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Clifford J. Petroske

About Clifford Petroske

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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