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Desiree M. Claudio

Family Attorney at Jamaica, NY

5.0   13 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 11 years
    New Jersey - NJ 13 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2012
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2010
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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Top 100 National Trial Lawyer & Former Law Clerk to a Family Court Judge 

Compassionate and Experienced Matrimonial/Family law Attorney. Former Law Clerk and as a result know the insides of a Courtroom and understand how a Judge makes their decision. I am a litigator and an advocate and will fight for you.

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Claudio & Associates
89-36 Sutphin Blvd.
Suite 301-304
Jamaica, NY, 11435


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Posted by Jeaton from the lady hawks | January 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
From a lady Hawk.
Thank you so much for all your hard work .. your dedication as a great lawyer..
Posted by Pooh from the lady Hawks | January 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
From A Lady Hawk
Thanks so much for all your hard work we really appreciated everything you did for us.......GREAT JOB!
Posted by Jason | July 6, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Personalized services and pays attention to every detail. I would highly recommend.
Posted by Renee | July 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When I decided to finally get my divorce, I didn't know where to go. I found Claudio & Associates after doing some searching and meeting with other lawyers. I knew I found the right attorney. Ms. Claudio took her time answering all my questions and even gave me advice on questions I didn't even think about asking but I needed to know. Like how to prepare for a refinance of our house and how to think about assets and accounts. What to do about custody and child support. I also realized right away that Ms. Claudio was actually really knowledgeable about divorce law and even knew the judges well. I liked the fact that she had court experience. I knew she wouldn't be afraid to fight for me. I got the results I wanted. Best decision I ever made was hiring the right lawyer.
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Posted by Janise | April 25, 2018
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Family Court
Me. Claudio was able to represent me during a settlement case in family court. Though she is located in Queens I live in Brooklyn. She was able to assist me to get 99% of what I wanted with my children’s father and always keeping my children’s and myself (her clients) best interest in mind. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Liza | April 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Lawyer
I was recommended to Desiree by a friend and I couldn't have made a better choice. I was going through a divorce and fighting for custody of my son. First thing is she LISTENED to what my story and I felt comfortable with sharing my concerns. It was important to me I had a female attorney that was relatable and she definitely fit what a needed. She was always available and her office was prompt with all paperwork I needed. She walked me through the process so I wasn't surprised along the way and needless to say it went much smoother than I ever imagined a divorce would go. She won me custody and she won my loyalty. She is a professional and personable. Thank you Desiree for the support in this very difficult time.
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Posted by Angie | December 22, 2017
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Best Attorney!
Ms Claudio played an integral part in assisting me with my case. She is professional and committed to getting results. She kept me up to date with any changes in my case and was available last minute when I needed her assistance in court. I am grateful for her hard work and commitment which had favorable results. I look forward to working with Ms Claudio again in the near future.
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Posted by Gail DaCosta | May 2, 2017
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Divorce VICTORY!!!
Let me start off this review by saying "God is awesome." He connects us to the right source in times of trouble. When i first met my attorney- Mrs. Claudio and began explaining my divorce matter i was nervous and very worried. I was a total mess crying and hardly able to sleep. I was taken aback by the empathy she demonstrated, and I immediately got the feeling that she was a believer in God. I knew that God had connected me to her and that i was in capable hands. Not only did she listened and offered her professional advice on my legal matter, but she was kind, calm and so knowledgeable about divorce cases, that from the onset i knew that i would have had the victory. Oh yes, she came through for me and within a matter of three weeks the petition brought about by my ex-spouse was dismissed. Did u hear me? DISMISSED. I am a believer in her legal expertise, and would recommend any one seeking the right outcome in their divorce case to contact Mrs. Claudio, and experience the sense of joy that i am now feeling. Her business card is forever a part of my legal tool kit.
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I received wonderful service from Ms.Claudio. She was very understanding and helpful.
Posted by Nas | February 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Service
I highly recommend Ms. Desire Claudio of Claudio and Associates for family cases. Ms. Claudio did not only get us a satisfactory result in one case but two. She is highly detailed, always prepared and is always available even for a 2 minute talk before running to the aid of another or court. She explains things in a way you can understand so you can make an informed decision and always stands up for your rights and never backs down. One thing that strikes me as impressive besides her willingness to go above and beyond for clients is her personalized service. She remembers birthdays and holidays but also acknowledged the loss of a love one and the trauma of a child making you feel like a friend and not a legal fee.
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Posted by adanna3 | November 4, 2014
Excellent Professional Services
Desiree worked on a case for me and I was very pleased with the results and will recommend her for anyone that may need legal representation.
Posted by Yewandé Adebayo, MPA | July 28, 2014
Impeccable and Highly Adept to Client Needs
I could not have asked for better representation in my matter. It was a very vulnerable situation that involved protecting my children. She never once treated my matter as secondary and followed through with us until the very end. She ensured the safety of my children in the face of a judicial staff that were not the most competent.
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Posted by Mr. Joseph | July 27, 2014
Brilliance at her best!
There isn’t enough room or time for me to compliment Ms. Claudio and the entire firm. From the first day I met this brilliantly knowledgeable counselor and her team almost two years ago, little did I know how this legal journey, full of adversarial twists, mail tag, low blows and all the good things that come with divorce would only serve to bring out the best from my attorney. Ms. Claudio was a true professional, never for once involved herself in any underhanded or notoriously low-blow tactics; but strived for higher ideals as she was always motivated, willing to listen and on the ball. When I retained Desiree to represent me in my overly heated, contested bitter divorce, Ms. Claudio, at her ever-professional best, calmed the stormy relationship between my ex and myself. Ms. Claudio herself, and ‘The Johnson Firm’ took no short cuts, were always was on time for any court appearances, communicated diligently and often took time out of her own busy and hectic schedule to make time for those last minute texts that often change the course of destiny. This is one counselor who will even make time to attend mediation despite it not being mandatory, as she is there to ensure her client is fairly represented ultimately leading and a very satisfied client as she does not miss a beat. I am recommending Desiree and her entire firm, not forgetting the brilliant soon to be attorney, Mr. Brian Miranda, a vital asset to me and to her team. Ave, et bonam fortunam!
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Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Claudio & Associates, P.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Member/Partner
  • Claudio & Johnson Attorneys At Law
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Desiree M. Claudio
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Staff Attorney
  • Roman & Associates
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Clerk
  • Hon. John A. Jorgensen, Judge of the Superior Court
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Consumer Fraud Clerk
  • Attorney General's Office of New York
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Predatory Lending Clerk
  • Essex County Legal Services
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Expungement Clerk
  • Essex County Legal Services
  • 2006 - 2009
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  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • New School for Social Research
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2006
  • Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • State v. Wagner
  • Appealed and won


  • The National Advocates
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • Member of the Family Law Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member of the Career Advancement Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Nominated "10 Best" Attorneys for New Jersey
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Award for Service-Scholarship-Jurisprudence
  • Olliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Society
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Queens Latino Forum for a Progressive Policy Agenda
  • Immigration
  • 2015
  • Law Day
  • Careers in the legal Profession
  • 2013
  • Brooklyn College Graduate School
  • Immigration Law and Policy in Review
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (2)
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Immigration Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Desiree Claudio is a consummate professional who knows her way around a courtroom. She is respected by the Court as well as her adversaries. Her clients appreciate her compassion and zealous advocacy."
Family Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"A consummate professional that zealously advocates on her clients' behalf through experience, courtesy, and diligence. I wholeheartedly endorse this attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Claudio's number one priority is to protect her clients' best interests and to provide highly knowledgeable, experienced and aggressive representation on their behalf. A highly recommended lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Ms. Claudio on matters involving family law. Desiree is always professional and a great advocate for her clients. I highly recommend Desiree Claudio."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked together with Desiree on multiple matters and her clients have always expressed satisfaction with her services. I do not hesitate to refer clients to her."
Family Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with the highest of recommendations. Ms. Claudio is knowledgeable in Family Law and she focuses on getting the right results for her clients in different types of family law cases. I regularly consult with her on my own matters and I consider her a trusted colleague."
Family Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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