Walter F. Bottger

Walter F. Bottger: Attorney with Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP AV stamp icon
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Before forming Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP, Walter F. Bottger practiced law with several large, nationally renowned law firms as a litigator. For the years of 1972 through 1977, he was an anti-corruption prosecutor with the New York State Special Prosecutor's Office. He now has more than 20 years' experience in matrimonial law, and has practiced in all trial and appellate courts in the New York Metropolitan Area. He has litigated and tried many cases in supreme and family courts. He has prepared and argued several appeals in both local Appellate Divisions and before the state's highest court, the court of appeals. His reputation among other attorneys for ethical standards and professional ability has earned him the highest rating, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated SM by Martindale-Hubbell®, and he has been selected by his peers for listing in New York Super Lawyers in the 2010 edition.

Professional memberships

-The New York City Bar Association

-New York State Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)

Areas of Practice (14)

  • Divorce
  • Divorce Litigation
  • 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

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
917-722-1577  Phone
212-983-8526  Fax
University Attended:
Harvard College, A.B., 1961
Law School Attended:
Columbia University Law School, LL.B., 1965
Year of First Admission:
1998, United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; 1966, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1966, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 1965, New York
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New York State Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section).
Birth Information:
Syracuse, New York, September 12, 1938
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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New York, New York

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