Jacqueline Newman is the managing partner of Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP, a widely respected boutique divorce law firm and one of the only matrimonial firms in New York City with specialized experience in the full range of divorce processes, from litigation to collaborative law to mediation.    Ms. Newman specializes in complex high net worth matrimonial cases and negotiating prenuptial agreements.  She has taught the Collaborative Family Law class for The NY Association of Collaborative Professionals and the Center for Mediation in Law, as well as the Introduction of Matrimonial Law for Collaborative Divorce Professionals for the New York State Unified Court System.  At Fordham University School of Law, she taught Family Law Practice as an assistant professor to Barry Berkman. Ms. Newman has appeared as a commentator on various television shows and has been quoted as an expert in numerous publications, including Glamour Magazine, Crain’s New York Business, Woman’s Day and The Huffington Post.  Ms. Newman was recently honored with a listing in The Ten Leaders of Matrimonial & Divorce Law in New York City, Age 45 and Under.  These activities and her reputation for ethical standards and professional ability among her fellow lawyers have earned her the highest rating, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell. Jacqueline Newman is also one of the youngest matrimonial attorneys in New York City to be selected for inclusion in Thompson Reuters New York-Metro Super Lawyers.

Ms. Newman professional memberships include: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Former Member, Executive Board of Young Lawyers Committee) New York State Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section), New York State Women’s Bar Association Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, New York Association of Collaborative Professionals and she is on the faculty of The Redwoods Initiative (a not-for-profit venture focused on family sustainability through wealth education).

o   Education

  • University of Delaware, B.S., 1996
  • Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, JD 1999

o   Professional Association & Membership

  • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York
  • New York State Women’s Bar Association
  • Member, Family Law Section, New York State Bar Association
  • Former Member, Executive Board of Young Lawyers Committee, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York New York, 1999
  • Faculty of The Redwoods Initiative

o   Other Practice Areas

  • All divorce

o   Awards & Recognition

  • Superlawyers, 2012
  • Ten Leaders of Matrimonial & Divorce Law in New York City, Age 45 and Under
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell

o   Additional Languages

  • Only English