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Meredith A. Lusthaus

Attorney & Partner
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Meredith A. Lusthaus practices in all areas of family and matrimonial law and has focused her entire legal career on these matters. As a divorce lawyer, Meredith is an aggressive litigator and a fierce negotiator with more than two and a half decades of legal experience inside and outside the courtroom. Meredith has earned the well-deserved respect of the bench and bar and a reputation for being a highly skilled, results-oriented litigator. Her clients regard her as being extremely knowledgeable and a tough but tactful litigator who can easily explain complex legal issues in a way that laypersons can well understand. Meredith is more than willing to meet any reasonable request of her clients.

Meredith's legal work on behalf of a client — a husband who wanted his fair share of the equity in the marital home, even though he obtained an out-of-state divorce — helped establish the New York state precedent that an out-of-state divorce does not bar the distribution of the parties' property held within New York state. Meredith's work in this matter secured her client's interest in his property and brought to conclusion his five-year interstate quest for a divorce and equitable distribution. Meredith keeps in touch with the grateful client to this day.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1996
  • New York, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Honors

Education

  • J.D., George Mason University School of Law, 1996
  • B.A., American University, 1993

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Brooklyn Bar Association, Family Law Section, Grievance Committee
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, Former Chair, Matrimonial Law Committee
  • Brooklyn Women's Bar Association, Past President
Awards
  • Top-Rated Lawyer 2021 - Meredith Lusthaus
    Top-Rated Lawyer 2021 - Meredith Lusthaus
  • America's Most Honored 2021 - Meredith
    America's Most Honored 2021 - Meredith
  • AV Preeminent 2021 Judicial Edition - Meredith
    AV Preeminent 2021 Judicial Edition - Meredith
  • AV Preeminent Highest Rating 2021 - Meredith
    AV Preeminent Highest Rating 2021 - Meredith
  • AV Preeminent Plaque 2021 - Meredith
    AV Preeminent Plaque 2021 - Meredith
  • Client Champion Platinum 2020 - Meredith
    Client Champion Platinum 2020 - Meredith
  • Martindale-Hubbell 25th Anniversary - Meredith
    Martindale-Hubbell 25th Anniversary - Meredith
  • Top Attorneys in NY Metro 2020 - Meredith
    Top Attorneys in NY Metro 2020 - Meredith
  • Top Women 2021 - Meredith
    Top Women 2021 - Meredith
  • Top-Rated 2021 - Meredith
    Top-Rated 2021 - Meredith

Client Testimonials

Stories from Real People We've Helped
    A true expert in all aspects of family law.

    “A very strong advocate for her clients. She is invested in a good outcome for her client and is willing to fight for the best result through litigation or settlement. She is a true expert in all ...”

    - L.S.
    Highly recommend...sharpest, most ethical and empathetic attorney...

    “Meredith gave me hope. She cared deeply about my child's and my welfare. Meredith did everything in her power to make things better and safer for my child and me. Good advice was given and for the ...”

    - Heather F.
    Worked harder and smarter for me.

    “[My attorney was] on top of her game. She worked harder and smarter for me than the fancy lawyers my former husband used who charged double her rate AND she got me a better settlement in the end.”

    - Anonymous
    Brilliant and relentless with her opposition.

    “... kind, patient and trustworthy with her clients, and aggressive, brilliant and relentless with her opposition. Her knowledge of the system, ability to negotiate and ability to hold her ground was ...”

    - Anonymous
    Very knowledgeable and experienced.

    “Very professional, very knowledgeable and experienced. She also knows many lawyers and judges in Brooklyn, which helped in planning my case.”

    - Anonymous

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