Areas of Practice

  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Post-Divorce Disputes
  • Pre/postnuptial Agreements
  • Separation
  • Mediation
  • Profession

    Legal Professional

    Academic and Professional Credentials

    Super Lawyers - Rising Star 2014
    Super Lawyers - Rising Star 2015
    5.0 out of 5.0 Client Rating on Martindale Hubbell
    AV Preeminent Peer Rating on Martindal Hubbell

    College Attended:
    University at Buffalo

    Graduate School:
    University at Buffalo School of Law

    States admitted to practice:
    New York


    About my Practice

    Jessica (Leonard) Toelstedt joined the firm of Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP in 2012. Prior to joining the firm, 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 certified 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 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. - See more at:

    Professional Organizations

    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

    Professional Trainings

    Trained Mediator by The Center for Understanding in Conflict t Trained in collaborative law by The New York Association of Collaborative Law Professionals.

    Office Locations

    Location 1 ) 521 Fifth Avenue 31st Floor New York New York 10175