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Aidan R. Welsh

PARTNER

Aidan Welsh is a leader in her field. She has practiced family and matrimonial law for the past 17 years. She started her career at Schoonmaker George in 2006 and through her dedication to her clients, the firm, and her career, she became a Partner at the firm in 2015. 

Aidan has a broad range of experience handling all aspects of complex financial and custody matters, including cases involving disputes regarding alimony, child support, division of assets, and premarital and post-marital agreements. Aidan frequently represents clients who are business owners, clients who are employed by hedge funds and private equity groups, executives and other professionals, and stay-at-home parents. Aidan has substantial experience working with cases involving domestic violence and substance abuse and mental health issues. Handling cases involving such issues requires empathy, patience, strategic thinking, and precise understanding of these complex issues. 

Aidan sets herself apart from other family and matrimonial attorneys  in her ability to form meaningful and trusted relationships with her clients, the judges, and even opposing counsel.READ MORE

Aidan Welsh is a leader in her field. She has practiced family and matrimonial law for the past 17 years. She started her career at Schoonmaker George in 2006 and through her dedication to her clients, the firm, and her career, she became a Partner at the firm in 2015. Aidan has a broad range of experience handling all aspects of complex financial and custody matters, including cases involving disputes regarding alimony, child support, division of assets, and premarital and post-marital agreements.READ MORE

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  • University of Delaware, B.A., honors degree with distinction, magna cum laude, 2003
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D. with honors, 2006
  • Completed all mandatory requirements for the Guardian Ad Litem/Attorney for the Minor Child comprehensive Basic Training

Super Lawyers:

  • Selected to Super Lawyers, 2021 – 2023
  • Rising Stars, 2013 – 2020

 

Best Lawyers:

  • Selected by peers as one of the 27th Edition of the “Best Lawyers in America” and recognized as Lawyer of the Year for the Stamford region, 2021 
  • Recognized in “The Best Lawyers in America” for work in Family Law, 2015 – 2024

 

Avvo:

  • Received highest rating of 10 (“Superb”) Connecticut Bar Association
  • Vice Chair of Family Law Section
  • Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee, Star of the Year, 2012
  • Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee, Star of the Year, 2011
  • Family Law Section, Rising Star, 2011

 

Other: 

  • Recognized by The CT Law Tribune as a new leader in the Law, 2012
  • Recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Evidence, 2005
  • Recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Civil Procedure, 2003
  • Featured in The Greenwich Times: From Pupil to Partner: How Aidan Welsh ascended the ranks of Schoonmaker, George, Blomberg, Bryniczka & Welsh
  • Hot Tips for Cases involving Substance Abuse Issues, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Webinar and National Conference, April 2023 and November 2022
  • Cryptocurrency and Hidden Assets, Connecticut Bar Association, June 2022
  • Family Law Annual Year in Review, Connecticut Bar Association, June 2020 – Presenter
  • Family Law Annual Year in Review, Connecticut Bar Association, June 2019 – Presenter
  • Family Law Annual Year in Review, Connecticut Bar Association, June 2018 – Presenter
  • Family Law Annual Year in Review, Connecticut Bar Association, June 2017 – Presenter
  • Separation Agreements: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Connecticut Bar Association, May 1, 2017 – Presenter
  • Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds: What They Are, How They Operate, How to Value and What Every Matrimonial Attorney Should Know About Them Read Article.
  • Annual Year in Review for Family Law, CT Legal Conference, CBA, June 2016 – Presenter
  • Family Law Essentials, Connecticut Bar Association, October, 2014
  • Library of Connecticut Family Law Forms, Connecticut Law Tribune, Co-Editor, 2014
  • Initial Client Meeting, MCLE, CT Family Law, January, 2014
  • Family Law for Paralegals, NBI, November, 2013
  • Introduction to Family Law: How to Effectively Argue Contempt and Modification Motions, NBI Advanced Family Law Seminar, March 14, 2013
  • Introduction to Family Law: Post Judgment Motions, Connecticut Bar Association, December 2012
  • Organized and Hosted: Divorce and Discovery, Connecticut Bar Association, June 1, 2012
  • Show Me the Money: Financial Side of Divorce, Connecticut Bar Association, May 23, 2012
  • Introduction to Family Law: Connecticut Bar Association, February 16, 2012
  • Organized and hosted: Redefining Parenthood: Parenting Rights by Contract and the Impact of Raftopol v. Ramey, Connecticut Bar Association, March 31, 2011
  • Organized and hosted: Introduction to Family Law, Connecticut Bar Association, March 2, 2011
  • Organized and hosted: Preparing Your Client for a Child Custody Evaluation and Trial, Connecticut Bar Association, November 8, 2010

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers: Fellow 2019 to present
    • Vice Chair of Webinar Committee
    • Member of Membership Committee and Admissions Committee
    • Member of Strategic Planning Committee
    • Co-Chair of the Membership Recruitment Committee for the National AAML
    • Secretary of the Connecticut Chapter of the AAML

 

  • American Bar Association, Member

 

  • Connecticut Bar Association
    • Member, 2006 to present
    • Family Law Section COVID-19 Task Force, 2020 to present
    • Assistant Treasurer-Secretary, 2018-2019
    • Family Law Section, Executive Committee, 2011 to present
    • Family Law Section, Treasurer, 2018
    • Family Law Section, Secretary, 2019 to 2020
    • Family Law Section CLE Chair, 2021
    • Family Law Section Vice Chair, 2022 – 2023
    • Chair of Connecticut Bar Association Family Law Section, 2023

 

  • Fairfield Bar Association, Member
  • Partner at Schoonmaker George Aug. 2006 – Present 
  • Connecticut, 2006
  • New York, 2009
  • United States Supreme Court, 2018
  • “Aidan’s exceptional expertise and deep understanding of domestic abuse-related matters truly set her apart. Her strength and fortitude, especially when I lacked confidence in myself, were instrumental in keeping me motivated and moving forward. Aidan’s commitment to her clients was evident from the start, as she made it clear that she would only take on my case if I was willing to trust her expertise and follow her lead. Her confidence and extensive knowledge in the subject matter reassured me that placing my life in her hands was the right decision. The trust and connection we established were immediate, and within just two days, my life was forever changed. From the very beginning, it was evident that Aidan genuinely cared about my well-being, and her focus was not driven by financial gain. She provided unwavering support and carried me through the challenging times, ultimately transforming my life.” – Tim, Former Client
 
  • “Aidan’s remarkable ability to navigate tense situations with grace and composure is truly extraordinary. During our entire journey together, she remained calm and focused, even when I was on the verge of losing my composure. Her confidence and trust in her team provided me with the reassurance I needed to persevere. I never once doubted her capabilities or worried about the outcome, as she always seemed steps ahead, anticipating what was coming next. Thanks to Aidan’s unparalleled expertise and the support of her team, we successfully resolved an extremely challenging case after nine months of dedicated work. I am deeply grateful for her kindness, professionalism, and determination throughout the entire process.” – Former Client
 
  • “My divorce was an intense, high-conflict situation where even the smallest matters had the power to shatter my world. For me, response time was everything. Aidan and her team were always available, promptly answering calls, texts, and emails. They were beyond supportive and would bring me back to Earth when I was losing it. Aidan and the team at Schoonmaker George were my anchor during the tumultuous journey and I’m extremely grateful for their help. When I started my divorce, I had an attorney who consistently missed deadlines and failed to handle the necessary paperwork on time. It became financially burdensome and frustrating. That’s when my friend recommended Aidan’s firm. Working with Aidan made all the difference. She ensured everything was on track, and I didn’t have to worry about missing important details. I wish I had started with Aidan sooner; it would have saved me a lot of stress. With two underage children and one with special needs, finding an attorney who understood the unique challenges was crucial. She understood that I wasn’t fighting just to fight – I was fighting for the best interest of my children. Her exceptional skills as an attorney were evident from the start. She was always punctual, knowledgeable, and responsive. No matter how big or small my concerns were, she made time to address them promptly. In the midst of emotional turmoil, she provided the grounding I needed and helped me stay focused. When dealing with high-conflict situations, response time is crucial, and Aidan and her team consistently delivered. I would highly recommend Aidan to anyone and have.” – Anna, Former Client
 
  • “I can confidently say that I would hire Aidan 100 times over. While many people expect an aggressive and confrontational attorney, Aidan demonstrates that she doesn’t need to resort to pitbull tactics. She handles everything within the boundaries of the law, leaving you in good hands. She walks a fine line between assertiveness and professionalism, never crossing the line. And she holds her clients to the same standard. Aidan takes control of everything that can be controlled, providing a sense of safety and security. She is meticulous, organized, and there were no surprises. In addition to her competence, she is also incredibly sympathetic and I always felt safe and supported. Throughout my case, everyone involved respected Aidan, and it’s easy to see why. Her extensive experience allows her to navigate each person involved in the process with precision. She knows when it’s appropriate to show emotion and when to maintain composure. Aidan invested an incredible amount of time and effort to understand me and my case, consistently communicating through calls, texts, and emails. One of the many advantages of working with Aidan is her ability to assemble an incredible team of professionals, from accountants to guardian ad litems. With her recommendations, you know you’re in safe hands every step of the way. Even on the rare occasion when she couldn’t attend a court date, she had a remarkable team of lawyers who were fully briefed on my case, ready to step in or answer a question at any time. Having informed backup lawyers is a game changer, and I am immensely grateful for their exceptional support. I owe them a lot as they were really good to me.” Leigh, Former Client
 
  • “I initially worked with another family law attorney and then represented myself for six challenging months, attempting to navigate the complexities of the legal system. During this time, I had the opportunity to observe Aidan in court, and I was immediately impressed by her legal acumen. With my ex-husband’s aggressive lawyer on the other side, I knew I needed the right attorney to level the playing field. Aidan’s presence in court was truly remarkable. She eloquently and confidently advocated for her clients, skillfully striking a balance between deference to the judge and strength to opposing counsel. It was evident that she possessed a deep understanding of courtroom dynamics. Her composed and impactful demeanor commanded attention and respect. Watching her navigate the courtroom, I recognized that Aidan and her team at Schoonmaker George were a formidable force and were the right legal team for me. Throughout my case, the firm’s extensive resources were evident. Should the need arise, they had the seamless capacity to provide additional support. In hindsight, I would have hired Aidan right from the start. Her legal expertise, unwavering support, and the abundant resources available through her firm made an extraordinary difference in a very difficult period of my life. Engaging her services earlier would have saved me a substantial amount of money and would have avoided wasting precious time.” – Carol S. Former Client
 
  • “Aidan was recommended to me by a close friend who happens to be an attorney. From the moment I connected with her at my consultation, I felt completely at ease. She was direct, efficient, and knowledgeable, which made our conversation pleasant and productive. Aidan’s personality made me feel like if she wasn’t my attorney we would definitely be friends. Having a trusted attorney who can secure a fair agreement is crucial in divorce cases. Aidan educated me on what to expect and what constituted fairness, and then she helped me achieve it. Thanks to Aidan, my divorce was completely equitable. Aidan and her team recognized the significance of timely communication, particularly in a context where emotions were heightened. I always felt that my well-being mattered and that my concerns were addressed promptly and with care. I’ve referred friends to Aidan and will continue to do so in a heartbeat. She is not only an exceptional attorney but also genuinely cares about her clients. I wholeheartedly recommend Aidan to anyone seeking a family lawyer in Connecticut. Her remarkable legal skills are complemented by her commitment to her clients’ well-being” – Tom M., Former Client
 

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