SERVING CONNECTICUT FAMILIES SINCE 1996

SERVING
CONNECTICUT FAMILIES
SINCE 1996

Jill Heitler Blomberg

PARTNER

Jill Blomberg’s passion for family law is deeply ingrained in her upbringing. With her mother and grandfather both serving as Supreme Court Judges, she grew up with a desire to help families navigate  complex legal issues. From a young age, she learned the art of negotiation at the breakfast table and gained a genuine appreciation for justice, which she applies to every case.

Throughout her 25+ years of practice, she has built a strong reputation for being empathetic and understanding of her clients’ needs. A client recently shared, “Jill is my lawyer, cheerleader and friend, making me a stronger, better version of myself. She’s a total rockstar.” Jill’s incredible credentials speak for themselves – she is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut, as well as the United States Supreme Court. Jill is a member of several legal organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, and the Fairfield County Bar Association.

In addition to her legal work, Jill is also committed to giving back to the community.READ MORE

Jill Blomberg’s passion for family law is deeply ingrained in her upbringing. With her mother and grandfather both serving as Supreme Court Judges, she grew up with a desire to help families navigate  complex legal issues. From a young age, she learned the art of negotiation at the breakfast table and gained a genuine appreciation for justice, which she applies to every case. Throughout her 25+ years of practice, she has built a strong reputation for being empathetic and understanding of her clients’ needs.READ MORE

SG Law Connecticut Attorney Awards and Honors - International Academy of Family Lawyers ( IAFL )
SG Law Connecticut Attorney Awards and Honors - American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers ( AAML )
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  •  Fordham University School of Law, J.D. 1997
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A. 1994
  • Completed all mandatory requirements for the Guardian Ad Litem/Attorney for the Minor Child comprehensive Basic Training and AAML trained mediator.

Super Lawyers:

  • Selected to Super Lawyers, 2013 – 2023
  • Top 25: Women Connecticut Super Lawyers, 2014 – 2023
  • Top 50: Connecticut Super Lawyers, 2014, 2016 – 2023
  • Top 50: Women New England Super Lawyers, 2014 – 2023
  • Top 100: New England Super Lawyers, 2014 – 2017 – 2023
  • Rising Star, 2008 – 2012

 

Best Lawyers:

  • Selected by peers as one of the 27th Edition of the “Best Lawyers in America,” 2021
  • Recognized in “The Best Lawyers in America” for work in Family Law, 2016-2024

 

Avvo:

  • Received highest rating of 10 (“Superb”)
  • Guest Alumni Speaker at Fordham Law Reunion, “Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable”, April 5, 2022
  • Panelist on “Exploring Small to Midsize Law Firms”, at Fordham Law School Seminar, October 26, 2021
  • Foundation for Accounting Education New York: What every CPA should know about divorce. New York State Society of Certified Public Accounting. July 25, 2018
  • The Anatomy of a Trial: Direct and Cross Examination, Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. April 27, 2018
  • International Family Law Conference, New York: Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements. April 20, 2018
  • Advanced Financial Issues Seminar, Co-Presenter with Frederic J. Siegel, Esq.: Handling Complex Equitable Distribution Cases. American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Connecticut Chapter, April 15, 2016
  • Advance Technology Seminar: Technology Primer Seminar, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. April 2014
  • National Conference on Divorce, Financial Disclosure: The Devil Is In The Details. American Institute of Certified Accountants/American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, April 2014
  • Social Media: To Tweet Or Not To Tweet. American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. February 20, 2014
  • Pleasures and Pitfalls of Collecting and Presenting Electronic Evidence. American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. March 19, 2013
  • Advanced Family Law Seminar, National Business Institute, March 14, 2013
  • An Introduction to Family Law, Connecticut Bar Association, February 16, 2011
  • Top Ten Family Law Cases, Connecticut Bar Association, January 27, 2011
  • What Every Non-Matrimonial Lawyer Should Know About Premarital Agreements, Trusts, Gifts & Inheritances, Withers Bergman, LLP, September, 2010
  • Unconscionability: the Heart of the Premarital Agreement Act, American Journal of Family Law, Summer, 2001
  • Putting Your Cards on the Table, Connecticut Law Tribune, August, 2008
  • Premarital Agreements: What Every Young (or Not So Young) Trust and Estate’s Lawyer Needs to Know, Connecticut Bar Association, March 15, 2005
  • Connecticut Family Law Citations: A Reference Guide to Connecticut Family Law Decisions by Cynthia C. George and Thomas D. Colin, Co-Editor Jill H. Blomberg (2000-2005)
  • Property Distributions: The Cases We Have Known, Do Know, or Should Know, Connecticut Bar Association, March 12, 2002
  • What Every Young Lawyer Needs to Know About Premarital Agreements, The Connecticut Lawyer. November, 2000

 

 

  • Fordham Law Alumni Association (FLAA)
    • Board of Directors, 2021 to current

 

  • Rockrimmon Country Club
    • Board of Governors, 2020 – 2022
    • Golf Committee, House Committee, Tennis Committee (Various Years)

 

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Connecticut Chapter:
    • Past President, 2019 – 2020
    • President, 2018 – 2019
    • President Elect, 2017 – 2018
    • Vice President, 2016 – 2017
    • Secretary, 2015 – 2016
    • Treasurer, 2014 – 2015
    • Board of Managers, 2010 – 2020

 

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2009 – present

 

  • Member of the 2014 AICPA/AAML Divorce Planning Committee

 

  • Member of the 2013 AICPA/AAML Joint Seminar Committee

 

  • Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, 2011 to present

 

  • Special Masters Program in the Judicial District of Stamford, Co-Chair, 2008 to present

 

  • Connecticut Chapter of Fordham University School of Law Alumni Association, President, 2007

 

  • American Bar Association, Member
    • Young Lawyers Family Law Section, Chair, 1999 – 2000

 

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Past Co-chair of Family Law Section.
    • Young Lawyers Executive Committee, Co-Chair of Family Law Section, 2000 – 2001

 

  • Fairfield County Bar Association, Past Co-Chair of Family Law Section
    • Board of Directors, 2002 – 2004

 

  • Schoonmaker George, Partner 2006 – Present
  • Schoonmaker George, Associate 1999 – 2006
  • Tenzer Greenblatt LLC, Family Associate 1997 – 1999
  • Connecticut, 1997
  • New York, 1997
  • United States Supreme Court, 1998
  • “Divorce was completely unfamiliar territory for me and my family, but Jill’s confidence, compassion and expertise provided immediate comfort and protection. Her support has been instrumental in helping me through the toughest days, ultimately saving my kids. When my son was turned against me, Jill and her team became my allies, advocates, and cheerleaders. With their help, he is back in my life. Jill’s approach is holistic, going beyond the legal aspects. Her first priority was to ensure I had support for my mental health, and as a result, I have emerged as a stronger, better version of myself. She is a rockstar, genuinely understanding the challenges of the journey and wholeheartedly wanting to help. I never felt like I was just a billable matter. Jill’s reputation speaks for itself. Everybody knows Jill, and for good reason. The divorce process can be incredibly slow and painful, and it becomes apparent how little control you have, even with the best lawyers. That’s why it’s important to have someone who lives and breathes this work day in and day out. Jill’s attention to detail and the timely filing of nuanced documents have made all the difference. Choosing an attorney requires a high level of comfort. You’ll be sharing the most painful and intimate details of your life. Jill possesses the essential resources, strength, and unwavering empathy needed for such delicate situations. She has been there for me round the clock, offering the lifeline I needed most. Her entire team of associates and paralegals function seamlessly under her guidance, displaying amazing dedication and proving their immense value. When contemplating divorce, turning to a firm like Schoonmaker George, with Jill leading the way, becomes paramount. Jill is more than just an attorney; she’s family.” – Emily, Current Client
 
  • “Jill was a godsend in helping me navigate the messiness of my divorce, especially when it came to the intricacies of alimony. She gave me the “bottom line up front” (BLUF) and her accuracy in predicting outcomes was truly remarkable. She confidently assured me of where everything would land, and astonishingly, it fell within a single percentage point from her initial estimation. Her ability to provide clarity and foresight saved me significant time, money, and unnecessary stress. Jill carefully guided me through the formulaic aspects of the process, reminding me along the way which circumstances would actually impact the outcome. Although I may have paid more upfront, I learned quickly that I didn’t want to be penny-wise, pound-foolish. We leveraged an earnings capacity expert to find innovative solutions and in hindsight, it was all a wise investment, as I will more than recoup those costs by not paying eleven years of alimony. Throughout the process, Jill’s guidance extended beyond the legal aspects. She encouraged me to practice gratitude by writing down three things I was thankful for each day. This simple yet powerful practice helped me maintain perspective and stay focused on taking care of myself. Jill kept reminding me to keep my eye on the prize and embrace the newfound independence awaiting me once the divorce was finalized. Jill and her team are like a family to me. While Jill skillfully captained the ship, Molly and Rachel provided exceptional support, lending their expertise whenever needed, at a more cost-effective rate. Jill’s understanding of intricate financial matters, unwavering determination to fight for what’s right, and insightful guidance that extends beyond the confines of the legal realm have truly made a remarkable difference. I am immensely grateful to Jill and her exceptional team for their dedication, professionalism, and the positive impact they’ve had on my life.” Claire, Former Client
 
  • “Choosing a divorce lawyer is a very personal decision. I had previously worked with an attorney who I felt lacked the necessary assertiveness, and I found that Jill was different. What stood out to me was her tenacity. She exudes a sense of toughness and pragmatism and yet at the same time, a kindness that made the whole process feel less daunting. Jill is not one to be easily run over; she navigates the balance between being a helpful guide and a formidable force. I was impressed with Jill’s approach from the start. Jill and her team were always available during the course of the action. There are countless questions and information requests that arise during the process, and her associate Jake and paralegal Rachel were instrumental in guiding me through it. Jake played a vital role in my case. There were many issues and concerns that I didn’t want to burden Jill with, and Jake stepped in, offering his strategic perspective. He provided me with insights and cautionary advice, ensuring that I made informed decisions. One of the fortunate aspects of having to endure a prolonged divorce process is that Jill is a pleasure to work with. My experience with the firm, alongside Jill, Jake and Rachel, was excellent. I’m grateful to have found the perfect team to help me secure the best possible outcome in my divorce.” – Former Client
 
  • “Even though my divorce situation was incredibly rough and embarrassing, Jill offered a judgment-free zone where I felt safe and supported. Her warm and optimistic demeanor made me feel like a part of the team from the very beginning. In our initial meeting, it was as if she had a crystal ball, explaining with perfect accuracy what would happen. She always anticipated problems before they arose and had solutions ready to deploy if needed. She consistently demonstrated her deep understanding of the law, forecasting outcomes that proved to be spot-on. Jill’s advice resonated deeply with me and I trusted her implicitly. Finding a lawyer with whom you feel comfortable and understood is crucial, and Jill’s personal experiences as a parent made her relatable and empathetic. Jill and her team were relentless in their commitment to supporting me throughout my divorce journey. Whether I needed to call, text, or email, they were always just a message away, offering prompt responses and valuable strategic guidance. Their dedication and proactive communication made me feel truly supported every step of the way. It is a no-brainer for me to refer others to Jill because I know firsthand the exceptional quality of service she provides. Jill is not only an exceptional lawyer but also a compassionate individual with a genuine heart. She made me feel like I wasn’t alone in my struggles. For anyone seeking legal representation, I wholeheartedly recommend Jill. She became more than just my lawyer; she felt like a member of my family.” – Jennifer, Former Client
 
  • “My divorce felt like being trapped in a blazing fire with my children, desperately needing a way out. Jill and her team went above and beyond to keep us safe.” – Former Client

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