Frances A. DeThomas
Frances A. DeThomas is the principal attorney in the firm and leads the firm’s matrimonial litigation practice. Frances has handled numerous matters in both Supreme and Family Court and she has represented clients in all phases of matrimonial and family law litigation involving issues of equitable distribution, maintenance, child custody and child support. She is also a certified mediator, receiving a post graduate certification in mediation from the Center for Mediation in Law and is a collaborative divorce attorney. Frances also practices in the real estate field, handling residential and commercial matters and she has been appointed Special Referee in real estate foreclosure actions in Westchester County Supreme Court. Frances is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Westchester County Bar Association, a former member of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and a former Co-Chair of the Matrimonial Committee of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association. Frances is a Past President of the Rye Rotary Club and is a current member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Rye YMCA. She has been a guest speaker for the New York State Bar Association and Pace University School of Law on the topics of Basic Matrimonial Practice and Matrimonial Trial Institute-Trial of a Custody Case. Frances was admitted to the New York Bar in 2000 and the United States Supreme Court Bar in 2009. She received her J.D. from Pace University School of Law in 1999.