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Maria Scheuring, Esq.

I am a skilled Trial and Appellate Attorney with more than 26 years of experience in Matrimonial, Family Law, Guardianship, including Counsel for Corporations, Musicians, Major Insurance Companies, and the District Attorney's Office.  My professional expertise in all forms of litigation and contracts,  including Matrimonial, Family and Guardianships, make me an ideal candidate to represent many different Clients throughout negotiation, litigation, trial and appeal.


Named as a prestigious Super Lawyer for the New York Metro Area 2024, and New York Metro Top Women Super Lawyer.   Only 5% of New York Metro Lawyers are given this title, which is publicized Nationwide and publicized in theThe New York Times.


The Law Firm of Maria Scheuring was Nominated for "Best Law Firm in Long Island 2021", "Best Lawyer in Long Island 2023", and 2024  Bethpage Best of Long Island Press.

Board of Directors Member  for the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce.

Chairperson for Alive After Five” Summer Festivals for the Village of Patchogue, NY, music, food and arts festival that attracts 20,000 to 30,000 attendees per night over four Thursdays every summer

Philosophy Professor specializing in Ethics since 2019 and have/currently teach at St. Joseph's University in Patchogue, New York, State University of New York, Farmingdaleand Southern New Hampshire University.


Political Candidate for Town Counsel in 2023 Town Supervisor in 2021 November Elections in Smithtown, New York


Co-Founder of No Label, Inc. for the education and promotion of Independent Musicians, along with fellow female entrepreneurs,  Jasmine Sandler of JS Media and Social Branding and Dawn Orlando of Funkadelic Studios in New York City. 

Vice-President of the Committee for Friends of Music of Smithtown for the Smithtown School District, a Community of parents, educators, administrators, students and alumni who are committed to supporting and advocating for Music Education in the Smithtown School District. . 

Sponsor and Director of the Save the Stages Virtual Fundraising Performance on December 17, 2020, to benefit 89 North Music Venue in Patchogue, NY, as well as local artists and musicians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Featured Speaker at Fordham Law School's 2021 "Bridge the Gap CLE Program" on "How to Start a Private Law Practice", January 2021; Guest Lecturer for Professional Responsibility and the Legal Profession class at Fordham Law School, November 2021.

Since 2018, I have been the Executive Music Director for the Alive After Five Festival in Patchogue, New York, where I choose bands to perform over four nights in the summer on stages sponsored by the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce and Blue Point Brewery.  I personally negotiated, drafted and executed all the contracts between the Musicians and the Sponsors.  Each of the Festival nights averaged 20,000 to 30,000 attendees.  

From 2017 to 2024, presented with a Certificate of Recognition from the Suffolk County Pro Bono Foundation, Nassau Suffolk Law Services, and the Suffolk County Bar Association for contribution of time, efforts, expertise and service to the Suffolk Pro Bono Project.

In April of 2017, I was named Pro Bono Attorney of the Month by  Nassau Suffolk Law Services, the Suffolk County Bar Association and the Suffolk County Pro Bono Foundation.

Since 2015, The Law Office of Maria Scheuring, has been a Certified Minority/Women Business Enterprise  (MWBE) by Suffolk County, as a Woman-Owned, Controlled and Operated provider of Legal Services. 


The Law Office of Maria Scheuring was established in August 2013, specializing in Matrimonial and Divorce, Family Law, Guardianship, Fiduciary litigation, and appeals. Committed to serving the community, I am actively engaged with Nassau/Suffolk Law Services, providing pro bono assistance in Family and Matrimonial matters.

Before founding my practice, I spent a decade as a Founding Partner at Elbert & Elbert, L.L.P. in Mineola, New York. There, my focus was on Insurance Defense and No-Fault Litigation, representing major insurance carriers and achieving numerous successful case outcomes. Additionally, I handled a diverse array of legal matters including Workers' Compensation, collection, housing, personal injury, and Criminal Law. I also served as a Small Claims Court Arbitrator in New Rochelle City Court.

Prior to my partnership, I gained valuable experience as an Associate Attorney at various New York City law firms specializing in Plaintiff's No-Fault Litigation, Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability, Personal Injury, and Corporate General Insurance Defense Work. This encompassed a broad spectrum of cases ranging from municipal disputes to complex toxic tort litigation.

My legal journey began as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx, New York, immediately after graduating law school in 1998. In this role, I managed a substantial caseload, conducted trials, arraignments, and pre-trial hearings, and collaborated closely with law enforcement agencies. My experience also includes serving as a Law Intern in the Felony Trial Division, where I gained insights into felony trials and legal procedures.

During law school, I had the privilege of clerking for the Honorable Gerald Sheindlin, a Supreme Court Judge in Bronx County. This experience exposed me to the intricacies of felony cases and legal decision-making. Additionally, I clerked for the Honorable Edward Davidowitz, assisting in legal research and contributing to a legal handbook on criminal law.

Before pursuing my legal career, I worked as a Paralegal for both a General Practice Law Firm in Pittsburgh, PA, and Bronx Legal Services Housing Unit. These roles provided me with hands-on experience in various legal proceedings and client interactions.


Beyond my legal practice, I serve as an Adjunct Philosophy Professor at St. Joseph's University in Long Island and Southern New Hampshire University Online, teaching Ethics. I also hold positions on the Board of Directors of the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce and as Chairperson of the "Alive After Five" summer festival series.



I graduated from Fordham University School of Law with a J.D. in 1998, where I was a Stein Scholar at the Stein Center for Ethics and Public Interest Law, an Editor with the Environmental Law Journal, and recipient of the Archibald R. Murray Award for Public Interest Law.


I received a MA in Philosophy from Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, Ohio, and completed a published thesis entitled, The Justice in the Moral Obligation of Civil Disobedience to the Laws of Political Authority in a Democratic Society.


I graduated with a BA in Communications with a concentration in Radio and Television, and completed a thesis entitled, Censorship of Speech and Music and its Affects on the American Identity, and I also completed minors in History and Philosophy, also from Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, Ohio.




In addition to my experience as a New Rochelle Small Claims City Court Arbitrator  I have been a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, and New Rochelle Bar Association.


I am admitted to practice law in:

     - All New York State Courts

     - United States District Court, Southern District

     - United States District Court, Eastern District

     - Supreme Court of the United States


I am also a Pro Bono Attorney with the Nassau Suffolk Law Services, where I handle Family and Matrimonial Cases free of charge for clients that do not have the means to afford an Attorney.

I am New York State Trained and Certified to serve as a Privately Retained or Court Appointed Guardian and Fiduciary in the Capacity of:

    - Guardian

    - Attorney for Alleged Incapacitated Person

    - Court Evaluator

    - Counsel to Receiver

    - Counsel to Guardian

    - Referee


  • Musician and guitarist since the age of seven, playing electric guitar in bands in High School, College, and Graduate School and currently performing at various local venues with a group of Youth Musicians in Performance Groups at a Music School in Smithtown, New York

  • Chairperson for Fundraising and Youth Basketball Coach at my local Church and School in Long Island, New York.

  • Volunteer with LAMP Ministries Missionary Organization in the Bronx, New York, in various capacities since age nine.

  • Duel Citizenship with the European Union with the Country of Malta, and have a valid European Union Passport

  • Presented with award from Bronx Homeowners Association for Exemplary Service Towards Others.

  • Contributing author to two books on service with the urban poor, published and distributed world-wide.

  • Additional experience working as an Office Manager, Radio Disk Jockey, Photographer and Gymnastics Director. 






THE LAW OFFICE OF MARIA SCHEURING is a Law Firm concentrating in the fields of Matrimonial, Divorce and Family Law, Guardianships and Fiduciary litigation and appeals. With over 25 years experience as a Litigator, I have personally won hundreds of motions, hearings, trials, appeals and arbitrations, and successfully negotiated contracts and contract disputes.  The firm regularly handles caseloads from inception to completion, including appellate briefs and oral arguments.


As a Divorce and Family Lawyer, I strive to negotiate and stipulate to attempt to avoid litigation that is expensive and time consuming, however, welcome the opportunity to fully litigate any case where my client's position is compromised and to put my clients in the best possible situation to win and for their futures. 

I am also New York State Certified, Trained and Eligible to serve in New York State, as a Privately Retained as well as Court Appointed Guardian, an Attorney for an Alleged Incapacitated Person, Counsel to Guardian, Counsel to Receiver, Court Evaluator and Referee.  

As one of the few Law Firms in Long Island owned by a Female, I am Certified as  a "Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise" (M/WBE) in Suffolk County, New York.

My firm's office at the main intersection of the the Village of Patchogue, Long Island, is convenient and centrally located within a very short distance of the Courts and Arbitrators in the Five Boros and the surrounding suburbs. 

I am confident that you will be thoroughly satisfied with my representation. I look forward to discussing how the Law Office of Maria Scheuring can assist you with your legal questions, obstacles and Per Diem needs. 

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