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Kristen D. Farris

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Beacon, NY

Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC
492 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
Phone: 845-831-1405
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

As Partner at the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC, Kristen D. Farris focuses her practice exclusively on family law matters. Located in Beacon, New York, she represents clients in Dutchess, Putnam, Orange and Westchester counties, as well as other parts of the Hudson Valley and New York State. Ms. Farris is a 2009 graduate of what was then known as the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Prior to law school, she attended Binghamton University, where she majored in psychology and pre-med, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in 2006. Ms. Farris has been admitted to practice before all New York state courts since 2010. 

Many of Ms. Farris’s clients are either facing the end of their marriages or are already in the beginning stages of divorce proceedings. To that end, she advises them on such issues as the division of complex marital assets and debts, child custody and visitation, and spousal and child support. Ms. Farris is often able to help them come to an accord on these matters through the negotiation of a comprehensive settlement agreement, but when litigation is necessary, she provides forceful courtroom advocacy on their behalf. In addition to her matrimonial practice, Ms. Farris has represented victims of domestic violence who are petitioning the court for protective orders, and she has handled parental relocation matters as well as modifications to and the enforcement of existing parenting and support court orders.

Ms. Farris began her career as a legal extern prosecutor with the Orange County Attorney's Office, where she handled child abuse and juvenile delinquency cases. Her first job in private practice was as a matrimonial and criminal defense associate at a law firm in Orange County. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, Dutchess County Bar Association, along with several other professional groups. 


Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

About Kristen D. Farris

First Admitted: 2010, New York

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Westchester County Bar Association
  • Beginning 2012 and to current, I remain a member of the Dutchess County Bar Association, 2012
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Beginning Fall 2019, I was selected by the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department to serve as a member on the Attorneys for Children Advisory Committee for the Ninth Judicial District. Judge Alan Scheinkman is the Presiding Justice and Judge Joseph Egitto is the Chairperson of the committee, 2019
  • Beginning 2012 and to current, I remain a member of the Mid-Hudson Women's Bar Association, 2012
  • Continued membership in the New York State Bar Association beginning 2010, 2010
  • Continued membership in the Orange County Bar Association, 2009
  • Received a Practice Order from New York State to practice while finishing up law school at the Orange County Attorney's Office, Goshen, New York, 2009

Educational Background

  • Graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelors in Psychology, with a concentration in pre-med, 2006

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Featured in Orange Magazine for in an article entitled "I am Orange County" in the April/May edition, 2012
  • Featured in the Poughkeepsie Journal in the article entitled "Lawyer Fights for Her Clients", 2013


  • Recognized and distinguished attorney as a Top 100 Attorney for the year 2017, Top 100 Attorney, The International Top 100, 2017

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Continued work as assigned attorney's to do pro-bono matrimonial cases in the Second Department, New York, 2019
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Office Location for Kristen D. Farris

492 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508

Phone: 845-831-1405

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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