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|NY||Due to reregister within 30 days of birthday||1990||07/10/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|New York Metro Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Top 100 Lawyers||American Society of Legal Advocates||2015|
|Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Top 100 Matrimonial and Family Lawyers||The National Advocates||2014|
|Top 100 Lawyers||American Society of Legal Advocates||2014|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|BV Rated||Martindale Hubbell||2012|
|Owner||Petroske Riezenman & Meyers, P.C.||2015 - Present|
|Owner||Law Offices of Clifford J. Petroske, P.C.||1992 - 2015|
|Associate||Reisch, Simoni, Bythewood & Gleason||1989 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Distinguished Counsel||Member||2015 - Present|
|American Society of Legal Advocates||Member||2014 - Present|
|Association of Entrepreneurial Attorneys||Member||2014 - Present|
|Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|NYSBA Family Law Section||Member||1992 - Present|
|Suffolk County Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Hinck v. Hinck||Succeeded on appeal|
|Saravia v. Godzieba||obtained more parenting time for non-custodial father|
|Gort v. Kull||obtained visitation order for paternal grandmother|
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|The Suffolk Lawyer||Rights of Gay and Lesbian Couples to Custody and Visitation||2016|
|PetroskeLaw.com||New Spousal Maintenance Law Expected Soon||2015|
|PetroskeLaw.com||What You Should Know About Attorney Billing in Divorce and Family Law Cases||2015|
|PetroskeLaw.com||Danger of the DIY Divorce Agreement||2015|
|PetroskeLaw.com||Shared Custody of Your Child: A Practical Guide||2015|
|NYfamilylaw.info||Pet "Custody" in Divorce Actions||2014|
|PetroskeLaw.com||Reading Your Ex's Email Can Result in Criminal and Civil Liability||2014|
|NYfamilylaw.info||Testing 1, 2, 3 . . . The Use of Audio Recordings in Matrimonial Actions||2013|
|NYfamilylaw.info||Is Divorce Mediation Right For You?||2012|
|NYfamilylaw.info||9 Reasons Not To Delay in Obtaining a QDRO||2012|
|NYfamilylaw.info||New Domestic Relations Laws of 2010||2010|
|NYfamilylaw.info||Child Support Modification Amendment||2010|
|NYfamilylaw.info||Appreciation of Separate Property||2009|
|NYfamilylaw.info||Solomon's Baby: Custody Relocation in New York||2007|
|NYfamilylaw.info||The Marital Residence and Separate Property||2007|
|NYfamilylaw.info||Only One Bite at the Apple||2007|
|NYfamilylaw.info||Separate But Different Property||2001|
|NYfamilylaw.info||Battle on the Homefront||N/A|
|Hofstra University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|State University of New York, Stony Brook||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|CLE||Suffolk Academy of Law||2004|
Posted by Nick
Due to a mess of an original attorney, 6 years later I was fighting something that should not have happened in the first place. I wasted $20K on a lawyer who promised me the unattainable and then $3500 on one who told me I didn't have a chance. When I found Cliff I was doubtful that anyone in this field was legit. Not only was Cliff legit, he was awesome . He basically did more for me in 3 weeks, then the other lawyers did in 3 years. He didn't allow papers to sit in front of a judge or the opposing council to bully me. He didn't waste my money or time by promising something that would never occur, he was knowledgeable , expereinced ,honest, respectful, patient and cooperative….at court he was cool, calm and collective. He was aggressive enough to make to make his point, but not cocky where he screwed my chances. I have never written a review in my entire life, however I feel this man deserves the respect to put one out.
Posted by anonymous
It is not an easy task to choose an attorney when there is so many out there.At a time when I was so stressed and confused, I went around kind of interviewing lawyers to see who would be the most knowledgeable and who I felt most comfortable with. Cliff stood out for me and I hired him for my simple
requests for more aid for my son concerning child support and his education. I was under the impression of my own that it would be a simple process. Unfortunately, my ex husband hired the lawyer from hell, and dragged out my lawsuit with anything and everything they could think of. During this most trying time for me, Cliff and Ann were always there for me, answering my endless questions, reassuring me, and explaining what was happening at every step.Through everything that went on, I saw more and more how knowledgeable and experienced they really were.They knew how to navigate through all the nonsense and legal issues, and made sure they had my best interest at heart, and worked very hard on my behalf. Not realizing how expensive a lawsuit could be, they always tried to keep my bill as reasonable as possible. The results were the best for me given the situation, and I knew I was in good hands.
All I can say is that in a sea of lawyers, Cliff and Ann and the entire staff made me feel I made the best possible choice. I would highly recommend them to anyone that is confused as I was and needs help and guidance through their legal issues.
THANK YOU CLIFF, ANN, MEGAN, AND THE ENTIRE OFFICE OF CLIFFORD PETROSKE, ESQ.
Posted by Matt
I write this letter to thank you again for all you have done for me as my attorney. I met you during a time that I’ll always remember to be the worst and most desperate time of my life. Like many clients, I had been going through a divorce and custody battle that had been going on for a year and a half. I had been represented during that time by another attorney whom I was informed a month before my custody trial was about to begin, that he was dismissed from practicing law in New York State. My life was crumbling before me emotionally and financially when it was strongly suggested by another attorney familiar with my case that I contact your office. Little did I know it would be the best worse news that I ever could have received.
You are a compassionate, ethical, hard working, fair and honest man who is serious about his work and representing his clients. You confidently took my case assuring me you would be prepared and would proudly represent me as I am a responsible and devoted father to my daughter. I was never more nervous in my life the first day I walked into court and stood before Judge Bivona as I was sworn in to testify my case. I left with a much more comfortable feeling as I realized, during cross examination from my spouse’s attorney, that I was in good hands, better hands. Professional and knowledgeable at all times, you strategically, fearlessly and boldly represented me. Fully prepared for rebuttal and curve balls you consistently were able to support my testimony and quite often out smart your opposing colleague. I knew from that day forward that everything was going to be ok. What the opposition saw as an opportunity to capitalize on my misfortune, they soon realized was going to be a much more daunting task. With such little time to prepare, you clearly surprised everyone in the court room including the Judge and my daughter’s law guardian with your thoroughness, hard nose approach and relentless persistence for an outcome that was best for my daughter to come to fruition. After five days of trial my spouse was advised by her attorney and my daughter’s law guardian that she settles with me for the case did not shine bright in her favor. Even then you weren’t done as you sat with me at the table and negotiated for me a very fair and satisfying agreement that I’m proud resulted in most everything I had been hoping for.
At all times I found your entire staff, specifically Jenn Dorn and Stacey Buechmann, to be courteous, knowledgeable, efficient and dedicated professionals. They were familiar with my case, prompt in returning phone calls, and I always got off the phone with reassurance that the job was getting done, which was a pleasant experience as I had not had that with my previous firm. I always felt I was advised properly by you and your team and more importantly knew everyone was listening and understanding me. You and you staff were extremely transparent with expectations and caring about how the situation was affecting me. It was truly an experience you don’t find anywhere else.
I will forever be grateful and feel blessed that I met you.
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