CHARO EZDRIN, ESQ.
Charo Ezdrin opened her own law firm in 2010. As a former prosecutor for the Nassau County Attorney’s Office, Charo litigated abuse and neglect cases in Nassau County Family Court representing the Department of Social Services. As Assistant Director of the Legal Department, Charo was responsible for providing legal counsel to Child Protective Services; Services to Children and Families; Juvenile Detention Center and to the Office of the Commissioner. Charo represented the Department in Family Court, at fair hearings, including: expungement; childcare applications; foster care removal and adoption. Charo was a member of the Multi-Disciplinary Team at the Coalition of Child Abuse and Neglect. Currently, Charo is the Principal attorney of her firm; which includes 3 associate attorney’s and 2 paralegals. Her area of expertise is family, matrimonial, and criminal law. Prior to opening her firm, she was the director of Government Relations of Nassau County. She was promoted to this position by Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi. Charo was the liaison between the county executive and Nassau County Legislature on many key matters such as budgets, legislation and local laws. Today, through tireless efforts she tenaciously defends her clients with vigor and determination. Ms. Ezdrin received her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law and was a recipient of the Geraldine A. Ferraro Award for Courage and Grace. She is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, previously a Commissioner on the Nassau County Bridge Authority, and an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association Matrimonial, Family, and Criminal Law Committees. Charo Is the proud mother of two girls Jacqui and Alexi.
BRIAN WOODS, ESQ.
Brian Woods, Esq. started Ezdrin & Woods, P.C. with his partner Charo Ezdrin, Esq.. in May of 2016. Prior to forming Ezdrin & Woods, P.C., Brian worked as a law clerk and associate attorney for the Law Offices of Charo Ezdrin, P.C. Brian graduated from South Texas College of Law on December 14, 2013 in the top 20% of his class. During his second and third years in Law School he was a law clerk for the firm of Busby & Associates, P.C. in Houston, TX wherein he worked on cases concerning a multitude of family law matters. Before enrolling in law school, Brian worked as an oil laboratory technician for Inspectorate in Harrahan, LA and as an AIDS research technician for the Tulane National Primate Research Center in Covington, LA. Brian received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Houston in 2007. Brian firmly believes in fiercely advocating for his clients fairly and competently. His area of expertise is in family, matrimonial and landlord/tenant law.
JONATHAN (GIANNI) KARMILY, ESQ.
Gianni is native of Italy. He has a B.B.A. from Hofstra University. He has always been interested in making a difference. As a result, while in law school, he started getting involved as a summer intern for the Legal Aid and Defender Association in Detroit, Michigan, where he gained a greater understanding of the different aspects of the criminal justice system. He received his J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law where he served as President of the International Law Society. He looks forward every day to being the voice of an individual facing charges of felonies, misdemeanors, and violations. “Our job is to be the voice of that person and to make sure the system doesn’t roll over them. In New York State, a criminal conviction lasts for your entire life, so avoiding a criminal conviction is extremely important. There are many ways you can protect someone from having a devastating result forever. It is always a great relief when you are able to return a person to freedom.” Gianni is a member of the (NYSACDL) New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the (CCBANC) Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau County. Gianni has been honored by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Criminal Law for New York Metro in 2019.
TERESA AZZUE, ESQ.
As a native Long Islander I recently graduated from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University where I was the Founding Secretary of the Family Law Society and Staff Member of the Journal of International Business and Law. Prior to law school, I graduated from Molloy College with a BA in History and a BA in Philosophy. I was admitted to the New York State Bar Association in September 2017.
LAURIE ANN ELLUL, Office Manager
If a law firm had a captain, then Laurie Ann would be team captain of Ezdrin & Woods. Laurie Ann was previously an office manager for a Long Island based real estate firm and is married to Joe and has two children, Christina and John. When you call us more often than not, you will be speaking to Laurie Ann.
DAOMINE R. ZAMILUS, Paralegal
In March of 2017, I completed the American Bar Association (ABA) accredited Paralegal Studies Certificate Program at Hofstra University. I received a B.S. from SUNY College at Old Westbury in 2015. Prior to joining Ezdrin & Woods, P.C. I interned as a paralegal with the Nassau County Family Court Bureau where I prep cases, drafted petitions and letters and contacted clients.