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Susan Busby

AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

Selected as a Super Lawyer in the Family Law field by Thomson Reuters.

Attorney Susan Busby has worked diligently to serve individuals and families in Connecticut throughout her legal career. Before starting her own practice in 2009, she was an associate at the Loudon Legal Group in Hartford which she joined in 2001. Before that she practiced litigation and trusts and estates with Day, Berry and Howard (now Day Pitney LLP).

Susan has supplemented her formal legal education with over 250 hours of advanced training in mediation and collaborative divorce, and courses in pastoral counseling. As a former estates attorney Susan is in a unique position to help people resolve complex financial issues. In addition, she received PEACE (Parents Equally Aligned to Co-parent Effectively) training from board certified psychologists in resolving difficult parenting issues.

She has been appointed by judges to help parents resolve complex parenting issues though the court’s Early Intervention Program. Susan has been a Special Master in divorce cases where individuals need to resolve financial issues, and has been a parenting mediator for the Children’s Law Center Families-in-Transition Program.  She has been voted a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters

A co-author of a treatise on Connecticut Civil Procedure, Susan also has written articles for MCLE on alternative dispute resolution in A Practical Guide to Divorce in Connecticut, and on Divorce Settlement Agreements  in A Practical Guide to Estate Planning in Connecticut.  She has written for other other legal publications, including “Divorce and Separation” in American Jurisprudence, a legal encyclopedia. Her article, “A Practice With Heart”, was published in Bodhi Magazine in 2006 and republished in Connecticut Lawyer in 2007.

Susan has been a guest lecturer at UCONN Law School, University of Hartford and Briarwood College.

Susan’s volunteer work includes:

  • Families in Transitions Program, Children’s Law Center, volunteer mediator
  • Court Volunteer: Early Intervention Program to help parents resolve parenting issues; Special Master to help couples resolve financial issues
  • Board Member, Nalandabodhi meditation center
  • Board Member, Connecticut Council for Non Adversarial Divorce

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Mary Gillilan (Weiner)

Selected as a Rising Star by Thomson Reuters.

Attorney Mary Gillilan (Weiner) has worked on behalf of children and families since she graduated from college. Before attending law school, Mary worked and volunteered in the Foundation at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where she discovered her passion for helping children and families.

After law school, Mary worked as Director of Special Projects for the National Association for Children of Alcoholics in Rockville, MD. There, she worked with members of Congress to draft legislation and policy to help children and families impacted by addiction.

Mary has received advanced training in mediation and collaboration in Connecticut, and continues diligently serving families through these non-adversarial practices.

Mary is a member of the Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce and the Collaborative Divorce Lawyers Association.