Frederick J. Magovern

Occupation: Partner

Education:
JD, Fordham University School of Law (1971)
BA, Manhattan College (1968)

Certifications:
Florida (1986); Supreme Court of the United States (1981); United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1973); United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1973); New York (1972)

Career:
Partner, Magovern and Sclafani (1972-Present)

Career Related:
Consultant, An Bord Uchtála, Irish Government (1995); Testified, Adoption Expert, Lisa Steinberg Case, New York County Grand Jury (1986)

Creative Works:
Author, “Indian Child Welfare Act in New York,” Government, Law and Policy Journal (2006); Author, “Chapter 10: Contested Adoptions,” Adoption Law: Practice and Procedure in the 21st Century (2003); Author, “Chapter 10: Contested Adoptions,” Adoption Law: Practice and Procedure in the 21st Century (1997); “Balancing the Rights of Putative Fathers and Pre-Adopted Children in New York State,” Children’s Legal Rights Journal (1982); Author, “Legislative Changes in the Wake of Caban,” New York Law Journal (1980); Author, “Recent Legislative Change in the Social Service Law,” The Nassau Lawyer (1976)

Awards:
Named, Top Lawyer, New York Times (2017); Named, Top Attorneys in the New York Metro Area, New York Times (2011); Named, Super Lawyer, New York Times (2009-2014); Named, Top Attorneys in the New York Metro Area, New York Times (2009); Angel in Adoption, United States Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (2009); Adoption Advocate of the Year, Family Focus Adoption Services (2009); Named, Top Attorneys in the New York Metro Area, New York Times (2007); Named, Super Lawyer, New York Times (2007); Humanitarian Award, Catholic Home Bureau for Dependent Children (2003); Highest Rating for Legal Skills & Ethical Practices, AV Martindale-Hubbell

Memberships:
Chairman, Buckley Country Day School (2000-2003); Board of Trustees, Buckley Country Day School (1997-2007); Board Member, New York State Task Force on Permanency Planning for Foster Children (1993-1994); Fellow, Founding Member, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (1990); Mayoral Appointee, New York City Mayor’s Public Child Fatality Review Committee (1986-1987); Nominating Committee, Eastern Property Owner’s Association of Garden City; National Council for Adoption; Family Law Committee, American Bar Association; Matrimonial and Family Law Committee, Nassau County Bar Association; Family Law Committee, New York State Bar Association

Email:
fjmagovern@gmail.com

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