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Matrimonial Law
Family Law
Child Custody
Child Support

Michele P. Ellerin is a Partner concentrating in matrimonial and family law.  Michele has an unmatched reputation in Orange and Ulster counties as a first-rate attorney who serves her clients with the highest level of passion and professionalism.  Michele has been practicing law for over thirty years.

Michele earned her Bachelor of Arts in 1979 from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. She earned her Juris Doctorate in 1982 from the University of Toledo College of Law in Toledo, Ohio, after spending her final year at Albany Law School.  She established her private practice in 1986 in Orange County, New York, and has devoted over thirty years to serving clients in the matrimonial and family law areas. She has served as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, and President for the Orange County Bar Association, and for the past nineteen years, she has served on the organization’s Board of Directors. Michele is a member of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, a member of the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties, where she previously served as President, and is also a member of the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.  She is a member of the New York Trial Lawyers Association and the Orange County Bar Association. Michele was on the Sara Wells Girl Scout Board and was a past Vice President.  Michele was also a Board of Director and Trustee for Temple Sinai in Middletown, New York.  She received a Woman of Achievement Award.


·         New York, 1984

·         New Jersey, 1983

·         U.S. District Court District of New Jersey

·         U. S. District Court Southern District of New York


  • University of Toledo College, Toledo, Ohio
    • J.D. – 1982
  • Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
    • B. A. – 1979


  • 2023 Upstate New York Super Lawyers


  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member, Past Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and President
  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • New York Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Member and past-President