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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

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013 Martindale Client Distinction Award (2013 – 2021)
  • Sybil Hart Kooper Award, Brooklyn Women's Bar Association, 2007
  • Superb 10.0 Avvo Rating
  • Inclusion in the list of Super Lawyers® 2016 - 2021
  • Trustee, Congregation Mt. Sinai in Brooklyn Heights
  • Trustee, Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Brooklyn Public Library
  • Named a top woman lawyer in Metro New York by the New York Times 2016 - 2021

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
    I could not recommend her more highly.

    “My attorney represented me in my divorce action and her knowledge, experience and creativity brought about a decision that was much better than my expectations. My interests were presented and argued ...”

    - L.E.
    Intelligent and responsive lawyer.

    “Very thorough service. Intelligent and responsive lawyer, helpful staff. Overall positive experience.”

    - Anonymous
    Very compassionate and I would strongly recommend her.

    “An excellent divorce lawyer. She is effective and ethical and did a fabulous job representing me in a complex divorce case. I would strongly recommend her.”

    - Anonymous
    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
    I changed to this firm and could not be happier with my decision.

    “I was using a bigger firm at the start of my case but the billing, approach and outcomes from each step left me unhappy. I changed to this firm and could not be happier with my decision. I now feel as ...”

    - Anonymous Client

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