Star City Six – Sandy Pollack
The law offices of Pollack & Ball, LLC (www.pollackandball.com) have been serving the Lincoln community since 1996. Sanford “Sandy” Pollack is the senior partner at Pollack & Ball Law Firm.
Tell us a little about your business.
We represent clients in the areas of criminal law, family law, and personal injury law. The firm has grown over the years to meet the needs of our clients. In 2005, the firm moved to its current address of 1003 H St., which is the restored “Candy House.” Our firm is honored to have restored the house to its original beauty and condition. Located across the street from the Lancaster County Courthouse, its location allows for immediate and convenient access to the courts. The cornerstone of our practice is our commitment to clients. We recognize that the most successful legal solutions are the result of a strong relationship between our firm and our clients. We have built our reputation as effective advocates for our clients and look forward to serving you in the future.
How did you get started in the business?
I graduated from law school in 1995 and worked for a small firm in Omaha for exactly six months. I saved every dollar that I was paid. I knew I wanted to start my own firm but did not have the capital. After six months, I had saved $10,000, bought a computer, leased an office, and started Pollack Law Office.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
Growing from a sole practitioner to a thriving three-attorney firm in downtown Lincoln. In 2000, John Ball joined the firm which is now Pollack & Ball. A few years later, Tina Marroquin joined as our third attorney. Tina was appointed as a District Court Judge and then Heather Colton joined as an associate attorney and is now a partner.
Tell us a little about your family.
I have been married to Amanda for 10 years, and we love to travel. We each had two children from previous marriages. My oldest is Josie who works as a disability advocate. Her husband Josh is in the nurse anesthetist program at Bryan. They have a second grader named Danica. My son Jordan graduated from UNL in August with a degree in criminal justice. Amanda’s oldest, Jake, is a first-year medical student at UNMC; and youngest, Sydney, is a freshman at Iowa State in their fashion program.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I’ve been known to golf a little bit at Hillcrest.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I was raised in Florida and had very little exposure to cold weather when I started college at Penn State. Once the snow and ice hit, I had serious difficultly learning how to walk safely…I fell many times. I was quickly nicknamed “Florida Feet.”
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Never count your money when you’re sitting at the table.
What is your favorite movie?
Rocky…the quintessential movie about an underdog who succeeds.
What is your favorite TV show?
What is your favorite local restaurant?
Venue Restaurant & Lounge. Barrie is the best bartender in town!
If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?
(402) 476-7474; email@example.com; www.pollackandball.com.