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Diane M. O’Leary

Ms. O’Leary has more than 30 years of experience exclusively in matrimonial and family law. She is well known in Dutchess County for handling all aspects of matrimonial law including complex, high asset divorce matters.

AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Divorce
Prenuptial Agreements
Collaborative Law
Alimony & Spousal Support
Postnuptial Agreements
Domestic Partnership Agreements

BAR ADMISSIONS:
New York, 1984
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1998
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1998
U.S. Supreme Court, 1989

EDUCATION:
Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
Douglass College of Rutgers University B.A

CLASSES/SEMINARS TAUGHT:
Adjunct Instructor of Family Law & Real Property Law, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1986 – 1990
Public lectures on Family Law topics, Junior League & Mid-Hudson Women’s Bar Association, 1985 – 1993

HONORS AND AWARDS:
New York State Bar Association – Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 1989

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
New York State Bar Association (Sections on: Family Law), 1984 – Present Member
New York State Bar Association, 1996 – 1997
Special Task Force on Family Law
Delegate to New York State Bar Association’s House of Delegates 1995-1999, 2001-2005
Dutchess County Bar Association, 1984 – Present
Member (previous vice- president , president elect)
American Bar Association – Sections on: Family Law; General Practice, 1984 – Present Member
Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, 1984 – Present Member; Delegate (1989-1990, 1991-1992)
Mid-Hudson Women’s Bar Association, 1984 – Present Member (previous President-2 terms)
Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce Association, 2008 – Present Member
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2008 – Present
Dutchess County Bar Association – Judicial Screening Committee Current Chairperson
Indepedent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for the Ninth Judicial District Member

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS:
Ostertag O’Leary & Barrett, Partner, 2001 – 2009
Ostertag & O’Leary, Partner, 1995 – 2001
Guernsey Butts Ostertag & O’Leary, Partner, 1991 – 1995
Guernsey, Butts & Walsh, Associate Attorney, 1985 – 1990
Connor, Curran & Schram, Associate Attorney- Title searcher/closer, 1995
Steiman & Steinberg, Law Clerk/Associate Attorney, 1983 – 1985
Perry Satz, PC., Paralegal/Law Clerk, 1977 – 1983

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES:
Arlington Rotary Club. Member & Vice-President 2009-2010, 2006 – 2010
Rotary International, 2006 – 2010
Marist College Paralegal Advisory Board, 1986 – Present
Vassar Warner Home. Board of Trustees and Past President (1996-1998), 1989 – 1998
Dutchess County Community Alternative Systems Agency, Advisory Board, 1991 – 1994
Dutchess County Women’s Action Coalition, 1996 – 2000
United Way Admissions and Grants Committee, 1992 – 1997