Risa is a partner with Kass & Navins, PLLC in Westchester. Her practice is focused on providing counsel in a wide range of matrimonial and family law matters including divorce, child custody and access, spousal and child support, paternity, prenuptial, postnuptial and separation agreements as well and the intersection of Family matters with criminal and real estate matters.
Risa became involved in the practice of Family Law in her third year of law school, while working with victims of Domestic Violence in Queens County Family and Supreme Courts as a legal intern in the Battered Woman’s Rights Clinic. After law school Risa was an associate in well established law firms where she litigated numerous cases in the Matrimonial, Civil and Criminal fields in Family Court, Supreme Court, Appellate Division Second Departments and in NJ Federal Court. She has focused predominantly in Matrimonial and Family Law and all its related aspects.
Risa is the former chair of the Young Attorney’s Committee of the Rockland County Bar Association (RCBA) and she is a former board member of the RCBA. Risa is admitted to practice in NY, NJ and the United States Supreme Court. Risa serves as an Attorney for the Children in several New York counties. In combination with continuing her legal education, she has studied Psychoanalysis at the Center for Modern Psychoanalysis (CMPS) in the West Village of NYC.
Risa is intimate with the path and grief associates in the divorce process; and can empathize and develop a deep commitment to advocating for her clients.
Risa’s practice offers personalized, one-on-one, immediate attention, as well as in-depth explanation of the divorce process as the case progresses.
Risa is a Rockland County native. She has received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder (1997) and her Juris Doctor from City University of New York. After college, she conducted research in Belize Central America. Her work in Belize led to an adoption of an eco-friendly management plan for the surrounding southern cayes of Belize. She is a seasoned endurance athlete and SCUBA diver.
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