• Promise
    In pursuit of your best legal interests, Katherine G. Houghton promises diligence representing your case, faithfulness as your counsel, good judgment in your legal guidance, and competence based on our capabilities. At our practice, you will always be treated with the utmost respect.
  • Experience
    Ms. Houghton has over thirty-seven years of trial experience and appears in most courts throughout the State of New Jersey. Ms. Houghton has handled literally thousands of lawsuits and "claims" successfully - leaving her clients with a strong sense of lasting satisfaction,
  • Katherine G. Houghton
    Katherine G. Houghton
    Founder and Managing Attorney

    I am dedicated and compelled to help victims of serious injuries whose lives are changed forever due to the negligence of others.

  • Nicholas-T-Delaney
    Nicholas T. Delaney

    When I joined the firm, I came on as Kate’s law clerk in 2006, working alongside my aunt, Katherine G. Houghton, and my grandmother, Angela Houghton, bookkeeper, along with the paralegal staff.  

Diligent New Jersey Lawyers Provide Professional Representation

Katherine G. Houghton, Esq

Our Paramus and Toms River offices provide experienced advice and advocacy in a range of civil legal areas

No matter the nature of your legal matter, knowledgeable advice from an experienced attorney improves the likelihood of a successful outcome. At the Houghton Delaney PC, our attorneys have almost 50 years of combined experience assisting clients throughout New Jersey in a wide range of personal and business challenges. That background enables us to find effective solutions in a prompt, cost-effective manner. We pride ourselves on our ability to explain difficult legal concepts clearly and promise that each client we represent will be treated with the utmost care and respect. Whether you’ve been injured through someone else’s negligence, need help planning your estate, need counseling about divorce options, child support or custody, or have simple traffic violations that could generate points, fines or loss of license, the Houghton Delaney PC will protect your rights and arm you with the information you need to make smart choices.

Attorneys handling legal challenges with skill and efficiency

For a personal injury, family law, real estate, estate or probate matter, you can rely on the Houghton Delaney PC because we are known for:

  • Personalized attention — By learning about each client and their needs, we deliver legal advice specifically tailored to their objectives. Your case will not get lost or ignored in layers of office bureaucracy.
  • Strong recommendations — Founding attorney Katherine Houghton has obtained successful results for clients in hundreds of lawsuits and other types of disputes. These satisfied clients as well as peers familiar with our work have recommended us to people they know throughout northern New Jersey.
  • Lasting relationships — For more than three decades, we have provided counsel that focuses not only on the matter at hand but also on the long-term interests of each person, family and small business we represent. This commitment has led us to establish enduring relationships in and around Bergen County.

How your legal issue is handled can have a significant effect for years to come. At the Houghton Delaney PC, our advocacy is always informed by the highest standards of professionalism and service.

Attorneys assist clients in numerous practice areas and in many Counties from Northern NJ to Central NJ*

The Houghton Delaney PC represents individuals, families and businesses in many types of legal matters, including:

  • Personal injury — People who have been hurt due to the negligence of others count on us for dedicated personal injury advocacy to pursue the compensation they deserve.
  • Family law — Our firm’s attorneys handle your divorce and other family law issues with compassion and competence so that you can put conflicts behind you and move ahead confidently.
  • DWI and municipal violations — If you have been charged with DWI or a municipal violation, our firm protects your legal rights and challenges flaws in the law enforcement process.
  • Wills, trusts and estate planning — The Houghton Delaney PC advises individuals and families about a full range of estate planning options.
  • Probate — Working through the probate process can make a difficult time even worse. Our attorneys help you fulfill legal estate requirements and seek successful resolution of conflicts.
  • Real estate — Whether you’re a buyer or seller of residential or commercial real estate, need a lease, or are involved in a property dispute, we handle all such transactions and law suits, including actions to quiet title.  We also handle the purchase of sale of businesses.

For every matter we handle, our aim is to educate our clients about the process, and represent their interests vigorously to obtain a favorable outcome.

Contact dedicated attorneys for skilled counsel

The Houghton Delaney PC helps clients with a full range of civil legal matters, ranging from personal injury to divorce to real estate to estates.  We find these fields often overlap and require experience and understanding in each field to effectively represent our clients. Please call 201-688-3017 or contact us online to schedule a meeting. Our offices are in Paramus and Toms River.  *Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Hudson, Essex, Middlesex, Union, Monmouth, Ocean, Sussex, Warren, Somerset, and Hunterdon,

Verdicts & Settlements

  • $700,000 Settlement

    Fall Down

  • $1 Million Settlement

    Commercial Litigation

  • $1.2 Million Settlement

    Disputed Auto Negligence

  • $700,000 Settlement

    Fall Down

  • $1 Million Settlement

    Commercial Litigation

  • $1.2 Million Settlement

    Disputed Auto Negligence


  • Over the years, I have relied on the services provided by the Houghton Delaney PC. Whether personal or business issues, Ms. Houghton and her staff have always provided me with competent services. They are professional, yet personal. And, they are patient; always taking time to answer my questions. I will continue to refer my legal items to Ms. Houghton and her staff. I highly recommend them to others. 

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  • Thanks for the excellent legal services you provided on my real estate transaction. Your knowledge and experience regarding real estate transactions and familiarity with divorce proceedings, prevented me from any possible potential pitfalls as a buyer, specifically since the sellers were involved with divorce proceedings. I found your entire staff to be both professional and courteous. I would definitely recommend your legal services. 

    Show More - - Rudy K.
  • Thank you Katherine, I will gladly refer your services to all my friends and associates. I had a great experience with you and your always pleasant and professional staff. Starting right after my accident, when I was in pain and discomfort, I always felt secure and comfortable in your care. You’ve done a fantastic job, and I can’t thank you enough. 

    Show More - - Jolanta J.

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