Kamelia “Mia” Poppe, Esq.

Mia Poppe

Mia Poppe, Esq.
Managing Partner
Location: New York, New York
Phone: 212-792-9501
Email: E-mail Me

Kamelia “Mia” Poppe, Esq. is the founding partner of The Law Firm of Poppe & Associates, PLLC she is an experienced practitioner of family law, with niche competencies in high net worth divorces, father’s rights, same sex divorces, the Hague Convention and international child custody, abduction and wrongful retention, and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). Mia and the entire Poppe & Associates team pride themselves on their relentless advocacy on behalf of their clients. The Firm’s culture is client-centric, with emphasis on execution, or “getting things done”.

Originally from South Carolina, Mia earned her B.S. degree from the College of Charleston in 1986, where she studied psychology. She later received her Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central University School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude. A journal editor while in law school, Mia continues to write legal articles and publish videos in the areas of matrimonial law, fathers’ rights, and the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Prior to practicing law, Mia spent 22 years as a senior business leader, working at Citibank, G.E. Capital, and Bank of America. Mia’s financial acumen is key in resolving matrimonial matters, especially high net worth divorces, as economic issues dominate most divorces. Mia’s tenure at Citibank, G.E., and Citibank helped her to hone strong leadership skills, as well as giving her the experience necessary to adeptly navigate the most complex financial information and documents.

Mia is admitted to practice law in the following jurisdictions: New York State, U.S. Federal District Court Southern District of New York, U.S Federal District Court Eastern District of New York, U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Federal District Court of New Jersey.

Mia is an active member of a number of legal organizations, including the matrimonial pro bono project jointly sponsored by the Brooklyn Bar Association and Brooklyn Law School, the New York State Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers Association, and several religious organizations.

Mia resides in Manhattan and is a proud mother of eight (8) children: six (6) young adults, and twin toddlers, Hannah and Noa. Mia’s practical experience as a mother of eight gives her clear insight into the “common sense” aspects of resolving custody matters.

Mia is a member of the steering committee for Lincoln Center Kids, and regularly attends concerts and theatrical productions at Lincoln Center.

Mia’s motto “no suits, just relentless advocacy” distinguishes herself from other family law firms and lawyers by simply stating, flashing her trademark smile, Mia Poppe, Esq., is frequently heard saying, “The Law Firm of Poppe & Associates, PLLC”, … The Art of the Practice of Law”.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Father’s rights
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Business Law
  • Elder Law
  • Immigration Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • Federal District Court of New Jersey


North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
J.D. magna cum laude
Law Journal: Legal Commentary in the Areas of Corporate and Business Law, Journal Editor

College of Charleston
B.S. – 1986

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York City Bar Association- Member
  • New York State Bar Association- Member
  • American Bar Association- Member
  • Lincoln Center Kids Steering Committee