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Chris Palermo has a proven track record of success in all areas of divorce and family law. Divorce is difficult but it does not have to be nasty. Whenever possible, Chris Palermo works with opposing counsel to resolve matters amicably while obtaining an optimal result for his client in the shortest amount of time. However, as an experienced litigator, whenever circumstances make a trial necessary, Chris Palermo will always skillfully advocate on his client’s behalf through trial. He has successfully tried all types of Divorce and family law matters. In addition to advocating on a client’s behalf, Chris Palermo will always listen to any concerns, while providing informed guidance enabling a client to navigate through the turbulent and troubling changes their family is currently enduring.


Chris Palermo represents a wide array of clients in matrimonial and family law matters and is committed to achieving optimal results for every client. Toward this end, Chris or his partner Riley Perry will personally represent each client every step of the way. He pledges the following throughout his representation:

  • Your initial consultation is always free.
  • You will be kept informed of all aspects of your case.
  • Return your calls and Emails within 24 hours.


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Chris Palermo, Esq.

Suffolk & Nassau County Divorce Lawyer


Phone: (631)-265-1051 ext:302Chris Palermo, ESQ., has been a partner at the law firm Palermo Law, P.L.L.C. since 2004. After receiving his undergraduate degree at Villanova University in 1996, he then attended Touro College School of Law, where he received his law degree in 2001.

After graduating from law school, Chris Palermo, ESQ. joined the Law Firm his two brothers Edward Palermo and Steven Palermo had created several years earlier. Chris immediately established the Family Court department at the law firm. Since then Chris Palermo has exclusively limited his practice to the field of Matrimonial and Family law.

Since 2003, Chris Palermo has handled hundreds of Divorce and Family Court matters. He has extensive experience with all types of cases. Including Divorce, Child Support matters, Child Custody Cases, Orders of Protection, Neglect matters involving Child Protective Services, paternity, adoptions, and Supreme Court post-judgment enforcement and contempt matters.

Chris takes a caring yet forceful approach to his practice, which has enabled him to effectively aid hundreds of New Yorkers going through significant and turbulent changes in their personal lives. He is always looking to obtain the quickest and most cost effective path to obtain an optimal result for his clients. However, sometimes forces align making it necessary for him to utilize his superior trial skills, which have been honed over years of trying hundreds of cases throughout the various Supreme and Family Courts of New York State.

Chris Palermo attributes his overall success in the field of Matrimonial law to the fact that he truly cares. Chris always has his client’s best interest in mind throughout his entire representation of the client and beyond. He truly understands that while the practice of matrimonial law is his business, it is something much more significant to each of his client’s and the families that depend upon them. He looks forward to the opportunity to represent individuals who need his skillful and caring assistance.

Education & Admissions

Villanova University – Bachelors of Arts
Touro College School of Law – Juris Doctor
Bar and Court Admissions – Admitted to Practice Law in all of the Courts of the State of New York

Professional Associations & Awards

  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • The American Society Of Legal Advocates
  • Supreme Court Appellate Division Second Division
  • The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top 1%
  • Avvo Rating 10/10 Superb

Riley Perry

Riley Perry, Esq.

Long Island, Nassau County & Suffolk County Divorce Lawyer

Phone: (631)-265-1051 ext:314
Riley T. Perry is a partner at Palermo Law, P.L.L.C and has been an attorney for the firm since 2016. Riley has been an extremely valuable member of the firm. While at the firm Riley has continued her concentration on Divorce and family law. She has handled hundreds of various cases in all areas of Family Law. However, the vast majority of her caseload involves representing individuals in contested divorce matters and couples going through divorce mediation.
Recently, Riley distinguished herself by being awarded from Super Lawyers the prestigious Rising Stars of 2019 for Excellence in practice. Riley is known throughout the local Supreme and Family courts as a tireless advocate for her clients. Riley received her Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, magna cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts. Where she was a starter for the women’s varsity lacrosse team for four years, as well as team captain. Thereafter, Riley attended the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.
Riley specifically handles all types of cases including divorce, child support, child custody cases, orders of protection, Family Court matters and Supreme Court post judgment enforcement and contempt matters.
Riley is admitted to the bar of the State of New York. She is also a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association and the Suffolk County Matrimonial and Family Law Committees.

Education & Admissions

University of Massachusetts – Bachelor of Arts
Hofstra Law School – Juris Doctor
Bar and Court Admissions – Admitted to Practice Law in all of the Courts of the State of New York
Professional Associations & Awards

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorney’s 10 Best Female Attorney’s

Paralegals & Support Staff

Divorce can be an overwhelming and stressful change for many. Chris has a profound understanding of this as well as a deep compassion for helping his clients. That compassion is what he looks for in his support staff.



Matrimonial Paralegal with over fifteen years of experience. Clients can count on Bea to go the extra mile to ensure their matters are handled timely, with an attention to detail. Ella habla en español con fluidez y está feliz de ayudar a todos los clientes que se sienten más cómodos detalles de su caso en español.



Danielle has been with the firm for over fifteen years and is the office manager as well as lead paralegal in the personal injury department. She’s hardworking, personable, and highly-knowledgeable as well as experienced. She’s got a natural gift for bringing perspective into clients’ lives, especially with her knowledge of the law.



St. Jude Childen’s Research Hospital

The Marcie Mazzola Foundation

Contractors For Kids

Bulldog Rescue

Giving Back Is A Gift Itself

At the annual 5K Run/Walk
In Memory Of Marcie Mazzola