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Joseph John Russell

Joseph John Russell

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, PA
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence
  • New Jersey, New York
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Summary

“Approximately 50% of marriages end in divorce. The odds increase with second marriages and families with special needs children. A divorce may have a devastating impact on a couple’s assets, income, children and the emotional health of the entire family. I work tirelessly to understand and obtain each client’s goals. Although I prioritize settlement over litigation wherever possible to minimize the financial costs of a divorce, I am always prepared for litigation and ready to protect my client’s interests.” Joe Russell, Esq., Partner and Chair of the Family Law Department at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer. Joe’s practice is devoted to all aspects of Divorce and Family Law. While Joe focuses his practice on complex and high net worth matrimonial disputes, he represents men and women from all walks of life. His clients include business owners, doctors, attorneys, corporate executives, financial advisors, professional athletes, celebrities, television/radio personalities, teachers, policeman, firemen and accountants. Joe spends every day negotiating and litigating divorce cases. The issues include alimony, child custody, parenting time, child support, distribution of assets and liabilities, business valuations, protection of exempt assets, family trusts, domestic violence, same sex marriage, prenuptial agreements and appeals. Joe is also a R. 1:40 Qualified Mediator where he conducts both private and court appointed mediations. Joe regularly appears and is very active in Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset and Middlesex Counties. Joe serves on the Family Law Executive Committees in Ocean and Monmouth Counties. Joe also serves as an Early Settlement Panelist in Monmouth and Middlesex Counties. Joe is a frequent lecturer and author on New Jersey Family Law with various organizations and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (“ICLE”).

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New York
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Shareholder/Partner
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, PA
- Current
Law Clerk, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division
Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert A. Fall, J.A.D.
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Education
Seton Hall
Seton Hall University School of Law
J.D. (2004)
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Villanova University
B.A. / Communications, Business (2001)
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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2010 through the Present
Top 40 under 40
American Society of Legal Advocates
Humanitarian of the Year
LADACIN NETWORK
Professional Associations
Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus
Foundation Board Member
- Current
Family Law Executive Committee ("FLEC") to New Jersey State Bar Association
Executive Committee
- Current
Monmouth County Family Law Executive Committee
Executive Committee
- Current
Middlesex County Early Settlement Panelist
ESP Panelist
- Current
Monmouth County Intensive Settlement Conference ("ISC") Panelist
ISC Panelist
- Current
Ocean County Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee
Executive Committee
- Current
New York State Bar # 4314159
Member
- Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
Divorce Lawyers in NJ
Social Media
Contact & Map
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, PA
Meridian Center I
Two Industrial Way West
Eatontown, NJ 07724
USA
Telephone: (732) 726-6236
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, PA
90 Woodbridge Drive
Woodbridge , NJ 07095
USA
Telephone: (732) 726-6236