Experienced in Long Island matrimonial and family law

Alita McKinnon has been practicing matrimonial law on Long Island for more than 20 years. After working on complex cases with another prominent matrimonial firm on Long Island, Ms. McKinnon joined Tabat, Cohen, Blum, Yovino, & Diesa, PC in 2011. Ms. McKinnon’s research, writing, negotiation and courtroom skills and experience have made her an integral part of the team of partners and associates. Ms. McKinnon has lectured for the New York State Bar Association on the topic of Matrimonial and Family Law. She has also been selected to Superlawyers each year since 2016 and achieved an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell since 2014.

Contact our matrimonial and family law firm in Long Island to discuss your case

If you or someone you know needs a matrimonial and family law attorney in Nassau County and Suffolk County, Tabat, Cohen, Blum, Yovino, & Diesa, PC can help. From our offices in Garden City and Hauppauge, our attorneys fight for your rights and the best interests of your children. Call our Long Island divorce lawyers in Garden City or in Hauppauge, or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation.

Honors & Awards:

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (2014-2019)
  • Lead Counsel Rated (Divorce & Family Law); Thompson Reuters (2014-2019)
  • Long Island’s Top Rated Lawyers; ALM Legal Leaders (2014-2017)
  • 10.0 “Superb” Rating; Avvo (2014-2020)
  • Top Divorce & Family Law Attorney; Avvo (2014-2020)
  • Top Legal Eagle; Long Island Pulse Magazine (2012-2013)
  • Ranked in NY Top 100 Lawyers (Matrimonial & Family Law), The National Advocates (2014-2019)
  • Top 10 Attorney Award (NY Under 40 Ed.); The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (2014)
  • 10 “Best” Under 40 Award/Client Satisfaction Award; American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (2014)

Admitted:

  • New York, 2000

Education:

  • J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, 1999
  • B.A., Fairfield University, 1996

Professional Associations:

  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Member
  • Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, Member

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Ratings & Reviews

  • lawyers
    5.0/5.0

    Getting divorced is not an enjoyable process- but working with Robert Cohen was. This firm is knowledgeable, attentive, and determined. Throughout the entire process I felt protected and taken care of. Without any reservation, I recommend t...
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    — Client

  • lawyers
    5.0/5.0

    I could not be happier with Alita McKinnon. I hired Alita to do the QDRO portion of my divorce, as I was not happy with the attorney that had handled my divorce. Alita was highly recommended by a friend. I was told she was one of the mo...
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    — Client

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    Best Lawyer I ever had

    — Anthony Sims

  • lawyers
    5.0/5.0

    I was fortunate to find Tony Yovino to represent me in a complicated child custody and support/contract case. After interviewing numerous attorneys, Tony made me feel immediately at ease. Aside from being highly experienced, knowledgeable a...
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    — Client

  • avvo
    5.0/5.0

    Elizabeth Diesa handled my divorce/custody case and I could not be happier with the outcome. Her advice and professionalism made this most difficult time in my life as smooth as it could have possibly gone. Highly recommend.

    — Client