Jennifer is a member of the firm of Schlissel Ostrow Karabatos, PLLC. She was admitted to the Bar in December 1998. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany (magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa) and Brooklyn Law School (magna cum laude). Upon her graduation from Brooklyn Law School, Jennifer was the recipient of the West Publishing Company Award for outstanding Overall Scholastic Achievement and the Judge Nathan R. Sobel Prize.
While at Brooklyn Law School, Jennifer was a member of the Brooklyn Law Review, on which she served as an Associate Managing Editor from 1997-1998. Jennifer was a summer associate with Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein, Wolf & Schlissel, P.C. (the matrimonial department of which was a predecessor firm of Schlissel Ostrow Karabatos, PLLC) during the summer of 1997 and continued as a law clerk from September 1997 through the date of her admission to the Bar. Since her admission to the Bar, she has practiced almost exclusively in matrimonial and family law.
Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer interned in the Family Court of New York State, New York County and at the Legal Aid Society, Family Law Unit in Brooklyn, New York. She is also acknowledged in the second edition of the two-volume work, Separation Agreements and Marital Contracts and credited with contributing to that work. She is a co-author of an article entitled “Prenuptial Agreements for the Golden Years” published in 2002 by the Family Advocate, a journal of the American Bar Association Family Law Section and contributed to the research and drafting of an article entitled “The Hazards of ‘In-Kind’ Distributions of Closely-Held Stock in Divorce Actions” published in the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2002. She is also the author of an article entitled “Life Insurance: Should Custodial Parents be Required to Maintain a Policy?” published by New York Family Law Monthly in June 2011 and an article entitled “Temporary Maintenance Two Years Later: Still in a State of Confusion” published by the Nassau Lawyer in February of 2013.
Jennifer is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Nassau County Bar Association for three years. She is a past Chair of the Matrimonial Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. She created and chairs the Rising Stars subcommittee of the Matrimonial Law Committee, a subcommittee for attorneys practicing family and/or matrimonial law for ten year or less. She is a member of the Matrimonial Special Masters Panel in Nassau County and an arbitrator for the Attorney Client Fee Arbitration Program in the 10th Judicial District. She was named a Top Ten Leader in Divorce Law – Under 45, Long Island, New York from 2014 through 2020 and a Top Ten Leader in Divorce Law – Long Island, New York in 2021 and 2022. She has been selected as a “Super Lawyer – New York Metro” each year since 2015. She is rated AV Preeminent Rated (4.8 out of 5) by Martindale-Hubbell.
Jennifer is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, and the New York Family Law American Inn of Court of which she is a Master.