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Joseph Paul Middlebrooks Shapiro

Joseph Paul Middlebrooks Shapiro

also known as Joseph M. Shapiro

Practice areas:

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy & Debt

About Me

I grew up in and around the practice of bankruptcy law and have a great interest in both consumer and corporate bankruptcy practice..   In in addition to my bankruptcy law practice, I have an interest in intellectual property law and other legal arrears that intersect with business development, art, and design.



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 60%
    6 years
  2. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 20%
    6 years
  3. Bankruptcy & Debt: 10%
    6 years
  4. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 10%
    6 years



Contingent (25-30%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Frank Gonnello Jr.

    Joe and I belonged to the same Law Fraternity in Law School, Phi Alpha Delta, and both held leadership roles within the organization. I know the time and effort that he puts into his work, as was evident from his commitment and contributions to the organization back then. I am endorsing him as a highly professional and well-rounded attorney.


    Frank Gonnello Privacy Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Scott Jonathan Goldstein

    I endorse this lawyer. Joe and his firm are well respected in the bankruptcy community.


    Scott Goldstein Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Middlebrooks Shapiro , P.C.

841 Mountain Avenue
Springfield, NJ, 07081



NYCurrently registered 200903/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Intellectual Property ConcentrationSeton Hall University School of Law2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMiddlebrooks Shapiro, P.C.2012 - Present
Co-founderPayMyTrustee2010 - 2013
AssociateMiddlebrooks Shapiro, P.C.2008 - 2012
Legal Affairs InternLVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc2007 - 2007
Legal and Business Affairs InternSony BMG Music Entertainment2006 - 2006
Federal Judicial InternChamber s of the Honorable Rosemary Gambardella, U.S.B.J.2006 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Rutgers-Newark Bankruptcy Pro Bono ProjectVolunteer Attorney2014 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Rutgers-Newark Bankruptcy Pro Bono ProjectVolunteer Attorney2012 - 2013
Bankruptcy Inns of CourtBarrister2009 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
NuMarket, L.L.C.Chapter 11 Plan Confirmed and Case Closed

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawIntellectual PropertyJuris Doctor2008
Savannah College of Art and DesignIndustrial DesignBA - Bachelor of Arts2002

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Transitional Housing ProgramBankruptcy Solutions2011