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Clifford J. Petroske

Clifford J. Petroske

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Child Support, Family, Appeals

About Me

I promise to give you my honest and realistic assessment of your situation and offer what I believe is the best legal and practical approach, drawing on my knowledge of the relevant law, and decades of experience with the procedures and personalities in the courtroom.

Since handling my own divorce over twenty years ago, I have devoted my practice to matrimonial and family law on Long Island, representing business owners, executives, teachers, police officers, doctors, attorneys, homemakers, union members, and firefighters.  I have handled hundreds of divorce and family law cases, negotiating favorable settlements for most, and proceeding to trial when necessary, and have prevailed on numerous divorce, child support, and child custody appeals.    

I was born and raised on Long Island.  I graduated from Half Hollow Hills High School, and earned my undergraduate degree, cum laude, in 1986 from SUNY Stony Brook.  I attended Hofstra University School of Law, where I was editor of the Hofstra Environmental Law Digest, and earned my law degree in 1989.  I was admitted to the New York Bar in 1990, and started my own practice in 1992.   


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Divorce & Separation: 60%
    23 years
  2. Child Custody: 16%
    23 years
  3. Child Support: 12%
    23 years
  4. Family: 10%
    23 years
  5. Appeals: 2%
    20 years



Free Consultation (20 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Thomas Daniel Benigno

    I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. His experience and courtroom savvy are invaluable to any prospective client needing representation in the area of matrimonial law or child custody.


    Thomas Benigno Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Penelope J Blizzard-McGrath

    I endorse this lawyer. Cliff is very experienced in family law. He will fight for his clients to the end using not only his expertise in the law, but his passion for helping his clients.


    Penelope Blizzard-McGrath Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Petroske Riezenman & Meyers, P.C.

4875 Sunrise Hwy, Ste 201
Bohemia, NY, 11716-4630



NYCurrently registered 199003/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top ContributorAvvo.com2015
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 100 Matrimonial and Family LawyersThe National Advocates2014
Top ContributorAvvo.com2014
Clients' ChoiceAvvo.com2014
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Clients' ChoiceAvvo.com2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Clients' ChoiceAvvo.com2012
BV RatedMartindale Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerPetroske Riezenman & Meyers, P.C.2015 - Present
OwnerLaw Offices of Clifford J. Petroske, P.C.1992 - 2015
AssociateReisch, Simoni, Bythewood & Gleason1989 - 1992


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Distinguished CounselMember2015 - Present
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2014 - Present
Association of Entrepreneurial AttorneysMember2014 - Present
Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
NYSBA Family Law SectionMember1992 - Present
Suffolk County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Janofsky v. JanofskyAttorney prevailed on appeal from QDRO
Reynolds v. ReynoldsAttorney succeeded in child support modification
Hinck v. HinckSuccessful defense of prenuptial agreement

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
State University of New York, Stony BrookN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1986

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
CLESuffolk Academy of Law2004