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.
Raised on Long Island, Brent Chapman started his legal career back in 1989 at Shearman & Sterling in New York City as a mergers and acquisitions attorney. After five years in private practice, Brent moved to Cablevision where he went from in-house attorney to Senior Vice President of Developing Sports businesses. Brent joined Ezdrin & Woods in June 2016 as “Of Counsel” where he brings his twenty plus years of legal experience to this busy law firm located in the heart of Syosset on the North Shore of Long Island. Brent has experience in a number of legal practice areas, including corporate, family and matrimonial, civil rights, civil litigation and real estate. With this broad range of experience Brent is a problem solver that practices law in a world of transparency and practicality. Always on and always available Brent will work tirelessly to obtain the result that all of his clients are seeking. Brent is most proud of his two children, Andie and Zach.
JESSICA M. GREGUSKI
Jessica has a BA from SUNY Old Westbury in Politics and Economics. In 2014, Jessica received her Juris Doctorate from Touro Law Center. Prior to receiving her Law Degree, Jessica spent 18 years working for the Northwell Health System EMS as an EMT and lead dispatcher. It is from this experience that Jessica understands the importance of compassion, empathy and trust when dealing with people who are in need of help. As an Attorney, Jessica brings these skills as well as her determination to succeed to all of her clients, who she fights endlessly for, to advocate for them to achieve the best outcome they can receive. Jessica is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. Jessica is married to Michael and is the proud mother of three children Joshua, Emma and Abigail.
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.
TERESA AZZUE, Legal Assistant
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 am currently working as a legal assistant here at Ezdrin & Woods working on a variety of matrimonial and family court related matters.
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.