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Toby Kleinman, J.D.

Toby Kleinman
Adjunct Professor Part-Time Faculty


  • J.D. Seton Hall University

Professional Interests

Toby Kleinman, J.D., is a New Jersey attorney and a partner in the law firm of Adler & Kleinman. She has litigated domestic violence, child custody and abuse cases and has been a consultant in legal cases dealing with domestic violence and child abuse in over 45 states. Her latest book co-authored with Daniel Pollack entitled Domestic Abuse, Child Custody and Visitation: Winning in Court, is in press by Oxford University Press.

Ms. Kleinman is Associate Editor of The Journal of Child Custody, and has published articles and editorials in the journal. She has written a Legal Affairs column for the Trauma Psychology Newsletter of Division 56, the American Psychological Association’s Division on Trauma, and has published articles in The New Jersey Law Journal, as well as two chapters in the book, The Broken Family Court. Kleinman is co-author of the 3rd Edition of Social Work and The Courts: A Casebook with Daniel Pollack. Her latest book, Domestic Abuse, Child Custody, and Visitation: Winning in Family Court, also co-authored with Pollack, will be published in May 2017 by Oxford University Press.

Kleinman has taught at the Harvard School of Public Health, is an Adjunct Professor Center for Psychology, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a Director of the Advisory Board to the Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence (LC), is on the Board of Advisors of the Domestic Violence and Legal Empowerment Project at George Washington Law School. Ms. Kleinman was an invited Participant, to the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NJIDV) Faculty Development presented by the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence, in partnership of Futures Without Violence, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

Having given Keynote addresses at the Institute on Violence Abuse and Trauma in San Diego, the Association of family and Conciliation Courts and The Battered Mothers Custody conference, Kleinman was also the keynote speaker at the Cummings Foundation Broken family Courts conference. Voted a NJ Super Lawyer, Kleinman has trained family court judges in several states, and is called as a guest expert on network television, including Good Morning America and World News Tonight.

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