Jean received her Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, in 1985 from Albany Law School at Union University. After holding various legal positions, Jean opened her own office in 1991. Her practice is primarily limited to New York matrimonial and family law.
Jean’s practice encompasses all issues pertaining to New York divorce, separation, child custody, child support, spousal support and property distribution.
Jean has been counsel to the Town of Clifton Park Industrial Development Agency since 1995, and she is also special counsel to the Saratoga County Industrial Development Agency.
Jean is a member of the Family Law Section of the New York Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Saratoga County Bar Association and the Albany County Bar Association. She is the current President of the Italian American Bar Association.
While at Albany Law School, Jean received the Daniel J. Brewer Scholarship, awarded to the outstanding first-year student, and participated in law review and moot court. Jean completed a summer session in comparative legal studies at the University in Athens, Greece, and was employed as a summer clerk at Cahill, Gordon and Reindel in both their New York City and Washington, D.C. offices.
After law school, Jean began a judicial clerkship for the Honorable Howard A. Levine, then at the Supreme Court Appellate Division, Third Department. Upon completing her clerkship, she commenced employment at DeGraff, Foy, Conway, Holt-Harris & Mealy, a large full-service Albany, New York law firm. While at DeGraff Foy, Jean was engaged primarily in litigation in the fields of commercial, criminal, family and personal injury law.
Jean is a 1977 graduate of Colonie Central High School. She received her undergraduate degree in 1981 in history with honors, from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania.
Jean resides with her husband and children in Clifton Park, New York.
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Jean’s Recent Reviews
Highly Recommended Attorney
She was amazingly helpful and empathetic and compassionate to my situation. I had an attorney prior to her who didn’t do a darn thing for me for well over a year, but Jean got right on my case and kept it moving along. Her staff is so very helpful as well. I highly recommend Jean. – Nancy
Jean represented me during my divorce proceedings for a little over a year until an agreement was made. We were able to come to an agreement and settle out of court and mostly stay out of the court house. I felt represented very well and have the utmost confidence in Jean’s legal prowess. Jean and her law office were always very easy to contact, I had no trouble getting ahold of someone if I had questions or updates for them. Jean and all her staff were very friendly and welcoming. I had as great an experience as one could have while going through the divorce process. Jean is an excellent lawyer and I would recommend her to anyone needing representation during divorce or custody battles. – Trevor
I have been through several Custody, Support Modification and Child Support disputes with Jean and she is excellent. She represents what YOU want yet gives her honest opinion on positions. She is personable, a good listener but can be very tough when she needs to be on your behalf. Jean’s support staff is outstanding, reliable and trustworthy. They all do their homework which leads to great and fair results. Highly recommended. – Steve
Very informative and dependable. Highly recommended – Anonymous
I met Jean when my ex-wife launched a viscous and untrue attack against me in her attempt to manipulate the courts to take away all of my parental rights. Jean not only countered this attack but obtained a much more fair and equitable custody situation that is shared now. She was ready at every step of the way and ahead of the very dirty lawyer that my ex-wife hired. She didn’t need to stoop to the low levels that this lawyer tried to sink to. Her integrity and professionalism showed at every step in the process. I would give her the very highest recommendation that I can give for anyone who has a situation that is highly stressful and combative. She brought the playing field back to a level and fair situation for me. – John
I would recommend Ms. Mahserjian to anyone needing an intelligent, attentive and savvy attorney. Legal issues are complex, especially child support and custody issues. She prepares well, and keeps your interests as the priority. – Andrew
Jean is an outstanding attorney. When I needed her services, she came through going above and beyond my expectations. I would not hesitate to refer anyone to her as I have complete confidence that she would do for them equally as well as she did for me! – Melissa
I have sent about 5 friends to Jean for advice and all have retained her.
Jean handled my divorce, which had some particularly difficult financial issues to iron out. There were three things that I really liked about the service:
1) Jean’s ability to explain the process and strategy took a lot of stress out of the event
2) Her deep local experience gives her client an edge in understanding what to expect from the various people, organizations and agencies they will encounter during the process.
3) I was very pleased with Jean’s attempts to keep the legal expenses down – Bruce