Emily T. Cecconi


Phone (502) 562-0050


Emily T. Cecconi joined Goldberg Simpson, LLC in 2021, after having started her career with Diana L. Skaggs + Partners, PLLC, following her graduation from the University of Kentucky College of Law with a Juris Doctor Degree, Cum Laude. Ms. Cecconi’s interest in family law began when she worked as a law clerk for a Kentucky circuit court judge during the summer following her first year in law school. While working toward her degree, Ms. Cecconi served as a certified legal intern with the University of Kentucky College of Law Legal Clinic. As a member of the U.K. Legal Clinic, Ms. Cecconi used a limited license to advise, counsel, and represent indigent clients in a variety of civil legal matters, including dissolution of marriage and advanced directives. Prior to law school, Ms. Cecconi graduated Cum Laude from Bellarmine University with a B.A. in English and Political Science.

Education & Professional Memberships

  • J.D. University of Kentucky College of Law, 2018, Cum Laude
  • B.A. in English and Political Science, cum laude, Bellarmine University, 2015
  • Bar Admissions and Professional Memberships
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division 2018-Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Family Law Section 2018-Present
  • Louisville Bar Association, Family Law Section 2018-Present


  • Alan T. Slyn and Hon. Richard A. Revell 29th Annual Domestic Relations Update, Louisville Bar Association, Louisville, 2020.
  • “Case Law Update” Nuts and Bolts of Family Law, Louisville Bar Association, Louisville, 2019
  • Alan T. Slyn 28th Annual Domestic Relations Update, Louisville Bar Association, Louisville, 2019.


  • 2020
    • 2020 AAML National Seminar, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Web
      • Cutting Edge Evidence Issues
      • Virtual Advocacy, Wave of the Future?
      • Divorcing the Highly Planned Family
      • Virtual Negotiating
      • Defending the Accused
      • What Family Lawyers Must Know About Accessing Trust Funds in Divorce and Beyond
      • Finding Solutions in Extreme Risk Cases
      • Family Law Ethics and Best Practices for the Practitioner in a Post-Covid World
      • Avoiding Appellate Pitfalls and Preserving Appellate Error
      • A Deck Stacked with ACES: How a Scientific Study Can Improve Our Service to Clients and Care for Ourselves
      • Appraisals of Fine and Decorative Arts and Luxury Goods: What the Matrimonial Lawyer Needs to Know
    • 2020 AAML Institute for Family Law Associates Webinar, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Web
      • How to Second Chair a Family Law Case
      • Custody During COVID and Other Parenting-Time Provisions
      • Business Valuation Terminology for the New Lawyer
      • Uncovering What the 1040 Can Tell Us
  •  2019
    • Cross-Examination: A Lawyer’s Only Chance to Testify, Louisville Bar Association, Louisville, KY
    • Divorce for Farmers, National Business Institute, Web
  • 2018
    • Court of Appeals Family Case Law Update and Appellate Practice Tips,Louisville Bar Association, Louisville, KY
    • Kentucky Bar Association 2018 New Lawyer Program, Louisville, KY
    • Bankruptcy in Divorce, National Business Institute, Web

Recent Posts

Baby Feet

Are fathers entitled to parenting time with a newborn?

Kentucky’s custody and parenting time statue does not favor a mother over a father. Instead, Kentucky courts apply a best interest standard to determine a parenting time schedule that is in the best interest of the child. There is a rebuttable presumption that equal parenting time is in the child’s best interest. While a father’s...
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Impact of title on Property

It is not uncommon for married couples to hold title to assets in the name of only one spouse. Most often, couples will hold a joint savings or checking account and also have separate banking, investment, and retirement accounts. In Kentucky, all assets acquired during the marriage are presumed to be marital property and subject...
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