Arique Dross III, JD (he/him)

Arique, an attorney in New York and California, launched his career prosecuting child abuse/neglect cases in Manhattan, NY, and later handled criminal cases in Brooklyn, NY as an Assistant District Attorney. His own journey through nearly two dozen foster homes, the juvenile justice system, and Rikers Island, enriches his understanding of the personal and legal complexities families entangled with the system face. As an appointed member of New York’s Family Court 18B Panel, Arique regularly represents parents and children in a range of family law matters, from custody issues to child abuse/neglect matters. As the owner of a law firm, a father of three, and a former foster parent, Arique continues his personal and professional voyage within the system, blending unique personal insights with professional acumen to advocate effectively for his clients and impact change.

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