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Mattingly Cavagnaro LLP
500 Pearl Street,
Suite 810
Buffalo, NY 14202

Christopher S. Mattingly

Christopher S. Mattingly concentrates his practice in the areas of Matrimonial and Family Law. He is a trial attorney with experience in numerous divorce matters in the New York State Supreme Court including the matters of equitable distribution of property, business evaluations, evaluations of educational degrees, child custody, visitation and child support matters. Mr. Mattingly has been appointed as a law guardian representing the interest of minor children involved in custody and visitation disputes by Supreme Court and Family Court Justices.

From 2011 through 2013, Mr. Mattingly served as President of the New York Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), an elite organization comprised of the nations top matrimonial and family law attorneys. He is also one of the few members of the International Academy of Family Law Attorneys in New York State and the only one in Western New York.

Mr. Mattingly has long served on a panel of statewide attorneys and judges title Matrimonial Practice and Advisory Rules Committee which provides guidance and comments on proposed legislation effecting matrimonial and family law in New York State to the Chief Administration Judge in New York State.

Mr. Mattingly was the recipient in November 2001, of the Bar Association of Erie County's Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. Family Court Award, for work done in the successful defense of an appeal of a custody matter to the New York State Appellate Division, Fourth Department.

  • J.D. Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law - 1991
  • B.A. in English & Political Science Canisius College - 1988
Awards & Accolades
    • The Best Lawyers in America©, Family Law
      • Buffalo Best Lawyers Family Law Lawyer of the Year, 2013
    • Super Lawyers®, New York Upstate Edition: Family Law
    • Who's Who in Law for Matrimonial and Family Law
    • New York State Appellate Division, Fourth Department, Bar Association of Erie County's Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. Family Court Award
  • Associations & Memberships
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
      • Board of Governors for National Chapter, 2011-2015
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New York Chapter, President, 2011-2013
    • Bar Association of Erie County, Member
      • Matrimonial and Family Law Committee, Past Chairman & Member
      • Procedure Family Court Committee, Member
      • Board of Directors, 2004-2007
    • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Executive Committee Member
    • New York State Office of Court Administration, Matrimonial Practice Advisory and Rules Committee, Member
    • International Academy of Family Lawyers, Fellow
    • New York State Bar Association, Member, 1992