DANIELLE R. PETITTI
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill.
From the inception of Danielle’s career in law, she has practiced exclusively in the areas of matrimonial and family law in the City of New York. Known as a candid and skilled advocate for her clients, Danielle places the utmost value on strategy and integrity within even the most difficult or complex litigation.
While many who have experienced Danielle within legal proceedings may describe her as a fierce and aggressive litigator, she recognizes that problem-solving (as opposed to problem-making) is the primary role of a family law practitioner.
While most matrimonial and family law matters eventually settle and do not require a trial, where a case requires a trial Danielle is an experienced and formidable trial attorney. Where a case can be settled, Danielle brings a unique “straight-to-the-point” style of advocacy and works relentlessly to find solutions for clients and their children.
Danielle has also successfully handled various matters in both the Appellate Division First and Second Departments, taught on the topic of Matrimonial Law and has in the past served as a student mentor in the area of Matrimonial Law at her alma mater, New York Law School.
Since 2014, Danielle is proud to be selected to the New York Super Lawyers list. Generally reserved for five percent of lawyers 40-years or older, the New York Super Lawyers first selected Danielle at the age of 34. Additionally, Danielle has been included in the American Society of Legal Advocates list of the Top 40 Family Lawyers Under 40 in New York State every year since 2013 and she has been named among The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 since 2014.
Danielle prides herself on providing all clients with excellent service and attention. Understanding that a divorce or other family law matters are often the worst and most trying time of a client’s life, Danielle recognizes the importance of being reachable whenever needed.
2005 New York Law School, J.D.
2002 College of Charleston, B.A.