Ms. Thorpe obtained her J.D. from the New York University School of Law. She was a Family Court Judge of the State of New York from March 1979 to October 1988, when she left to enter private practice as a member of Morrison Cohen Singer & Weinstein, LLP in its matrimonial and family law department. While a member of the judiciary, she was a Civil Court Judge in New York County by assignment from January 1981 to March 1982. In 2003, she co-founded Cohen Lans LLP, a predecessor of Cohen Clair Lans Greifer Thorpe & Rottenstreich LLP.
Ms. Thorpe practices in all areas of matrimonial and family law, including negotiation of prenuptial, separation and other family law-related agreements, and the litigation of divorce, custody, paternity, adoption, support and guardianship matters in the Supreme Court, Surrogate’s Court and Family Court. She has also argued numerous appeals in the Appellate Division and the New York State Court of Appeals. Ms. Thorpe served on the Mayor's Advisory Committee on the Judiciary for many years.
Ms. Thorpe attended Wellesley College, the University of Paris where she earned a Diplôme, and Boston University where she was on the Dean’s List and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. She has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine, and as one of New York’s “Best Lawyers” by Best Lawyers in America. Ms. Thorpe lives in Connecticut.