Jo Ann Douglas


Jo Ann Douglas is a matrimonial and family law practitioner representing children and adults from all cultures and communities in various proceedings. She often appears in guardianship matters in all roles and conducts mediation in family law matters. She has been active in NYWBA since early in her legal career. In addition to serving as President, she held other Officer positions, served on the NYWBA Board and as a NYWBA Delegate to WBASNY, and as a Committee Chair. She has prepared and presented CLE programs for NYWBA, WBASNY, and the First and Second Departments, as well as  written articles for the New York Law Journal and Family Law Monthly. Ms. Douglas has focused on parenting issues and the representation of children. In fact, her own accomplished daughter, Sara, deserves much of the credit for focusing her mother’s career on parenting issues and the representation of children, for whom they are now both indefatigable advocates. With the tireless commitment of a wonderful group of volunteers, Ms. Douglas founded K9Kastle Corp., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of companion animals.