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Santo V. Artusa

Santo V. Artusa Jr.

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Domestic Violence, Family, Child Support

About Me

I founded the Artusa Law Firm to represent people who have family law situations and people who have been injured in accidents and other personal injury cases in New Jersey. It is never easy to be in a situation where you need an attorney but when you are, you should make sure that you and your potential lawyer respect each other, trust each other, and that the lawyer believes in your cause. Without that belief, an advocate will not put his or her all in the case. When your quality of life is at stake whether in a family law context or a personal injury context, it is important not to choose your attorney solely based on price or based on incomplete information. You would not want to hire a dentist to conduct brian surgery just because he is cheaper or because you are in a rush, take your time and select your attorney carefully. You only have one chance to make a first impression with a judge, you cannot try your case again if you are not happy with the outcome, you only have one chance.  Your case is and your future are not worth gambling on, choose wisely. Aside from that, think positive and thank god for the blessings you do have even in times of stress and grief.


Languages Spoken: English, Italian, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Divorce & Separation: 45%
    5 years, 300 cases
  2. Family: 15%
    5 years, 200 cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 15%
    5 years, 125 cases
  4. Child Custody: 15%
    5 years, 200 cases
  5. Child Support: 10%
    5 years, 250 cases



Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (35 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

25 total 

  • John Fisher

    I endorse this lawyer. Skilled and compassionate with incredible attention to detail and superb communication skills.


    John Fisher Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jonathan Pierre Lacour

    One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jonathan Lacour Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Artusa Law Firm, PC

35 Journal Square
Suite 531
Jersey City, NJ, 07306

Artusa Law Firm, PC

51 John F Kennedy Parkway
Short Hills, NJ, 07078

Artusa Law Firm

197 State Route 18 S South Wing
Suite 3000
East Brunswick, NJ, 08816




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Service AwardAmerican Red Cross2008
Promising Alumni AwardWest Virginia University2007
Domestic Violence Advocate Service AwardNassau County Volunteer Program2003
Service AwardEast Harlem Tutorial Program2002
Academic ScholarshipWest Virginia University1999
Golden Key National Honor Society RecipientNational Honor Society1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyArtusa Law Firm2009 - Present
Legal InternUS Federal Courthouse2008 - 2008

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationVice Chairperson-Young Lawyers Division Practice Management2010 - 2011
Essex County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - 2011
Hudson County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Inns of CourtN/AN/A
American Bar Association (New Jersey chapter)N/AN/A
Union County Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Olivera v. OliveraSuccessfully obtained long term alimony for client that was denied in a motion with prior counsel.
State vs N.P.Dismissed
Barrett v. BarrettLowered child support and eliminated substantial arrears

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Publication NameTitleDate
Family Law AdvocateWhat to look for when hiring an attorney2012
Family Law AdvocateHow child support is calculated in New Jersey2012

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers Law NewarkLawJuris Doctor2009
West Virginia UniversityFinanceBachelors of Science2000
Oxford UniversityInternational Economics and FinanceStudy AbroadN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
DWI DefenseDWI Defense Strategies2009