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Meredith A. Lusthaus

Divorce and separation Attorney at Brooklyn, NY

5.0   10 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 26 years
    New Jersey - NJ 26 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1997
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found

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

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Although many firms advertise that they offer personal service and strive to make individual attention an important part of their process, our firm goes further in that ambition. At C&L, our dedication to personalized representation shows in our work and the results we obtain. Because we are a boutique firm by choice, we can devote more one-on-one time to clients. We delve into the unique facts of each case and develop innovative strategies to achieve each client's goals. Time and again, we have presented creative arguments that do more than win cases; they also prepare the clients for the road ahead. At C&L, our commitment to your success means that if the law leads to an unfair outcome, we lead the courts to change the law. Whether you are facing a monetary issues, child related  issues, or any other type of family law situation, you can count on the representation we provide.  Call us today.


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Coffinas & Lusthaus, P.C.
186 Joralemon Street
Suite 910
Brooklyn, NY, 11201
Coffinas & Lusthaus, PC
186 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201
Coffinas & Lusthaus, PC
186 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, touch and sharp. Great outcome
Meredith was amazing thru out my case, child's custody&support, assisting me to make decisions along the way. And I am very pleased with the outcome, especially as a father. She was very professional, highly knowledgeable and tough at the court. Highly recommended.
Posted by M | August 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A sharp strategist who knows New York divorce law cold
After six months of going around in circles, I hired Meredith hoping to settle, but preparing to litigate. She was an energetic advocate, and I was confident in her ability to do either. Meredith is a sharp strategist who knows New York divorce law and the matrimonial courts cold. She worked smartly and quickly, was highly responsive, and pushed hard for me without sugarcoating the situation if the law didn’t favor me on an issue. Meredith guided me to the settlement that was best for me and my children, and I am very grateful. I only wish I had hired her sooner.
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Posted by Frank | March 17, 2016
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Fantastic Attorney
Merideth was a lifesaver for my family. We actually worked on two divorces together. The second one was insanely difficult because my kids were involved and my ex wife chose one of the worst divorce lawyers in the business. He simply did not want to settle eventhough my ex wife did. I really don't know what I would have done without Merideths help. She is a real pro and she knows how not to make matters worse than they already are. I would and have recommended her to anyone that asks me. Hire her, she won't let you down!
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Posted by Heather | January 30, 2016
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A true lifesaver... I highly recommend...
Meredith gave me hope. She cared deeply about my child's and my welfare. Meredith did everything in her power to make things better and safer for my child and me. Good advice was given and for the first time in years I knew that the truth would come out and it did. I would highly recommend Meredith to any person needing hope and help in resolving what seems to be impossible. Meredith is extremely reasonable, will explain each option and what the outcome could be with each. An extremely responsible attorney that gets back to you immediately and nothing ever fell thru the cracks. On a personal level, while Meredith is extremely professional and knows the law inside and out, she has a heart of gold and is extremely empathetic.
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Posted by Stefani | April 28, 2015
You're in good hands with Meredith Lusthaus
I had the great luck to be represented by Meredith Lusthaus for my divorce. My divorce process was not easy, but I felt completely confident in Meredith and her staff. Meredith was always available to me for my many questions. I couldn't have asked for a better advocate.
Posted by Heather | April 23, 2015
You cannot go wrong with Meredith Lusthaus
Meredith Lusthaus is the best kind of person for this emotionally challenging situation. She facilely helped me handle my divorce (which involved custody issues) and did so with directness and clarity. I always felt I was in extremely capable, intuitive and knowledgeable hands, which is a huge boon when going through a divorce. She brings to the table an admirable level of professionalism along with a matter-of-fact attitude that is tempered with just the right amount of kindness needed to make this process palatable. I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to use her again in the future should the occasion arise.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2015
Highly Recommend
After getting nowhere with my divorce, I made the difficult decision to switch attorneys mid case. Ms. Lusthaus accomplished more in 2 months than a previous attorney accomplished in 2 years. She is efficient, extremely knowledgeable and answers e-mails and phone calls in a timely manner. She has a wonderful, competent staff who is always willing to help during this difficult and stressful time. The best thing about Ms. Lusthaus is that she always had my children's needs in mind. My case was completed within 5 months of retaining her.
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Posted by Judy | June 23, 2014
Stellar Divorce Attorney in Brooklyn
Meredith is knowledgeable, reliable and beyond competent. She keeps up with all of the law changes and kept me notified of every step along the way in my process. Meredith answered every call in a timely fashion and provided me with critical information so I could make informed decisions. She never pressured me or push me in any one direction but gave me the pros and cons of each decision. She supported me and helped me get what I needed out of my divorce. It's a hard and trying time but with Meredith legal knowledge and support I made it through. Even after my divorce, Meredith is always available to answer questions and help me in any way that she can. I highly recommend her and have already given her name to several other people I know who are going through a divorce. I also plan to use her in sorting out my will.
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Posted by Lisa | April 4, 2014
Meredith is an honest, straightforward, and a brilliant attorney
Meredith was a large part of my foundation of emotional support in the 6 months working with her. I have great respect for her, in part, due to her candid, strategic thinking, and honest approach while being compassionate. During the few hearings that took place—she won all the motions which I attribute to her strength, intellectual acuity, and attention to detail. In preparing any documentation for other attorneys and/or the courts she was steadfast in being clear, honest, and open-minded. For me she was a true partner that walked along side and guided me through a difficult time. I've worked with her dad (also an attorney and it seems a great roll model), who is equally amazing. I would not hesitate to work with Meredith again.
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Posted by Beth | April 3, 2014
Trust Meredith
I highly recommend Meredith (and already have to friends). She was instrumental in my being able to maintain my sanity during a very difficult divorce and custody battle because I could simply trust her to take care of the hard stuff. I ended up with the best resolution possible for myself and my children, thanks to her creativity and steadfastness.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 600-600 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Coffinas & Lustahus, PC
  • 1997 - Present


  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • American University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Z v W (unpulished)
  • Obtained an order directing client's spouse to pay $30,500 per month in temporary support, the mortgage and taxes on the marital home, private school tuition for the children and other direct expenses plus counsel fees.
  • R v M
  • Prevented removal and relocation of client's child from Brooklyn to the West Coast.


  • Brooklyn Women's Bar Association
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, Matrimonial Law Committee
  • Past Chair
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • N/A
  • Brooklyn Women's Bar Association
  • Chair, Matrimonial Law Committee
  • 2005 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Sybil Hart Kooper Award
  • Brooklyn Women's Bar Association
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Meredith
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I am from Brooklyn and I know Brooklyn tough when I see it!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney with a great level of professionalism and experience."
Family Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Meredith is a competent and quality lawyer. She knows the law like no other attorney I have encountered thus far, and is a true advocate for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Meredith was my adversary in a hotly contested, high net worth, emotionally charged case. This matter never would have been resolved as amicably and expeditiously as it had if not for her expertise. Thank you, Meridith!"
Divorce and separation

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Brooklyn Divorce and separation Lawyer Meredith A. Lusthaus
Meredith A. Lusthaus
Divorce and separation Attorney
Brooklyn, NY
Licensed for 26 years