Joseph J. Russell, Jr. - Divorce Lawyer in NJ

Joseph J. Russell, Jr.
Phone: 732.726.6236
Fax: 732.726.6609
Bar Admission:

New Jersey, 2004
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2004
New York, 2005

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J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 2004
B.A., Villanova, 2001

Biographical Information:

Joseph J. Russell, Jr. is a shareholder on the Family Law Team at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.  Mr. Russell maintains an office/practice in the Firm’s Monmouth County satellite location in Eatontown, New Jersey (Exit 105 off of the Garden State Parkway), and the Firm’s central office in Woodbridge, New Jersey.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Russell was a law clerk to the Honorable Robert A. Fall in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.  Mr. Russell also interned during law school for the Hon. Vincent J. Grasso, A.J.S.C., Ocean County.  Mr. Russell is a R. 1:40 Qualified Mediator where he conducts both private and court appointed mediations.

Mr. Russell exclusively practices in the area of Family Law concentrating on issues of divorce, alimony, child custody, visitation, child support, equitable distribution, domestic violence, domestic partnerships, civil unions, and appeals. 

Mr. Russell serves on the Family Law Executive Committee ("FLEC") to the New Jersey State Bar Association.  Mr. Russell is a member of the Family Law Sections of the Ocean, Monmouth and Middlesex County Bar Associations as well as the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and American Bar Association.  Mr. Russell serves as an Early Settlement Panelist in Middlesex County.  Mr. Russell is a member of the Ocean County and Monmouth County Bar Association’s Family Law Committee.  He is a member of the Ocean County Law Day Committee and former Chair of the Ocean County Young Lawyer’s Division.  While the Wilentz Family Law Team practices in every county in New Jersey, Mr. Russell regularly appears in Ocean, Monmouth, Middlesex, Somerset, Morris, Hunterdon, Union, Essex and Burlington counties.

Mr. Russell is involved in a variety of charitable activities.  Mr. Russell is very active with LADACIN Network (an acronym for Lifetime Assistance for Developmental and Challenging Individual Needs).  LADACIN Network is a non-profit agency whose mission is to provide education, therapeutic, social, residential and support services for people with cerebral palsy or other physical disabilities.  Mr. Russell organizes and sponsors LADACIN’s Annual Polar Bear Plunge (see and LADACIN Annual Polar Bear Plunge group on Linkedin) every year.  Mr. Russell also serves on the LADACIN Network Rosebud Gala and New Jersey Marathon Committees. 

Mr. Russell is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York.

Practice Areas:

Family Law, Divorce, Custody, Visitation, Child Support, Equitable Distribution of Assets, Alimony, Domestic Violence, Civil Unions, Domestic Partnerships, Prenuptial Agreements, Matrimonial Appeals, Civil Unions, Domestic Partnerships, Grandparent Visitation, Appeals

Client Resources

Mr. Russell is also a regular contributor to the Wilentz Family law Blog,  This blog, created by the family law attorneys at Wilentz, is a vehicle to provide useful and practical information to attorneys, clients and prospective clients on a variety of topics, including child support, custody, parenting time, alimony, divorce, equitable distribution, prenuptial agreements, domestic violence, appeals, enforcement of agreements, breach of agreements and grandparent and sibling visitation.  This blog is a good source of information for individuals facing specific New Jersey and New York family law questions and issues.

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Honors and Awards:

Selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers®–Rising Stars Edition 
(2010), (2011), (2012) (2013) and (2014.).

Honored as "Humanitarian of the Year" by LADACIN Network (2010)