Born: New York, NY
Admitted: 1991, New Jersey
Education: Pace University School of Law, J.D., 1990, Pace University-Masters Public Administration, Magna Cum Laude 1985, New York University, B.A. 1963.
Practice Areas: Division of Child Protection and Permanancy (DCP&P) cases; domestic violence, custody, municipal court offenses, DWI, traffic violations, shoplifting, hearings before Division of Motor Vehicles, expungement, drug offenses, juvenile criminal law, worker’s compensation, personal injury litigation and matrimonial litigation, landlord/tenant, commercial and residential evictions
Biography: Ms. Pivawer has more than 25 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 workers compensation firm, Friedman & Friedman, for three years. Before beginning her legal career, Ms. Pivawer 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 serves the public defender’s office as pool counsel for Parental Representation to assist in the most serious of cases, termination of parental rights (DCP&P).
Ms. Pivawer is a member of MENSA. She speaks Spanish and is also an accomplished artist and world traveler.