Company: Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin, LLC
Location: Westport, Connecticut, United States
Sally S. Oldham, Esq., Attorney at Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin, LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in family law.
With more than 30 years of professional experience in the legal industry, Ms. Oldham has served as a partner with Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin, LLC, since 2011. In this position, she specializes in all aspects of family law, including property division, divorce, child support, and alimony. She additionally has been serving as a partner with Arnold Rutkin since 1994. Prior to these appointments, she held the position of partner with Day, Berry & Howard from 1988 to 1994 and Cooper & Alcorn in 1987. Before entering the field of law, she was a psychologist in various private and public schools for more than 10 years, giving her a unique approach to the way she handles complex family law cases.
To prepare for her illustrious career, Ms. Oldham pursued a formal education, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in psychology, cum laude, from Wesleyan University in 1972. She followed this accomplishment with a Master of Science in psychology, magna cum laude, from Southern Connecticut State College in 1974, as well as a sixth year degree in 1975. After obtaining some hands-on experience in the field, she received a Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, from the School of Law at the University of Connecticut in 1988. She has since been admitted to practice in the state of Connecticut and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
As a leading voice in the field, Ms. Oldham maintains affiliation with the Connecticut Bar Association, where she has served on the executive committee of the family law section since 1993. She was formerly chair of the organization from 2003 to 2004 and co-chair of the post-majority support committee of the family law section from 1993 to 1994. In addition, she has been associated with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, where she served as president of the Connecticut chapter from 2013 to 2014, chair of the national test committee from 2005 to 2010, and co-chair of the biennial seminar of complex issues in family law in 2005. Furthermore, she was formerly on the board of managers of the USA Chapter of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers from 2007 to 2015. She remains a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and the Fairfield County Bar Association.
In recognition of her exceptional accomplishments in the legal industry, Ms. Oldham has been elected a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She holds an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell and has been named to the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers since 2012. In addition, she was named one of the Forbes Leaders in Law in 2017, named to Super Lawyers in the area of family law from 2006 to 2017, named one of the Women Leaders in Law by Fortune Magazine in 2015, and among the Best Lawyers in America in the field of family law every year since 2006. Recognized as one of Connecticut’s Top Female Lawyers in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013, she was also considered one of Ten Leaders in Divorce Law in Connecticut.
Alongside her other accolades, Ms. Oldham has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America by Woodward/White, Inc., since 2007, Top 25 Female Lawyers by Connecticut Magazine since 2007, New York Area’s Best Lawyers by New York Magazine since 2007, New England Best Lawyers by the Wall Street Journal in 2015, and Female Lawyer of the Year for Westport by Family Law Experts in 2015. Attributing her success to hard work, preparation, and luck, Ms. Oldham has been married to Arnold Rutkin since 2005 and has two children.
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