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Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of New York

Education

  • Catholic University Law School, Washington, D.C., J.D., 1991
  • Canisius College , B.A., English and Political Science, 1988

Speaking Engagements

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • AAML New York Chapter 

Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association, 1992
  • Bar Association of Erie County 
  • Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Family Law Section
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Board of Governors for National Chapter
  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Matrimonial Practice Advisory and Rules Committee for the New York State Office of Court Administration

Publications & Quotes

  • New York Times
  • Wall Street Journal
  • New York Law Journal
  • Buffalo News
  • Business First

Christopher S. Mattingly

T | 716.854.2915

E | cmattingly@matcavlaw.com

Buffalo attorney Christopher S. Mattingly has practiced exclusively in the area of matrimonial and family law for more than twenty five years in both the New York State Supreme Court and Family Court. He is a skilled trial attorney who focuses his law practice on high-asset marital dissolution cases involving business valuations, equitable distribution, maintenance, child support, and child custody issues.

Mr. Mattingly served as President of the New York Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) from 2011 until 2013. During his tenure as President, he helped to establish the Academy’s position on significant issues in New York including marriage equality and developing guidelines for the Courts regarding temporary maintenance. He currently serves on the Board of Governors for the AAML’s National Chapter. Mr. Mattingly is also a fellow with the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

His contributions to the practice of law have earned him the respect of colleagues throughout New York as reflected in his appointment to the Matrimonial Practice Advisory and Rules Committee for the New York State Office of Court Administration. He also serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Family Law Section. He is also certified as an arbitrator with the AAML.

His significant litigation experience coupled with his skills as an arbitrator have allowed Mr. Mattingly to utilize multiple avenues to assist his clients in achieving positive outcomes for their legal matters. He has also been court-appointed to serve as an attorney for the children in New York State Supreme Court and Family Court cases, which has afforded him the opportunity to advocate for the best interests of children in family law matters.

He is a frequent panelist and speaker for presentations for the New York State Bar Association, Erie County Bar Association, and AAML New York Chapter.

While at Canisius College Mr. Mattingly was named the 1988 Student Athlete of the Year. He was also inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame for Canisius College and Bishop Timon High School. Mr. Mattingly resides in Orchard Park with his wife and 2 children.