Randi L. Karmel

Randi L. Karmel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in New York, NY

Randi L. Karmel PLLC
 | 780 Third Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-755-0224
Fax: 212-755-0334
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

    Randi L. Karmel, PLLC is a boutique law firm that has extensive matrimonial & family law experience.

We are fully prepared to draft prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and to handle all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including divorce, custody, support, equitable distribution, neglect, abuse and cases that involve high-net worth and highly contested litigation.

Combining years of litigation and trial experience, first as an Assistant District Attorney, and in her own firm practicing family and matrimonial law since 1999, Randi L. Karmel and her staff provide personal attention to each client.   Our philosophy is simple:  strive to obtain the best possible outcome taking into account each client’s specific needs and situation.  Every case is unique and there is no substitute for compassion and excellence.

Biography Assistant District Attorney, District Attorneys Office, Kings County, litigated cases assigned to the Domestic Violence Bureau, Investigations Bureau, Felony Trial Bureau and Major Narcotics Investigations Bureau, 1991-1996. Examining Attorney, 1996, Special Counsel and Deputy Inspector General, City of New York Department of Investigation, 1996-1997. Private Practice defense litigation, 1997-1999. Law Offices of Randi L. Karmel, Esq. Matrimonial and Family Law litigation, 1999-2005. Partner, Karmel Miller, P.C., 2005 - 2006; Randi L. Karmel, PLLC, 2006-present. Certified to represent children in the First Judicial Department. Certified to represent clients in Domestic Violence matters in the Integrated Domestic Violence Court.

Reported Cases:

LR v. AZ reported in the New York Law Journal, July 31, 2009; 

Jin C., Plaintiff v. Juliana L., Defendant reported in the New York Law Journal 2013

Mother Is Barred From Citing Destroyed Diary in Custody Case reported in the New York Law Journal 2012

Keeping Privileged Medical Records Confidential, article published in the Brooklyn Barrister, 2008

About Randi Karmel

Admitted: 1992, New York

Professional Webpage: http://randikarmel.com/about/

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified to represent children in the First Judicial Department Part 137 Fee Dispute Arbitrator

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member: New York State Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section, Membership Committee, Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee); Brooklyn Bar Association, (Member, Family Law Section and Committee, Vice Chair, Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee; Fee Dispute Arbitrator); New York County Lawyer's Association (Matrimonial Section and Committee); Kings County Women's Bar Association; New York County Women's Bar Association (Member, Judiciary Screening Committee); and Judges & Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert. Practice Areas: Matrimonial Law; Family Law Litigation; Divorce; Child Support; Child Custody; Visitation and Access Rights; Termination of Parental Rights; Orders of Protection; Abuse and Neglect Litigation; Equitable Distribution; Maintenance; Children; Child Abuse and Neglect; Child Advocacy; Child Protection; Children's Rights; Fathers Rights; Grandparents Custody; Grandparents Visitation Rights; International Child Custody; Parental Rights; Parenting Time; Third Party Custody; Visitation Rights; Family Law; Alimony; Domestic Relations; Domestic Violence; Marital Agreements; Marital Property Distribution; Marital Property Law; Marital Property Settlements; Name Changes; Paternity; Post Divorce Modification; Postnuptial Agreements; Premarital Agreements; Restraining Orders; Separation Agreements; Spousal Support; Uncontested Divorce.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Ms. Karmel serves on the Executive Committee of Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert. She is also an Executive Committee Member of Saavy Ladies.  She volunteers her time to the Women's Bar Association Pro Bono Matrimonial Project.


  • Ms. Karmel has successfully litigated numerous matters and has also successfully negotiated complex settlements without court intervention.  Ms. Karmel successfully litigated a grandparents rights matter where her client obtained custody over the biological parents.  She has also over many years represented a party who had 10 children in foster care, regain all her children.  Ms. Karmel successfully litigated a matrimonial matter with international custody and complex financial international implications. Ms. Karmel successfully litigated a matter published in the The New York Law Journal (LR v. AZ).  

Representative Clients:

  • Ms. Karmel's clients range from high net worth individuals to people who need financial assitance.  Many of Ms. Karmel's clients are business owners with complex financial issues. 

Educational Background:

  • Randi L. Karmel (Member) admitted to bar, 1992, New York and New Jersey; 1993, District of Columbia; 1994, Maryland. Education: University of Maryland (B.A., cum laude, 1987); Washington College of Law, American University (J.D., 1991).

Industry Groups

  • Brooklyn Women's Bar Association
  • County Lawyers
  • Familly Law Section
  • Family Law Section
  • Matrimonial Section.
  • New York County Lawyers Associaion
  • New York County Women's Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Park 137 Fee Dispute Arbitrator
Office Location for Randi L. Karmel

780 Third Avenue
14th Floor
New York, NY 10017

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Last Updated: 1/14/2019

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