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Yakov “Jacob” Pyetranker

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Education

St. John’s University School of Law

    • Juris Doctor – 2006
    • Law Review: New York International Law Review, 2005 – 2006

Classes & Seminars

  • Presented, “Custody Evaluations: Understanding the Tools and Challenging the Report,” for the National Business Institute’s seminar on Advanced Custody and Support Issues, 2017-Present

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Special Master

Current Position

  • Attorney

Past Positions

  • Law Offices of Gary I. Cohen, P.C., Partner, 2014 to 2018
  • Law Offices of Wayne D. Effron, P.C., Associate, 2009 to 2013

Languages

  • English
  • Russian

Published Works

  • Published, with co-author Alexander J. Cuda, Esq., an article on May 12, 2017 in the Connecticut Law Tribune, “Court Time Is Valuable – Don’t Waste It.”

Professional Associations

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • Fairfield County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Practice Areas

  • Family Law Litigation
  • Family Law Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2006
  • New York, 2007
  • District of Columbia, 2007

Honors

  • Super Lawyer 2021
  • Super Lawyers Connecticut Rising Star for 2013-2020
  • Greenwich Magazine's Top Lawyers in Fairfield County, 2021
  • 2016 Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award for the State of Connecticut by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys

Representative Cases

  • Oudheusden v. Oudheusden, __ Conn. __ (2021)
  • Oudheusden v. Oudheusden, 190 Conn. App. 169 (2019)
  • Silver v. Silver, 200 Conn. App. 505, cert. denied, 335 Conn. 973 (2020)
  • Chang v. Chang, 197 Conn. App. 733 (2020)
  • Barber v. Barber, 193 Conn. App. 190 (2019)
  • Krahel v. Czoch, 186 Conn. App. 22, cert. denied, 330 Conn. 958 (2018)
  • Keusch v. Keusch, 184 Conn. App. 822 (2018)
  • Chang v. Chang, 170 Conn. App. 822, cert. denied, 325 Conn. 910 (2017)
  • Weyer v. Weyer, 164 Conn. App. 734 (2016) (co-author on brief)
  • Pryor v. Pryor, 162 Conn. App. 451 (2016) (argued and co-author on brief)
  • Keller v. Keller, 141 Conn. App. 681 (2013) (co-author on brief)
  • Brown v. Brown, 132 Conn. App. 30 (2011) (co-author on brief)
  • McKenna v. Delente, 123 Conn. App. 137 (2010) (co-author on brief)