Cathy J. Pollak

50 Tice Corporate Center
50 Tice Boulevard
Woodcliff Lake
NJ 07677-7644

Tel: 201-391-3737
Fax: 201-391-9360

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B.A., magna cum laude, Cedar Crest College

J.D., Rutgers University Law School, Newark

Cathy J. Pollak


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. She joins the firm after being a solo practitioner for over twenty years in Bergen County.

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 Membership Chairperson. She frequently has been appointed by the Court to serve as a parent coordinator in high conflict custody cases.

With a perfect 5.0 rating, Cathy J. Pollak is AV® Preeminent(TM) Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the definitive guide to the most distinguished lawyers and law firms in America. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Law, and has been named one of the Ten Leaders of Matrimonial and Divorce Law in Northern New Jersey every year since 2007.  Cathy has been selected in New Jersey’s list of “Super Lawyers“.

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 Ethics 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


  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • New York


Professional associations and Appointments

  • Bergen County Bar Association (Family Law Section)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (Family Law Section)
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
  • 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.
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2006-present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2006-present
  • Appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as Member, District IIA Bergen County Ethics Committee, 2018-present; Panel Chair and Member, District IIA North Bergen Fee Arbitration Committee 2014 – 2018; Member and Panel Chair, District IIA North Bergen County Fee Arbitration Committee, 1998-2002
  • Member and Panel Chair, Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel, Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County, Family Division, 1996-present
  • Mediator, Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases, appointed by Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2002
  • Board of Trustees and Secretary, 1994-1995, Bergen County Task Force on Women and Addictions
  • Bergen Mediators’ Peer Consultation Group, 2002-2012.
  • • Member, Board of Directors of Center For Hope And Safety, Bergen County’s only nonprofit organization for victims of domestic violence