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Honorable Ellen L. Koblitz, P.J.A.D. (Ret.) Named President of The Barry Croland Family Law American Inn of Court


Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C. is pleased to announce that the Hon. Ellen L. Koblitz, P.J.A.D (Ret.), special counsel at the firm, has been named the 2023-2025 President of The Barry Croland Family Law American Inn of Court.

The Honorable Ellen L. Koblitz (Ret.) is special counsel in the Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Advocacy, Criminal Defense, and Family Law practices at Pashman Stein. She focuses her practice on mediation and arbitration of Family, Chancery and Civil matters. In addition, she advises attorneys and clients on criminal, civil, chancery, and family appellate matters, including reviewing appellate briefs and conducting moot court appellate arguments. Judge Koblitz is on the consumer panel of arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association and is a qualified NJ Ct. R. 1:40-12 mediator.

Judge Koblitz joined the firm in 2020 after serving as a judge in the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court for 10 years, including two years as Presiding Judge. In the Appellate Division, Judge Koblitz heard appeals from decisions of the trial courts, tax court, and state administrative agencies.

Judge Koblitz began her legal career in the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender and rose to the position of deputy public defender in charge of the Hudson and then the Bergen County regional office.

First appointed to the New Jersey Superior Court in 1993, Judge Koblitz served in the Special Civil Part and Criminal Part in Bergen County. She then served as Presiding Judge of the Family Part from 1998 to 2008, when she was tapped to serve as Presiding Judge of the Chancery Division in Bergen County.

About The Barry Croland Family Law American Inn of Court
The Inn of Court is comprised of sitting and retired judges as well as new and experienced attorneys interested in learning about the practice of family law. The organization is currently welcoming new members. The eight monthly meetings are held at the Highlawn in West Orange, N.J. The organization provides a cocktail hour and dinner with a program after, offering the opportunity to socialize, interact and learn from each other. All attendees will earn 1.5 ICLE credits for each meeting. If you are interested in becoming a member, please complete this membership application or you may reach out to Judge Koblitz at

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