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Kristen D. Farris Managing Partner


"Going through a Divorce can be extremely trying. We ensure all of our clients are educated as to their options to help them make rational decisions rather than those clouded by emotion." - Kristen D. Farris

Kristen D. Farris, Esq., is a partner with the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., and has been with the firm for over ten years. She is a lifelong resident of Orange County, NY and has many years of experience practicing family and matrimonial law serving clients in the Hudson Valley. Her practice focuses on Divorce and Family Law Litigation, as well as high-conflict situations and proceedings.


Ms. Farris received a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology, with a concentration in pre-med, from Binghamton University and her Juris Doctorate from Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, with a certificate in litigation. Her passion for Family Law and her vast knowledge of Divorce, Child Custody and spousal/child support matters, began with her prior employment at the Orange County Attorney's Office wherein she assisted in the prosecution of Juvenile Delinquency and Child Abuse and Neglect cases. Ms. Farris' zeal for litigation carried over to her next position as an Associate Attorney in a high profile Family and Criminal law firm in Orange County, New York. Kristen has extensive experience handling complex cases for child custody, visitation and support issues; spousal support; equitable distribution of marital assets and debts; and the complicated issues of military divorces. Kristen has worked with abused and neglected children, domestic violence victims, men and women in uniform, single parents, and working families.

Kristen Farris has handled multifaceted cases, including but not limited to:

At our firm, Ms. Farris has handled many family law and divorce cases for families who work for the police department, fire department, department of corrections, and military. Ms. Farris has her own personal connection with New York State Employees, which has allowed her the opportunity to gain remarkable insight and understanding of the unique issues these families face during divorce.

Ms. Farris is a gritty no-nonsense litigator who is completely unflappable. Her philosophy is to prepare the strongest case for trial she can which will also result in a favorable settlement for her client. If a trial is inevitable, clients can rest assured that they are in great hands. Kristen provides each client with the utmost in service and accessibility. She prides herself on leaving no stone unturned in each case she takes on. Ms.Farris' profound understanding of this area of law is only matched by her deep understanding of people's needs. Kristen D. Farris is tough as nails, which dovetails perfectly with the law office's philosophy "we don't take no for an answer."


  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Legal separation
  • High net worth divorce
  • Equitable distribution
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Grandparents' rights
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Expungement/fair hearings for CPS reports
  • Military divorces
  • Domestic violence and orders of protection
  • Relocation cases


  • New York


  • Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan - 2009
    • Juris Doctorate
    • Litigation Concentration
    • Honors: Law Society
  • Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York -2006
    • B.A., Psychology, Pre Med


  • Member, New York State Bar Association
    • Family Law Section
    • Trial Lawyers Section
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Mid-Hudson Women's Bar Association
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
  • Member, Dutchess County Bar Association
  • Member, Westchester County Bar Association
  • Member, Putnam County Bar Association
  • Member, Ulster County Bar Association


  • Selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star (2023)
  • Selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star (2022)
  • Selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star (2021)
  • Selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star (2020)
  • Selected by Hudson Valley Magazine as Top Lawyer in the Hudson Valley (2023)
  • Selected by Hudson Valley Magazine as Top Lawyer in the Hudson Valley (2022)
  • Selected by Hudson Valley Magazine as Top Lawyer in the Hudson Valley (2021)
  • Selected to be the Orange County Liaison for the Attorney for the Children Advisory Committee (2019 to present)
  • Selected by the Top 100 Magazine as a Top 100 Attorney (2017)
  • Selected by the Poughkeepsie Journal for article entitled "Lawyer Fights for Her Client." (2013)
  • Selected for inclusion of "I Am Orange County." (April/May 2012)
  • Selected to Judge High School Mock Trial in Dutchess County

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