Verna Lilburn

Verna Lilburn

Lilburn Law
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Connecticut
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"Attorney Lilburn's range and depth of expertise as a Litigator and Family Lawyer, combined with her compassionate, personalized approach, empowered me to be strong, factual, and reassured."

It is a great thing to find what you love to do for a living, especially when you have an opportunity to help make a difference.

I found my opportunity when I became I lawyer.

After becoming a lawyer, I taught legal studies at the University of New Haven for eleven years in addition to practicing law on a full time basis. I continue to act as chair on the Advisory Board for the Legal Studies program to stay in touch with the different generations of students and to hear their concerns. Teaching taught me to listen, to learn from others, and to help my clients focus on what they can do to successfully move on to the next stage in their lives.

Interacting with people, crafting language and working with numbers are my areas of interest and practicing family law incorporates all three. Family law reflects society and also helps to form aspects of society. Each client’s story is different. As a result, it is necessary to have a meaningful consultation with each client.

I help clients define their goals and work to achieve those goals within the framework of each client’s life. I also help them negotiate an intricate legal system.

I strive to help my clients retain or receive fair and equitable division of assets and income. Divorce or legal separation does not change the fact that parents and siblings are still part of a family and an equitable division is the law in Connecticut. It is important to have enough money to live our lives well. It is also necessary to have enough funds to help our children thrive.

Columbia University
M.A. | Psychology of School Subjects
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Fairfield University
Sixth Year Certificate of Advanced Study | Public School Administration
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Quinnipiac School of Law
J.D. (1991)
Honors: With Distinction
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St. John's University
B.S. (1965) | Education, English
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Professional Experience
Lilburn Law
- Current
Adjunct Faculty - Legal Studies Program
University Of New Haven
Associate Attorney
Law Office of William C. Bruce
Associate Attorney
Law Offices of J. J. Narkiewicz
Associate Attorney
Bruce & Associates
Associate Attorney
Law Offices of Roger Sullivan
Articles & Publications
Comment: Michaud v. Wawruck, 209 Conn. 407 (1988)
Connecticut Probate Law Journal
Note: Abandonment as a Ground for Termination of Parental Rights
Connecticut Probate Law Journal
40 Hour Mediation Certificate Course
Labor Education Center and Quinnipiac Dispute Resolution
Interdisciplinary Certificate Program for Divorce Lawyers
Quinnipiac College School of Law
Outstanding Legal Scholarship
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Outstanding Legal Scholarship
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Grant: Study High School Reading
Professional Associations
State Bar of Connecticut  # 404223
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Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Section, Executive Committee
- Current
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University of New Haven - Legal Skills Advisory Board
- Current
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Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Section
- Current
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New Haven Bar Association, Family Law Committee
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Child Custody and Parental Access
  • Child Support
  • Post-Judgment Modifications (Custody, Parental Access, Alimony, Child Support)
  • Mediation
Contact & Map
59 Elm St, Suite 140
New Haven, CT 06510
Telephone: (203) 309-0717
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: Weekend and evening appointments can be arranged.