ken Jewell
  • 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
  • Webinar, “How to get through a divorce without breaking the bank,” Savvy Ladies website, April 26, 2017
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Ken Jewell

Attorney

Education

  • 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

Practice Areas

Contact Info

Ken sees the divorce process as an opportunity for a fresh start. His goal is to help clients find solutions that work for them while maximizing their assets with which to embark on their new life.

His practice includes all components of matrimonial law including divorce, child custody, financial support, modifications, property distribution, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, post-divorce actions and more.

Divorce is emotional for most couples and Ken draws on his psychology background in assisting clients move past the hostility and achieve a successful resolution in their matter. His approach is to educate clients about their options and facilitate negotiations from a position of strength. Whether in the courtroom or not, he advocates for his clients’ rights while encouraging settlements that meet the needs of both parties. In this way, matters are resolved more quickly and effectively, and litigation is reserved for those issues which truly cannot be negotiated to anyone’s satisfaction.

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.

Throughout his legal career, Ken has been recognized for his contributions to the profession. He was named one of the “Top Attorneys in Metro New York” by The New York Times Magazine in 2016-18 and one of the “10 Best” in terms of client satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

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 and is a former-member of the Standing Committee on Civil Practice Law and Rules.