Biographical Information

Val Kleyman is the founding member of the Kleyman Law Firm. Mr. Kleyman assists families who are going through a divorce or family court disputes concerning child custody and spousal support. He serves people throughout New York City, including Queens, the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and Brooklyn, as well as those in Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk counties. Mr. Kleyman is rated as one of the top divorce lawyers and family attorneys in New York. He is the recipient of several honors and awards by independent attorney rating and ranking entities.

Few things are as life-altering as a divorce. It takes control over every aspect of life, including the person’s own self. Mr. Kleyman understands these impacts and helps people stay in control of a tough situation. His goal is always to obtain a resolution as quickly as possible, while keeping the focus on any children involved and the needs of his client. Part of his success as an attorney lies in the fact that he finds a strategy that works for clients’ individual cases, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.

Mr. Kleyman represented many clients in high profile and high net worth divorce disputes. His past clients range from celebrity personalities, international DJ’s, actors, olympic athletes and the Wall street elite to every day hard working people of New York who wish to dissolve their marriages and relationships.Mr. Kleyman also handles many cases on pro bono basis and helps those who have limited financial means. With focus on litigation and complex high net worth matrimonial cases, Mr. Kleyman quickly earned a reputation  of a zealous and talented litigator among his peers became known as “The Wall Street Divorce Lawyer”.

When he is not representing clients, Mr. Kleyman gives lectures on divorce and  family law matters. He regularly appears appears on national television and other mass media as a commentator on divorce and family law issues. He is also on the faculty of Marino Legal Academy and teaches continued legal education classes to other attorneys.

Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

  • New York State Bar

  • Southern District of New York Federal Court

  • Eastern District of New York Federal Court


  • Brooklyn Law School, NY Juris Doctor, 2004

  • Syracuse University, NY, Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience & Psychology, 1999

Professional Experience

  • Handled over 1,000 Divorce & Family Law Cases in NY

  • Conducted over 200 divorce mediations

  • Experience with high net worth cases involving investment portfolios, foreign assets and real estate

  • Commentator in the media on current issues in New York divorce & family law

  • Founder of Libra Professional Network with over 3,500 legal professional members

  • Teaches continued legal education to other attorneys


Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars– Super Lawyers
  • Top 100 Lawyers, Divorce & Family Law – The National Advocates

  • Top Divorce Attorney, 10 out of 10 rating – Avvo

  • Top 10 Under 40 Family Attorneys In NY – National Academy Of Family Lawyers
  • Top 10 Family Attorneys In NY – American Institute Of Family Attorneys
  • Peer Reviewed, 5 out of 5 Rating – Matindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers –  American Society Of Legal Advocates.
  • Top Attorneys of North America and Top Divorce Lawyers in New York – 2015-16 Edition Of The Who’s Who Directories.

Professional Associations

  • Libra Professional Network

  • New York State Bar Association

  • Psy Chi National Honor Society