editor, in which she worked with and oversaw the publications of professional authors, legal scholars, judges, and practicing attorneys. Additionally, Ms. Howard is the published author of two Touro Law Review articles: “Modern Reformation: An Overview of New York’s Domestic Relations Overhaul” and “People v. Kent: Controversial Court of Appeals Decision Causes Loophole in Child Pornography Laws.”

Additionally, Ms. Howard took part in the Family Law Clinic at Touro — a student-based clinic that took on cases from indigent clients who required legal representation in the Suffolk County Family Court.

Award-Winning Legal Service

Ms. Howard also spent a summer clerking for the Honorable James Hudson in the County Court of Suffolk County where she researched and drafted legal memoranda to assist the judge in rendering decisions on very serious felonies and other criminal acts. The following summer, Ms. Howard interned in the Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Bureau of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

Ms. Howard was the recipient of the CALI Award for Excellent Achievement in the study of Legal Process II, where she won Best Oral Advocate for the oral argument of her appellate brief. Ms. Howard also received the CALI Award for Excellent Achievement for her participation in the Child Welfare Seminar. Additionally, Ms. Howard received two awards stemming from her performance on the Touro Law Review — the Member of Distinction Award and the Editor of Distinction Award. Finally, upon graduation, Ms. Howard was awarded the Improvement to Quality of Student Life Award by the Touro Law Center faculty.

At all times during her tenure in law school, Ms. Howard continued to develop her practical skill set and worked on a per diem basis conducting research and drafting legal motions and other memoranda for matrimonial and family law firms in Suffolk County.

Protecting the Interests of New York Clients

Ms. Howard has been admitted to practice in the State of New York since 2014 and continues to advocate predominantly in the areas of family and matrimonial law, where she has assisted on numerous trials, as well as conducted hearings of her own in both the Family Court and Suffolk County Supreme Court. Ms. Howard is an active member of the Suffolk County Bar Association and Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association. In addition to her work as a practicing attorney, Ms. Howard has successfully served as the campaign manager for a sitting Suffolk County Family Court judge and a sitting town councilman.

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    “Robert was my attorney representing me through my divorce and I couldn’t have asked for any better. The attorney you choose greatly affects the outcome of your divorce and mine would have been horrible if it wasn’t for him. I strongly and highly recommend him. He guided me through with his expert negotiating, leadership, advice and representation. He was realistic of what the outcome was going to be and he was right. His office staff is wonderful and you always get timely responses. Robert is definitely the one you want representing you through a difficult time that is going to affect the rest of your life”

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    “Mr. Montefusco and his assistant were and continue to be excellent.”

    David

  • I am grateful for all the hard work and efforts he and his assistant, Ms Maureen Furlan, and others,who worked closely as one with me throughout my case.

    “I would highly recommend Mr. Montefusco to anyone who want excellent and qualified representation in their case.”

    Chris

  • His passion for his work is unparalleled.

    “He fought for me every step of the way.”

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  • Robert is not a stranger to arguing a motion. An added benefit that helped with my selection of Robert was his prior background as a Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney.

    “Although I am not an attorney, I deal with a lot of contact, intellectual capital and real-estate attorneys regularly and I’m a pretty good judge of character. Robert’s representation of me was outstanding!”

    Robert D.

  • You don't need a guppy, you need a Barracuda!

    “I was recommended to The Montefusco law firm by a friend who is a lawyer. He told me "You don't need a guppy, you need a Barracuda"! From the first free consultation (many years ago) to the present day, the entire staff was courteous, punctual, professional, and tolerant. I say that because I can be a tough customer to deal with, and I was never treated that way. I was always given the respect, time, and the opportunity to be heard. Hope and Monica were great on the phones, and taking down my concerns, and relaying them to Robert, Meaghan, or Maureen. I had a particularly rough time with my EX, and I was fighting for the rights of my son, and him now living with me. Robert had my back through the whole process. I am 100% satisfied with the outcome, and the entire team should take a bow! Robert always knew just what to say, and how to calm me down in moments of disbelief in the ongoing battles, and I feel I can include him in my 'inner circle' of friends. Meaghan did a great job of re-writing all of my oppositions, and even took my calls when she was at her home. And last but not least is Maureen. Maureen is a paragon. She could answer every question I had, and always gave me the respect I deserved. She and I got to know each other pretty well on the phones, and through emails. Often times I called to talk to Robert, and Maureen picked up, and helped me through my concerns. Thank you Robert, Meaghan, Maureen, Hope, and Monica! You made a really bumpy road seem navigable, and throughout the process, there was always a shining light at the end of the tunnel!”

  • Robert, I want you to know you are a blessing! AND THANK YOU!!!

    “You are so knowledgeable and took so much time with me… for that I am so thankful!!!!”

    Lynn M.

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