Christopher J. Chimeri

Christopher J. Chimeri

Hauppauge, New York
Christopher J. Chimeri is a matrimonial and family law attorney who is recognized and highly regarded for his legal expertise as well as his philanthropic endeavors. A summa cum laude graduate of the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Chimeri is a founding partner of Quatela Chimeri, a full service law firm that concentrates in matrimonial and family law, federal and state civil and commercial litigation, and transactional and municipal law.

As a founding partner of the firm, Chimeri is enthusiastic about the value of providing his clients with a holistic approach to their legal matters. Chimeri focuses on delivering the highest standard of advocacy in matrimonial and family law matters, rounded out with counsel from his partner, and colleagues who practice in federal and state civil and commercial litigation, as well as transactional business matters, yielding a broader base of experience to draw upon in complex financial divorce matters.

Led by Chimeri, the firm’s dedication to the LGBT community is noteworthy for providing guidance and advocacy for same-sex couples and LGBT individuals. Chris was the lead attorney on several recent landmark appellate decisions involving lesbian couples. He has successfully argued on behalf of numerous clients to allow the estranged same-sex partner of a biological parent to seek custody and visitation rights.

Chimeri lectures regularly for the Suffolk County Bar Association, Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, and New York State Bar Association relating to matters in family and matrimonial litigation. Chimeri also frequently publishes articles relating to matrimonial litigation and appeals within the domestic relations arena. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association and is a co-founder and chair of the Suffolk County Bar Association's LGBT Committee.

Consecutively from 2014 through 2017, Chimeri was peer-selected as a Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers® "Rising Star,” as well as a recipient of the “Top Legal Eagles” award from Long Island Pulse Magazine. Chimeri was featured in Forbes Magazine’s 2017 New York Leaders in Law and proud to have been rated “Superb,” achieving a 10 out of 10 rating on, one of the leading attorney rating sites.