Christopher S. Mattingly

Christopher S. Mattingly

Location:
Buffalo, New York
Phone:
716-262-8040
Fax:
716-402-1060
Email:

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.

Areas of Practice

  • Matrimonial Law
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1992

Education

  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1991
  • Canisius College
    • B.A. - 1988
    • Major: English
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • "Dependency Exemptions in Matrimonial Settlements", The Buffalo Law Journal, April 3, 2003

Classes/Seminars

  • Panelist and Speaker, Matrimonial and Family Law, New York State Bar Association
  • Panelist and Speaker, Matrimonial and Family Law, Erie County Bar Association
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Panelist and Speaker

Feedback

Other Sources of Feedback About Christopher S. Mattingly

Included on the 2018Upstate New York list

Past Lists
  • 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 superlawyers.com Super Lawyers list

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, 2010 - 2017
  • New York Super Lawyers, Upstate Edition: Family Law, 2007 - 2018
  • "Buffalo Best Lawyers Family Law Lawyer of the Year" for 2013 by Best Lawyers in America
  • Business First/Buffalo Law Journal's Who's Who in Law for Matrimonial and Family Law
  • Recipient, Bar Association of Erie County's Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. Family Court Award, New York State Appellate Division, Fourth Department
  • 1988 Student Athlete of the Year, Canisius College
  • Athletic Hall of Fame, Canisius College
  • Athletic Hall of Fame, Bishop Timon High School

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New York Chapter, President, 2011 - 2013
  • Bar Association of Erie County Matrimonial and Family Law Committee, Past Chairman
  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Executive Committee Member
  • Bar Association of Erie County, Matrimonial and Family Law Committee, Member
  • Bar Association of Erie County, Procedure Family Court Committee, Member
  • Bar Association of Erie County, Board of Directors, 2004 - 2007
  • New York State Office of Court Administration, Matrimonial Practice Advisory and Rules Committee, Member
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Board of Governors for National Chapter, 2011 - 2015
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, 1992 - Present