Desiree M. Claudio

Claudio & Associates, P.C.
Claudio & Associates, P.C.
89-36 Sutphin Blvd. Suite 301-305, Jamaica, NY 11435 United States

Principal Attorney

Current Employment Position


Practice Areas

Matrimonial/Family Law

Representative Cases

State v. Wagner


Rutgers University School of Law

Newark, New Jersey

Long Island University

Major: Political Science

The New School in Public Affairs

Harvard University

in Partnership with the National Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Major: Harvard Law School – Negotiation Workshop: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Past Positions

Honorable John A. Jorgensen, J.S.C., Family Court, Middlesex County, Superior Court Law Clerk

Professional Associations

Queens County Bar Association

Board of Managers

Latino Lawyers Association of Queens County

Board of Directors

Middlesex County Bar Association


Essex County Bar Association


Queens Women's Bar Association


About Desiree Marie Claudio

Desiree M. Claudio is a proud native of Brooklyn, New York. Desiree Claudio is an established entrepreneur, an attorney and philanthropist with a demonstrated commitment to community development. Desiree is a graduate of Long Island University, Brooklyn campus. Following the completion of undergraduate courses with a major in Political Science, and a minor in Sociology she continued her formal education earning her master’s degree at The New School in Non-profit management and Urban policy. An alumnus of Rutgers Newark School of Law Desiree Claudio is licensed to practice law in the State and Federal Courts of New York. Before starting her own law firm, Claudio & Associates, P.C. Desiree served as a Superior Court Law Clerk to the Honorable John A. Jorgensen, J.S.C in the fast-paced Family Court in Middlesex County, N.J.

Desiree is an active member of several bar associations including being name as the Queens County bar associations class of 2026 Board of Managers and is on the board of the Latino Lawyers Association of Queens County. She has been recognized and awarded the coveted Super Lawyers award three (3) years consecutively and crowned Lawyer of Distinction in 2023.

Mrs. Claudio has been a sought-after keynote speaker and facilitator at numerous venues including but not limited to; Immigration and Family Law for Juveniles in the Queens, Latino Forums for a progressive Policy Agendas as well as the intersection of Divorce and Immigration at the National Trial Lawyers Summit in Miami Florida.

In addition to Desiree's commitment to her community and her clients, Mrs. Claudio has successfully built her practice from the ground up starting with only herself and one intern. In her current firm, Claudio and Associates she leads a staff of over 15, including, 7 attorneys and 8 support staff. Through the years Mrs. Claudio has developed her entrepreneurial skill set, expanded her ability to create effective systems and to mentor, nurture and develop staff in a very unique way. These investments are the cornerstones and pillars of her success.

Bar Admissions

New York

Second Department

U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

Classes & Seminars

Speaker, The Queens Latino Forum for a progressive Policy Agenda, Immigration and Family Law for Juveniles

Facilitator, Continuing Legal Education Courses, Integration of Divorce and Immigration


Lawyers of Distinction


Elite Lawyer Award


Super Lawyers


Firm Nominated "10 Best" Law Firms for New York by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys in 2020

Nominated "10 Best" Attorneys for New Jersey by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys

Named a Super Lawyers Rising Star 2020

Nominated "10 Best" Attorneys for New York by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys in 2019

Nominated "Top 100" Lawyer by The National Advocates in 2017 and 2018

Nominated "Top 40 Under 40" Lawyers by The National Advocates in 2016

Awarded Service-Scholarship-Jurisprudence by Olliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Society, 2011

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