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Kristen Kelley Devaney

Kristen Kelley Devaney

also known as Kristen Elisabeth Kelley

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Guardianship, Family

About Me

Divorce, family, and elder law attorney for three years. Experienced in motion practice, drafting all litigation documents, and preparing uncontested divorce packages. While in law school, I served as a Note and Comment Editor of the Catholic University Law Review and as a Research Assistant for a highly established professor specializing in crimes against women and children. I participated in two law clinics during her time in law school, both affording me the opportunity to litigate at D.C. Superior Court. I was a litigation paralegal prior to law school at a top law firm in New York City conducting extensive discovery review and preparing for trials and arbitration proceedings.

Member of the American Bar Association, the New York Bar Association, and the Matrimonial Law Committee, Family Law Committee, and Elder Law Committee at the Nassau County Bar Association. Serves as Court Evaluator on the Part 36 Panel for Article 81 Guardianships in both Nassau and Queens County Supreme Courts. Admitted to practice law in both New York and in New Jersey.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2011

  1. Divorce & Separation: 34%
    3 years
  2. Family: 33%
    3 years
  3. Guardianship: 33%
    3 years



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer. Highly professional and reliable. She is compassionate and can address all of her client's needs while strongly advocating for their position.


    Michelle Dantuono
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Kristen is a wonderfully talented, understanding, empathetic and hard working attorney. Kristen pays attentions to the needs and goals of her clients first and foremost and applies her vast knowledge to gain the most favorable outcome towards their best interests. Anyone seeking the professional expertise of an engaged and diligent lawyer in the areas of Family/Matrimonial Law or Guardianship need look no further.


    Jason Vives
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Keith, Shapiro & Ford

666 Old Country Road
Suite 509
Garden City, NY, 11530


NYCurrently registered 201203/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Note and Comment EditorCatholic University Law Review2010
MemberCatholic University Law Review2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateLaw Offices of Keith, Shapiro & Ford2015 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of Seidner & Associates2012 - 2015
Law ClerkSeidner & Associates, PC2011 - 2012
Law ClerkHooverLaw, LLC2010 - 2010
Litigation ParalegalDewey & LeBoeuf2006 - 2008

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Nassau County Bar Association, Matrimonial Law CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Nassau County Bar Association, Family Law CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Nassau County Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMember2013 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Collado v. GarciaSuccessfully settled visitation and child support matters.
Arnold v. ArnoldModified child support post-judgment
Bradley v. BradleySettled matrimonial matter

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic Univeristy of AmericaLawJ.D.2011
Dartmouth CollegeGovernment, EnglishB.A.2006