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Joel R Spivack

also known as Law Office of Joel R. Spivack

About me

Get the relief from debt you deserve. You also deserve straight facts. When your debt seems overwhelming, I am here to help. I am attorney Joel R. Spivack, and with  twenty years of experience as a consumer bankruptcy lawyer, I know how the process works and what it can do for you. Twice voted as one of the top attorneys in Southern New Jersey, I have built a reputation for providing people just like you with debt relief solutions. I am a member of both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars.


My firm also handles residential real estate, land use and zoning and planning matters.




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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 90%
    26 years
  2. Real Estate: 5%
    26 years
  3. Land Use & Zoning: 5%
    16 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

14 total 

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  • John F. Renner

    Joel Spivak is a highly regarded attorney in New Jersey. I have known Joel for many years and respect the dedication and passion that he brings to the practice of law. He has helped many people in his years of practicing law.


    John Renner Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Thomas G. Egner

    I endorse this lawyer. Joel is a dedicated attorney and always does a professional job in every matter he approaches. His bankruptcy skills are superior and his work is outstanding. He always goes far beyond what is expected in his representation of clients and I would highly recommend his office for anyone considering retaining him.


    Thomas Egner Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

1820 Chapel Avenue West
Suite 195
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08002


DCInactive 199107/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Awesome Attorney 2015South Jersey Magazine2015
Top Attorneys 2015 - Bankruptcy LawSJ Magazine2015
Martindale-Hubbell® Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell®2013
BV Distinquished Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV Distinguished Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Arbitrator Since 2000Superior Court of New Jersey Camden Division Civil Arbitration Program2011
Mediator, Bankruptcy Mediation PanelUS Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania2011
Mediator, Bankruptcy Mediation Panel Since 2000US Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey2011
BV Distinquished Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
5th Anniversary - BV Distinquished Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Distinquished Service - 10 yearsRutgers University Pro Bono Bankruptcy Project2009
BV Distinguished Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
BV Distinguished Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV Distinguished Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
BV Distinguished Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated 2005-PresentMartindale-Hubbell2005
One of the Top Zoning & Land Use Attorneys in South JerseySouth Jersey Magazine2005
One of the Top Bankruptcy Lawyers In South JerseySouth Jersey Magazine2005
One of the Top Bankruptcy Attorneys in South JerseySouth Jersey Magazine2003
Panelist - Legal Line - BankruptcyWPSJ Television Program2002
Strathmore's Who's Who Millennium EditionStrathmore Who's Who2001
Panelist - Legal Line - Help I'm Drowning in DebtGarden State Cable Television Program2000
Life Member National Registry of Who's WhoNational Registry of Who's Who2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Joel R. Spivack1995 - Present
AssociatePowell Trachtman Logan Carrle & Bowman, PC1993 - 1995
AssociateObermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel1992 - 1993
AssociateCiardi, Fishbone & DiDonato1991 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey Institute of Local Government AttorneysMember2008 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2000 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of New JerseyMediator2000 - Present
Superior Court of New Jersey, Camden DivisionArbitrator2000 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern Disctrict of PennsylvaniaMediator2000 - Present
Camden County Bar Association Debtor-Creditor Relations CommitteeCommittee Member1996 - Present
Burlington County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Camden County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Township of Cherry Hill Zoning Board of AdjustmentZoning Board Attorney2004 - 2011
Township of Cherry Hill Rent Review BoardRent Review Board Attorney2003 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Polysat, Inc. v. Union Tank Car Co., 152 B.R. 886 (ED Pa. 1993)Successfully represented Plaintiff in Chapter 11 Violation of Discharge matter against Defendant. Court decision in favor of Plaintiff.
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Association for the Advancement of Science Clearinghouse Report on Science & Human RightsUpdate on Dr. Andrei Sakharov & Dr. Elena Bonner1985
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of Maryland, College ParkGovernment and International AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal Line - Bankruptcy WPSJ Television ProgramBankruptcy2002
Panelist - Legal Line - Help I'm Drowning in Debt Garden State Cable TelevisionHelp, I'm Drowning in Debt2000

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