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Harvey R. Sorkow is of counsel to ShapiroCroland, having joined the firm in that capacity following 14 years as a Superior Court Judge in Bergen County. At ShapiroCroland, Judge Sorkow is consulting counsel and also serves as a mediator in matters involving matrimonial and family law.
During his tenure on the bench, Judge Sorkow served as Presiding Judge of the former Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court after which he served as the Presiding Judge of the Family Part in the Chancery Division, Bergen County for the next 10 years. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Sorkow was in private practice in Hackensack where his practice included such diverse areas as family law, real estate and banking law. He also served, prior to his appointment to the bench, as Municipal Court Judge in Bergenfield, Harrington Park, Park Ridge, Woodcliff Lake and Rockleigh.
Judge Sorkow is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and received his law degree from the Rutgers School of Law in Newark. Judge Sorkow is a member of the Bergen County and the New Jersey State Bar Associations.
Education LL.B., Rutgers School of Law - Newark (1953) A.B., Washington University (1951)
Practice Areas Family Law, Matrimonial Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Bar Admissions State of New Jersey United States Supreme Court
Honors & Distinctions Presiding Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part, Bergen County (1980-1990) Presiding Judge, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, Bergen County (1978-1980) Judge, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, Bergen County (1976-1978) Judge, Municipal Court, Bergenfield (1958-1972) Judge, Municipal Court, Rockleigh (1967-1972) Judge, Municipal Court, Harrington Park (1964-1970) Judge, Municipal Court, Park Ridge (1969-1970) Judge, Municipal Court, Woodcliff Lake (1967-1970) Sergeant, U.S. Army (1953-1955) “AV” Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Torraco v. Torraco, 236 N.J.Super. 500 (Ch. Div. 1989)
Matter of Baby M, 217 N.J. Super. 313 (Ch. Div. 1987), aff’d in part, rev’d in part, 109 N.J. 396 (1988)
Brown v. Szakal, 212 N.J. Super. 136 (Ch. Div. 1986)
D’Angelo v. D’Angelo, 208 N.J. Super. 729 (Ch. Div. 1986)
Wilkerson v. Pearson, 210 N.J. Super. 333 (Ch. Div.1985)
Marussich v. Marussich, 207 N.J. Super. 163 (Ch. Div. 1985)
Millstein v. Millstein, 209 N.J. Super. 582 (Ch. Div. 1985)
State v. Hall, 203 N.J. Super 424 (Law Div. 1985)
Mangone v. Mangone, 202 N.J. Super. 505 (Ch. Div. 1985)
Berlin v. Berlin, 200 N.J. Super. 275 (Ch. Div. 1984)
Castiglioni v. Castiglioni, 192 N.J. Super. 594 (Ch. Div. 1984)
In re Adoption of P, 193 N.J. Super. 33 (Law Div. 1983)
Apollo v. Kim Anh Pham, 192 N.J. Super. 427 (Ch. Div. 1983), aff’d, 224 N.J.Super. 89 (App. Div. 1987)
Cashin v. Cashin, 186 N.J. Super. 183 (Ch. Div. 1982)
Averso v. Averso, 181 N.J. Super. 146 (Ch. Div. 1981)
Lee v. Lee, 180 N.J. Super. 90 (Ch. Div. 1981)
State in Interest of C.B., 163 N.J. Super. 215 (N.J. Juv. & Dom. Rel. 1978)
Gerson v. Gerson, 148 N.J. Super. 194 (Ch. Div. 1977)
Society of Animal Rights, Inc. v. Mahwah Twp., 138 N.J.Super. 322 (Law Div. 1975)
Professional & Community Involvement Trustee, Bergen County Bar Association Member, New Jersey State Bar Association Former President, Jewish Family Services of Bergen County Former President, Bergenfield-Dumont Jewish Center Former Member, Bergenfield Lions Club Former President, New Jersey Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Former Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Preliminary Family Part Planning Committee Former Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Phase II Committee on Matrimonial Litigation (Pashman Committee) Former Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Family Practice Committee Former Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Family Part Presiding Judge Conference