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Attorney & Life Coach

Professional Experience

Since 1990, Pamela Dougherty has represented clients charged with indictable and disorderly persons offenses in courts throughout New Jersey. In her practice she focuses primarily on Juvenile, Domestic Violence, Municipal, Guardianship and DYFS matters.

Ms. Dougherty served as an assistant prosecutor with the Morris County Prosecutorís Office for 10 years. During that time, she appeared in court daily on emergent criminal matters, tried cases and worked on each phase of trial preparation including motions, judicial conferences and plea negotiations. From 1995-2000 she served as Chief assistant prosecutor for the Juvenile and Family Court Unit.

Before opening her office in 2004, Ms. Dougherty also served as a Deputy Attorney General of New Jersey in the Division of Law and Public Safety. She has served as municipal public defender for the Town of Morristown and Millburn Township's Municipal Court. Ms. Dougherty continues to serve Millburn Township in that capacity to this day.


Ms. Dougherty founded Shifting Gears Coaching in 2012, in response to clientsí requests for continuing guidance after resolving their legal issues. In addition to her work with individual clients, Ms. Dougherty offers coaching in the workplace to law firms and small businesses. Her corporate clients recognize that offering positive support to their employees measurably enhances productivity. In her coaching practice, she provides support, strategies and encouragement as clients integrate work, family and relationship commitments.

No one can escape relationship challenges, death and bereavement, unexpected health issues, addictive behaviors or legal problems. Clients report that coaching helps them acknowledge the need to shift their focus in order to identify and implement pragmatic approaches to achieve their goals.


Seton Hall University School of Law
Newark, N.J. - J.D. degree

Georgetown University
Washington, D.C. Ė A.B. degree


State of New Jersey, 1990
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1990
R. 1:40 Qualified Civil Mediator, 2004 


Pro Bono Activities

Jersey Battered Womanís Legal Advocacy Project, pro bono counsel

Pamela A Dougherty, Morris County Criminal Lawyer, Custody, Visitation, DUI/DWI, Municipal Law, Theft, Criminal Law, Driving While Intoxicated, Drug Crimes, Drug Related Offenses, Municipal Court, Morristown, New Jersey Certified Trial Attorney, Fraud Charges, Gun and Weapon Charges, Juvenile Crimes, Parole Violations, Probation Violations, Robbery, Shoplifting, Shop Lifting, jail time, loss of your driverís license

Throughout her 24-year career, Pam Dougherty has been a passionate advocate for her clients to help them achieve best resolutions.


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Shifting Gears Coaching

Morristown, NJ
Phone: 866.518.1119


Representing clients throughout New Jersey, including Morris, Bergen, Burlington, Essex, Passaic, Somerset and Sussex Counties and municipalities therein.

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