Steven Paquette

110 west Fayette st
Syracuse, New York 13219
United States
Office Phone: 315-422-1391
Member since 2007
Membership Type: IACP



Steven is an experienced litigator and brings 34 years of courtroom experience to seek fair and reasoned solutions to client problems. His current practice involves successfully navigating sophisticated divorce and family law matters to a successful conclusion using both Collaborative Law Practice techniques wherever possible, and traditional litigation models where necessary. Steven works with a team of equally seasoned professionals at the Firm to resolve both sophisticated and routine matters economically, expeditiously and fairly, and seeks to leave long standing family relationships as intact as possible, particularly where children are involved.

Steven uses his expertise and experience to negotiate prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, separation and opting out agreements, and dissolution of marriage through the collaborative law process wherever possible. His professional manner and courtroom experience lead to positive results for his clients. Steve currently serves as President of the CNY Collaborative Practice group.

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Area(s) of Practice: Civil Law, Collaborative Law, Family Law, Real Estate Law, Teaching
License(s): All New York State Courts ~U.S. District Courts for Northern and Western District of NY ~United States Supreme Court

Professional Activities

President of CNY Collaborative Law ~NYS Bar Assoc ~Onondaga County Bar Assoc ~NYS Academy of Trial Attorneys Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Super Lawyer AVVO Superb Rating President of CNY Chapter of JDRF

Undergraduate Education

B.S. S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Syracuse University, 1977

Professional Education

J.D. Syracuse University
College of Law


I seek a fair result for all parties, and a child centered approach where children are involved. I bring the resources necessary to help parties solve problems where the dissolution of their marriage is further complicated by business, tax, retirement, bankruptcy or other ancillary concerns. I represent the short and long term interests of my client zealously, while seeking to preserve civility and honesty, and achieve a healthier long turn resolution to families in transformation