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At Petroske Riezenman & Meyers the emphasis is on personal attention.  Our lawyers start by listening, knowing that each divorce and family law case turns on facts that are as unique as you are.  A strategy is developed at the outset that considers both likely and possible outcomes so you have a clear and realistic assessment of your situation. Drawing on our knowledge of the relevant law, and decades of experience with procedures and personalities in the courtroom, we will recommend the best legal and practical approach.  You get the guidance you need, alongside the inspired representation you deserve.  We work hard to resolve all of our cases and remain committed to finding the best solution, including trial and appeal, if necessary. Our firm serves Suffolk County and Nassau County in Long Island, New York.

We pride ourselves on a collaborative workplace. We find it produces the most effective legal representation for our clients. Regardless of which one of our attorneys primarily handles your file, behind the scenes, you will benefit from the knowledge, experience, and insight of our entire team, working together to devise and implement the best strategy for your case.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: 

  • Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Appeals
  • QDRO
  • Annulments
  • Prenuptial Agreements

Call 631-515-5793 today to arrange your initial consultation. 

­­­Attorney Clifford Petroske

Bar Admissions:

  • 1990, New York
  • 1991, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • 2016, U.S. Supreme Court

Education:                                         

  • Juris Doctor, 1989, Hofstra University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, 1986, SUNY Stony Brook

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Suffolk County Bar Association (Member, Family Law Committee)
  • New York State Bar Association (Member, Family Law Committee)
  • Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association
  • American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators
  • 2016-2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • Peer Rated Distinguished for High Professional Achievement and High Ethical Standing, Martindale-Hubbell lawyers.com
  • Top Contributor, Avvo.com

­­­Attorney Ryan Riezenman

Bar Admissions:

  • 2006, New York
  • 2006, New Jersey (inactive)

Education:                                         

  • Juris Doctor, 2005, New York Law School
  • Bachelor of Arts, 2002, SUNY Albany

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Suffolk County Bar Association (Member, Family Law Committee)
  • Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association
  • Top 40 Lawyer Under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Peer Reviewed, Martindale-Hubbell lawyers.com
  • Matrimonial Special Section Editor, The Suffolk Lawyer, Jan. 2016

­­­Attorney Michael Meyers

Bar Admissions:

  • 2011, New Jersey (inactive)
  • 2012, New York
  • 2016, U.S. Supreme Court

Education:                                         

  • Juris Doctor, 2011, Touro College – Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • Bachelor of Arts, 2008, St. Joseph’s College
  • Certificate in Financial Analysis and Valuation for Lawyers, June 2021, Harvard Business School Online

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Suffolk County Bar Association (Member, Family Law Committee)
  • Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • St. Joseph’s College Trustee
  • 2015-2020 New York Metro Rising Stars list

­­­Attorney Danielle Murray

Bar Admissions:

  • 2012, New York
  • 2016, U.S. Supreme Court

Education:                                         

  • Juris Doctor, 2011, Touro College – Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 2007, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Council on Divorce Mediation
  • 2016-2020 New York Metro Rising Stars list
  • Certified Divorce Mediator

­­­Attorney Debra Welsh

Bar Admissions:

  • 1995, New York

Education:                                         

  • Juris Doctor, 1994, Hofstra University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, 1991, St. John’s University

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Nassau County Bar Association (Member, Matrimonial Committee)
  • Peer Rated Preeminent for Highest Level of Professional Excellence and High Ethical Standing, Martindale-Hubbell lawyers.com

­­­Attorney Katelyn FitzMorris

Bar Admissions:

  • 2016, New York

Education:                                         

  • Juris Doctor, 2015, Hofstra University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, 2011, SUNY Binghamton

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • 2020 New York Metro Rising Stars list
  • 2018-2019 Family Law Rising Star, American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2019 “Top 40 Young Lawyer” Family Law Section- New York, National Alliance of Women in Law
  • Certified Divorce Mediator

­­­Attorney Joseph Mercurio

Bar Admissions:

  • 1994, New York
  • 1994, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and New Jersey

Education:                                         

  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1993, Touro College – Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • Bachelor of Arts, 1990, St. John’s University

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)
  • Peer Rated Distinguished for High Professional Achievement, Martindale-Hubbell lawyers.com

Office Locations

Garden City Office
1055 Franklin Avenue, Suite 206
Garden City, NY 11530

Hauppauge Office
1393 Veterans Memorial Highway
Suite 414N
Hauppauge, NY 11788

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