With a population of over 8.5 million people and over 6,500 law firms in New York City alone, it can be overwhelming to choose which attorney should represent you in your family law matter. While we specialize in personal injury law, many of our clients could benefit from skilled family law attorneys.
The following will explore some of the highest rated family law attorneys in New York City, per Super Lawyers. They compile a list of the top 5% of the total lawyers in each state according to practice area.
What is the Selection Criteria?
First, each candidate is subject to peer nomination and peer evaluation. Peers then evaluate the nominated candidate on 12 indicators of professional achievement and peer recognition. The assessment includes a survey by managing partners, third-party research and identification by a trained research team. Super Lawyers then limits the list to those attorneys that members of the public can hire.
The final selection includes 2.5% of lawyers whom the survey notes as rising stars and 5% designated as Super Lawyers. The following list includes three top-rated lawyers in New York City.
- Naomi Zeltser of Zeltser Law Group, PLLC graduated from Brooklyn College and Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. She worked for two large firms before opening her own family law practice. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, New York Bar Association, and Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association. She is fluent in English and Russian.
- Evan D. Schein is a top-rated attorney who works at Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP, a boutique New York divorce law firm located in Midtown, Manhattan. This firm exclusively practices family law and serves the greater New York City area. They are one of the few law firms that offer all three possible options for divorce — mediation, collaborative law, and litigation. They have offices in Westchester and New Jersey, as well, giving them the ability to offer advice on both New York and New Jersey divorce law. They bring over 14 attorneys and dozens of years of experience to the table.
- Cari Rincker is a top-rated attorney whose office is located on Fifth Avenue in New York City. She has law offices in both New York City and Illinois. In her family law practice, she focuses on working with her clients as a teammate. She is a certified mediator and offers the following unique options to her clients — mediation, negotiation, arbitration, early neutral evaluation, collaborative law, and litigation. Cari organized and edited the book “Onward and Upward: Guide for Getting Through New York Family Law and Divorce Issues.” The Association of the Bar for the City of New York’s matrimonial law committee selected Cari as a committee member.
With such a large number of attorneys who practice family law in New York City, it is wise for prospective clients to consider some of the most highly rated attorneys. Consider looking for years of experience, membership on family law associations and boards and of course legal skill when selecting your New York attorney.