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Alissa Van Horn, Esq., Managing Partner of Van Horn & Friedman, P.C., is Recognized by Top 100 Registry as the Family Law, Attorney of the Year in the State of New York


Alissa Van Horn, Esq. is featured in Top 100 Lawyers Magazine, and is honored as the 2021 Family Law, Attorney of the Year in the State of New York.

Alissa L. Van Horn, Esq., serves as the managing partner of Van Horn & Friedman, P.C., a full-service family and matrimonial law firm, with its primary office in Westbury, New York. Ms. Van Horn has extensive experience in all family law-related cases, including divorce, adoption, custody, child support, orders of protection, foster care litigation, name changes, prenuptial, postnuptial, and separation agreements. Alissa earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA. and obtained her Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware.

Ms. Van Horn outshines others in her field due to her extensive educational background, numerous awards and recognitions, and career longevity. Alissa has received many honors over the course of her career, including having been recognized as a Super Lawyers®' New York Rising Stars®, Long Island Business News’ Top 40 under 40, Leadership in Law and Top 50 Women in Business Awards and the Long Island Power Women in Business Award, among many others.

Ms. Van Horn knew she was going to pursue a career in the law from the time that she was a young child. As a teenager, Alissa entered the foster care system and became very passionate about pursuing a career to help other children in the foster care system, especially teenagers. The experience of facing her own neglectful mother and meeting her father for the first time in a courthouse solidified Alissa’s desire to help other families through the practice of law. Understanding the statistics related to the success of children in the foster care system, Alissa was more determined than ever to break the cycle and refused to become another statistic. With the support and assistance of her foster family, social workers and other mentors, Alissa was the first person in her biological family to attend and graduate college and law school. Throughout her years in practice, Alissa ultimately expanded the focus of the firm. Whether it is to end abusive marriages, bring happy couples together through prenuptial agreements, create families through adoption, or fight for children to have healthy meaningful relationships with both of their parents, Alissa’s passion lies in helping others through the difficult, complicated and emotional legal process.

Ms. Van Horn is admitted to practice law in New York, Connecticut, and the United States Supreme Court. After five years of practicing in boutique law firms in New York City, Alissa opened the doors to her solo practice in 2010. She spent five years vigorously working to expand the firm, and ultimately, in 2015, Alissa was joined by her colleague and friend, Meredith Friedman, Esq. and together they formed Van Horn & Friedman, P.C. Always putting the interests of her clients first, Ms. Van Horn implements negotiation strategies to achieve the optimal results for her clients when a trial is not in their best interests. As a pioneer in her field, she works tirelessly on behalf of her clients to obtain the best possible results. Ms. Van Horn is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, and the Suffolk County Bar Association.

In addition to practicing law, Ms. Van Horn is actively involved in the legal community, presenting Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars for various state and national CLE providers. She has also served on other educational panels, educating other attorneys and professionals on family, matrimonial, and law practice management matters. Their courses have become so popular that Ms. Van Horn and Mrs. Friedman are currently launching their own CLE Company, VHF Legal Seminars, Inc., the Interactive CLE Company, which presents CLE’s in a fun, practical and interactive manner for all areas of practice.

Alissa also volunteers her time by coordinating free legal seminars with other professionals to assist in educating individuals involved in family and matrimonial matters, has assisted multiple other individuals in establishing their own businesses, and is a member of various online groups that further educate individuals in understanding and navigating the legal system. Ms. Van Horn is a proud member of Pinktie1000, supports, Networking for a Cause, and is a frequent supporter and attendee of various charitable organizations and events.