Honorable Laura A. Drager

Judge Laura Drager (Ret.) is counsel to Lee Anav Chung White Kim Ruger & Richter LLP where she is a member of the firm’s matrimonial and family-law practice group. She works on all phases of divorce actions, specializing in mediation and settlement negotiations. For 20 years, until her retirement in December 2019, she served in a dedicated matrimonial part in Supreme ourt New York County, during which time she presided over 5,000 contested matrimonial cases. She was first appointed to the bench in 1987, presiding over criminal cases. Judge Drager is a member of the Statewide Office of the Court of Administration’s Matrimonial Practice and Advisory and Rules Committee. She has served as a Director and officer of the NYWBA for over fifteen years. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the NYSBA’s Family Law Section and a member of NYCLA’s Family Law Section. Judge Drager was an adjunct professor at New York Law School for 15 years and has lectured extensively on matrimonial and family law issues. She was Chief of the Rackets Bureau in the Kings County District Attorney’s office, an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and an associate at Proskauer Rose LLP.

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