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Richard Charles Strobel

Richard Charles Strobel

Practice areas:

Child Support, Guardianship, Litigation, Employment & Labor, Administrative Law

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About Me

An award-winning attorney, public official, and civic leader, Mr. Strobel earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, New Jersey, after being awarded four academic scholarships and participating in the Stratton Advanced Moot Court Program.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree magna cum laude from Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, majoring in International Relations, minoring in Economics, and achieving certification as a Latin American Studies Scholar.  He worked multiple jobs while a full-time student to fund his own higher education.  Licensed to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Mr. Strobel serves as chief counsel for a 260 employee/$40 million budget county-based public agency.  He formerly served as Assistant Counsel to Governor Thomas H. Kean – the youngest in state history to serve in this post.  Since 1995 Mr. Strobel has been nominated by four New Jersey Governors of both political parties, and confirmed by the Senate, to serve as Chairman of the State Board of Human Services overseeing State Government’s largest department, with 20,000 employees/$10.3 billion budget.  His experience also includes serving as a legislative assistant for Congressman H. James Saxton in Washington, D.C., and working for a county prosecutor’s office, federal judge, and major South Jersey law firm.  Mr. Strobel also devotes considerable time to providing free legal services to indigents and nonprofit organizations.  He earned admission to the bars of the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, U.S. Tax Court, and U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 3rd, 6th, 11th, and Federal Circuits.  In 1999 Mr. Strobel was elected to be a Fellow in Leadership New Jersey, a renowned hands-on program combining retreats, field visits, seminars, case studies, and simulations emphasizing public policy issues.  He has participated as a Barrister in the Sidney Reitman American Inn of Court, earned the Diplomate in New Jersey Local Government Law from Rutgers University, earned the Certificate in Public Sector Labor Management Relations from Rutgers University, merited recognition by the Eagleton Institute of Politics for his leadership in an innovative public policy research project, and volunteered as a coach for the Dale Carnegie Training Program where he mentored participants and helped improve public speaking and interpersonal skills.  Mr. Strobel began his civic work at an early age serving as chairman of a municipal public utility, Rotary club president, officer and trustee for a county Red Cross chapter, board member at a private high school, and lay minister for his church.  He was the founding president of an educational foundation raising private sector donations for enhanced educational programs in his hometown public school district.  As chairman of Boy Scouts Law Explorer Post No. 261 Mr. Strobel mentored high school students interested in pursuing legal careers.  He was presented with the American Red Cross Certificate of Honor, Robert W. Criscuolo Award from the Burlington County Bar Association as outstanding young lawyer, New Jersey Senate Citation for outstanding achievement with adult protective services, and the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Service to the Community Award.  A resident of Cinnaminson, Burlington County, and Stone Harbor, Cape May County, he enjoys golf, tennis, and traveling.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Child Support: 50%
    26 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Guardianship: 30%
    26 years, 200 cases
  3. Litigation: 10%
    26 years, 50 cases
  4. Administrative Law: 5%
    26 years, 100 cases
  5. Employment & Labor: 5%
    26 years, 400 cases

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Contact Info

Burlington County Board Of Social Services

795 Woodlane Road
Mount Holly, NJ, 08060




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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
WAVE Achievement AwardAssociation of Environmental Authorities of New Jersey2012
Presidential CitationRotary International2003
Outstanding Performance AwardDale Carnegie Training2001
Forty People to News Site2000
Service to the Community AwardNew Jersey State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division1999
Robert W. Criscuolo Award as Outstanding Young LawyerBurlington County Bar Association1998
BarristerSidney Reitman American Inn of Court1997
Certificate of HonorAmerican Red Cross, Burlington County Chapter1996
Who's Who in American LawMarquis1996
Diplomate in New Jersey Local Government LawRutgers University1996
Certificate, Public Sector Labor Management RelationsRutgers University1995
Citation for Outstanding Achievement w/Adult Protective ServicesNew Jersey Senate1992

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Chief CounselBurlington County Board of Social Services1990 - Present
Associate CounselThe Honorable Thomas H. Kean, Governor, State of New Jersey1989 - 1990


Association NamePosition NameDuration
New Jersey Utilities Association Joint Insurance FundCommissioner2007 - Present
Professionalism Committee of Burlington County BarMember (Presidential Appointee)2006 - Present
American Association of Public Welfare AttorneysRegional Representative2001 - 2005
Saint Thomas More Guild for LawyersMember2001 - Present
Leadership New JerseyFellow1999 - Present
Burlington County Bar FoundationTrustee1998 - Present
Friends of the Burlington County LibraryTrustee1998 - Present
Cinnaminson Educational FoundationFounding President, Trustee1998 - 2002
Burlington County Mock Trial CompetitionJudge1997 - 2007
New Jersey State Board of Human ServicesChair1996 - Present
Burlington County Law Explorer Post No. 261Chair1995 - 1998
Rotary Club of Mount HollyPresident, Trustee1995 - 2003
American Red Cross, Burlington County ChapterVice-Chair, Trustee1994 - 2004
New Jersey Institute of Local Government AttorneysMember1992 - Present
New Jersey Association of County Welfare AttorneysPresident, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer1992 - 1998
Burlington County Bar AssociationFrmr Director, Probate Law Cmte; Frmr Chair, Loc Gov Law Cmte1990 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationGen Council Delegate; Prof Resp Cmte; Gov & Pub Sect Lwyrs Cmte1990 - Present
American Bar AssociationGov & Public Sector Lwyrs Div; Urban/State/Local Gov Lwyrs Div1989 - Present
Camden County Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, New JerseyLawJuris Doctorate1988
Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaInternational Relations, Economics, Latin American StudiesBachelor of Arts1985

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Burlington County Bar Association Guardianship Practice SeminarDrafting Effective Guardianship Pleadings2008
University of Southern Colorado Family Law ClassChild Support Prosecution1998
National Child Support Enforcement Association 47th Annual ConferenceEthics for Child Support Prosecutors1998
Comcast TV Newsmakers ProgramAdult Protective Services1998
Comcast TV Newsmakers ProgramNew Jersey Child Support Improvement Act1997
Burlington County Bar Association Hot Probate Topics SeminarAdult Protective Services1995