• Stanford University Law School, LL.B. (1965)
  • Harvard College, B.A. (1962)


  • New York, 1966
  • United States District Courts for Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1968


  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York;
  • New York State Bar Association;
  • American Bar Association (Former Member, Task Force on Standards of Practice in Mediation);
  • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals (Founding Member)

Mediators + More, Barry Berkman

Barry Berkman

Member, Mediators + More

BARRY BERKMAN has extensive experience in family and matrimonial law. For more than two decades he has been one of New York City's most respected divorce attorneys and, as a founding partner of Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP, he assisted clients in securing highly-successful, out-of-court settlements through the collaborative divorce process. At Mediators+More he’ll participate in resolving disputes in virtually every area of family law.

A recognized leader in his field, Berkman has been listed among “The Best Lawyers in America” and in “New York Super Lawyers.” He also earned the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating for high ethical standards and legal ability. He’s co-founder of the New York Collaborative Law Group and has served on the American Bar Association Task Force on Standards of Practice for Divorce Mediation. He is a former board member of the Family and Divorce Mediation Counsel of Greater New York and has been a member of the Matrimonial Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Berkman is a sought after expert on the benefits of collaborative law and the use of mediation in the resolution of matrimonial conflicts. He is regularly quoted in the media, including National Public Radio’s “This American Life.”

Berkman has also been an adjunct professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Fordham Law, lecturing on matrimonial law. He currently teaches courses in mediation at the Center for Mediation in Law, and has made numerous presentations on behalf of the New York, Westchester, Nassau County and American Bar Associations.