Marianne Charles and Corrine Boni-Vendola pride themselves on helping others through very difficult times with compassion and respect. Matrimonial and family law matters are already complex and difficult to traverse, but having a compassionate and understanding attorney on your side can make all of the difference. Charles and Boni-Vendola’s reputation for representing clients from all walks of life with integrity and competence extends deeply into the landscape of the Connecticut Family Law Bar, and they are known for tailoring advice to the specific needs of their clients.
Marianne J. Charles, Partner
Marianne J. Charles is a founding partner of Charles & Boni-Vendola, LLC, and has been practicing law in Connecticut since 1990. Attorney Charles is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut, New York and the U.S. District Court in Connecticut.
Attorney Charles handles all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including sophisticated financial matters, property division, spousal maintenance, child support, complex custody disputes, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and post judgment matters.
In addition to representing clients through various matrimonial matters, Attorney Charles is a certified mediator and has been appointed as Guardian Ad Litem and Attorney for Minor Children. Additionally, she has served as a Special Master to the Courts aiding in the settlement of high conflict divorce cases.
Attorney Charles enjoys giving back to the community by accepting appointments as a pro bono attorney on behalf of Connecticut Legal Services. Further, she is a member of the Connecticut and New York Bar Associations as well as Fairfield County and Greenwich Bar Associations.
Corrine A. Boni-Vendola, Partner
Corrine A. Boni-Vendola is a founding partner of Charles & Boni-Vendola, LLC, and she has been practicing law since 1997. Attorney Boni-Vendola is a graduate of Boston University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover where she graduated cum laude and served two years on the Law Review. Attorney Boni-Vendola is admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut, Massachusetts and U.S. District Court in Connecticut.
Attorney Boni-Vendola has handled complex family law matters, including all aspects of divorce and legal separation, division of property and business assets, negotiation and preparation of prenuptial and postnuptial custody disputes, and child support matters. Additionally, she has both prosecuted and defended restraining orders, represented parties in paternity matters, and has experience in third party custody actions and post-judgment matters. Attorney Boni-Vendola has been appointed by many local courts as Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) or Attorney for a Minor Child (AMC), in addition to serving as a Special Master for the Family Court and mediating high conflict divorce cases.
Attorney Boni-Vendola is a member of the Connecticut and Massachusetts Bar Associations, New Haven County Bar Association, and the New Haven County Family Law Committee. She formerly served as the Co-Chair of the Family Law Section and the Court Relations Section of the New Haven County Bar Association and member of the Family Law Section of the New Haven County Bar Association.
Nicole Rivieccio Concilio, Attorney
Nicole Rivieccio Concilio, an associate in the firm’s North Haven office, is primarily a family law attorney who practices in the areas of divorce, custody, and visitation. Attorney Concilio also has experience representing individuals in matters of personal injury and is part of the court-appointed committee with regard to foreclosure matters.
Attorney Concilio graduated from Gettysburg College with a Bachelor of Science degree. While attending Gettysburg College, she interned at the United Nations as well as with the political talk show The McLaughlin Group in Washington, D.C. She received her Juris Doctorate from the Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2003, and has been with the Law Offices of Charles & Boni-Vendola since May 2007.
Attorney Concilio is an active member of the New Haven County Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association. She is Co-Chair of the New Haven Women’s Section of the New Haven County Bar Association, as well as a committee member of the Family Law Section.
Kimberly A. Pisani, Attorney
Kimberly A. Pisani is an associate in the firm’s North Haven office. Attorney Pisani is a family law attorney who practices in the areas of divorce, custody, and visitation.
Attorney Pisani received her Juris Doctorate from the Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2020, and she has been with the firm since 2022. Attorney Pisani is an active member of the New Haven County Bar Association, the Connecticut Italian American Bar Association, and the Connecticut Bar Association. She completed her mediator training at the Quinnipiac University School of Law and is certified by the State of Connecticut as a Guardian Ad Litem for minor children. She is a board member on the Yale Sappern Memorial Fund Committee where she volunteers to raise funds to assist victims of domestic violence.
Robin Cotler, Attorney
Attorney Cotler has been a family law attorney for 31 years and is licensed in Connecticut, Florida, and New York.
Lisa Livia, Paralegal
Lisa is a paralegal at Charles & Boni-Vendola, LLC’s Greenwich office. Lisa has been with the firm since 2020 and brings over twenty years of experience in family law. She has worked, and is knowledgeable, in all phases of all family law matters, including intake, assessing client needs, preparing and organizing relevant financial documentation and other data, and trial/hearing preparation. She has a talent for organization, a strong work ethic, and unsurpassed dedication to her job. Lisa’s presence in Charles & Boni-Vendola, LLC helps to assist the quality of work and client relations in the realm of family law litigation.
Cailean Ortiz, Legal Assistant
Cailean is a legal assistant at Charles & Boni-Vendola, LLC’s Greenwich office. Cailean has been with the firm since 2022 and has quickly become indispensable. She is currently working full-time at CBV, as well as obtaining her degree in Computer Science from Norwalk Community College and simultaneously earning her paralegal certificate from Fairfield University. She is organized, has phenomenal time management skills, and is warm and personable. Cailean’s computer skills keep our firm updated with the latest technology and keep both offices running offices smoothly.
North Haven Staff
Cindy Vendola Amaru, Paralegal
Mrs. Amaru has worked in the paralegal profession for over 25 years, with experience in family and personal injury law.
Carmela Caccamo, Legal Assistant
Debra Doyle, Office Assistant
Deb Oversees clerical tasks, such as sorting and sending mail, keeps an inventory of office supplies and orders new materials as needed, maintains office files, welcomes visitors to the office, answers phone calls, as well as taking and delivering messages. Deb’s shining smile has been a wonderful addition to the office.
We Are Ready to Help!
Our clients come from all walks of life, and we have the skills, empathy, and legal knowledge to ensure your best interests are represented every step of the way. Attention to detail and an extensive knowledge of the family law process help us obtain the best outcome possible for your case. Contact our North Haven office by calling 203-234-1000 or our Greenwich office by calling 203-861-6800. We are ready to help you get started with your matter, and we welcome the opportunity to work with you.