Clifford J. Petroske

Top rated Family Law attorney in Hauppauge, New York

Petroske Riezenman & Meyers, P.C.
Clifford J. Petroske
Petroske Riezenman & Meyers, P.C.

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1990

Education: Hofstra University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023
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Petroske Riezenman & Meyers, P.C.

1393 Veterans Memorial Highway
Suite 414N
Hauppauge, NY 11788 Visit website


Clifford J. Petroske earned an undergraduate degree from SUNY Stony Brook in 1986 and a juris doctor from Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in 1989. He was admitted to practice law in the State of New York in 1990, in the U.S. District Court (Southern and Eastern Districts) in 1991, and in the United States Supreme Court in 2016.

Since handling his own divorce and child custody case nearly thirty years ago, Mr. Petroske has dedicated his practice to matrimonial and family law on Long Island. He is founding partner of the highly regarded firm of Petroske Riezenman & Meyers, P.C. (formerly Law Offices of Clifford J. Petroske), which consists of three named partners, three associate attorneys, and a longstanding legal support staff.

Mr. Petroske is well known among the Suffolk County, New York bench and bar for representing clients with complex divorce and equitable distribution issues, such as business ownership and forensic accountant analysis, commingling and appreciation of separate property, multiple real property interests and high net worth, long term maintenance claims, and unequal division of property. He is also well versed in complex child custody cases involving shared custody, father’s rights, relocation, parental alienation, and forensic psychologist evaluations. Former clients include business owners, medical professionals, police officers, teachers, professional athletes, and fellow attorneys.

Mr. Petroske has negotiated hundreds of settlements and handled numerous trials, and has successfully briefed and orally argued a number of cases before the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court. He has lectured at the Suffolk Academy of Law and is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association Family Law Committee, the Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association Family Law Committee. Mr. Petroske has been recognized by as a Top Contributor, is Peer Rated Distinguished for High Professional Achievement and High Ethical Standing by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list from 2016 through 2022, an honor reserved for 5% of attorneys.

In his free time, Cliff enjoys tennis, sailing, reading, and spending time with his family. He is remarried and lives with his wife and children in Suffolk County NY.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

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

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1990, New York

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Educational Background:
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1986
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Suffolk County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • New York, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of NY, 1991
  • United States Supreme Court
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Rights of Gay and Lesbian Couples to Custody and Visitation, Author, Rights of Gay and Lesbian Couples to Custody and Visitation, The Suffolk Lawyer, 2016
  • Editor of the Environmental Law Digest

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Mr. Petroske has an excellent reputation in the matrimonial and family law field. He is well versed in the law and always represents his client's to the best of his abilities.”

“Many years of experience with positive results for his clients.”

Office location for Clifford J. Petroske

1393 Veterans Memorial Highway
Suite 414N
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-337-1977


8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023

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