The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers is a national not-for-profit membership association founded in 1962 and composed of the nation’s leading family law attorneys from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, with nearly 1500 Fellows.
Mission Statement: Provide leadership that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.
Vision: Be the preeminent organization of family law attorneys and the best resource for clients, lawyers, judges, educators, and the public.
Values: To recognize and promote excellence in the practice of family law; practice and uphold ethics, integrity, and professionalism always; serve as the foremost authority and resource on family law; advance civility and collegiality among our fellows; advocate for the advancement of family law and promote charitable giving and service.
Fellows of the Academy specialize in all issues related to marriage, divorce, annulment, prenups, matters affecting unmarried cohabitants, child custody and visitation, business valuation and property distribution, alimony, and support. Each fellow must demonstrate by personal conduct a professional and ethical commitment to his or her clients and to society at large in resolving what are often intensely emotional and complex family problems. By demonstrating the highest standards of matrimonial practice, Fellows of the Academy have set the standard for the matrimonial bar. They have helped improve the quality of family law practice throughout the country for attorneys and litigants alike.