Verna Lilburn

Verna Lilburn

Lilburn Law
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Connecticut
Claimed Lawyer ProfileResponsive Law

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.

Before becoming a lawyer, I was a reading consultant in high school and middle school for nine years in the affluent suburbs of New York City. I won an NDEA grant to study in San Francisco and developed a lifelong love for California. Before that, I taught elementary school to economically challenged children.

After becoming a lawyer, I taught legal studies at the University of New Haven for eleven years and learned what true diversity meant. 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.

Working with people, language and 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, the topics we discuss vary from person to person.

I try to help clients define their goals and then we work to achieve them within the framework of each client’s life. 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.

Children and families grow through positive contact with nature, travel, sports, reading and cultural endeavors. 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.

Columbia University
M.A. | Psychology of School Subjects
Fairfield University
Sixth Year Certificate of Advanced Study | Public School Administration
Quinnipiac School of Law
J.D. (1991)
Honors: With Distinction
St. John's University
B.S. (1965) | Education, English
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
Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Section, Executive Committee
- Current
University of New Haven - Legal Skills Advisory Board
- Current
Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Section
- Current
New Haven Bar Association, Family Law Committee
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Child Custody and Parental Access
  • Child Support
  • Post-Judgment Modifications (Custody, Parental Access, Alimony, Child Support)
  • Mediation
Social Media
Contact & Map
59 Elm St, Suite 200
New Haven, CT 06510
Telephone: (203) 309-0717