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Krista L Haley

Family Attorney at Phillipsburg, NJ

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

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About Krista

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With over 18 years of courtroom experience, Ms. Haley is a confident and successful litigator.  She began her career with the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, before entering private practice, where her practice has been primarily Family Law and Municipal Court.  She has handled everything from simple uncontested divorces to complex custody disputes to domestic violence.  Ms. Haley is neither afraid to fight the hard fight nor to negotiate, whichever obtains the best result for her clients. In 2013, Ms. Haley was instrumental in the opening of the first distillery in New Jersey since Prohibition ended and gave testimony and drafting assistance to the legislature that helped the passing of  the Craft Distilling law.  She has since worked with other distilleries and breweries to help them get licensed and in business.

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John Rue & Associates
1 Fairview Avenue
Phillipsburg, NJ, 08865


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Posted by Rick | July 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The kind of attorney we all should have
I hired Krista to defend me and my company in a lawsuit. She did an excellent job and approached the case with an attitude that she said "you do what you need to do to run your business, let me do all the worrying about this suit" That is the kind of attorney everyone should have.
Posted by Michelle | July 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The best mist caring lawyer
Krista Hailey has represented me inboth a divorce and in a criminal case shesaw me through the hardest times in my life. I never felt alone as long as she was defending me. Although outcomes are not guaranteed both times I walked away with minimal consequences.... I am truly in her debt
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very pleased
Krista has been my lawyer for 8 years. She guided me thru a divorce and several issues that required a family Law attorney. She pays attention to detail and really helped my daughter and I out tremendously .


  • Hourly Rates $ 200-400 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • John Rue & Associates
  • 2016 - Present
  • Owner
  • Jersey Artisan Distilling
  • 2012 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Jersey Artisan Distilling
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Associate Professor
  • University Of Maryland University College
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Principal
  • Law Office of Krista Haley
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Senior Matrimonial Associate
  • Aronsohn Weiner
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Wolkstein, Von Ellen & Brown
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Associate
  • DiFrancesco Bateman et al
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Somerset County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2002 - 2006
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  • Washington University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Princeton University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
  • Columbia University
  • MA - Masters
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • HIggs v. Barker
  • Client was awarded custody of both dogs


  • Bernards Township Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Secretary
  • 2013 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Somerset County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Awards Committee
  • Chair
  • 2007 - 2008
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Executive Committee
  • 2006 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers for Families
  • New Jersey Family Magazine
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Rutgers University
  • Chronic Illness & Disability
  • 2016
  • New Jersey Food & Wine Festival
  • A Brief History of Distilling in New Jersey
  • 2015
  • Writing Women Safe: Rape Prevention, Advocacy, Education
  • Advocacy through Writing
  • 2011
  • NJSBA 101 Series
  • How to Handle a Criminal & Municipal Court Case
  • 2008
  • Putting Social Knowledge to Work
  • Public interest careers
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
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Education Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Krista is an experienced and talented attorney who has excellent instincts for the issues in a case, a broad base of knowledge both procedurally and substantively, and a commitment to excellence. She's a lawyer you will like."
Family Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Krista for many years. We were colleagues in the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office and have remained in contact professionally and personally for over a decade. Krista is one of the smartest and most creative people I know. Just as importantly, she appreciates life and improves the lives of those around her, including lawyers and clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Krista is an excellent attorney. She has a tremendous amount of experience appearing in Court and handling trials, which many attorneys simply don't have. She can navigate and think through complicated issues, another important quality. I endorse her without reservation."
Divorce and separation
Criminal defense