Christopher J. Chimeri

Firm: Quatela Chimeri PLLC.
Location: Hauppauge - NY

  • 888 Veterans Memorial Highway Suite 530
    Hauppauge, NY 11788
  • Tel : 631-482-9700
  • Fax : 631-482-9707

Christopher J. Chimeri is a founding partner with the firm and oversees its Matrimonial/Family Law and Appellate Practice areas, in which he takes great pride in staying personally acquainted with every aspect of all such matters being handled by the attorneys at Quatela Chimeri.

Immersing himself in every aspect of matrimonial, family and appellate practice from the inception of his legal career, Chimeri places supreme value on providing his clients, in whom he takes a distinct personal interest, with a holistic approach to their legal matters. An already-seasoned trial lawyer, Chimeri focuses on delivering the highest standard of advocacy in matrimonial and family law matters. Whether at a negotiation table or in the courtroom, Chimeri and his matrimonial team are complemented with counsel from his partners and associates who concentrate in federal and state court practice, civil and commercial litigation, as well as transactional business matters, yielding a broader base of experience on which to draw in complex financial divorce matters that are typical of his clientele. With emphasis on “high end” service to all clients, Chimeri is proud to have been rated “Superb,” achieving a 10 out of 10 rating on, one of the leading attorney rating sites.

Led by Chimeri, the firm’s dedication to the LGBTQ community is noteworthy for providing guidance and advocacy for same-sex couples and LGBTQ individuals. A trailblazer in representation for LGBTQ families, Chris is a co-founder and co-chair of the Suffolk County Bar Association’s LGBTQ Law Committee, the first committee of its kind within a bar association on Long Island, as well as a co-chair of the New York State Bar Association’s LGBTQ subcommittee within the Family Law Section. Mr. Chimeri was also the lead attorney on numerous recent landmark appellate decisions involving same-sex couples and parental rights, and lectures regularly on the topic to practitioners and the public. 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 also values scholarship in the profession as a means of consistently honing his knowledge and skills. In this regard, he sits on the Board of Directors of the Matrimonial Bar Association of Suffolk County, holding an executive position, and actively participates within the Nassau County Bar Association on various committees such as the Matrimonial Law Committee, as well as authors the Nassau Academy of Law’s annual Hon. Elaine Jackson Stack Moot Court Competition program for law students.

Chimeri regularly lectures for the Suffolk County Bar Association, Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, and New York State Bar Association on matters in family and matrimonial litigation. He frequently publishes articles concerning matrimonial trial and appellate litigation and maintains a monthly column regarding LGBTQ issues in the law in The Suffolk Lawyer.

Quatela Chimeri PLLC

As a premier, top-tier boutique law firm, our lawyers have served the residents of Long Island with excellence and integrity for more than 25 years. Quatela Chimeri PLLC practice areas include matrimonial and family law, commercial, business and real estate transactions, municipal defense, federal and state commercial and civil litigation, and appellate practice, to name a few.

Our lawyers have substantial experience appearing in local courtrooms in Suffolk County, Nassau County, throughout Long Island, as well as federal courts across New York. Our knowledge of the law, the local tendencies and the goals of our clients are vital in achieving the most favorable results possible.