With a love for wrestling, stepping out on the mat for Christopher J. Chimeri meant proudly putting forward all his physical and mental skills. In wrestling, continuous, dynamic movements and maneuvers are the keys to success. Being pushed one way by an opponent; you can redirect their energy in another direction and use it to your advantage. While he continues to instill this concept in the students he coaches, Christopher also applies this to his professional career, blending skillful advocacy with tenacious grit when approaching legal matters. As every opponent is different, so too is each matrimonial case.
As Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association President, he continues to make great strides that distinguish him and inspire others. Seeking positions of opportunity, Christopher is on the move in the legal community.
Christopher received this recognition for his vision, heart and the positive impact he has made in the LGBTQ+ community.
2021 TOP MATRIMONIAL LAWYER ON LONG ISLAND
Nominated by members of the Long Island law community, Christopher is acknowledged for his outstanding expertise, professional excellence, and community service.
2021 Leadership in Law Award
Christopher is being honored for his achievement and service to the legal profession and improvement of the legal system through practice innovations, legal scholarship, advancing diversity, maintaining and encouraging high standards of ethics
Christopher strongly believes that the firm’s success is based on the people that surround him. QC Law continues to attract new and talented attorneys who have made their mark in the legal community. The latest partner to join the team is Alison Leigh Epilone, who will concentrate in the areas of matrimonial and family law. Currently serving as Secretary for the Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association, before joining QC Law, Alison was the Principal Law Clerk to the Supervising Judge of the Suffolk County Matrimonial Parts.
Christopher and the firm are always looking to make a positive impact in the community through sponsoring causes and scholarships. QC Law extends its support to organizations such as We Care Fund, EAC Network and Long Island Coalition Against Bullying. Investing in the future generations, QC Law provides scholarships to Hofstra Law and Touro Law Center students. The Quatela Chimeri Scholarship awards $25,000 over five years to 2L or 3L Touro Law students who demonstrate a commitment to raising awareness of issues of bias, diversity, equity and inclusion. $100,000 has been committed to Hofstra Law towards scholarship and educational services to support students pursuing a career in family law.
Read more about Christopher in his feature in Dan’s Paper – Super Lawyer, Super Advocate. He sat down with Angela LaGreca to chat about what led him down the path to practicing family law and how he has become the go-to attorney for the LGBTQ+ community.
“I refuse to accept the status quo for people. It’s something I’m proud of – being known as somebody who can creatively assess the problems in a case.”
–Christopher J. Chimeri
Founding Partner, Quatela Chimeri