03/01/2014 (press release: SherriDonovan) // New York, New York, USA // Sherri Donovan, Esq.
Attorney Sherri Donovan, N.Y. divorce lawyer, made her TV debut in taking on a somewhat infamous client on the VH1’s show, Mob Wives. Ms. Donovan appears in an episode of the hit show, providing legal counsel to mob wife Renee Graziano, whose abusive ex-husband Junior is about to be released from prison.
Ms. Donovan was asked to play a role this episode because she is an expert in domestic violence and legal protection from stalking and harassment, issues of particular interest to Mrs. Graziano. As the develops in the law office of Ms. Donovan, Renee Graziano details recent history of her ex calling and writing her from prison expressing his desire that the mob couple try to rekindle their relationship once he is set free. She then goes on to explain that she wants nothing to do with Junior and that she fears that once he is out of prison, he will stalk and harass her.
Donovan soon finds out that this is not your typical attorney client conference because while Graziano wants and needs legal advice, she is hesitant to follow through with Ms. Donovan’s unequivocal recommendations out of concern for breaking the mob family protocol on such matters. “This, right here (their meeting) is gonna be wrong to a lot of people,” explained Graziano. She then cut right to the chase about her feelings on seeking legal counsel for her family problem. “I would never go to a lawyer. I would never go to cops or anything like that. To me personally, what I’m doing right now between you and I, I feel like this is a rat thing. I don’t like this.”
Sherri Donovan will hear none of it, proving to be just as tough as the underworld wife sitting across from her replying, “This is not ratting. This is protecting.” She then makes the point more emphatically saying, “If you don’t do this you are ratting on yourself.”
Pop culture fame aside, as brief as it might be, Sherri Donovan happy to be able to send a strong message to a wider TV audience. Although Renee Graziano was a victim of domestic violence at the hands of her ex-husband, she was reluctant to take legal action to protect herself from further abuse. Donovan made it clear in no uncertain terms that Graziano had good legal options available to her, and that she should strongly consider taking them; a message that, in Ms. Donovan’s opinion, many other women need to hear. “Being on Mob Wives was fun, but at the same time I wanted to tell women caught up in violent, abusive relationships that they have legal options available to get out of their situations.”
Sherri Donovan has been a divorce and family law attorney since 1986. During this time she has come to realize that legal counseling is just one of many vital services that couples need when the fabric of their families begins to unravel. Understanding this better than most people in her field, Ms. Donovan recently launched her Family Center, staffed by her Family Team of professionals. The Family Center offers comprehensive services for people going through divorce, custody and family transitions. The service areas covered by the Family Team include parent and divorce coaching, psychological services and assistance for issues related to special needs children, finance, real estate, business and health concerns.
About Sherri Donovan & Associates, P.C.: Sherri Donovan Esq., is a New York divorce lawyer. Donovan has been a divorce and family lawyer since 1986. Sherri Donovan & Associates, P.C. was established in 1988 and serves the entire NYC metro area. Her main areas of legal expertise include divorce, alimony, property division, domestic violence, same sex relationships and children’s rights. Her mission is to listen carefully to what is important to her clients and their families and to work closely with experts in other fields and areas of law to meet their long term goals.
Sherri Donovan, Esq.
Sherri Donovan and Associates, P.C.
7 Dey Street, Suite 400
N.Y., N.Y. 10007
email: [email protected]
Phone Number: 212-431-9076
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