Our Firm

The Law Office of Fauna M. Pappalardo, Attorney and Counselor at Law, was founded on her family's traditions and values, with its roots dating back to the 1930's. 

Fauna M. Pappalardo is part of the third generation of attorneys in her family. She initially worked with her grandfather and father, and was later joined by her brother. In 2004, she became a solo practitioner to pursue her own unique vision for practicing law. She prides herself on being compassionate, creative, and practical in her approach to practicing law and working with clients.  


Ms. Pappalardo graduated from John Carroll University in 1990 with a B.A. in Philosophy and English. She then went on to study law at the University of Dayton School of Law and graduated with a J.D. in 1993. In 1994, she was admitted to the New York State Bar. 

Ms. Pappalardo has over 26 years of experience representing clients and children.  She is a past recipient of The Honorable Michael F. Dillon Law Guardian Award, and The James R. Boyle Award for Child Advocacy, both of which celebrated her zealous advocacy on behalf of the children. She has also received recognition for her pro bono legal services for members of the community. 


Today, her practice has evolved to one which focuses on resolving conflicts with compassion, creativity and practicality, both in and out of the courtroom.

Ms. Pappalardo primarily practices law in the areas of Matrimonial and Family Law. She is a founding member of the Collaborative Law Association of the Rochester Area (CLARA).

The well-being and success of your family and our community remains a primary focus for Ms. Pappalardo. 


A creative, practical, and compassionate attorney who specializes in matrimonial and family law