Eva M. DeFranco (Danbury, Connecticut)

Eva M. DeFranco

Licensed for 30 years

Practice Area: Divorce Mediation, Collaborative Divorce, Divorce 4 more areas of practice + 4 more

Awards
AV Preeminent
Principal at firm Collins Hannafin
Contact
203-456-1505

Eva M. DeFranco

203-456-1505

Credit cards accepted

Serving Danbury, CT view address

Partner at firm Collins Hannafin

Serving Danbury, CT view address

Credit cards accepted

Awards AV Preeminent

About Eva M. DeFranco



EVA M. DeFRANCO practices primarily in the areas of Divorce Mediation, Collaborative Divorce and Divorce Litigation. She also has decades of experience in Negligence and Commercial Litigation cases. She is an experienced mediator, trial lawyer and negotiator, admitted to practice in both State and Federal courts. Attorney DeFranco is a member of the Family Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. She is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, and past president of the Danbury Bar Association. She served as the chairperson of the Danbury Family Bar Association for over a decade. In r...

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EVA M. DeFRANCO practices primarily in the areas of Divorce Mediation, Collaborative Divorce and Divorce Litigation. She also has decades of experience in Negligence and Commercial Litigation cases. She is an experienced mediator, trial lawyer and negotiator, admitted to practice in both State and Federal courts. Attorney DeFranco is a member of the Family Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. She is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, and past president of the Danbury Bar Association. She served as the chairperson of the Danbury Family Bar Association for over a decade. In recognition of her leadership and service to the legal community, Attorney DeFranco was elected as a James W. Cooper Fellow. She has earned the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence. It is achieved only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by their peers — members of the bar and the Judiciary.

Attorney DeFranco is increasingly committed to helping her clients reduce the turmoil inherent in the divorce process while protecting their rights. She earned her certification as a divorce mediator in 2007 and a collaborative divorce attorney in 2005 in order to offer more options to clients getting divorced. She continues to sharpen her skills in order to ensure her clients the highest quality of service in collaborative divorce, divorce mediation and divorce litigation. Attorney DeFranco is a member of the Collaborative Divorce Team of Connecticut and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She is an Officer and Board Member of the Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce. As recognition for her qualifications in family matters, she has served as a Special Master for the State’s Judicial Department for many years, making recommendations regarding settlement to litigants involved in the divorce process. She has lectured extensively on various topics of divorce and collaborative divorce law. She is a trainer for the Connecticut Family Mediation Training Group and regularly trains lawyers, mental health professionals and divorce financial planners in mediation.

Additionally, Attorney DeFranco was an adjunct professor at Western Connecticut State University for ten years. She has been active in civic matters since she began her legal career in 1986. She has served on the boards of the Danbury Regional Commission on Child Care, Rights, and Abuse, Inc. (past president); the Womens Center of Greater Danbury; the Western Connecticut Chapter of the American Red Cross; and as treasurer of the Stanley L. Richter Memorial Park Authority. She was also the Regional Chairperson of Connecticut Legal Services Campaign for Justice for several years.

Attorney DeFranco is a Ridgefield native and currently resides in Danbury with her husband.

Published Works:

Lectured, Various Aspects of Family Law, Divorce Mediation, Conflict Resolution

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Former Adjunct professor, Western Connecticut State University; Lectured, Various seminars on Divorce Law, Conflict Resolution, Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Divorce

Fall, 2014 — Basic Divorce Mediation Training
Spring, 2015 — Basic Divorce Mediation Training

Awards and Distinctions:

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating

Connecticut Bar Foundation, James W. Cooper Fellow

Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce, Leadership Award

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Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 1 review
  • 100% client recommended 1 recommendation
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 09/02/13

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  • 4.5/5.0 11 reviews
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 06/23/14 in Civil Litigation

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  • 4.8/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 06/16/14 in Family Law

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 06/16/14 in Family Law

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  • 4.6/5.0 by a Partner on 06/15/14 in Divorce Mediation

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  • 3.6/5.0 by a Member on 06/15/14 in Family Law

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  • 4.4/5.0 by a Principal on 06/15/14 in Divorce

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  • 4.2/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 06/08/14 in Divorce

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  • 4.2/5.0 by a Partner on 06/07/14 in Family Law

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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Member on 06/07/14 in Divorce

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 04/19/14 in Divorce

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    Eva is a strong advocate for her clients and is a pleasure to work with.

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Community Contributions

      Credentials

      Position
      Principal
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1986, Connecticut
      1987, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
      1996, U.S. Supreme Court
      Credit Cards Accepted
      Law School Attended
      University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
      Class of 1986
      J.D.
      cum laude, More than 250 hours of mediation, collaborative and conflict resolution training
      University Attended
      Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut
      Class of 1983
      B.S.
      cum laude
      Associations & Memberships
      Connecticut Bar Association (Family Law Section Member)
      Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
      Danbury Bar Association (Past President)
      Danbury Family Bar (Past Chairperson)
      International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (Member)
      Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce (Past President, Current Officer, Board Member)
      Collaborative Divorce Team of Connecticut (Member)
      Judicial District of Danbury (Special Master)
      Judicial District of Litchfield (Special Master).

      Areas of Law

      • Divorce Mediation
      • Collaborative Divorce
      • Divorce
      • Divorce Litigation
      • Family Law
      • Negligence
      • Commercial Litigation