Christine A. Dolan

Senior Attorney

christine dolanChristine A. Dolan has years of experience seeing families at their worst due to her background prosecuting child abuse and neglect cases in New York City. It was a tough job with few happy conclusions, but Ms. Dolan saw how motivated some parents were to be reunited with their children by overcoming substantial obstacles.

That led her to family law, a profoundly personal and emotional practice that often has scorned spouses trying to keep the other spouse from having more parenting time purely out of spite.

“As a parent myself, I know how important it is for a child to have a relationship with both parents as each parent brings something different and unique into a child’s life,” Ms. Dolan said. “I work hard to achieve the outcome my clients desire.”

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Dolan is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and New York.


Ms. Dolan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from St. John’s University and earned her Juris Doctor from Pace University School of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Dolan primarily practiced family law and handled dissolution actions, contested child custody cases, domestic violence restraining order hearings, Division of Youth and Family Services matters, and post-judgment matters.

She also handled insurance defense matters, municipal court matters, workers compensations claims, and social security disability appeals.

She previously worked for the Administration for Children’s Services in New York City and prosecuted child abuse and neglect cases in Manhattan Family Court.


Ms. Dolan belongs to the Ocean County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

Ms. Dolan has authored many articles on family law on

Christine has also contributed responses to Ask a Lawyer questions on



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“Christine is very knowledgeable of my situation; always willing to help out to get the job done. She is always available too 24-7, and whenever I would call, she’d pick up or call me right back. Very nice person too. I couldn’t be happier.”


“I thought Christine was always very well prepared, informative, helpful and professional. Christine has done an excellent job so far; I am very happy with her as my attorney. Christine has my best interests at heart!”


“Your firm has shown me the best way to go. Christine has helped me make my own decisions. Not only that, Christine has helped me make the most intelligent decisions possible. Christine and your firm are easy to work with and really fight for me!”


“She was the best! [Christine was] very responsive and kept me up to date and in the loop with all aspects of my case. Cordell & Cordell is a great firm with [an] easy process to follow. … You know your lawyer [is] on your side and working for your best interest. During my mediation, Christine Dolan saved me a few times from myself and got me the best negotiated deal she could. … Christine worked her tail off to make a better deal for me … I wish I would have known about Cordell & Cordell and had Christine on my side back then.”


“So far she has been great; Christine keeps me informed of everything. I wanted Christine to work quickly on my case and with my best interests at heart. At no time did I think she was doing anything but that. She’s a friendly person, and I am glad that I picked your firm.”


“Christine has been doing good. I wish I would have went with you all early on. Christine has been very persistent and professional.”


“When I came to you all, I was really in need of someone to protect my rights as a father. … I have been very happy with you all. Christine is great! She’s very consistent. You guys have really, truly fought for me! …”

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