Joseph Brettschneider, Of Counsel

Joseph Brettschneider, Esq. is an experienced matrimonial attorney who has been highly rated for his skills for over three decades. One of his many official accolades includes the coveted AV Preeminent rating by Martindale/Hubbell, highest rating bestowed by the prestigious legal organization and one which signifies “preeminent legal ability” and “the highest ethical standards.” He’s also a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has been selected for inclusion by Super Lawyers every year since 2008.

Despite these awards and his immense depth of experience, Joe is a down-to-earth practitioner that both colleagues and clients find to be extremely approachable. Although Joe has extensive trial experience in family law and divorce matters involving complex issues, even when dealing with intensely complicated financial issues, he has a remarkable ability to explain matters in language clients understand so that they can make informed decisions.

When dealing with factors such as intricate business concerns, executive compensation packages, and combative alimony and custody issues, Joe’s extensive knowledge and experience serves clients well. They also enjoy the benefit of his client-centered approach to family law matters.

Prior to joining the team at Nolletti Law Group, Joe operated a boutique matrimonial law firm focused on achieving the best results for clients in issues involving equitable distribution of property, child custody, alimony, prenuptial agreements, and other potentially contentious issues. He also has unique experience managing cases at the appellate level.

Clients praise his expertise and knowledge, but also particularly appreciate the empathy and support he provides. “He has an amazing way of listening and understanding his clients’ needs,” one client explained. Another said, “Joe’s knowledge, expertise, understanding and support made a very painful divorce that much less so.” Clients and colleagues alike also appreciate his honesty and solid ethical values. 

Although he has considerable experience in strategic litigation, Joe also knows how to guide clients through the mediation process and protect their interests during collaborative proceedings. He is certified in Mediation as well as being admitted to practice in the courts of New York at the trial and appellate levels.

He originally studied literature in college, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and gaining experience in a variety of fields before enrolling in law school. After earning his Juris Doctor degree from Hofstra University, he began practicing matrimonial law and never looked back.  

Professional Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Legislative and Child Custody Committee
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Matrimonial Committee
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Matrimonial and Family Law Committee


  • Hofstra University, J.D., 1987
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1979