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Joseph A O'Shea

Divorce and separation Attorney at Staten Island, NY

4.9   48 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 36 years
    New York - NY 50 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1974
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Joseph

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OVER 35 YEARS OF DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW EXPERIENCE. CALL FOR A CONSULTATION.

Joseph A. O'Shea is a trial attorney with over 35 years of experience representing clients in a wide range of areas.  He focuses his practice on divorce and matrimonial law, while also representing clients with family law issues in Family Court as well as criminal defense in the various courts throughout New York and New Jersey. 

 

The Law Firm of Joseph A. O'Shea is a full service law firm on Staten Island, advising clients in multiple areas such as obtaining a divorce, responding to a spouses divorce, negotiating a divorce settlement, criminal matters, family law related issues, as well as Will planning, residential and commercial real estate matters, including contracts and closings. 

 

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. O'Shea was an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County. After prosecuting and trying numerous criminal cases in the Bronx, Mr. O'Shea was recruited by the Staten Island District Attorney's Office and shortly thereafter, promoted as the first-ever Supreme Court Bureau Chief. 

 

At the Law Firm of Joseph A. O'Shea, we understand that every case is different and that every client has individual needs.  We work closely with our clients to develop a strategy whether it is strategic settlement, mediation, or trying the case - we implement a plan of action that best fits each client's unique needs.  

 

We are determined to represent clients in the most professional, courteous and result-oriented manner. We remain loyal to our clients and aggressively advocate on their behalf. 

 

 

Location

The Law Firm of Joseph A. O'Shea
260 Christopher Ln #201.
Staten Island, NY, 10314

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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Deliah | April 4, 2024
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Amazing lawyer!!!
He was amazing through the whole process and he got my kids home finally after 3 years of being in fostercare I can't thank him enough
Posted by Steven | November 30, 2023
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Great Lawyer
The outcome of my case went better than expected. Thank you Mr O'Shea. You are a true professional.
Posted by Suzanne | May 17, 2023
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Knowledgeable, Professional and Compassionate
I recently had the privilege of working with Mr. O’Shea on visitation matters in family court, and I am delighted to share my outstanding experience with his services. From the initial consultation to the final resolution of my case, Mr. O’Shea demonstrated an impressive level of expertise and professionalism. He exhibited a deep understanding of family law, specifically visitation rights, and his knowledge and guidance were instrumental throughout the entire process. Mr. O’Shea proved to be a compassionate and attentive legal advocate who genuinely cared about the well-being of my granddaughter. He listened attentively to my concerns, provided clear explanations of the legal procedures, and promptly responded to my inquiries. Furthermore, Mr. O’Shea fostered a collaborative environment, always keeping me informed about the progress of my case and encouraging open communication. His professionalism and dedication instilled a sense of confidence in me, allowing me to place my trust in his capable hands. Ultimately, thanks to Mr. O’Shea’s expertise and unwavering commitment, my visitation case had a favorable outcome. I am sincerely grateful for his exceptional legal representation and would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone seeking an attorney for visitation matters in family court. In conclusion, Mr. O’Shea is an outstanding legal professional who goes above and beyond to protect the rights and interests of his clients. His extensive knowledge, compassionate approach, and strong advocacy skills make him an invaluable asset when dealing with visitation matters.
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Posted by Joseph | June 11, 2022
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Mr. Joseph A O'She Law Firm
I was dealing with a Corporation and their corporate lawyers. Without hesitation Mr. O'Shea took up my case and the rest is history. I find Mr. O'Shea to be extremely loyal and highly competent in all that he does for his clients.
Posted by Raquel | June 11, 2022
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Already divorced!
I was already divorced for 5 years when my ex husband decided to reduce my alimony in a significant way.This happened during Covid and the courts were not seeing these types of cases.For 2 years my Ex short changed me in alimony amounting to over $20,000.My Ex husband then served me a judgement to appear in court wanting the courts to permanently reduce my alimony by close to $900 per month for the remaining 9 years of my alimony.At this time I retained Mr Joseph O'Shea.My first conversation with my O'Shea he explained in detail all of the laws surrounding my case in my favor and reassured me that the law was in my favor.During this long{over 1 year)process Mr O'Shea was always available to speak with me,kept me up to date on everything,explained the laws to me and prepared me very well for several court appearances.After a long 2 years I won!!!The judge dismissed the case to have my alimony reduced.There was still the matter of back pay which Mr O'shea helped me settle that matter out of court and I am now getting my back pay.Mr O'shea has been wonderful and so knowledgeable.I could never thank him enough for all that he did and will be forever grateful.Had it not been for Mr O'shea I would have lost over $100,000 in alimony.I want to also thank Marilyn and Raquel who work withMr O'shea they were so helpful to me personally and to my case.If you want a good knowledgeable lawyer then Mr O'Shea is the right lawyer!
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Posted by Michael foley | June 4, 2022
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Divorce
Been going through a lengthy divorce I had retained Mr O Sheas services he was very professional and fought hard for me and got me good results and his staff was also very helpful on all matters I would highly recommend him
Posted by PeteW | May 6, 2022
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I trust this attorney.
Mr. O'Shea knows his stuff. I've consulted with him on more than one occasion and he's offered great advice.
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2022
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Smooth process
I hired Joe as my divorce attorney in September of 2020 and my divorce was finalized in September of 2021. Joe and his staff were very attentive to my needs and they made sure this very difficult process went as smooth as possible. He advocated for me to the fullest extent. If you’re looking for an attorney who takes the bull but it’s horns, Joe is the one for you!
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Posted by Carlos | January 5, 2022
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Divorce process
Mr O’Shea is the best divorce lawyer anyone can have in the Staten Island area. He is the most reliable, compassionate, trust worthly and always willing to listen during my very difficult divorce process. His professionalism and knowledge of the law are unsurpassed. His hardwork and diligence resulted in a favorable outcome in my divorce case without leaving me bankrupt which is what most divorce attorneys do. I would highly highly recommend him
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Posted by DG | December 22, 2021
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DG
I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. O'Shea and his team for the past few years. He is a supportive lawyer who truly has the BEST interest of his clients at the forefront of his work. He is straightforward and honest as well as collaborative. He listens to his clients concerns and needs and will push to get their needs met, advocating for them every step of the way. He truly cares for his clients and their well being. I highly recommend him. Unlike other lawyers he doesn't have ulterior motives and doesn't seek to steal your money. Quite the opposite. He charges for only what he needs to charge for. he is not hidden or covert in anything that he does. He does what's right for everyone involved in the process. Thank you for everything. You made this process bearable!!
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Posted by Michael Fundaro | April 30, 2021
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Excellent representation
I was pleasantly pleased with the personalized service and advice I received from Mr. O'Shea. He was always very reassuring and told me exactly what I could expect when we went in front of the judge. Everything he told me worked exactly as he had said. The judge's final decision worked out just the way Mr. O'Shea predicted it would. I would highly recommend to Mr. O'Shea to all my family and friends.
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Posted by Alex | March 5, 2021
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Great work ethics, reliable lawyer.
Joseph was very helpful with my legal situation. From the very start he emphasized his focus on protecting my interests. He was always available when I needed to consult with him, responded to calls or emails very fast. Lastly, the cost estimation he quoted initially was very close to what I ended up paying. So, no huge surprise expenses or ongoing money-pull.
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Posted by Tisa | January 25, 2021
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Joe is a great attorney!
I have known Joe for over 16 years. He successfully represented me in a challenging and lengthy case. He counseled me professionally and with great integrity which I greatly appreciated. He provided the legal landscape of each challenge that the case presented and the different options that I could take. I am very thankful for Joe's representation and would recommend him and his very professional and capable staff to you for your legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2020
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Joe is A Wonderful Lawyer
I had an unusual lawsuit which by Joe’s words he has never seen this kind of case in his forty years of legal practices! I was very anxious about it not because I knew I had wrong doings, but I knew that I did not use a lawyer like Joe to protect my interests when the original settlement was made. Joe was patient in handling my case and explored various ways to defend me by his legal knowledge and experience. Eventually my case was settled, and I do not have to worry for my past mistakes. I would recommend Joe to anyone who has a difficult or unusual case to defend and I believe that Joe will be able to help him or her out!
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2020
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Client
Joe, as well as Marcy and Fiorella were always kind, professional, and responsive to my needs as a client. I am grateful to have Joseph O’Shea as my attorney and would highly recommend him.
Posted by Susan | October 16, 2020
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Excellent with persons having disabilities
I suffered a brain injury before my divorce and am still recovering from my physical and mental injuries. I had consulted 4 other attorneys, before meeting Mr. O’Shea and Marcy. Both were very compassionate, understanding and patient with me. I needed a lot more guidance then most and had to have everything repeated. Mr. O’Shea made absolutely sure, that I understood and grasped everything that was happening in my case. They fallowed up with me to keep, me in track with everything they needed. The kept me in the loop with everything and was very responsive to any and all concerns of mine. At times I did not even had to ask, because he realized that I was overwhelmed emotionally and mentally and he would never rush me and his calming nature made me feel safe. Mr. O’Shea’s calming nature was working very well for me to keep myself calm and not panic. Mr. O’Shea knows his clients rights and his unwavering support is top notch. Working in a stressful environment is not easy and to deal with a client who is mental Handicapped and needs extra effort, took a lot more energy and time of his. He NEVER made me feel, that I was a burden or less capable. He managed me and my case beautifully. I always felt at ease. His whole office and staff are a tremendous help and asset to have when you going through one of your most emotionally charged times in your life. My husband and I have reconciled and now working on our marriage. Mr. O’Shea was surprised, supportive and very formative in this process also. He gave his knowledge and know how, to navigate my husband and I in closing our case. I recommend him and his firm highly and especially for persons with disabilities they are the very best. I will be forever grateful to him.
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2020
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Professional
Jo and his staff were helpful and responsive to all our questions and concerns. Jo was a knowledgeable and happy to explain every step of the process. Joe and Fiorella always kept me up-to-date with all the letters/responses, organized and filed thousands of pages of my documents, set important calendar dates and reminders well in advance. All communications and follow-ups were precise, on time, efficient and always reinforced my confidence that my case is handled by the best family law team.
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2020
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Keeps it Simple !
Joseph O'Shea handled my divorce with ease. He kept it simple, and explained the whole process in a way I could understand . He keeps it simple. A gentleman, and treats you like a friend! I highly recommend him.
Posted by Sharon | July 2, 2020
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Wonderful person and lawyer
Mr. O'Shea is someone I need to write about. He has a warm and friendly demeanor right from the start. I felt comfortable and at ease when we would have our consultations. He is an utmost professional and intelligent lawyer. He is always ready and prepared for any and all adversity that guaranteed will come your way. He's always reassuring as you go through your storm. He is always a phone call away. He gained my full trust in his expertise and he never let me down, ever. He's a great lawyer and person, one of a kind.
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Posted by Mark | June 5, 2020
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Hard Working and Reliable
Mr. O'Shea has represented me in the most proffessional manner, his ethics are of the highest standards. His compassion, integrity, knowledge and honesty have become very important to me during the last year as he represented me in my divorce.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Staten Island District Attorney's Office
  • 1978 - 1989
  • Supreme Court Bureau Chief
  • Staten Island District Attorney's Office
  • 1978 - 1989
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Bronx County Distirct Attorney's Office
  • 1973 - 1977

Education

  • St John's University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • St John's University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1969

Associations

  • Richmond County Bar Association Grievance Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Family Section
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • New York Criminal and Civil Courts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Richard D. Lasher Meritorious Service Award
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • 2018
  • Thomas R. Sullivan Award
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Sophie Mathews Memorial Award for Volunteer Service
  • Project Hospitality
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Endorse Joseph
Unknown Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer on divorce and criminal matters. I known Joe for a least 15 years. We were members of the North Shore rotary club. He is an outstanding attorney, honest and highly qualified"
General practice Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is very smart. He is a good lawyer and very concerned with his client's needs. He is knowledgeable, responsive and attentive. He has my highest recommendation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is highly experienced, professional and a tireless advocate for his clients"
Litigation Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an excellent trial attorney. He is extremely well respected by the judges in whose courts he appears. Very few attorneys have the respect of the Richmond County Bar Association that Joe has earned. He has received many awards from the Bar Association and is due to receive another in two weeks. You cannot go wrong choosing Joe as your attorney!"
Probate Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Joseph O'Shea on various legal matters and fully endorse his skills and expertise."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.extremely competent and professional. one of the best in the business."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, with whom I sit on the board of the Richmond County Bar Association. He is an attorney who sees (and fights to protect) the bigger picture; he not only cares about his clients, but about the community at large."
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Staten Island Divorce and separation Lawyer Joseph A O'Shea
Joseph A O'Shea
Divorce and separation Attorney
Staten Island, NY
Licensed for 50 years