Following two decades of distinguished service as a member of the state's highest court, retired New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Stewart G. Pollock joined Riker Danzig as Of Counsel.
Mr. Pollock served from 1958 to 1960 as an Assistant United States Attorney. Leaving federal service, he joined a law firm, rising to partner. In 1974, he became a Commissioner of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. He also later served as a member of the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation.
After returning to private practice, Mr. Pollock served from 1978 through 1979 as Chief Counsel to Governor Brendan T. Byrne. In 1979, Governor Byrne nominated Mr. Pollock to the Supreme Court for an initial seven-year term. He gained tenure on the high court following reappointment by Governor Thomas H. Kean.
Mr. Pollock is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Law Center Foundation at New York University School of Law. He chaired both the New Jersey Supreme Court Commission on the Rules of Professional Conduct and the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Professional Rules of Responsibility. He also served as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Restatement of Law Governing Lawyers of the American Law Institute. During 1991-1992, he was Chairman of the Appellate Judges’ Conference of the American Bar Association.
Mr. Pollock is a Federal Court Mediator, a CPR Neutral for the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, and a commercial arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Arbitrators. Mr. Pollock has served as an arbitrator or mediator in numerous matters involving a wide variety of tort or commercial claims, including claims concerning shareholder agreements, royalty agreements, franchises, and the sale of various products such as telecommunications or medical products. He has also heard civil rights claims and claims arising under employment, environmental, and insurance law.
In addition to many written opinions for the court, Mr. Pollock is the author of numerous published articles on health care, public utilities, products liability and constitutional law. He has taught or lectured at several law schools.
Thomson Reuters has included Mr. Pollock on the New Jersey "Super Lawyer" list since 2005.