Elliot Gourvitz

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Qualifications and Experience
Practice Name
Gourvitz & Gourvitz LLC
State Bars Admitted
New York, 1969
Education
Rutgers University, 1966
Rutgers University School of Law , 1969
Areas of Practice (in family law)
Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Prenuptial Agreements, Postnuptial Agreements, Mediation
Memberships and Associations
Member, Supreme Court of New Jersey Family Practice Division Committee, 1992-96
Former Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (1981-2008); recertified 1991, 1995, and 2000; President of New Jersey Chapter 1992-94; National Delegate 1994-2000.; President of New Jersey Chapter 1992-94; National Delegate 1994-2000
Certified Matrimonial Arbitrator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Certified Matrimonial Mediator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Former Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (1989-2009) 
Former Diplomate, American College of Family Trial Lawyers (1991-2008)
Chair New Jersey State Bar Association Certified Trial Attorneys Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association 1999-2001
Chairman, Union County Matrimonial Early Settlement panel, 1986-2002
Panelist in Early Settlement Program of Essex, Middlesex and Union Counties, 1982-2002
Member of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, 1986-2004
New York State, Federal and American Bar Associations (Member, Mediation and Arbitration Committee)
New Jersey Trial Lawyers' Association
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member of the Board of Governors)
Bio
Elliot H. Gourvitz is an attorney who has practiced matrimonial and family law for 46+ years and has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a specialist in family law (1991-2008). He has successfully argued many State and Federal appellate cases and is the author of Domestic Torts in New Jersey, Domestic Violence Source Book, and numerous articles. He is a Lecturer and speaker on family law and has been quoted as an authority in many articles. Mr. Gourvitz also serves as an expert witness in international child abduction, Hague Convention, and other cases throughout the Country.Elliot Gourvitz is an attorney known for his aggressively representing his clients in high profile cases involving substantial assets. He has championed victims of domestic abuse and the recovery of abducted children which has litigated to the far points of the world. Elliot H. Gourvitz has represented high profile clients in difficult situations including: Jimmy Dean the singer and sausage king, the Van Amstels of the Netherlands, Medicis of Italy, Arturo Gatti's, the welterweight champion's widow in Canada and the U.S., one of the 'Housewives of New Jersey' in custody litigation, and many more.He was one of the first innovators of the concept of divorce mediation, despite resistance of other lawyers and New Jersey Bar Association. He believed that mediation was a positive way to reach a settlement especially in custody, and that mediation should be incorporated in traditional practice. In 1989 he was one of the only attorney's who did divorce mediation but also fostering mediation in a private practice and court
Working Counties
New York County
License
New Jersey
New York