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Cathy J. Pollak concentrates in the area of family law. She handles the full range of family law cases including complex litigated cases involving significant assets, evaluations of business and professional practices, and child custody issues. She is widely respected in the legal community for her skills in litigation, negotiation, mediation, and collaborative law.


Ms. Pollak is known for her dedication and sensitivity to her clients in assisting them in reaching constructive, long-term resolution to their cases. Her clients benefit from her hands on approach to their problems and her more than thirty-five years of experience devoted to family law.


In addition to her Courtroom skills, Ms. Pollak has vast experience in mediation. She is certified by the NJ Supreme Court as an economic mediator in family law cases since 2002 and has an extensive private mediation practice. She is leader of collaborative divorce practice in New Jersey. She is a founding member of the Collaborative Divorce Association of North Jersey and currently serves as Vice President and Membership Chairperson. She frequently has been appointed by the Court to serve as a parenting coordinator in high conflict custody cases and as a guardian ad litem. 


Ms. Pollak has a Martindale-Hubbell Rating of “AV" Preeminent, the highest rating available. She has been recognized by Ten Leaders as one of the Ten Best Matrimonial and Divorce Lawyers in Northern New Jersey since 2007. She has been recognized for her accomplishments in Bergen County 201 Magazine and Who’s Who in American Law. She is a Panel Chairperson of the Bergen County Early Settlement Panel.


Ms. Pollak currently serves as a member of the District IIA North Bergen County Fee Arbitration Committee. She is a member of the New Jersey and Bergen County Bar Associations, Family Law and Alternate Dispute Resolution Sections. She is a member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 60%
  2. Child Custody: 20%
  3. Mediation: 10%
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Price, Meese Shulman & D'Arminio, PC

Mack-Cali Corporate Center
50 Tice Boulevard
Woodcliff Lake, NJ, 07677


NYCurrently registered 199003/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers in Bergen County201 Magazine2015
Northern New JerseyTen Leaders2006
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell1981
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPrice, Meese Shulman & D'Arminio, PC2015 - Present
OwnerLaw offices of Cathy J. Pollak1990 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
District IIA North Bergen County Fee Arbitration CommitteeMember2014 - Present
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMember2006 - Present
Collaborative Divorce Association of North JerseyVice President2006 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2006 - Present
Economic Aspects of Family Law CasesMediator2002 - Present
New Jersey Association of Professional MediatorsMember2002 - Present
Matrimonial Early Settlement PanelChair1996 - Present
Bergen County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1992 - Present
New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1992 - Present
Bergen County Task Force on Women and AddictionsBoard of Trustees1994 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Village of Ridgewood v. Bolger Found, 104 N.J. 337 (S.Ct. 1986)N/A
Hartman v. Police Dept. of Village of Ridgewood, 258 N.J. Super. 32 (App.Div. 1992)N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers, State University of New Jersey School of Law - NewarkLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Cedar Crest CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Collaborative Divorce Association MeetingNJ Alimony Statute Reform2015