Malissa Osei Selected for the American Bar Association’s On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers Award

New York—June 29, 2021—Krauss Shaknes Tallentire & Messeri LLP associate Malissa Osei has been selected for the American Bar Association’s prestigious On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers Award. This annual award, issued by the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division, recognizes only 40 lawyers across the country who are under the age of 36 or admitted to practice for five years or less, and demonstrate a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and service to the profession and their communities.

Malissa was recognized for her fearless courtroom advocacy for women and children victimized by domestic violence, and for being an impressive strategist in high-profile divorce and child support matters. With a practice focused on matrimonial matters, she has experience litigating complex contract disputes, negotiating pre-nuptial agreements, and litigating financial, child custody, and child support matters in New York’s Family and Supreme Courts.

Malissa is a member of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the National Urban League Young Professionals, a community service and volunteer network that works to eradicate social and economic inequalities. Since 2019, she has been named to the National Black Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40, an invitation- only network of African American attorneys honored for their demonstrated talent, leadership, and influence. She was also selected for Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2020 Women Worth Watching award.

Malissa’s ABA On the Rise profile is available here.