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Ms. Pivawer has more than 20 years of legal experience. Prior to joining Helfand & Associates in 1999, Ms. Pivawer served as an Assistant Municipal Prosecutor for the City of Newark, and Assistant Corporation Counsel, Litigation Division for the City of Newark. She also worked for a plaintiffs personal injury and worker’s compensation firm, Friedman & Friedman for three years. Before beginning her legal career, Jacqueline was a Housing Manager for the New York City Housing Authority.

Ms. Pivawer is a seasoned litigator. You can feel confident that she will advocate on your behalf to the fullest extent of the law. Although she will settle when it is prudent, she is tough and will litigate, if necessary, to help you in your matter.

She is a great advocate of children and families. She generously gives her time to the public defender’s office to assist in the most serious of cases, termination of parental rights.

Jacqueline Pivawer is a member of MENSA. Ms. Pivawer speaks Spanish. She is also an accomplished artist and world traveler.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Contact info

Helfand & Associates

575 Route 10 East
Suite 1
Whippany, NJ, 07981

Practice areas


  1. Domestic Violence: 30%
  2. Divorce: 30%
  3. Child Custody: 20%
  4. DUI & DWI: 15%
  5. Workers Compensation: 5%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jordan A Stern

    Ms. Pivawer and I have worked on several child welfare cases together. She is knowledgeable and thorough. She is a resource to her clients and fellow lawyers. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer!


    Jordan Stern Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHelfand & Associates1999 - Present
Prosecuting AttorneyCity of Newark1995 - 1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pace University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Pace UniversityPublic AffairsMA - Masters1985
New York UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1963