Anita S. Rooz


Anita (Nicky) Rooz concentrates her practice in matrimonial and family law matters, including divorce, property distribution, child custody, spousal and child support, and matrimonial agreements. She has represented clients in financial and custody trials in the New York State Supreme Court and Family Court.

Prior to entering private practice, Nicky completed a clerkship for the Honorable Saralee Evans, Supreme Court, New York County.

While in law school, Nicky was an associate editor for the Journal of Animal Law and Ethics. She also served as an executive board member and associate blog editor for the Penn Intellectual Property Group, as well as an executive board member and intake coordinator for the Employment Advocacy Project. Additionally, she worked in the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic.

Nicky has authored three articles: “Fashion Forward and Backward Laws: Creating the Proper Balance of Legal Protections in the Fashion Industry,” “Examining the Constitutionality of New York’s Fault-Based Divorce Law,” and “Shifting Paternity Rights in the Face of Rapidly Evolving Assisted Reproductive Technologies.”



  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York Women's Bar Association
Professional Activities

Nicky is a member and former co-chair of the Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights Committee of the New York Women’s Bar Association.



  • New York


  • Cornell University, BS
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD