Dylan S. Mitchell

Biography

Dylan Mitchell zealously advocates for his clients during what is often the most difficult time in their lives. With compassion, understanding, and extensive experience, he has achieved favorable resolutions for his clients through negotiated settlement and, when necessary, litigation. Dylan’s representations have included many high-net-worth and high profile individuals in matrimonial disputes, involving multimillion dollar marital estates, as well as in custody and visitation matters. Dylan has more than 20 years of extensive experience advising clients in all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including:

  • prenuptial agreements
  • postnuptial agreements
  • custody, access, and relocation issues
  • divorce negotiation and litigation
  • equitable distribution, spousal and child support, and related ancillary issues
  • paternity proceedings

Dylan is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Dylan has three times been a guest lecturer at Rutgers Law School on the subject of child custody disputes. He has also moderated, lectured and served as a panelist at New York State Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers CLE seminars, including:

  • “Controversial Medical and Religious Decision-Making: The Role of Forensics, Government, Parents and Courts” (New York City Bar Association, June 2019) 
  • “Why Can't Parents Play Well in the Sandbox?” (New York City Bar Association, December 2018)
  • “L.M.L. v. H.T.N.: Should the Best Interests of the Child Drive an Exclusive Use and Occupancy Issue?” (American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New York Chapter, March 2018)
  • “Practical Skills–Basic Matrimonial Practice: Motion Practice and Pretrial Intervention” (New York State Bar Association, Fall 2011)
  • “Practical Skills–Family Court Practice: Child Support Proceedings” (New York State Bar Association, Spring 2011)
  • “Practical Skills–Basic Matrimonial Practice: Motion Practice and Pretrial Intervention” (New York State Bar Association, Fall 2010)
  • “Practical Skills–Basic Matrimonial Practice: Motion Practice and Pretrial Intervention” (New York State Bar Association, Spring 2009)
  • “Practical Skills–Family Court Practice: Custody, Child Protective Proceedings and Ethics” (New York State Bar Association, Spring 2009)
  • “Practical Skills–Basic Matrimonial Practice: Motion Practice and Pretrial Intervention” (New York State Bar Association, Fall 2007)

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Recognitions

  • 2010–2019, New York “Super Lawyer” in Family Law, listed in Super Lawyers 
  • AV Preeminent®, listed by Martindale-Hubbell®

Affiliations

Memberships

  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
Professional Activities

Dylan is Chair of the Matrimonial Committee of the New York City Bar. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, and Co-Chair of the Legislative, Meetings, and Fellowship Committees.

Dylan also is an attorney member of the Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law, and serves on the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy (University at Albany) Advisory Board.

Credentials

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • State University of New York at Albany, BA, magna cum laude
  • University at Buffalo Law School, JD