Louise R. Zito, Esq. – Member of the Month

1 September 2015

Louise has thirty years’ experience in Family Law, Estate and Probate Law, Labor and Employment and Small Businesses, Litigation, Mediation and Collaborative Law and is currently President of CCND. She is also a Special Master in New Haven Family court.

Louise graduated from New York Law School in 1985 and is admitted to the New York and Connecticut, State and Federal Courts. Louise is currently Partner at Biller, Sachs, Raio & Zito in Hamden, Connecticut. In addition, Louise is Principal of The Closesm, a Connecticut Family Mediation Training Group.

Louise is committed to helping resolve family disputes through the collaborative divorce and mediation processes convinced that they provide a positive structure for dispute resolution, help in transforming one family unit into two communicating, interacting units and foster self-determination in decision-making that results in little to no post-dissolution conflict.

Louise is a passionate advocate for her clients and believes deeply in interdisciplinary approaches to divorce either through collaboration or Co-mediation. She recently co-authored an article on Co-mediation in Divorce for the Connecticut Law Tribune.

Louise is also committed to providing quality training to attorneys, mental health professionals and financial specialists in Family Mediation and does so as a member of the Connecticut Family Mediation Training Group (CMFTG). CMFTG offers trainings yearly through CCND.

Educational Roles

Adjunct Professor, Quinnipiac University-Philosophy Department, Ethics 2001-2005.
Legislative liaison for the CBA Professional Responsibility Committee, 2007-2010.
Public Speaking and Presentations on Collaborative Divorce, Family Mediation, Bioethics, Business Ethics, Diversity, Estate Planning for a variety of Professional Groups, Non-Profit Agencies and Educational Institutions including the VNA, CWEALF, Quinnipiac University, The Short Course, BNI, Rotary and private family therapy practices and Connecticut Public Radio.

Professional Organizations

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals; Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce, Divorce Solutions of Connecticut, Collaborative Team of Connecticut, CT Bar Association; New Haven County Bar Association.

Affiliations

Family Centered Services of CT Immediate Past Chair; Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce, President, Board member; Divorce Solutions of Connecticut, Co-Founder, Connecticut Women’s Educational and Legal Fund, member; Branford Jazz on the Green: Sponsor. Awards: Woman of the Year Award, Branford Business and Professional Women’s Club; CCCC President’s Service Award, 2003; CCCC Special Recognition award, 2010.

More information about Louise is available at Biller, Sachs, Raio & Zito.

Louise R. Zito
Biller, Sachs, Raio & Zito
2750 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
Tel: 203-281-1719