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)


  • New York, 2000


  • 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

  • google

    How often can you use the word exceptional when assessing any professional you have worked with? It is word that describes Anthony Yovino of the law firm of Tabat, Cohen, Blum and Yovino. Tony has a complete mastery of the current matrimo...
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    — KS Koz

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    It’s with GREAT pleasure that I write this review for Tabat, Cohen, Blum & Yovino Law Firm. The first day I met with Mr. Cohen regarding my divorce I was scared, timid and afraid of the unknown. Mr. Cohen was by my side the whole way throug...
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    — Kristi Vultaggio

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    I am extremely happy with the results of my divorce. Robert Cohen listened carefully and compassionately to me and together we formulated and effectively strategy for negotiation and ultimately for trial. With the professional staff, Denise...
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    — Michael Vultaggio

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    Going through a divorce is never going to be fun. But, from the first time I met with Gary Tabat he set my mind at ease. Gary is a brilliant, caring and thoughtful person. He knew how to listen and refocus my energies in a positive dire...
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    — J Carey

  • dexknows

    In what I consider the worst time of my life, Gary helped me tremendously. He is smart, kind, and fair in his bills. Like the other reviewer, he always returned my phone calls. My divorce was very prolonged, but it was mostly because Gary ...
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