Theodore Alatsas, Esq. was born the child of Greek immigrants in the early 1970s. Growing up in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, Theodore learned the importance of hard work and dedication to his community at an early age. As an exemplary student and community activist, Theodore often volunteered his time to help those who needed it. Theodore attended Brooklyn Technical High School, New York University and St. John’ s University School of Law. During his early 20s, Theodore worked his way through college and law school, while at the same time actively participating and leading various civic organizations.
Among these organizations are the Avenue U Merchants’ Association, Citizens for Neighborhood Action, Change NY, and the Joint Council of Kings County Boards of Trade. Theodore’s community involvement was recognized in New York Newsday, the Bay News and various other community papers. After graduating law school, Theodore began the practice of law in the same location where his parents owned a Greek deli. Over the years, his areas of practice have become more specialized, focusing primarily on the practice of divorce & family law. His knowledge and experience as a neighborhood practitioner, has uniquely qualified him to handle a matter not only from a legal perspective, but with a compassion designed to guide the client through the process as smoothly and as stress-free as possible.
In 2020, Theodore co-authored the New York edition of "Medicaid Secrets: How to Protect Your Family's Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs", with Gabriel Heiser.
Theodore's efforts have earned him a Top 10 for Family Law and for Elder Law with Attorney and Practice Magazine for both 2019 and 2020, recognition and membership in Lawyers of Distinction, a Top 10 for client satisfaction by American Institute of Family Lawyers, and an Elite Lawyers Top 10 for Family Law for 2020. He has earned the respect and admirations of his clients and peers, resulting in dozens of five star reviews on Avvo and Google, and he is a Certified Divorce Specialist by the National Association of Divorce Professionals.
Theodore's numerous memberships include the Brooklyn Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, National Association of Divorce Professionals, the National Association of Consumber Bankruptcy Attorneys, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and ElderCounsel.
Theodore remains active in his community, and has been nominated as a candidate for various public offices, including Brooklyn District Attorney and Brooklyn Borough President, and served as a member of the Public Service Commission Siting Board after having been appointed to the position by Governor Pataki. Theodore resides in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter. He is also fluent in Greek and Spanish.
Theodore Alatsas, Esq., prior to admission to the United States Supreme Court Bar.