Claire DeVidas joined Costello, Brennan and DeVidas, P.C. in 2008 and practices primarily in the area of family law, including, divorce, custody, visitation, alimony, child support, restraining orders and post-judgment modification and enforcement actions. She is experienced representing high net worth individuals and those with complex compensation packages. Ms. DeVidas began her career as an Assistant District Attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her experience prosecuting violent crimes, including domestic violence, provides her with unique insight into the dynamics of abusive relationships and provides her clients with an edge in court proceedings. Ms. DeVidas also offers divorce mediation services for those couples who meet certain criteria. ” She gets great satisfaction by assisting individuals preserve their hard earned savings rather than engage in costly, protracted litigation.”
Ms. DeVidas is a member of the Family Law section of the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association and the Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce. She also accepts appointments as a Guardian ad Litem in contested custody matters.
Ms. DeVidas is admitted to practice in the states of Connecticut and Louisiana, as well as the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana.
Ms. DeVidas received her B.A. and B.S. from the College of Charleston in 1993 and her J.D. from Pace Law School in 2000. During law school, Ms. DeVidas was a recipient of the prestigious Equal Justice Fellowship for her work with women victims of domestic violence. She completed Mediation training at Quinnipiac University School of Law Center on Dispute Resolution in 2016.