Jill D. Bicks practices in the area of domestic relations, including pre- and post-nuptial agreements, divorce, child custody, the representation of minor children as attorney or guardian ad litem (GAL), and post-judgment enforcement or modification. Jill brings to the Family Law practice a solid background in litigation and alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and Collaborative Divorce. Jill is recognized for providing clients with cost-effective, sophisticated representation that includes a wide variety of services tailored to their individual and family needs.
Following law school, Jill worked at a New York firm where she handled complex litigation in a variety of areas including antitrust, securities fraud, ERISA and RICO. She also represented victims of domestic violence, and later focused her practice exclusively on domestic relations.
Jill worked as an advocate for children and directed a program in the Stamford Court for volunteer GALs. She served as Founder and Executive Director of Child Advocates of Connecticut, a nonprofit authorized by the Connecticut Judicial Branch that trains court-appointed volunteers. Jill also served as a consultant to the hit HBO series "Divorce" starring Sarah Jessica Parker.
Jill currently serves as a board member for the Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce and is a founding member of the Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Fairfield County. Jill is also working on a task force for the Children's Law Center to develop non-adversarial programs for families of limited means.
You can watch Jill here on various segments of Single Process, an informative video series about the process of divorce.
Connecticut Bar Association - Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution sections
Fairfield County Bar Association - Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution sections
Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Fairfield County
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Children's Law Center, Task Force member
Westport PTA Executive Board, past member
Westport Young Women's League, past member
Honors & Recognitions
Selected by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of Connecticut's "Ten Best" in client satisfaction every year since 2015
News & Insights
- Westport Lifestyle, 05.2020
- WTNH, 01.24.2020
- We Need Each Other: How Lawyers and Mental Health Professionals Can Team Up to Better Serve Our ClientsGoToWebinar, 06.02.2020
- POSTPONED UNTIL EARLY 2020: Westport Roundtable Discussion Series: We Need Each Other - How Lawyers and Mental Health Professionals Can Team Up to Better Serve Our Clients253 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06880, 12.12.2019
- Connecticut Rules Committee Suspends Time Requirements Concerning Custody and Visitation for Minor Children03.26.2020
Pullman's Family Law Practice remains at the leading edge of Connecticut matrimonial law, regularly litigating, mediating, arbitrating, and defending and prosecuting appeals involving the most complex financial and child custody related dissolutions of marriage actions in the state.
The Connecticut Supreme Court heard only four family law cases in 2016. Of those cases, Pullman & Comley’s Family Law attorneys argued, and were victorious, in two.
Bar and Court Admissions
- New York
- Washington, D.C.
- Law Clerk, Hon. Robert J. Kelleher, United States District Court,
Central District of California
New York University School of Law, J.D., 1988
Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, B.S., 1985