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Matrimonial Law

Jacqueline Newman

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Jacqueline Newman

Jacqueline Newman joined Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP in 1998 and is now the managing partner of the firm. Ms. Newman's practice consists of litigation, collaborative law and mediation. She specializes in complex high net worth matrimonial cases and negotiating prenuptial agreements. Ms. Newman 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 with Barry Berkman. Ms. Newman has appeared as a expert commentator on various television shows and has been quoted as an expert in numerous publications, including Glamour Magazine, Crain's New York Business, U.S. News and World Report, Woman's Day and The Huffington Post.
Ms. Newman has been included in the New York Metro Super Lawyers Edition for 2012 - 2015 and was honored with a listing in The Ten Leaders of Matrimonial & Divorce Law in New York City, Age 45 and Under. She has recently been honored to be selected as the New York Divorce and Prenuptial Agreements attorney for the exclusive Haute Lawyers network. 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.  Ms. Newman is also one of the youngest attorneys to be selected for inclusion in Thompson Reuters New York-Metro Super Lawyers Top 50 Women Attorneys in both 2013, 2014 and in 2015 and was included in the 2016 edition of New  York City’s Best Lawyers.


  • University of Delaware, B.S., 1996
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 1999

Admitted to practice law

  • New York, 1999

Professional memberships

  • Board of Directors for the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • New York State Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)
  • New York State Women's Bar Association
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Former Member, Executive Board of Young Lawyers Committee)
  • Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York
  • Faculty of The Redwoods Initiative
  • Advisory board for Shining Service Worldwide
  • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Gerson Lehrman Group Expert Council

Areas of practice

  • Divorce Litigation
  • Collaborative Law
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Family Law
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Marital Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Spousal Support
  • Alimony
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Paternity
  • Post-divorce Actions
  • Appeals

Live Appearances

Quotes and Publications

Honors and Recognitions

  • New York Metro Top 50 Women Attorneys, Super Lawyers, 2013 -2015, Jacqueline Newman
  • 2016 edition of New  York City’s Best Lawyers
  • Member of the Gerson Lehrman Group Expert Council
  • Jacqueline Newman named  Top 20 NYC Divorce Lawyers 2014, Divorce Saloon, July, 2014
  • Lead Counsel Rated, 2013 and 2014
  • Jacqueline Newman, Joins the Exclusive Haute Lawyer Network, August 12, 2013
  • Jacqueline Newman, selected for inclusion in Thompson Reuters New York-Metro Edition of Super Lawyers, Edition 2012 - 2014 
  • America's Experienced, Accomplished Professionals, Ten Leaders Matrimonial & Divorce Law in New York City, Age 45 and Under, June 30, 2011, Jacqueline Newman


Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP, is located in New York, NY and serves clients in and around New York County, Kings County, Westchester County, Bronx County, Rockland County, Nassau County, Suffolk County and Orange County.

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