He became a partner in 1970 and was named to the firm’s Executive Committee in 1981. He was Co-Managing Partner from 1987 until 1990, Managing Partner from 1990-1991 and acting Managing Partner through 1994.
Attorney Schoonmaker was a past Chairman of the American Bar Association Family Law Section, as well as a past Chairman of the Connecticut Bar Association Family Law Section. He served the American Bar Association Family Law Section as a delegate to the ABA House of Delegates. He was Chairman of the Connecticut Child Support Commission from 1984 through 1986. During his career, he was a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and has served on the Board of Managers of its Connecticut Chapter. Attorney Schoonmaker was also a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Attorney Schoonmaker was an original founder of the firm. Attorney Schoonmaker dedicated his career to the practice of family law. Attorney Schoonmaker graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Yale University in 1958 and from Yale Law School in 1961. He joined Cummings & Lockwood’s Stamford Office in 1961 as an associate attorney.