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Joe E Strauss

Family Attorney at Flemington, NJ

3.0   4 reviews

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About Joe

Learn Joe’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Divorce, mediation, child support, child custody, alimony, domestic violence

  2. DUI and DWI
    Includes DUI and DWI

  3. Elder law
    Wills, Trusts and Estates

  4. Real estate
    Purchases and Sales

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket
    Includes all Municipal Court matters

At the law firm of Joe E. Strauss, Esq., a Hunterdon County attorney that has been handling a range of legal matters for New Jersey clients for more than 30 years.

In addition to this experience, everyone in our law firm shares a commitment to providing personal, individually tailored representation to each client we represent. At our firm, you will receive sound legal counsel in a professional yet comfortable and personal working environment.

We prefer face-to-face conferences whenever possible, including meeting at convenient locations, with evening and weekend meeting times available by appointment. Our biggest concern is to help you be in control of the legal process.


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State NJ
Status Administrative - Not authorized to practice
Acquired 1973
Updated 11/05/2022

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

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Joe E Strauss
63 Main Street
Flemington, NJ, 08822


3.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Steve M. | July 30, 2014
Extremely great lawyer, has proved the truth in many cases he has handled for me keeping injustices from Taking place!
Mr. Joe Strauss Esq. has represented me for a number of years now due to the continuous false accusations made by the mother of my daughter to all sorts of agency's and people. I completely disagree with what was written about him in another review and can only believe that that was done fictitiously by an advocate's client to simply retaliate against him for proving the truth. Mr. Strauss Esq. may not have the most exquisite office in appearance but his work and knowledge for the law goes unsurpassed. He not only is a great lawyer but a good man (which is difficult to say about many lawyers),as he is considerate and helpful throughout every aspect of which he is hired to do. He graduated from a high profile School of Law and continues to further keep up to date with educating himself to represent his clients with both dignity and respect. I highly recommend him and have done so on many different occasions, who also had the same respect for him. For others who may have broken the law, he was capable of getting charges changed to less, or at the minimum gets the minimum penalties or simply dismissed altogether. If you are innocent of what you are accused of (as in my particular cases), he will prove this to any honest Judge or prosecutor (I say this because Its sad that there is still discrimination from time to time). Mr Strauss is well known in the industry as when I have gone to hearings with him he is welcomed by name. Advocate lawyers fear his ability to ensure the law is both not broken but the laws imposed to protect citizens from false prosecution in criminal or municipal matters and that the best interest of the child is looked after in matrimonial cases involving a child/children. I again Highly recommend this Man of Justice to represent anyone with legal matters. If he does not specialize it a particular area, he will recommend you to someone who specializes in that area of law. Mr Strauss is a Great Lawyer, Great Father and must be a Great employer since his employees have been with him for years. He is a Great Man of Justice. I've unfortunately had used other "high profile lawyers" and went back to Mr Strauss because his ability to show the truth by the way the law is intended. He has represented me for more then 10 years now, and unfortunately (due to the relationship with the mother of my child) may need his help for another 8 years..... If Your in need of a Lawyer, Call Joe Strauss First! (908)-782-1115
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2011
Excellent Attorney and Excellent Staff
Mr. Strauss and his staff helped me tremendously through a very difficult separation and divorce. He and his staff were always available to answer questions and advise me regarding the legal and financial processes and procedures involved in the divorce. His staff also provided comfort and understanding regarding my frustrations and concerns as we moved through the process. I truly believe they had my best interests at the forefront of decision making and always provided me options regarding moving the case forward. Mr. Strauss and his staff also assisted me in drafting a new will and closing on my new home. I would highly recommend the services of his office.
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Posted by Ryan | August 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Waste of Time & Money
I was a client of Joe Strauss for a brief period during a d.u.i. case, before moving on to a qualified lawyer. I am writing this review not for the purpose of bashing him, but to prevent others from making the mistake of hiring him. I should have listened to my instincts and moved on earlier than I did, but I gave him a few chances before learning my lesson. Strauss is unprofessional in the way he conducts business and constantly disheveled. During our meetings, he would forget most of the facts about my case and I would spend much time repeating them and reminding him. When it came time for a court date, he actually made a deal with the prosecutor for me so that I would receive only a 3 month license suspension. The awful part about that deal was that I was being charged with a second dui and he had mistaken it for my first. Maybe if he had spent less time hitting on my wife and more time at least attempting to do his job, he may have gotten what I was being charged with correct. I had never met anyone quite as inadequate as Strauss. The fact that he remains in business, is frightening.
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2014
Unprofessional and useless
I retained Joe Strauss to help with my child custody case. He is forgetful, slow, takes two hour meetings to discuss what should need 1 hour, then loses the notes and magnetic tapes he used to gather the information which he can't remember himself. And you are charged for the time he needs for you to repeat yourself. Then I lost my job - I called to end the relationship which I could no longer afford. He persuaded me to use up the rest of the retainer, and agreed to not charge me more than that and that we'd stop consulting when it ran out. He did not do this, didn't inform me when it ran out, continued to assure me there was room, then gave me a nearly $2000 bill at the end of the month. Which I don't have the money to pay and he is now threatening legal action over. On top of this, multiple invites to dinner, interrupting me and failing to listen to my opinions, continually referring to case assets incorrectly (such as calling my Marriage Settlement Agreement a Property Agreement), advice that was poor and caused me more problems... I could not possibly recommend this person and in fact recommend he retire before he causes damage to more than someones wallet. In the end, I resolved my case on my own through mediation, having sunk $7k with Strauss for absolutely no value at all.
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Response from Joe Strauss August 6, 2015
I would like to say thank you for your comment and I am sorry that you feel this way about the way things were handled. This is a very unusual response to receive from one of my clients. I strive to provide the highest quality of service at all times. Maintaining client satisfaction is a top priority for me. If this comment is from an actual client, I would encourage you to contact me directly to discuss this issue. I am easy to reach and would be happy to talk to you about your concerns.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 265-310 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Strauss & Tauriello
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Partner
  • Reed, Strauss, & Tauriello
  • 1983 - 1987


  • Seton Hall
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973


  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Family Law Inn of Court
  • Master of the Bench
  • 1991 - Present
  • Hunteron County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

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