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Risa K Kass

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tarrytown, NY

4.8   6 reviews

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About Risa

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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.

Licensed for 19 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/07/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2004
Updated 08/27/2013

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

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Kass & Navins, PLLC
220 White Plains.
Tarrytown, NY, 10591
Risa K Kass
42 Main Street
Suite 103
Nyack, NY, 10960
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4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Jason | August 16, 2016
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Financial Expert
I have worked as a financial expert for Risa on several engagements. In each engagement she has displayed an understanding of her client’s case, the relevant issues that need to be addressed and how the law applies to these matters. Risa has demonstrated an ability to understand and communicate complex financial issues. She has demonstrated her negotiation skills by settling cases and willingness to go to trial to obtain the most favorable outcome for her clients.
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Posted by Susan | July 12, 2016
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One of the best
Risa came very highly recommended to me said that I wouldn't be disappointed and they were right. She is very professional, understands what you are going through and really helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life. She knows the laws and she fights for your rights. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2016
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Knowledgeable Attorney
Risa Kass is a very knowledgeable attorney who will go above and beyond for her clients. When she takes your case, she puts her heart into it and will do everything in her power to see you have the best outcome. She has patience and understanding of emotions during a difficult divorce, and guides you accordingly. One of the most professional and ethical lawyers I have met to date. You cannot go wrong by hiring Risa to represent you.
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Posted by Howard | May 9, 2016
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Good job
I hired Risa to handle my divorce. She was aggressive and didn't allow the other law firm to take advantage. It's a tough time in people's lives and Risa gets that. I was very satisfied with her performance and professionalism. I have recommended her to many people and will continue to do so
Posted by Kate | May 6, 2016
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Hiring Risa Kass was the Best Decision I Made
Hiring Risa as my divorce attorney was the best decision I made. Thought I know I am her client and I pay her to represent me, I really caught a glimpse of the difference between her and opposing counsel in action...and it just gave me all the confidence in the world that she rocks! She has patiently walked me through this tough time with care, empathy, and passion for my situation. Risa has explained every step in this process with knowledge and consideration for my individual situation. She is accessible and makes time for even the most simple questions. It is so reassuring to have such an advocate on my side during my divorce. I could not have asked for a better attorney.
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Posted by Melanie | May 9, 2016
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The Personal Touch
I have been using Risa for the past several years dealing with several issues stemming from my x husband ranging from CPS, to neglect and divorce. Risa has always been extremely patient and tolerant, as well as, knowledgeable about the fields of law we were dealing with. She made it a point to respond to my concerns in a prompt manner and even made alternate pick up and drop off sights if I was unable to make it into her office. I also recall being by myself in family court waiting on an order of protection and Risa took the time to stop by and check on me even though I did not hire her for that specific action. That is what I mean by 'The Personal Touch". I would highly recommend Risa to represent you in a legal situation. Melanie
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Kass & Navins PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Risa K. Jameson, P.C
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Kantrowitz, Goldhammer & Graifman
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Senior Associate
  • Law Office of Ellen Holzman
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Lexow, Berbit, & Associates
  • 2004 - 2005
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  • City University of New York School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997


  • United States Supreme Court
  • Licensed
  • 2007 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Rockland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Rockland County Bar Association
  • Former Board Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Rockland County Bar Association, Young Attorney Committee
  • Former Chair
  • 2004 - 2006
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  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Female Attorneys in NY
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Mariott NJ
  • Divorce NJ
  • 2007
  • Double Tree route 59 NY
  • Divorce NY
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
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Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Risa Kass is a top notch attorney with substantial talents in the Courtroom and at the negotiating table. I've had a number of cases against Ms. Kass and have always found her to be skilled, ethical, courteous and tenacious. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone seeking an experienced and skilled attorney who is well respected by the bench and bar."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Risa is a strong adversary and fights hard for her clients!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It has been, and continues to be, my pleasure to work with Risa. She is a smart, extremely pleasant, compassionate and professional person, as well as an aggressive advocate. Risa is also very knowledgeable in NY matrimonial and civil practice."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Risa is a tough adversary, careful thinker, & well versed attorney. She legitimately cares about her clients & the outcome of the cases. She will go the extra yard for her clients."
Divorce and separation

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Tarrytown Divorce and separation Lawyer Risa K Kass
Risa K Kass
Divorce and separation Attorney
Tarrytown, NY
Licensed for 19 years