With over thirty years of experience in the practice of law, including a quarter-century among her partners at one of New York’s premier matrimonial law firms, Michele A. Katz formed her own law firm in 2013, dedicated exclusively to continuing her practice of Matrimonial and Family Law.
Michele is sensitive to each client's unique needs, and prides herself on understanding and helping her clients achieve their goals. Michele regularly achieves swift, favorable, and cost-effective settlements for her clients. However, when matters are incapable of settlement, Michele's experience litigating all aspects of matrimonial law allows her to pursue matters through trial if necessary, combining good judgment, solid advocacy, and common-sense. Michele is also attuned to the emotional and psychological impacts of divorce on her clients and their families, and offers her clients empathy, patience and understanding in addition to excellent legal advice.
Michele is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a member of the Family Law Committees of the New York State, American and Women’s Bar Associations. She is a past Co-Chair of the Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law, a committee of lawyers, judges and mental health professionals formed to promote and explore the interplay between law and psychology in child custody disputes.
Michele has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America since 2005. She has been recognized by her peers as a New York Super Lawyer and has been included in the Best Lawyers in New York since 2006 and has been named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in New York. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Women, and has received the highest Peer Review rating in Martindale-Hubbell.
Michele has lectured and served on panels addressing a variety of financial and custody issues and has served as a facilitator in various parenting education programs established by the New York State Supreme Court to educate parents about the effects of divorce on children