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Hyman & Gilbert

1843 Palmer Avenue,
Larchmont, New York 10538

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Phone: 914-833-5297 | Fax: 914-833-5294

Attorney Profiles

Located just a block away from the Larchmont train station, the lawyers of Hyman & Gilbert, Attorneys at Law are passionate about serving the needs of Westchester County’s communities.   Their extensive experience in estate planning, real estate, and family law is bolstered with the help of talented professional staff.  Clients receive high-caliber legal representation.

The firm’s attorneys are:

Rita K. GilbertRita K. Gilbert

Admitted to practice law in 1980, Rita K. Gilbert is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated* attorney, the highest distinction a lawyer can receive from his or her colleagues.  She is licensed to practice in New York, Connecticut, and Florida.  Her practice areas are:

  • Estate and trust law
  • Estate litigation
  • Matrimonial law
  • Real estate law
  • Corporate law
  • Elder law

Rita received her J.D. from Pace University Law School in 1979, her M.A. from Johns Hopkins University, where she was a Fulbright Scholar in International Studies in 1966, and her A.B. from Hunter College in 1963, cum laude.

Rita is a member of the:

  • Westchester County Bar Association, former co-chair of the Elder Law section
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association, former co-chair of the Matrimonial section for fifteen years and currently co-chair of the Trusts & Estates section
  • New York State Women’s Bar Association, former chair of the Tax section
  • Estate Planning Council of Westchester
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Rita is also a published author and former chair of the Westchester Community Foundation and the Benjamin N. Cardozo Society, UJA-Federation.  She is currently on the Executive Committee of the Justice Brandeis Westchester Law Society.  Rita received the Diane White Legal Advocacy Award from the Pace Women's Justice Center 2010 and the Judge Learned Hand Award from AJC in November 2012.   In her spare time, Rita lectures for a variety of state bar associations.

Catherine M. StaropoliCatherine M. Staropoli

Catherine Staropoli became a lawyer in 1995.  She is admitted to practice law in New York. Her areas of practice include:

  • Matrimonial law
  • Family law
  • Corporate law
  • Adoption law
  • Trusts and estates
  • Real estate
  • Landlord/tenant law
  • Estate litigatgion

Catherine received her J.D. from St. Thomas Law School in 1994 and her B.A. from Fordham University in 1991.  Catherine’s memberships include:

  • Westchester Women's Bar Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta

Catherine was the co-chair of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association Awards Committee.  She speaks Italian.

Lonya A. GilbertLonya A. Gilbert

Lonya A. Gilbert became an attorney in 2001.  She is admitted to practice in New York, Connecticut, and the District of Columbia.  Her main areas of practice are:

  • Family law
  • Matrimonial law
  • Trusts and estates
  • Adoption law

Lonya received her J.D. from Pace University in 2000, her M.ED. from Columbia University in 2001, her M.S. from Columbia University in 1995, and her B.A. from Goucher College in 1992.

Lonya is a member of the following organizations:

  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association (Immediate past PRESIDENT and current co-chair of the matrimonial committee AND liason to WCBA and Pace Law School)
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • White Plains Bar
  • Westchester Black Bar Association

She is a board member of the Sarah Newman Nursing Home, the Westchester Women's Bar Association Foundation, and the Pace Women's Justice Center Friends of Gail Committee.

In 2006, Lonya received the Doris Hoffman Outstanding New Lawyer Award from the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York.  In 2010, Lonya received the Gail Katz Memorial Award from the Pace Women's Justice Center.

Besides the law, Lonya is the ex long-time captain of the New York Snipers hockey team.  She also speaks Hebrew.

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Contact Hyman & Gilbert, Attorneys at Law for legal representation from a compassionate, qualified lawyer in estate planning, real estate, and family law matters.

Located in Larchmont, Hyman & Gilbert, Attorneys at Law works with clients throughout Westchester County, including Pelham, New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Rye, White Plains, Katonah, Pleasantville, Dobbs Ferry, Tarrytown, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Peekskill, Harrison, Mount Kisco, and Scarsdale.
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