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Joelle Perez
Joelle Perez

Senior Mediator

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Joelle Perez

Joelle is a divorce mediator and attorney who works with clients as a neutral third party to assist them in achieving a mutually agreed upon settlement of divorce. Her goal is to provide clients with information and a supportive environment that fosters mutual respect and that ends with the best results for both of the parties and their children.

Having been through divorce mediation personally, Joelle embraces the mediation process not only as a practitioner advocate, but also as a former client of mediation.  This experience has given her the unique ability to understand and appreciate first-hand how it feels to be on the other side of the mediation table and most importantly, to empathize with her clients’ situation.

After successfully completing the forty-hour divorce mediation program given by The Center for Mediation and Training, Joelle started Peacemaker Divorce Mediation with a mission to assist her clients in navigating the divorce process in the least resistant, most amicable, and most cost effective way possible.

Joelle is the Immediate Past President of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the highest professional standards of divorce mediation throughout New York State. Joelle is the Co-Chair of the NYSCDM’s Education Committee tasked with developing and producing statewide educational presentations; a member of the NYSCDM’s Membership, Diversity and Inclusion Committee tasked with increasing and diversifying membership; and a member of the NYSCDM’s Fall and Winter Symposium Committee tasked with developing conference agendas and securing speakers.

Joelle is Of Counsel for Ali Law Group P.C., a labor and employment law firm located in Huntington, New York.  Joelle formerly worked as a Litigation Associate at The Law Offices of David Sutton, P.C., a general commercial litigation law firm in Garden City, New York; as a Litigation Associate at Cuthbertson Law, a general commercial litigation law firm in Huntington, New York; and as Associate General Counsel for Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, where she assisted the General Counsel in overseeing all aspects of the University’s legal affairs. Following her graduation from law school, Joelle practiced as a Litigation Associate for two prestigious law firms, Bingham  McCutchen LLP and Loeb & Loeb LLP, both located in New York City, where she worked in a fast-paced high-pressure environment and gained extensive experience in many areas of the law.

Joelle graduated Hofstra University School of Law in 2000 at the top of her class With Distinction where she was a member of the Hofstra Law Review.

A philanthropist at heart, Joelle has dedicated much of her time to raising funds and awareness for autism as the President and Executive Director of a non-profit organization, The Golden Fund for Autism, that raises funds to assist children with autism in obtaining treatments and therapies not otherwise covered by insurance or by other financial means.


Hofstra University School of Law, Juris Doctor, with Distinction, 2000

Areas Of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Online Mediation
  • Prenuptial

Additional Services

  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Representational Lawyer



Liability Insurance

  • Yes

ADR Training

Professional Associations

  • New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, Board of Director and Immediate Past President

Publications & Presentations

  • Dividing Retirement Assets upon Divorce
  • New Court Initiative System Initiative Says Mediate Before You Litigate
  • What is Maintenance under New York Law and What Triggers It?
  • Equitable Distribution in New York
  • Mediation or Litigation: Which Process Is Right for You?
  • Prenuptial Agreements: What Are They and Do I Need One?