GET TO KNOW RORY GILHOOLEY, ESQ.
Mr. Gilhooley’s law practice is focused exclusively on Matrimonial and Family Law in such matters as CHILD CUSTODY and SUPPORT, GRANDPARENT CUSTODY PETITIONS, FAMILY OFFENSE PETITIONS AND ORDERS OF PROTECTION, SEPARATION AGREEMENTS, and DIVORCE. He has successfully represented many clients in Onondaga, Madison, Oswego, Cortland, Cayuga, Seneca, Jefferson, and Oneida Counties. He prides himself on a client-centered approach, wherein each client is provided his personal cell phone and email. His goal is to personally make a response to all client communications within 24 hours.
Rory Gilhooley was sworn in as a police officer with the Syracuse Police Department in 1994, where he served with distinction as a police officer for over 5 years and then detective in the Criminal Investigations Division for almost 20 years. During his decorated career, he participated in thousands of investigations involving homicides, armed and bank robberies, burglaries, arsons, and thefts. After graduating from Syracuse University Law School with high honors (magma cum laude) he took a two-year leave from the police department and served as a law clerk to the Justices of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division. Mr. Gilhooley has also instructed police officers, deputy sheriffs, and state police officers locally and state-wide in various topical areas of constitutional criminal procedure.
LEARN WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU
Personalized, Professional Representation
CHILD CUSTODY AND SUPPORT
Nothing is more important than the health and well being of your children. When a custody dispute arises between you and the other parent/guardian, the custody decisions of the courts have lifelong consequences to both you and your child. Do not trust your custody fight to just any lawyer. Custody litigation is a serious fight, and you need a serious lawyer. Trust the fight for your future relationship and time with your child to Rory Gilhooley, Esq., who dedicates his law practice exclusively to the field of Matrimonial and Family Law.
DIVORCE & SEPARATION AGREEMENTS
Divorce in New York concerns four principal topics: custody, child support, spousal maintenance, and equitable distribution of marital property such as the marital home, small businesses, pensions and retirement accounts. Each of these topics requires an understanding of the respective law, comprehensive preparation with the client, and forceful arguments to the court and opposing counsel. Rory Gilhooley, Esq., has many times successfully advanced the causes of his divorce clients on all these topics in numerous counties throughout Central New York.
YOUR TRUSTED MATRIMONIAL AND FAMILY COURT ATTORNEY
KATHRYN M., ONONDAGA COUNTY
“Highly Recommend Rory Gilhooley! Rory made me feel comfortable during the entire complex family court process. He takes the time, before and after, to explain what you should expect at each court appearance. He knows what he is doing and exhibits compassion and understanding. He is very prompt in returning all calls, texts and emails. You feel like his #1 client. He is very honest and will not fill you with unreasonable expectations. He is a genuine person with an incredible understanding of people and their personal situations. You want Rory on your side!
Thank you so much Rory for all you have done for our family!”
LT. COL. CHRIS C., FT. DRUM, JEFFERSON COUNTY
"Rory handled my case with care, and ensured my rights were well
represented in a short amount of time. I truly appreciate his
responsiveness, and the aggressive defense he provided me. I would
hire him for his services again. Excellent Counsel."
ASHLEY S., ONONDAGA COUNTY
“Rory was referred to me for a child support battle between NY state and Delaware. He was very professional and knowledgeable and my case was won after a trial. Rory is an outstanding attorney and I highly recommend him.”
JOSEPH M., ONONDAGA COUNTY
“Rory Gilhooley guided me through a very trying divorce which included some very contentious moments. His willingness to go the extra mile and do his research saved me considerable heartache and financial burden. He maintains excellent working relationships with the divorce and family courts that serve him well. He is easily accessible and very fair with his time. I felt comfortable contacting him whenever I needed him and that has included a couple of followup issues as well. He treated me with dignity and respect. His professionalism and knowledge of the law serves him well. When my case was over, I was completely satisfied and I felt I made a friend also.”
MICHAEL S., CORTLAND COUNTY
”After 12 years of being shuffled through the Family Court system and having utilized 4 separate attorneys; I met Attorney Rory Gilhooley. Attorney Gilhooley, by way of his vast knowledge of Family Court law, meticulous attention to detail in paperwork and compelling courtroom demeanor, accomplished something that no other attorney had been able to. My family owes Attorney Rory Gilhooley a debt of gratitude that will be difficult repay.”
TOMMY G., ONONDAGA COUNTY
“I am a firefighter here in Syracuse that's battling a custody dispute. With everything else I battle to provide for my family, Mr. Gilhooley's representation has given my family hope moving forward and we can't thank him enough.”
KATIE K., ONONDAGA COUNTY
“With Rory Gilhooley’s expertise, I was granted full custody of my two children and I ended up keeping our house. I highly recommend Mr Gilhooley.”
JESSICA W., ONONDAGA COUNTY
"Hands down the best lawyer to have in your corner! Mr. Gilhooley represented me in my petition for full custody of my 2 daughters and I cannot say enough wonderful things about him! Before my initial court appearance, he took time away from his busy schedule to go out of his way and meet with me, at my job, to discuss my case. He also always showed up early to touch base with me before we entered the courtroom, and kept me informed as the case developed, which to me was so important! On the day we went to trial, and the judge finally granted me full custody of my children, I was so overwhelmed with joy and appreciation, I wanted to hug him, and cry all at the same time! It is hard to put into words your appreciation for someone that helps you achieve something that you didn't know was possible, but he did that for me and I am forever grateful.”
DANA D., ONONDAGA COUNTY
“I recommend Rory Gilhooley for your all your family court matters. During such a stressful time, he made me feel confident in his ability to represent me. Rory is who you need.”
PATRICK E., ONONDAGA COUNTY
“Rory Gilhooley represented me in my child support, child custody, and divorce. He always had my best interests in mind and fought for them in the courtroom. I highly recommend Rory for legal advice and representation.”
JACKIE G., ONONDAGA COUNTY
“Rory spent the better part of two years defending me in a custody case. He delivered attentive and timely responses to any concerns or questions I had, with great respect to my situation. We received the outcome we had hoped for and the one he helped me fight for. I would recommend him and trust him 1000%.”