Ken Jewell

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Employment History
  • April 2003 – Present: Jewell Law, PLLC, New York, NY
  • March 2001 – April 2003: Contract attorney for various small law firms in the Greater New York area
  • August 1999 – March 2001: Public Records Consultant, LexisNexis, New York, New York
  • December 1995 –August 1999: Legal Assistant to the Chief Counsel, NYS Commission of Investigation, New York, New York
  • March 1986 –December 1995: Law Librarian, Nassau Supreme Court Law Library, Mineola, New York
  • Member, New York State Bar Association Section on Family Law
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, Family Law Legislative Committee
  • Secretary, New York State Bar Association, Standing Committee on Civil Practice Law & Rules
Publications / Speeches
  • Quoted in New York Times Piece, “Manage Your Divorce Expectations”
  • Quoted In New York Post Piece, “NY lawmaker wants change to health curriculum”
  • Webinar, “How to get through a divorce without breaking the bank,” Savvy Ladies website, April 26, 2017
  • Valuation Strategies in Divorce: Valuation of Specialty or Novelty Assets Chapter 8 Update for 2017 Supplement: 8.7 Professional Licenses and Degrees 8.8 New York’s Former Unique Treatment of Licenses, Professional Degrees, and Enhanced Earning Capacity Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Ken Jewell


Ken sees the divorce process as an opportunity for a fresh start. His goal is to develop creative and smart solutions to a client’s concerns. Ken has vast experience in handling some of the most difficult and thorny issues to be encountered in a divorce whether it involves child custody and/or uncovering well-hidden assets. Ken educates his clients about their litigation options and conducts negotiations from a position of strength by drawing heavily on his background in psychology and as a research law librarian to develop strategies that uniquely achieve the client’s desired results.

Ken earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hofstra University and a law degree from St. John’s University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in all New York State courts, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. Ken was a State Supreme Court Law Librarian from 1986-96, and a legal assistant with a NYS investigative commission from 1996-99 before entering private practice. He has a deep understanding of New York’s procedural rules which frequently enables him to out maneuver his opponents in court through oral and written advocacy.

Throughout his legal career, Ken has been recognized for his contributions to the profession. He has been named a “Top Attorney” by New York Magazine for 2018-2020, a Top Attorney by the New York Law Journal in 2019 and 2020, one of the “Top Attorneys in Metro New York” by The New York Times Magazine in 2015-19 and one of the “10 Best” in terms of client satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys since 2019. Ken was recognized by Fortune Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine and Bloomberg Business week as a Top Family Law Attorneys for 2020.

In addition to his law practice, Ken is a member of the New York State Bar Association and belongs to the group’s Family Law Legislative Committee, Family Law Section. Ken was also a member of the Standing Committee on Civil Practice Law and Rules of the State of New York for many years, all of which allowed him to attain a depth of knowledge and expertise held by few matrimonial and family attorneys.

Practice Areas


  • J.D., St. John’s University School of Law (1998)
  • B.A., in Psychology, Hofstra University (1990)

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New York U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit