Caroline Krauss

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in New York, NY

Krauss Shaknes Tallentire & Messeri LLP
 | 350 5th Ave, New York, NY 10118
Phone: 646-710-4567
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007, 2010 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1992
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Caroline Krauss is a partner at Krauss Shaknes Tallentire & Messeri LLP in New York, New York. Ms. Krauss has over 25 years of experience practicing family law, and helps clients with matters including high net-worth divorce, child support, custody, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, spousal support and visitation. She serves clients throughout the New York City metropolitan region.

An experienced litigator, Ms. Krauss is also trained in mediation and strives to help her clients use alternative dispute resolution methods to amicably settle their domestic legal disputes, if possible. When litigation is necessary, she is prepared to fight aggressively to protect the rights of her clients.

Recognized for her accomplishments, the National Law Journal named her a “trailblazer” in the areas of divorce, trusts and estates in 2017. Worth magazine included her on its “top 100 attorneys” list and New York magazine included her on its “women leaders of the law” list.

Outside of the office, Ms. Krauss stays active in the legal community. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the family law section of the American Bar Association. She is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and serves as a pro bono mediator.

Ms. Krauss received a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College and earned her law degree from Brooklyn Law School. She holds a license to practice law in New York and Connecticut and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Prior to founding Krauss Shaknes Tallentire & Messeri LLP, she co-chaired the family and matrimonial law practice at a leading national law firm.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property


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Super Lawyers: 2007, 2010 - 2020

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About Caroline Krauss

Admitted: 1992, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • New York “Super Lawyer” in Family Law, listed in Super Lawyers, 2010
  • Trailblazer, The National Law Journal, 2017
  • Worth magazine’s “Top 100 Attorneys”
  • Community Vision Award, The Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Greater NY, 2017
  • New York Magazine’s “Women Leaders of the Law”
  • New York “Super Lawyer” in Family Law, listed in Super Lawyers, 2010-2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Connecticut
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2018
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • New York
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


  •, blog, Family Law

Educational Background:

  • Ithaca College, BS, 1986
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Office Location for Caroline Krauss

350 5th Ave
New York, NY 10118

Phone: 646-710-4567

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Last Updated: 3/27/2020

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