Arique is a licensed attorney in New York and California. Before opening his law firm, Arique investigated and arraigned misdemeanor and felony arrests as an Assistant District Attorney with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, and prosecuted child abuse/neglect cases as a Special Assistant Corporation Counsel for The City of New York, The Administration for Children’s Services.
Arique is certified by the State of New York, First Department, Appellate Division as a member of the Manhattan Family Court 18B Panel, qualifying him as assigned counsel to represent parents and children in an array of family law matters ranging from custody, visitation, and orders of protection to termination of parental rights, neglect/abuse and more, in both Family Court and Supreme Court.
Arique graduated from St. Mary’s School of Law earning his LL.M in International Criminal Law where he studied various advanced legal courses. He authored papers and peer presentations on topics such as the Rome Statute, terrorism, the prosecution of Kim Jong-un, and more. Arique’s thesis was accepted: “A Universal Definition Of Terrorism Has Existed & Should Be Amended Into The Rome Statute Of The International Criminal Court As The 5th International Crime.” He received his J.D. from Charlotte School of Law, graduating in the top 11% of his class.
Stavros brings the office nearly two decades of legal experience handling a wide range of matters including family law, personal injury, real estate transactions, civil litigation, landlord/tenant disputes, corporate law, insurance defense, and commercial transactions. Mr. Skenderis previously oversaw a team of attorneys and a 10,000+ caseload dealing primarily with bodily injury, no-fault, and property
Mr. Skenderis earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science & Spanish from Fordham University at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, New York, and his Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida.