FOUNDING PARTNER (1946-2022)
Attorney Krasnogor was the original founder of the firm. Attorney Krasnogor dedicated her career to the practice of immigration law for over 35 years. Attorney Krasnogor graduated from Cornell University and New York Law School.
Norine led a successful immigration law practice in Stamford for more than 35 years and took enormous pride in helping her clients and the community.
Norine graduated early from Jamaica High School in Queens. She attended CUNY’s Hunter College, and thereafter Cornell University, where she earned a BFA degree. Later in life, and as a mother of three, Norine commuted to law school for an evening program, earning a JD degree from New York Law School. She served on the Moot Court Board and on Law Review during her time at NYLS. During her law career, she was chair and co-chair of various Fairfield County Bar Association committees, and was a board member at New York Law School, which featured her in its "Spotlight on Women.” In 2004, she traveled to Washington, DC, for the great honor of admission to the U.S. Supreme Court. This past May 2022, Norine was nominated for and awarded the Liberty Bell Award from the Fairfield County Bar Association for her contributions to the legal community and her exemplary ethics and activism.
Norine spent her life as a human rights activist on behalf of worldwide Jewry, and was a strong supporter of Israel. She was active in the Soviet Jewry movement of the 1970s and ʼ80s, and traveled to the former Soviet Union to meet with “refuseniks.” She was a board member of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry, and chosen as a delegate to the Helsinki Conference on Human Rights, for which she traveled to Helsinki in 1988 with former NYC Mayor David Dinkins and Attorney General Robert Abrams.
Norine was proud of her community and advocacy work and took on leadership roles in a variety of non-profit organizations. She created and chaired the Stamford Board of Rabbis, and founded the Connecticut Lawyers for Israel group. She was a recipient of the Jewish Family Service Mitzvah Award. She also was appointed a member of the Board of Ethics for the City of Stamford. She lived her life as an outspoken advocate for causes she believed in, encouraging others to join her efforts, and penning numerous published letters to the editor.
She greatly enjoyed making introductions to help people professionally and socially. As a former colleague noted, she “had a special gift in being able to connect with others, regardless of their background or even language barriers.”
Norine will be remembered for her kindness, bravery, good humor, generosity, selfless activism and her warm smile.