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Jessica Toelstedt


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Jessica (Leonard) Toelstedt is a partner with Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP. Ms. Toelstedt joined the firm in 2012. Prior to joining, Ms. Toelstedt worked for another Manhattan based firm since 2006, where she focused on complex matrimonial and family law cases. Ms. Toelstedt has experience handling all aspects of family and matrimonial law cases, including post judgment matters and appeals. For those potential clients seeking to resolve their family or matrimonial matter without court intervention, Ms. Toelstedt has been trained as a mediator by The Center for Understanding in Conflict and has been trained in collaborative law by The New York Association of Collaborative Law Professionals.

Throughout Ms. Toelstedt’s career she has appeared regularly in both Supreme and Family Courts in New York City and the surrounding areas; however, Ms. Toelstedt is a strong proponent of settling divorce and related matters as amicably as possible for the benefit of the parties and the best interest of their children.  In addition, Ms. Toelstedt’s practice includes negotiating and drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Ms. Toelstedt has been included in the New York Metro Super Lawyers Edition for 2014 and 2015 as a Rising Star in Family Law, a recognition bestowed on fewer than 5% of attorneys in New York State.  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. Toelstedt is a member of the New York State Bar Associated (Family Law Section), New York State Women’s Bar Association (Family Law Section), New York Association of Collaborative Professionals and the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York.


  • University of Buffalo Law School- 2005
  • University of Buffalo – 2002

Admitted to Practice

  • New York State 2006

Areas of practice

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

Honors and Recognitions

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014

Professional Memberships

  • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals


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