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Meaghan E. Howard

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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.

Testimonials
  • 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.

  • It all came true and I was very happy and relieved when it was all over.

    “I’ve already recommended him twice to people I know.”

    Judy B.

  • Robert and his firm were professional effective and did not take any “BS” from the opposite side.

    “I hired Robert Montefusco not one time but two times to represent me for custody of my child Each time I was represented with a favorable outcome. Robert and his firm were professional effective and did not take any “BS” from the opposite side. In a biased court system where the fathers are immediately the underdog , Robert was able to get me a better outcome than most fathers get. For that I highly recommend the Montefusco Law firm.”

    Rob

  • With Robert’s talent and experience, we never had to go to court.

    “I would definitely recommend Robert Montefusco. Thanks for all that you did for me.”

    Bob

  • He is open, honest and will not provide false promises.

    “They were exceptional in making sure conversations and milestones were communicated to me as well as very thorough in the handling of paperwork, agreement and the decree.”

    Jim

  • Thanks from our hearts.

    “You were there when we felt our world was torn apart.”

    Matthew

  • Mr. Montefusco has the right amount of pitbull in him and uses it when the opportunity requires.

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

    David

  • 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!”

  • THE LAW OFFICE OF ROBERT MONTEFUSCO IS ONE IN A MILLION

    “Robert and his staff have always went above and beyond for me throughout every step of my brutal divorce and custody process. My case is currently still open and we are in 3 court rooms. Robert is exceptionally educated, experienced, and understanding when it comes to matrimonial law. The past 2 years of my life have been the most darkest and at times unbearable because of the mistake I made in choosing the wrong partner. At times, I would call their office literally 3-4 times A DAY panicking, stressing, obsessing, and mostly crying. I never felt I was annoying them or a nuisance; they were ALWAYS there for me. Robert is not only my attorney, many times he acts as my therapist and calms me down and subsides my fears. Maureen was there beside me to sign the papers to file for the hardest decisions of my life and she always helped in making the process as smooth and seamless as possible. Hope is an amazing asset as well. She is always there to answer any questions I have and always was an extra pair of ears for me to vent to. In choosing this law firm you not only get an amazingly experienced attorney, you get a FIGHTER. Robert defends and protects me aggressively and passionately every single court appearance. For the first time in my life I have absolutely NO FEAR walking into the courtrooms ever anymore because HE is by my side. I am confident that I not only have an amazing group of people working on my case every day, but I have found friends for the rest of my life. The words Thank You will never be enough for what each of them have done for me during this difficult time in my life. You guys ROCK!”

    Jessica P

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    “Honest and trustworthy. Gave great advice and streamlined the process”

    James

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