Cathy J. Pollak

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Price Meese Shulman & D'Arminio, P.C.
 | 50 Tice Boulevard, Suite 380
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
Phone: 201-391-3737
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law

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Attorney Profile

Attorney Cathy J. Pollak is a principal with the Price, Meese, Shulman & D’Arminio, P.C., law firm located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. A highly rated attorney with over 40 years of legal experience, Ms. Pollak devotes her practice exclusively to family law and helping her clients protect their rights and interests during all phases of divorce as well as helping domestic violence victims obtain the protections they deserve.

Certified as an economic mediator by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, Ms. Pollak has helped numerous clients achieve the positive results they seek for their legal challenges involving high-asset property division, business and professional practice valuations, and other economic matters.

In addition, she serves as a court-appointed parent coordinator in highly contentious child custody and support cases. Recognized as a leader in collaborative law, Ms. Pollak founded the Collaborative Divorce Association of North Jersey, where she strives to help her clients resolve their conflicts and reach agreements without the need for expensive, protracted court battles.

A 1973 magna cum laude graduate of Cedar Crest College, Ms. Pollak attended Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 1976. The New Jersey State Bar Association admitted her to practice that same year, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. She received her license to practice from the New York State Bar Association in 1990.

During the course of her long and illustrious career, Ms. Pollak has received numerous awards and honors for her professionalism and service. Regarded as one of the top leaders in matrimonial and divorce law in northern New Jersey, she has earned inclusion into the Who's Who in American Law for the past 10 years. In addition, she also holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Highly active in her legal community, she is a member of numerous professional legal organizations, including the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Superior Court of New Jersey Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel, among others.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%): Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence

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Super Lawyers: 2018

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About Cathy Pollak

Admitted: 1976, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: https://www.pricemeese.com/attorneys-staff/principals/cathy-...

Honors and Awards:

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified as Economic Mediator by NJ Supreme Court 2002-present
  • Certificate Of Completion of Collaborative Law Training - 2006.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Bergen Mediators' Peer Consultation Group, 2002-2012
  • Board of Trustees and Secretary, 1994-1995, Bergen County Task Force on Women and Addictions
  • Mediator, Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases, appointed by Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2002
  • Member and Panel Chair, Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel, Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County, Family Division, 1996-present
  • Panel Chair and Member, District IIA North Bergen Fee Arbitration Committee 2014 - present; Member and Panel Chair, District IIA North Bergen County Fee Arbitration Committee, appointed by Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1998-2002
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2006-present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2006-present
  • Membership Chairperson of the Collaborative Divorce Association of North Jersey, 2018 - present; Vice-President and Member of the Board,  North Jersey Collaborative Law Group / Collaborative Divorce Association of North Jersey, 2006 - 2017.
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (Family Law Section)
  • Bergen County Bar Association (Family Law Section)
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • New Jersey

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chairperson of Panel #6 for Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel, Bergen County, Superior Court, Family Division - 1996- present.     , 2017
  • Member of District IIA North Bergen County Fee Arbitration Committee, Appointed by NJ Supreme Court - 2014-present; Member and Panel Chair, District IIA North Bergen County Fee Arbitration Committee, Appointed by NJ Supreme Court, 1998-2002., 2017
  • Board of Trustees and Secretary, 1994-1995, Bergen County Task Force on Women and Addictions.

Educational Background:

  • Cedar Crest College, B.A., Honors: magna cum laude
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Office Location for Cathy J. Pollak

50 Tice Boulevard
Suite 380
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677

Phone: 201-391-3737

 

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Last Updated: 4/23/2018

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