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Desiree M. Claudio

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Jamaica, NY

Claudio & Associates, Attorneys at Law
89-36 Sutphin Blvd, Suite 301-305
Jamaica, NY 11435
Phone: 718-847-0050
Fax: 718-744-2633
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020
Licensed in New York Since: 2012
Practice Areas: Family Law
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Desiree M. Claudio is the Principal attorney with Claudio & Associates, Attorneys at Law, and represents clients in Queens, New York. Her practice is focused on matters of matrimonial, Family Law, specifically, abuse and neglect, visitation, fathers' rights, domestic violence, child support, child custody and high-asset divorce, and her clients also come from Suffolk and Nassau counties, as well as Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island.

Admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey, Ms. Claudio is also admitted to practice before the Federal District Court of New Jersey and the Southern District of New York. She has argued cases before the Appellate courts of New York.  She is a member of the Queens County Women’s Bar Association, the Queens County Bar Association, the Essex County Bar Association, the Middlesex County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the New Jersey State Bar Association.

Ms. Claudio attended Long Island University and earned an undergraduate degree in political science as well as receiving her Masters of Science in Urban Policy and Non-Profit Management from the Milano division of The New School before attending Law School. At Rutgers Law School, she graduated with her Juris Doctor and has been nominated by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the 10 Best Attorneys for New York and New Jersey and in 2019 her Law Firm earned the coveted award of 10 Best Law Firms for Client Service.

Her Avvo “Superb” rating highlights her stellar record and unique ability to develop a relationship with her clients. Ms. Claudio has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and was nominated President of the National Advocates alongside our countries top litigation lawyers including Gloria Allred and F. Lee Bailey. An engaging, informative presenter, she is a speaker on topics of juvenile immigration and family law for The Queens Latino Forum for a Progressive Policy Agenda and was given the honor of facilitating a Continuing Legal Education course at the Trial Lawyers Summit in Miami where she discussed the intersection of Immigration and Family law. 

About Desiree M. Claudio

First Admitted: 2010, New Jersey

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Middlesex County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Federal District Court of New Jersey 
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, 2010
  • Queens County Bar Association, 2015
  • Queens Women's Bar Association, 2016

Educational Background

  • Masters from Milano School of Policy, Management and Environment | The New School, 2008
  • Long Island University, Major: Political Science , 2002


  • 2011-Present, Service-Scholarship-Jurisprudence Award, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Society, 2011
  • Excellent and Outstanding Client Service, 10 Best Attorneys - Client Satisfaction Award - New Jersey, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2015
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney - Eastern New York, Top 10 Family Law Attorney, Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings


  • State v. Wagner, 2015

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers in New York, The National Advocates, 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers in New York, The National Advocates, 2017
  • Executive Committee, The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers, 2017
  • 2018 President of The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers, 2018
  • Top 30 Matrimonial and Family Lawyer in New York, The National Advocates, 2019

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Harvard Law School - Negotiation: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Program on Negotiation, 2019
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Office Location for Desiree M. Claudio

89-36 Sutphin Blvd
Suite 301-305
Jamaica, NY 11435

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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