Jacqueline Newman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in New York, NY

Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, LLP
 | 521 5th Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10175
Phone: 212-867-9123
Fax: 212-983-8526
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    At the New York, New York-based matrimonial law firm Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP, Jacqueline Newman serves the residents of New York City, Manhattan and the surrounding areas in family law matters. Ms. Newman joined the firm in 1998 and later became a partner and is now the managing partner. She focuses on negotiating prenuptial agreements and litigating challenging, high net worth divorce cases. While she litigates cases, she is also a capable and compassionate mediator with extensive experience in collaborative law.

    After graduating with her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware, Ms. Newman went on to receive her law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Admitted to practice law in New York, Ms. Newman is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the on the board of the Matrimonial Law Committe of the New York City Bar Association, New York Association of Collaborative Professionals (former board member), Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, and the New York State Bar Association's Family Law Section. In addition, she belongs to the New York City Bar Association, for which she previously served as a member of its Executive Board of Young Lawyers Committee.

    As a respected member of the legal community, Ms. Newman has taught, with her partner Barry Berkman, Family Law Practice at Fordham University.  She has also taught the Collaborative Family Law Class for the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals and the Center for Mediation in Law, as well as presented legal classes for the New York State Unified Court System. A well-known authority on matrimonial law in the New York City region who has been featured in the Ten Leaders of Matrimonial & Divorce Law in New York City, Age 45 and Under, Ms. Newman been asked to speak on various television shows, and she has been quoted in national publications such as: Bloomberg Law, Crain's New York Business, Time. Com, Business Insider, USA Today, Reuters.com, People.com, Women's Day, Town and Country, The New York Post, CNBC.com, Glamour Magazine, U.S. News and World Report and the Huffington Post. Her ethics and professional ability have earned her the prestigious AV-Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

    Ms. Newman has also authored two books:  Soon-to-Be Ex: A Woman's Guide to Her Perfect Divorce and Relaunch and Soon-to-Be Ex for Men: Preserving Wealth, Fatherhood and Sanity in Divorce.  

    *AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Family Law
    • 20%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Arbitration, Mediation


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    Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021

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    About Jacqueline Newman

    Admitted: 1999, New York

    Professional Webpage: http://www.berkbot.com/attorney-profiles/jacqueline-newman/


    • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell
    • Ten Leaders of Matrimonial & Divorce Law in New York City, Age 45 and Under

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Former Member, Executive Board of Young Lawyers Committee, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    • Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York
    • Board of Directors, New York Association of Collaborative Professionals , 2014
    • New York State Women's Bar Association
    • Matrimonial Committee of the New York City Bar Association , 2017
    • Member, Family Law Section, New York State Bar Association
    • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Advisory Board of Shining Service Worldwide, 2013
    • Faculty of The Redwoods Initiative

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Selected to Haute Lawyers Network for New York Divorce and Prenuptial Agreements, 2013
    • Author of Soon-to-be-Ex for Men, Preserving Wealth, Fatherhood and Sanity in Divorce, 2018
    • Author of Soon-to-be-Ex, A Woman's Guide to her Perfect Divorce and Relaunch , 2018
    • Lead Counsel Rated in Divorce Law and Family Law, 2013


    Educational Background:

    • University of Delaware, B.S., 1996
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    Office Location for Jacqueline Newman

    521 5th Avenue
    31st Floor
    New York, NY 10175

    Phone: 212-867-9123

    Fax: 212-983-8526

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