Ms. Bartholomew graduated from the City University of New York School of Law in 1993 after receiving her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Mount Saint Mary College. Ms. Bartholomew was employed as a social worker investigating child abuse and neglect for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This investigator experience has proven to be invaluable for her matrimonial and family law practice. Since graduating from law school, Ms. Bartholomew has worked solely in the areas of matrimonial and family law. She began her legal career working with Susan L. Bender and then as director of matrimonial practice at Sanctuary for Families, the Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services. She then worked as a Court Attorney in matrimonial parts in New York County Supreme Court. In 2008, Ms. Bartholomew associated with Dawn M. Cardi where she works on matrimonial and family law matters.
Ms. Bartholomew has published on the use of forensics in custody/visitation cases and has lectured extensively on matrimonial and family law. Ms. Bartholomew received a Commendation from the City of New York for her work related to women’s and children’s rights both in New York and internationally. She has appeared on Court TV as a commentator and an advocate for survivors of domestic violence. Before commencing her legal career, Ms. Bartholomew assisted in the development of the first shelters for battered women in San Francisco.
Ms. Bartholomew is Vice President of the Brehon Law Society and a member of the New York Women’s Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York and the National Lawyers Guild.