Abby Wittlin Tolchinsky

Abby began her career in 1991 as a litigation associate at the law firm Cravath, Swaine and Moore. From there, she went on to volunteer with the Lawyer’s Committee for Human Rights where she evaluated cases and interviewed immigrants from around the world who wished to apply for asylum in the United States. Abby then worked at the Women’s Justice Center at Pace Law School, in White Plains. There, she provided legal advice to victims of domestic violence.

In April 2004, Abby received her mediation training through the Center for Mediation in Law and continues to participate in advanced trainings and professional retreats through the Center, including advanced coursework in matrimonial law and mediation techniques. Abby completed an apprenticeship as a volunteer mediator with the Westchester Mediation Center, CLUSTER where she participated in custody and visitation mediations and she is a certified mediator in the New York City Family Courts. She is a member of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council and the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation. Abby was a teaching assistant at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, training new mediators in an advanced practicum. Additionally, Abby is a regular columnist for the New York Law Journal, mediation column.

Abby received her BA from Barnard College of Columbia University and her JD from the New York University School of Law.