Ann K. Newman

Location:   Avon, Connecticut

Phone:  860-404-6134

Fax:  860-404-2196

Email:  Email Me


Ann’s experience and skills offer clients a healthier, better way to divorce.  

As an attorney, Ann has spent more than twenty-five years working with families in family law and child protection matters.  Ann now practices in the non-adversial processes of mediation and collaborative divorce. She has extensive training in both and is committed to helping couples find the best solutions for their families’ needs. 

She believes that mediation and collaborative divorce encourage couples to step out of their marriage in a private, respectful way and enables couples and children to accept and embrace a new definition of family.   

Ann is on the board of the Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce and is a member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators, the Connecticut Bar Association, the Hartford Bar Association, the Collaborative Divorce Team of Connecticut and the Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Group. Ann was admitted into the Connecticut Bar 1991 and is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, School of Law.

Ann believes in giving back.  She donates her time and expertise to nonprofit organizations such as Women and Family Life and The Sanctuary.  And when she is not in the Mediation Center or walking shelter dogs, you can find her training for marathons and fundraising for the Travis Roy and Martin Richards Foundations.

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut


  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    • J.D. – 1990
  • Plymouth State University
    • B.S. – 1980
    • Major: Education
  • Northeastern University
    • M.S. – 1983
    • Major: Physiology

Donna Buttler


I am Donna Buttler, a family law attorney based in Connecticut. I understand the difficulties that arise during family legal disputes, which is why I take a team-based, holistic approach to helping resolve issues in a way that enables you to move forward with your life. With more than

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Ann Newman


As an attorney, I have spent more than twenty years working with families in family law and child protection matters. I believe in the processes of mediation and collaborative divorce. I am a certified divorce mediator and I am committed to helping couples find the best solutions.

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“Donna Buttler represented me in a high conflict divorce. Throughout the divorce process she demonstrated the highest level of professionalism and ethics. Donna Buttler is a knowledgeable, experienced, confident, and determined attorney. She fiercely fought for my interests and the outcome exceeded all expectations. I could not have been happier with the terms of my separation agreement. Donna brought in an outstanding team of professionals, including a psychologist and financial advisor that contributed in solving the complicated issues of my divorce. If you are looking for a family law attorney do not hesitate to retain Donna Buttler. She will not disappoint you!”


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