Elaine Jackson Stack recently retired as a Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, having spent eight years serving in a matrimonial part of the Supreme Court. Judge Stack is uniquely qualified to litigate or mediate divorce disputes. As a trial judge she has heard testimony from multiple experts in the fields of forensic accounting, psychological evaluations of parents and children, labor and employment, all of which she utilizes in helping parties come to equitable agreements. Helping the parties to look to the future in molding a joint fair agreement is key to the success of the mediation process. Judge Stack’s experience in five years in the Family Court of Nassau County, handling custody and parental access cases, Guardianship matters and family offense cases is also an important component of her background. Judge Stack has also successfully argued criminal, civil and family law cases at every level of the New York State court system and in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Before ascending the bench Judge Stack was an assistant district attorney in Nassau County serving as Deputy Chief of the Rackets Bureau and in other trial bureaus. A graduate of St. John’s University School of Law, she has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at both her alma mater and at Hofstra University School of Law.