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Famly & Matrimonial Law
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Jillian L. DiLaura McGuire Jillian L. DiLaura McGuire joined Mackenzie Hughes in 2013 in the Domestic Relations Department. Her emphasis is in family and matrimonial law, including negotiating and drafting separation agreements, divorce, property valuation and distribution, maintenance (alimony), custody, child support and domestic violence orders of protection.

Jillian graduated cum laude in 2003 from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, with a degree in History and Women's Studies. She received History Honors and was a member of several honor societies. She received her Juris Doctorate in 2006 from the Washington & Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. She was the recipient of the National Association of Women Lawyers Award in 2006, given to an outstanding woman law student.

Jillian was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2006, and the District of Columbia and New York Bars in 2012. Prior to her return to the Syracuse area in 2013, Jillian clerked for the Honorable John H. Tisdale of the Circuit Court of Maryland and then worked as an attorney at a boutique law firm in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area focusing on family law from 2007 - 2013. She was designated a Maryland State SuperLawyer "Rising Star" in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

In 2014 and 2015, Jillian was selected as a New York SuperLawyer "Rising Star." She was honored with the Onondaga County "Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award" and was designated as "Empire State Counsel" in recognition for her contributions to pro bono service in the community in 2014.

Jillian is a member of the Onondaga County Bar Association, the New York Bar Association, and the Women's Bar Association of New York. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Onondaga County Bar Foundation (as Treasurer); on the Board of Directors for the Hiscock Legal Aid Society; and on the Board of Directors for the Women's Bar Association of Central New York, also as Treasurer.

She has worked with several organizations to represent underprivileged persons, victims of domestic violence, and children throughout her career and currently volunteers for the Onondaga County Volunteer Lawyers Project. In addition to her legal work, she has volunteered as a youth soccer coach and lacrosse coach, as well as a tutor for middle school and high school students.

 

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