jamesJames R. Haffner is an Associate Attorney with The Kitson Law Firm, PLLC.  His areas of practice include matrimonial and family law, estate planning and administration.  Mr. Haffner, a College of the Holy Cross graduate, received his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law and has graduated from the Houston Family Law Trial Institute.  During law school, Mr. Haffner was a staff member of the Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law and a recipient of the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award, which he earned representing immigrants in housing disputes with predatory landlords.  He served as a research assistant to the Honorable Evan J. Wallach of the United States Court of International Trade and a judicial intern for the Honorable Vanessa L. Bryant of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.  Mr. Haffner brings his passion for service to others to his approach to family and matrimonial disputes and in assisting clients navigate the difficult legal landscape to reach the best result possible.

Mr. Haffner assists clients in estate planning and administration matters including preparation of wills, living wills, healthcare proxies, and powers of attorney to effectuate a clients’ wishes.

Mr. Haffner is admitted in New York and Connecticut and is a member of the Westchester County Bar Association, the New York Bar Association, and the New York City Bar Association.


Licensed Since: 2015- New York, 2016 – Connecticut

Education: College of the Holy Cross, B.A. 2005, Fordham University School of Law, J.D. 2012

Practice Areas: Family law, Estate planning and administration

Admitted: New York, Connecticut

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Graduate, Houston Family Law Trial Institute

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association


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