Kristen D. Farris, Esq., has been a Litigation Associate with the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC for in excess of six years and is a lifelong resident of Orange County, NY. Her practice focuses on DWI, Criminal Defense, Divorce and Family Law Litigation, as well as high-conflict situations and proceedings.
Ms. Farris received a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, with a concentration in pre-med, from Binghamton University and her Juris Doctorate from 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 law firm in Orange County, New York. While in private practice in Orange County, Ms. Farris represented hundreds of criminal defense clients regarding nearly every conceivable criminal charge, including but not limited to, DWI/DWAI, felonies, misdemeanors, violent crimes, theft crimes, drug crimes, sex crimes, orders of protection, white collar crimes; etc. Ms. Farris is very well versed in nearly every aspect of criminal law/criminal defense. Kristen has worked with abused and neglected children, domestic violence victims, men and women in uniform, single parents, and working families. Ms. Farris' determination to provide a voice to the voiceless, and stand up for those accused of a crime and the needs of children and families during difficult and distressing times, is what separates her from other attorneys in this area of law.
Kristen Farris has handled multifaceted cases, including:
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 unique 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."