Hon. Catherine Fitzpatrick | New Jersey Family Law Mediator

Hon. Catherine M. Fitzpatrick, J.S.C. (Ret.)

Family Law Mediator

Phone: 609.945.7652
Fax: 609.896.0629

cfitzpatrick@stark-stark.com

Princeton, NJ

993 Lenox Dr, Building 2
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Secondary phone: 800.535.3425
Fax: 609.896.0629

Hon. Catherine Fitzpatrick, J.S.C. (Ret.), is a Family Law Mediator at Stark & Stark. For ten years, Judge Fitzpatrick was the Presiding Judge of the Family Part in Mercer County and retired in 2021. Before being appointed to the Bench in June 2009, she practiced family law for 27 years in Lawrenceville. She was a certified Matrimonial Law Attorney while in private practice. During her 12 years in the Family Division, Judge Fitzpatrick primarily handled divorces, including issues of custody and parenting time, child support and alimony, and division of assets. She also handled post-judgment matters that included cohabitation claims and increases and decreases in alimony and child support. While on the bench, Judge Fitzpatrick successfully worked with the attorneys and the litigants to settle their cases and avoid costly and emotionally draining trials.

Judge Fitzpatrick made her Stark & Stark debut in 1977, when she worked for the firm as a paralegal. After law school, she went on to practice as an attorney at Hofing & Buckley, followed by her position as a Partner at Lefkowitz, O’Hara & Fitzpatrick, a matrimonial firm. After over a decade, she started her own practice, the Law Offices of Catherine Fitzpatrick while also serving as Counsel for the Mercer County Board of Social Services handling alimony and child support applications for the Board.

Judge Fitzpatrick has received many honors, including the 2006 Mercer County Professional Lawyer of the Year award. She was President of the Mercer County Bar Association in 2002 and served on various New Jersey Supreme Court Committees while in private practice and on the bench. She brought her considerable experience to improve law practice for family lawyers.

To stay up to date in industry news, you can read more articles about family law and divorce from members of the group.

  • Featured, Mercer County’s Hon. Catherine Fitzpatrick, J.S.C. (Ret.) Joins Stark & Stark as New Family Law Mediator. Insider NJ. April 1, 2022.
  • Mercer County Bar Association -
    • Member
    • Past President (2002)
    • Past Chair of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Nominations Committee (2003)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association -
    • Member
    • Family Law Section Member
    • Former Vice Chair, Dispute Resolution Section
    • Mercer County Delegate to the 1997 General Council of the NJSBA
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Mercer County Family Division Committee - Past Chair (1995)
  • District VII (Mercer County) Ethics Committee - Past Member
  • Fee Dispute Committee for District VII - Past Secretary (1993)
  • Legal Aid Society of Mercer County - Past Trustee (1990-1993)
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Family Division Practice Committee - Past Member

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Princeton, NJ

993 Lenox Dr, Building 2
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Phone: 609.896.9060
Secondary phone: 800.535.3425
Fax: 609.896.0629
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