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Divorce, family, and elder law attorney for three years. Experienced in motion practice, drafting all litigation documents, and preparing uncontested divorce packages. While in law school, I served as a Note and Comment Editor of the Catholic University Law Review and as a Research Assistant for a highly established professor specializing in crimes against women and children. I participated in two law clinics during her time in law school, both affording me the opportunity to litigate at D.C. Superior Court. I was a litigation paralegal prior to law school at a top law firm in New York City conducting extensive discovery review and preparing for trials and arbitration proceedings.

Member of the American Bar Association, the New York Bar Association, and the Matrimonial Law Committee, Family Law Committee, and Elder Law Committee at the Nassau County Bar Association. Serves as Court Evaluator on the Part 36 Panel for Article 81 Guardianships in both Nassau and Queens County Supreme Courts. Admitted to practice law in both New York and in New Jersey.




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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 50%
    4 years
  2. Family: 30%
    4 years
  3. General Practice: 10%
    2 years
  4. Estate Planning: 10%
    4 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse this lawyer. Highly professional and reliable. She is compassionate and can address all of her client's needs while strongly advocating for their position.

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    Kristen is a wonderfully talented, understanding, empathetic and hard working attorney. Kristen pays attentions to the needs and goals of her clients first and foremost and applies her vast knowledge to gain the most favorable outcome towards their best interests. Anyone seeking the professional expertise of an engaged and diligent lawyer in the areas of Family/Matrimonial Law or Guardianship need look no further.

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Contact info

Law Offices of Keith, Shapiro & Ford

666 Old Country Road
Suite 509
Garden City, NY, 11530

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 201207/10/2016
NJActive201107/28/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Note and Comment EditorCatholic University Law Review2010
MemberCatholic University Law Review2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateLaw Offices of Keith, Shapiro & Ford2015 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of Seidner & Associates2012 - 2015
Law ClerkSeidner & Associates, PC2011 - 2012
Law ClerkHooverLaw, LLC2010 - 2010
Litigation ParalegalDewey & LeBoeuf2006 - 2008
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nassau County Bar Association, Matrimonial Law CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Nassau County Bar Association, Family Law CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Nassau County Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMember2013 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fabrizio v. FabrizioSuccessfully vacated the Order
In re Estate of Theresa LaneFiled Notices of Renunciation
Napolitano v. MohanObtained sole custody
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, School of LawLawJ.D.2011
Dartmouth CollegeGovernment, EnglishB.A.2006