John Teufel

Top rated Family Law attorney in New York, New York

Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, LLP
John Teufel
Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, LLP

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in New York since: 2015

Education: Brooklyn Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2023

Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, LLP

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


John Teufel is an of counsel at the law firm of Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, LLP, located in New York – White Plains, New York City and Garden City and in Hackensack, New Jersey. He works out of the New York City office helping clients across the New York metro, offering them legal counsel on appellate matters, focusing exclusively on divorce and family law. 

After graduating magna cum laude from New York University with a B.A. in English, Mr. Teufel decided to pursue a legal career and joined the Brooklyn Law School. While there, he was a member of the OUTLaws, an LGBTQ+ organization and served as a fellow for Justice Deborah Kaplan in the Matrimonial Part of the state Supreme Court. He also worked as an intern for the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York. Earning his Juris Doctor in 2014, he gained his license to practice in New York the following year. 

Well-versed in oral arguments, Mr. Teufel has excellent research and writing skills, which enable him to provide stalwart representation for his clients before Appellate Division panels. He has handled complex family law cases involving jurisdiction issues and enforcing prenuptial agreements across international borders. 

Fond of sharing his legal knowledge, Mr. Teufel often writes on topics related to family law issues and these articles have been featured in the New York Law Journal, the Gotham Gazette and the New York Daily News. He is an active member of the National Lawyers Guild, the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York and the family law section of the American Bar Association.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Marital Property, Paternity, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2015, New York

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York
  • September 2015 - New York
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • American Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)
Educational Background:
  • New York University, B.A., magna cum laude
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • “U.S. Bankruptcy Court Finds Section 3 of Defense of Marriage Act Unconstitutional” – Lesbian and Gay Law Notes, Summer 2011 “New York Court Dissolves Vermont Civil Union After Determining Parental Status Issues” – Lesbian and Gay Law Notes, September 2011, 2011

Office location for John Teufel

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

Phone: 212-655-4112


7 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2023

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