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Lauren Riesenfeld

Criminal defense Attorney at Plainview, NY

4.9   38 reviews

also known as Lauren F. Riesenfeld Law, P.C.


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About Lauren

Learn Lauren’s areas of practice.

Lauren F. Riesenfeld serves as the principal member of Lauren F. Riesenfeld Law,P.C., and concentrates her practice on Divorce/Family Law and Criminal law.

 

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Riesenfeld worked as a junior accountant. Her experience as a junior accountant has contributed to her thorough understanding of custody related matters as well as financial issues, including but not limited to, business valuations and tax issues. This understanding allows Ms. Riesenfeld to settle most cases while resorting to litigation when necessary.

 

Upon graduating from New York Law School, Ms. Riesenfeld began working for a prominent Matrimonial Law firm located in Garden City, New York, where she was trained by one of the leading matrimonial attorneys in Nassau County. As a defense attorney, Ms. Riesenfeld represents clients through all stages of criminal defense proceedings, and has represented clients accused of felonies and misdemeanors.

 

Ms. Riesenfeld is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Family Law Chapter, Suffolk County Bar Association, the National Association of Divorce Professionals, is a memeber of Lawyers of Distinction, and is admitted to practice law before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Ms. Riesenfeld received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and attended the University of San Diego School of Law program in Barcelona, Spain, where she studied International Criminal Law. Ms. Riesenfeld has been awarded the Client's Choice Award for 2016 and 2017. 

Licensed for 7 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2015
Updated 11/17/2022

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

Contact Lauren

Lauren F. Riesenfeld Law, P.C.
527 Old Country Road
Plainview, NY, 11803

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Ginny | September 24, 2022
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Helping & Educating Me
Lauren has been so helpful, guiding me through guardianship, educating me, answering questions. Making the best suggestions. Reliable & there when needed at all times.
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2022
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ZEAVLOUS ADVOCATE!
Lauren is the lawyer you hope for when you need legal representation. Lauren goes above and beyond for her clients and won't stop until achieving the goals set forth at our initial meeting. I will rave about Lauren to anyone who will listen and any friends or family who need an attorney. Lauren exceeded my expectations. I will definitely use her for any of my future legal needs.
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Posted by ADEMIR | January 24, 2022
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We need Lauren Riesenfeld in our corner
Lauren has been helping me with two cases against a very horrible person and has kept me sane throughout the process. I felt heard and understood from the very beginning. I feel safe with her and I trust that she has my best interest when representing me in court. As a single mother I recommend Lauren to be on your side and help you understand an extremely confusing and exhausting family court system.
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Posted by Michele | January 7, 2022
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Great Recommendation
Lauren F. Riesenfeld represented me as my divorce lawyer.Ms. Riesenfeld was very thorough and well knowledgeable.Followed up very quickly with every email and phone call.As I was going through this process she always put me at ease.I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a divorce lawyer. I’m glad someone recommended me to Lauren.
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Posted by Ray | January 5, 2022
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Professional & Dedicated
Lauren researched & explained all the details of my case. She was very dedicated & patiently reviewed tons of unnecessary papers and informed me of only the ones that mattered. She is compassionate & understanding. She handled my case without me having to even step into the courtroom as I waited right by the doors if she hand any questions or the other side wanted to make changes. She won my case and now I consider Lauren a friend whom I would definitely recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2021
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10 stars and chapeau bas!!!
Lauren is an "Iron attorney". She handled every little concern that I had like a "Boss". She means what she says and says what she means!. She is very bright, impressively sharp, honest, compassionate, fair , very understanding and does her job from the heart! There were a few times were I was crying hysterically out of frustration because of my divorce and in less than an hour Lauren fixed the problem and turned my sad tears into ones of joy and relief. She promised to protect me and she fulfilled her promise!!!.. At that moment I felt like she was my guardian angel and I wanted to give her big virtual hug for turning my terrible blues into bright glittery happy rainbow colors. Sometimes I tell myself that I must have done something good in my life to have her as my attorney... I can't thank her enough!
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Posted by John | February 15, 2021
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Great experience.
Lauren truly showed skill an knowledge in navigating and facilitating the legal process. It was comforting to know she was on my side.
Posted by Christine | June 22, 2020
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Attentive, effective, reliable, caring: The best money can buy!!!
Not only is Lauren incredibly knowledgeable and intelligent, but she is extremely compassionate and attentive. She always made herself available for any questions, concerns in a calming manner! I would highly recommend Lauren for any legal issue one may encounter.
Posted by Jen | June 9, 2020
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Fantastic attorney
I was served with a frivolous Order of Protection from an ex after we had a verbal argument because I found out he had been lying to me for years. Ms. Riesenfeld met me in Court on the first date ready for trial. After she spoke to my ex in Court for a few minutes she put enough fear in him that when we walked into the courtroom he immediately told the Judge that he would like the Order of Protection vacated. Lauren is the best!!! I would highly recommend her to anyone going through a divorce or has a Family Court matter they need help with!!!
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Posted by Juan | May 6, 2020
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Phenomenal!
I had recently gotten a marijuana charge that I was nervous about. Lauren assured me that everything was going to be fine and that she had everything under control. What she said was true as my charges were dropped! Thanks again Lauren for being very comforting during the trial! You were amazing!
Posted by Meaghan | September 12, 2019
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So blessed and grateful to have Lauren
Lauren has been an absolute God send for me. She is so knowledgeable and well spoken while still being able to break things down for me to understand. She is very detail oriented and stays on top of not only my case but reaching out to me to be sure I'm on the same page. She represents everything I wanted my attorney to be and more. I can't sing her praises enough!!!!
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Posted by Marissa | July 25, 2019
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND
I am so grateful to have Mrs. Riesenfeld as my lawyer. She is very trustworthy, straightforward and easy to speak with. She has been very compassionate towards my feelings and concerns. She is also very thorough and competent and from day one she had my and my child’s best interests in mind. I was kept very well informed throughout the entire process. I truly admire Ms. Riesenfeld’s calm and confident demeanor and how honest she has been with me. She has no time for nonsense and she’s a straight shooter. There are not enough words to describe the thankful I am. I owe a debt of gratitude to her for her invaluable service. I highly recommend her!!!!!
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Posted by Mike L. | May 2, 2019
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Amazing Lawyer listened to all my needs A++++++++++
Lauren was attentive to all my needs she would follow up with me in a timely manner. She made sure we had all the information needed to make our case to the judge. She kept me in the loop and advised me what to expect in the whole process so I was not blind sided with anything. I would highly recommend her for any legal issue one may encounter.
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Posted by Deanna | November 28, 2018
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Ferocious, Dedicated and hands down Excellent Legal Representation
Lauren was hands down the best legal representation I could have ever hoped for. Her tenacity, knowledge of the law and dedication are unmatched. I went months with a less than mediocre attorney, Lauren had my case handled and in my favor swiftly. In the court room she is revered by other counsel and the judge. She will advocate for your case as if it were hers personally. I have recommended her to friends, and if ever I should encounter a legal or custody issue again I wouldn’t even consider consulting with anyone else. Lauren was responsive, explained everything in laymen’s terms and got the trial dismissed and settled in a matter of hours. Absolutely fantastic woman, if I was on the opposing side of a case she was on I would be fearful, that’s how great she was. 5 Stars is an understatement. Thank you Lauren for fighting for me and my children!
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Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2018
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Outstanding Representation
Lauren provided outstanding representation during a difficult divorce case. The opposing party did not always negotiating in good faith, and also needed constant follow-up to ensure they responded to issues. Her insight and expertise were really appreciated. She also provided solid emotional support during the entire process. She was always there, and responded to any requests in a very timely manner. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Brad | July 19, 2018
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Thank Goodness
There are many reasons to have a lawyer involved in matters of divorce and reconciliation beyond a divorce, but especially in matters of the court. I am extremely satisfied with not only the outcome, but with the attentiveness, professionalism and expertise of my accomplished lawyer. The conversations were realistic, reassuring and with both the law and my best interests in mind. I would recommend her services to anyone in need of a great lawyer.
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Posted by Joe | June 26, 2018
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Terrific Laywer
Lauren is an outstanding lawyer. I hired her to represent me in a child custody case and was very happy with my choice to do so. Lauren always made herself readily available to me and always responded to my telephone calls and emails. Lauren was very thorough and made sure she knew all aspects of my case. I would highly recommend Lauren to anyone that needs representation in a child custody matter.
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Posted by Nicole | November 29, 2017
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Recommend with Full Confidence
After months of feeling helpless and threatened, I decided to take matters into my own hands and hired Lauren to represent me in family court. It was obvious from day one that Lauren’s professionalism gained the respect of employees of the court. She is professional, experienced and well prepared. It is clear that Lauren has my child and my best interests at heart. At a time where I felt helpless and threatened, her support has given me hope and strength. I never expected that one person could make me feel at ease during such a high stakes time in my life.
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Posted by Susan | August 16, 2017
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Divorce Attorney
Lauren Riesenfeld is competent, knowledgeable, understanding and sensitive to your situation. I'm going through a very nasty and complicated Divorce in Nassau. Ms. Riesenfeld is on top of everything. She's always there for me. She's sweet and caring yet tough when need be. No situation is to much for her. Shes exactly what I'm looking for and need in an Attorney.
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Posted by Shpresa | June 22, 2017
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Best Attorney Ever..
She is worth every cent I paid. She is smart, efficient, aggressive and totally has your back. She takes the time to listen and will fight for you as much as possible. Hiring her was the best decision I have made.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Lauren F. Riesenfeld Law, P.C.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Meyers Law Group, P.C.
  • 2016 - 2018

Education

  • Northeastern University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A
  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • The National Association of Divorce Professionals Suffolk County Chapter
  • Assistant Director
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Huntington Lawyers Club
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • Featured Attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2018
  • Family Lawyer
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2018
  • Divorce Law Lead Counsel
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (21)
Endorse Lauren
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Lauren has all of the skills that make a great attorney. I also endorse her as a matrimonial attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Lauren is an extremely gifted, knowledgeable and compassionate attorney who advocates zealously on behalf of her clients, yet can resolve even the most difficult of cases without being unreasonable. She is a everything you want in a lawyer."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I referred a client to Lauren and she and I stayed in touch over the course of the litigation. Lauren is smart and efficient and worked tirelessly, with a very challenging set of circumstances, and was able to improve the client's situation tremendously. Lauren was patient, kind and supportive of her client, and had a terrific understanding of the court process and matrimonial law. I have referred many clients to her and will continue to do so. I endorse her without reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Lauren since law school. She remains of the most skilled, honest and friendly lawyers I've had the pleasure of working with. She is one of the New York area's rising stars in both family and criminal law. If you're looking for outstanding, zealous representation, it would behoove you to have Lauren at your side."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"She’s a star. She’s aggressive, pragmatic, and protective of her client. I find her to be reasonable and client oriented. She’s quite well respected, and an all around excellent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Lauren on a few cases and can say that she is a great attorney that truly cares about her clients. This of course was no surprise as she and I grew up together and I have always known her to be a kind and compassionate person. This, combined with her fantastic skills as an attorney, make her a great asset to her clients and lawyers with whom she works. I look forward to consulting her in the future."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lauren is an exceptionally talented and dedicated litigator. She will fight hard for her clients and more importantly, has a compassionate and sensible understanding of the hard times they are facing."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lauren is an excellent attorney practicing in family law and criminal defense. She is tough and cares about her clients. She is a credit to the bar."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lauren is an excellent family and matrimonial law attorney who strongly advocates for her clients. She is an asset to the matrimonial bar."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lauren is an extremely bright and competent attorney. She is well versed in the law and fights for her clients. I have had the pleasure of seeing how skilled Lauren is and have every confidence in her ability to handle the most challenging of cases. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Lauren to anyone in need of a criminal or matrimonial attorney. Lauren is hardworking, intelligent and a skilled advocate. She goes above and beyond for her clients t ensure they obtain the best possible results."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lauren has an excellent command of the issues involved in matrimonial matters. I will continue to seek her input on future cases."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Lauren is an asset to the matrimonial bar. I highly recommend her for any family law and divorce matters in the Nassau and Suffolk areas."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Consummate professional. She is caring and compassionate leaving no stone unturned in her representation of her clients. Quickly cuts through the issues obtaining positive results for her clients. She is everything you would expect from a zealous advocate."
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Plainview Criminal defense Lawyer Lauren Riesenfeld
Lauren Riesenfeld
Criminal defense Attorney
Plainview, NY
Licensed for 7 years
Free Consultation