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Santo V. Artusa Jr.

Divorce and separation Attorney at Jersey City, NJ

4.4   92 reviews

also known as ARTUSA LAW FIRM

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Suspended No misconduct found

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

About Santo

Learn Santo’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    70%
    Extensive experience in divorce cases and annulments in Hudson, Bergen, Union, Middlesex and Passaic Counties.

    14 years, 525 cases

  2. Child custody
    30%
    Attentive and intelligent child custody attorney that will fight for what is right for you and your children.

    14 years, 800 cases

As a dedicated Hudson County-Jersey City divorce lawyer and Hudson County-Jersey City family law attorney, my team and I represent individuals throughout Hudson County, Essex County, Bergen County New Jersey and beyond that face family law issues or are ready to file for divorce.  I meet with every client that comes into my Jersey City office to determine what is most important to them, if we can help them and if so, how we can make a plan to achieve that case goal. 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 New Jersey divorce, family law or injury 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. To find out more about my team and I, visit: www.topjerseycitylawyers.com or call us in our Jersey City office on or today.

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Location

Artusa Law Firm
26 Journal Square Plaza
Suite 205
Jersey City, NJ, 07306
Artusa Law Firm, PC
121 Newark Avenue
2nd Floor
Jersey City, NJ, 07302
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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  92 customer reviews
Posted by Khemraj | July 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Mr Artusa saved me. Was in a difficult position and called Mr Santo, he heard my case and guided me throughout the most turbulent time in my life. Excellent legal advice and life advice as well. Thank you Mr. Artusa
Posted by Jair | March 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
MR. ARTUSA YOU ARE SIMPLY THE BEST!
MR.ARTUSA WAS AN EXCELLENT ADVISOR, LAWYER AND WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND PROVIDING ME THE RIGHT ADVICE AND GUIDANCE. HE DELIVERED EVERY STEP EVERY PROMISE TOOK MY CALLS AFTER HOURS. HE IS SIMPLY THE BEST , HE IS TRULY A GENTLEMEN
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Phenomenal Client Service
As a first-time landlord, it can be very nerve racking to ask for guidance when objections with tenants presents itself, while also having awareness of everyone's rights. Mr. Artusa has made my experience so seamless, his help goes a long way. one of the best parts was having more than one avenue to reach him! We were able to kick off our conversation via text, then moved to email. Thank you for listening and providing a top level quality of excellence in your work. All the best!
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Posted by Glenn | January 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Glenn
Ladies and gentlemen I hear recommend Santo V. Artusa Jr. If anybody out there looking for a lawyer in Jersey City to me he would be the best pick the man gets the job done he is not one of those lawyers that just take your money and leave you stuck in limbo you make sure you are satisfied with your case at hand I've dealt with him in several cases and not once has that man failed me or others from my point of view I give him five stars he is a high-quality attorney not a rip-off
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Posted by Athul | October 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Representation for Divorce
I recently retained Mr. Artusa to handle my divorce proceedings and I am very satisfied with the results. Mr. Artusa is very knowledgeable about the divorce law and was able to walkthrough the details and next steps in detail, including the effects of a divorce decree internationally. I am glad to state that I was able to get a satisfactory outcome and I highly recommend him as your representation in any legal matter.
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Posted by Nelly | May 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Negotiator and Persistent Lawyer!
I hired Mr. Artusa after I finished my divorce case because my former husband kept taking me to court to harass me and to try and change our divorce agreement. Attorney Artusa was able to shut his antics down and get me more favorable and more common sense results. He is great to deal with and wiser beyond his years. While I would get angry, he would help me view the issues on a grander scale. I really appreciate his work and recommend him to anyone with legal issues.
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Posted by Medhav | May 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Happy With His Work and Efforts
I am very happy I retained Mr, Artusa for my divorce after going through two other attorneys at bigger firms. He gave me the attention my case needed and gave me more than just legal advice but life advice for the long term. I greatly appreciate what he did and how hard he worked.
Posted by Ravik | April 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Realistic Fighter and Peacemaker
Even though he wants to be called Santo, I always addressed him and always will as Mr. Artusa. Mr. Artusa is a fighter but with a long term goal of peace for his clients or at least for me when he represented me in a tro and a divorce. He was there for me, yes he is busy but when he needed to be ready he was. I am forever thankful for hiring him, having him push me not to give up and for always trying to find the positive in every situation. Mr. Artusa, I cannot thank you enough.
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Response from Santo Artusa April 22, 2021
I thank you for hiring our team and your feedback, it's very important to us and we are very happy we achieved what we wanted in the long-run. Thank you again.
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Artusa is a good man and a good lawyer.
Mr. Artusa is a good man and a good lawyer. He helped me fight and win a tough case and saved my career and life. He cares about his clients and knows how to get things done. Thank you sir.
Posted by Sanjay | October 30, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Lawyer
One of the best lawyers! My case was really a mess Mr. Artusa, handle it very smoothly. Dedicated to winning the case for you. I highly recommend the Santo v Artusa. More over he not at all a commercial type lawyer.
Posted by Madeline | September 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You rock Mr. Artusa
rtusa. I was very satisfied with the result. You gave me what I wanted. All of 5 kids back. I’m so pleased with the outcome. Mrs. Cynthia, the paralegal was a big help with explaining the things that I needed to do. She was so nice and polite. Will definitely recommend them to anyone. I’m so happy I get to keep all of my 5 kids. God is good!
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Posted by David | September 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I had the honor of working with Mr. Artusa on my matter and enjoyed working with him professionally. Santo went the extra mile, 5 miles, 10 miles with my case because he cared so much about the outcome. I appreciated working with Mr. Artusa very much and plan on hiring him again if I ever need him.
Posted by Armando | September 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A lawyer who cares, is responsive, and will guide you through your case.
Santo has been a great attorney. He and his firm where there for me during my custody case. He guided me throughout the whole ordeal and helped win my case. He provided excellent advice, and was always there to answer my questions or address any concern. He's very responsive and cares about his clients. I highly recommend his services if you want someone who listens and is willing to work hard to help you in your case.
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Posted by Sindia | September 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you for your help it was a wonderful experience.
I highly recommend Mr. Artusa for any family or criminal matters. It all started in June this year when my ex-husband called the cops and me and made some horrible allegations against me, I ended up with a restraining against me from seeing my daughter. There a friend referred me to Mr. Artusa to take care of that restraining order, in less than one month, Mr. Artusa used all his knowledge to get me my daughter back, and now I have her with me. Mr. Artusa also took great care of my criminal charges case. Mr. Artusa is a great man very knowledgeable, he had a lot going on in his personal life over the past few months, but yet he still takes great care of his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Artusa.
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Caring Lawyer
Santo is not only an excellent lawyer but a great person. Months after we finished the family case, my mother passed away and he came to the wake and the house to give his support. He is a scholar and a gentleman.
Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Can’t thank Santo enough
I hired Santo after my first attorney could not get the job done in family court. Santo took charge and created a plan that led me to a much better result than I had prior to hiring him.
Posted by Santiaga | February 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I needed an attorney for the first time ever when after 15 years my ex husband left me and filed for a divorce. I was referred to Mr. Artusa and hired him to do my case. It was a very painful time in my life, there are two children involved but Mr. Artusa made a bad siuation as good as one can be and obtained a very favorable settlement for me. His assistant named Cindy was kind and understanding. I would very much like to recommend this lawyer.
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Posted by Tanya | January 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped me out of life Impacting Battle
Artusa Law Firm helped me and my daughter when everyone else failed. My Family Court case was very involved and had gone on for years. I received immediate support to gather the information from my case and move forward. I provided a lot of detailed information that covered years' of involvement. It took a skilled mind to read everything and make sense of My story. Artusa Law did just that. In addition, they were humane. They listened to me and did not pass judgement. I never thought I would see the light of day, but suddenly all of my trials were over. I would recommend Artusa Law to anyone who needs serious, expedient, and professional help in Court. They fought for me, and set me free. Thank You Artusa Law.
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Posted by Robert Mcelmurry | December 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rob.
Had a mistake and should have made a better judgement on my part. Santo helped me out and saved my job and family. Also only needed half the retainer. He's the best and saved me. The payment plan he set up helped us as well.
Posted by Shika | December 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful for his care and expertise
I really have the thank Mr. Artusa for his care, expertise and professionalism. He worked hard to hep me handle a difficult divorce and I was happy I chose him because he made me more comfortable when dealing with difficult situations. I suggest you hire or at least consult him to understand your options and how to focus on what you can expect in a case. Thank you Mr. Artusa
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 35 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-400 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Artusa Law Firm
  • 2009 - Present
  • Legal Intern
  • US Federal Courthouse
  • 2008 - 2008

Education

  • Rutgers Law Newark
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • West Virginia University
  • Bachelors of Science
  • 2000
  • Oxford University
  • Visiting Student Program
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Ford vs. Ford
  • Eliminated $153,000 in arrears
  • State vs N.P.
  • Dismissed
  • Ber v. Ber
  • Lowered equitable distribution amount by more than 50%
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Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Hudson County Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Inns of Court
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association (New Jersey chapter)
  • N/A
  • Union County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Vice Chairperson-Young Lawyers Division Practice Management
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Russian
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Nominated
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers for Families
  • New Jersey Family Magazine
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Military Veteran Volunteer Award
  • New Jersey State Bar Foundation
  • 2017
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Best Attorneys for Families
  • New Jersey Family Magazine
  • 2017
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Service Award
  • American Red Cross
  • 2008
  • Promising Alumni Award
  • West Virginia University
  • 2007
  • Domestic Violence Advocate Service Award
  • Nassau County Volunteer Program
  • 2003
  • Service Award
  • East Harlem Tutorial Program
  • 2002
  • Academic Scholarship
  • West Virginia University
  • 1999
  • Golden Key National Honor Society Recipient
  • National Honor Society
  • 1998
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Publications

  • Family Law Advocate
  • What to look for when hiring an attorney
  • 2012
  • Family Law Advocate
  • How child support is calculated in New Jersey
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • DWI Defense
  • DWI Defense Strategies
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (34)
Given (41)
Endorse Santo
Family Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is with out a doubt the go-to person for family law. I have sent him complicated cases and he has performed to a level of excellence. He is well recognized in all counties in New Jersey and highly respected. I would trust this attorney with my deepest professional respect."
Family Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Very smart and vigorous advocate for his client's. I highly endorse this attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Artusa is very hard working."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A very professional and experienced attorney. I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent and well respected attorney."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Artusa. Very experienced and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Child support Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child support Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Skilled and compassionate with incredible attention to detail and superb communication skills."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Other
"Great representation. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is tough but thoughtful."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Santo is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of experience. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Artusa is well-known in the local legal community as a top divorce attorney. He works tirelessly and aggressively to achieve swift resolution for his clients. I highly recommend."
Family Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Santo. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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