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Joseph Todd Schultz

Criminal defense Attorney at Norristown, PA

4.9   19 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 18 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 18 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    45%
    Former prosecutor turned defense attorney. Handles all jury or non-jury cases from misdemeanors to death penalty cases, drug or gun offenses to sexually based offenses. Licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the Eastern District.

    13 years, 250 cases

  2. Appeals
    25%

    13 years, 7 cases

  3. Violent crime
    15%

    13 years, 25 cases

  4. DUI and DWI
    5%

    13 years

  5. Federal crime
    5%

    12 years

  6. White collar crime
    5%

    13 years

Location

The Law Office of Joseph Schultz
33 East Marshall Street
Norristown, PA, 19401
The Law Office of Joseph Schultz
1518 Walnut St.
Suite 808 B
Philadelphia, PA, 19102
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
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Posted by DANIEL | July 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
KNOWLEDGEABLE, AFFORDABLE, FAST RESULTS!
Joseph is hands down the best criminal defense attorney I've ever used! He explained my case and what to expect .From day one he approached my case honestly and realistically. He made himself available to me by phone or email. Even though Joseph worked out a extremely successful outcome for me. He never just promised me great things he thoroughly explained the pros and cons. The price was very reasonable. I highly recommend! Thank you Joe
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Posted by Myeshia | April 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exoneration!!!!
I have to say that Attorney Joseph Schultz was always supportive, professional, truthful, diligent, and sharp when he defended my Son. He visited with him in prison numerously and kept him abreast on his case. I highly and unequivocally recommend Attorney Schultz and his practices. After my Son was found not guilty. Attorney Schultz followed up with us to make sure he was released properly and gave us much needed information on how to get my Son's record expunged. I can go on and on about Attorney Schultz, if you're in need of a caring, professional, Attorney that will fight for you Joseph Schultz is who you should hire.
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Posted by Paula Martino | December 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced, thorough, follow thru Lawyer
I hired Joseph based on a recommendation that proved true. After exploring the case details and ascertaining facts, Joseph was quick to resolve my particular situation. Joseph followed up promptly with me to verify the satisfying outcome my issue.
Posted by Carla | November 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Completely satisfied
Our family was referred to Mr. Schultz and we could not have been more pleased with his services. He took the time to make sure we were informed of everything from start to finish and made himself available whenever we had questions. His attention to detail granted us the best outcome. I would highly recommend Mr. Schultz and would call on his services again if needed.
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Posted by Stacy | October 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most Genuine and Professional!
I found Mr. Schultz on a Attorney List for Criminal cases. It was just pure luck that he answered and allowed me to hire him. He was the most caring and compassionate individual I had met in a long time. My situation was not of my doing in any manner but I still felt overwhelmed and hopeless. He did his best to keep my spirits up and he wasn't even concerned about the $$. He just genuinely wanted to help. He went above and beyond for my and I will never forget his generosity.
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Posted by Kyle | October 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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Its hard trusting anyone with your life when being represented but Mr. Schultz made me feel comfortable in which I never felt with any other lawyer I felt he genuinely cared and it wasn't all about the money I recommend using Mr. Schultz if you want a lawyer who really cares.
Posted by Tina White | October 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Member to Prior Client
I am very pleased with the services that were provided to my family by this Attorney. He goes above and beyond the call of duty and is a very intelligent and hard working man. I would highly recommend his services to any individual needing an Attorney in the Criminal Field.
Posted by Sanovia | August 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome
I have never been in the situation I am and Joe walked me thru the entire process step by step. He made me feel really comfortable in a bad predicament. I want to say Thanks to Joe and his team for an excellent job. I would refer all of my friends or anyone in need of a great lawyer.
Posted by Sean | July 26, 2015
Review for Joseph Schultz
Joe is always there for his clients. I never felt alone during my appeal process. Even afterwards Joe was still there to talk to me. I hope to never need a lawyer again, but if I do I would call Joe. Highly recommended.
Posted by Felicia W. | July 2, 2015
A Calm in the midst of a storm
Joseph Schultz is a wonderful, caring and compassionate lawyer. In the midst of my storm, he was the stability and calm that I needed to keep from falling apart. Confident, steady, and amazingly brilliant, Mr. Schultz kept me together with his wonderful knowledge of law. He battled for me, went toe to toe with the judge, the prosecutor, and all because he believed in me. His understanding of the law was amazing as I was dumbfounded through the whole process. I couldn't have been a more luckier person when he was assigned my case. Words cannot express the gratitude that I have when it comes to Mr. Schultz. He was the perfect instrument in helping me restore and continue my life, my career, and my dreams. I can never fully repay him for everything that he did and am forever in his debt. I wish there were more lawyers like him in the world. All of my recommendations for him are excellent because not only does he deserve it, he EARNS it. My heart is full of love for this man as a fellow human because he took the time out to care, listen, and truly fight for me. I strongly recommend him to anyone in need of legal services. It was truly a blessing the day he took my case on. Thank you Joe for not letting me give up, for helping me keep my composure and maintain my good name in the eyes of the law. I sincerely thank you from the depths of my heart and wish you nothing but blessings and success in everything you do. This review is a pale comparison of how I truly feel but I'm at a complete loss for words in my gratitude for his services.
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Posted by Delonte & Jay | May 6, 2015
GREAT JOB
My boyfriend was falsely accused and charged in Philadelphia! I came in contact with Mr Schultz, who agreed to handle the case! We live in California and there was not a moment where we had to worry! He kept us very informed in every aspect, was very knowledgable of all laws concerning our case. He was there every moment of the way! He had no problem going in the court room, standing his ground and letting his voice be heard! Needless to say, with his skills, knowledge and drive, our case never made it to trial and was voluntarily dismissed! Job well down! If we were in this or any situation in Philly, Mr Schultz will be the first number dialed! THANKS AGAIN MR SCHULTZ FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION!
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Posted by Stephanie | May 4, 2015
From my first meeting with Mr. Schultz I knew made the right decision.
I called a couple of lawyers trying to find someone to help my son, I prayed to our father in heaven. My son was playing with a BB gun (19 and still a big kid) never been in trouble a day in his life. And the system didn't care they were trying to give him two years for making a bad decision I had no one to turn to. But my prayers was answer. Mr. Schultz called me and told me to take a breath he was on it. He went to see my son on a Sunday to ease my mind, He also took time to explain how the system works over and over again, understanding that I had never been thought This process before. Being a single mom, I didn't know how I was going to pay him, but he worked out a payment plan for me. Thank to Mr Schultz my son is home where he belongs. So if your looking for a excellent and care lawyer who is willing to work with you please don't hesitate to call on Mr. Schultz....I thank god for pointing him in my direction.
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2015
Mr.Schultz
I have hire lawyers in the past and have been very disappointed with their performance. Mr. Schultz has proven to best in what he does. His ambition to help his clients in anyway that he can is unremarkable. He goes beyond expectation. I encourage anyone that needs to be represented by a professional to contact Mr.Schultz I highly recommend him to family and friends
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Posted by Lisa | November 8, 2014
Wonderful Lawyer!
I would like to give thanks to a wonderful Lawyer Joseph Todd Schultz! He did a great job in working with my husband, myself and his client our daughter who was incarcerated. He got the case and got the job done! He did not procrastinate and took our pain seriously. I appreciate all he did and would highly recommend him to anyone!
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Posted by Robert | September 26, 2014
Trustworthy Lawer
My experience with Mr. Schultz was a very good one. He made sure that I understood everything that he was explaining to me. He took in to considerition of the situation that I was in and gave me the best possible answer to all my questions. He even got in touch with a family member to help me in my case. All in all I am glad that I had Mr. Schultz as my legal consal.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2014
Drug Charge/Possession With Intent To Deliver
Hi, I was referred to Mr.J.Schultz In 2011 when I caught I drug charge, Also I'd like to thank Mr J.Schultz for helping me win my case, I feel as tho if it wasnt for him and his knowledge of being a smart man and knowing how to approach this case I would have probably lost this case. This has been the only stress I've had over the last 3 years knowing tht I could have gone to jail for a crime I didnt commit. It was a drug case which I was accused of distributing a drug known as (Pcp). This case has been going on for 3 years, and I was looking at alot of jail time for something I didnt do. Two Strike force cops said they watched me distribute Pcp to 2 unknown ppl from about 300 to 350 feet away out of an alley way. They had a buyer on my case that they grab off the streets and said he was a person I distributed too, they also said when they watched me without any binoculars at night, which is unusual to do so from tht far away. This case would have been over because its school camera's on one of the blocks tht would had proved tht I never even came close to the man they said I distributed drugs too but do to the fact tht I spent 3 months in jail and didn't have a lawyer at the time schools dont hold on to footage tht long. As of today I feel like the happiest man alive all because of Mr.Schultz and the way he represented me in that courtroom to lead to me walking out of there a free man. Now I can go on with my life and continue to help my mother and younger siblings out. I am going to continue on wit Mr.Schultz so he can help me to get my record expunged Thanks Again Mr J.Schultz. -Y.James
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Posted by Mersadies | June 12, 2014
Two Criminal Defense Cases Won
I was sent to Mr. Schultz in 2011 as a co-defendant due to ties with a career criminal since 2007. I picked up a second case (nearly in the same manner) a month later and Mr. Schultz handled both. Both cases were won by Mr. Schultz.- Mr. Schultz is a great attorney and man overall. He is swift and very knowledgeable (you would be surprised with some PA lawyers). My expungement will also be handled by him as well. I am trying my best to K.I.S.S. Concept this review but it's hard when you really appreciate someone. I will put it to you like this, if it wasn't for Mr. Schultz, I would not be setting at my job writing a review. While I can not get into the specifics of my case, I will say I had major life events going on and was at an all time low because of the choices I made trusting in people (you are the company you keep). I was proved to be not guilty because truly I was not but could have been convicted if I did not fight. I wanted to give up and just deal with the consequences. I wanted out of Pennsylvania. I am glad I did not give up and I have Mr. Schultz to thank for that. With my case (like every case is different) I tried to always meet him half way with evidence and proof. I like to make like easy on others and thank God I keep a papertrail. So My review on Mr. Schultz is more of a THANK YOU for everything and I am so glad God blessed me with you. (You're stuck with me forever, no more criminal cases I pray...) *Also, I was jailed for over 3 weeks (because no one knew where I was). I missed court on my 1st case (due to arrest on the second). After I missed it, Mr. Schultz came right up when he found me.
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Posted by Mrs.Reid | June 29, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Job!
Thank you so much for a great out come.I really appreciate you explaining the case and the diffrence possible outcomes. Which the outcome worked in my nephew favor. I would recommend your service to anyone
Posted by Kenneth | June 26, 2015
Kenneth Manley approves
Tho I felt the case I was involved in had the ability to be dismissed it was Delaware county an Joseph got me the best outcome available an for that I would recommend him to anyone. Great guy an very understanding.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney
  • The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Manager, Investigations Department
  • The Philadelphia Stock Exchange
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Broker
  • The Pennsylvania Merchant Group
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Securities Trader
  • Emerald Advisers, Inc.
  • 1998 - 2000
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Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Com. v. Caraballo
  • Case dismissed after hearing for lack of evidence.
  • Com. v. Whitaker
  • Case dismissed.
  • Com. v. Whitaker
  • Case dismissed.
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Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2014 - Present
  • Montgomery American Inn of Court
  • 2014 - Present
  • Delaware County Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Philadelphia Inn of Court
  • 2012 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Stars 2016
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • A+ Accredited Business
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2016
  • Rising Stars 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • A+ Accredited Business
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (11)
Endorse Joseph
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Knowledgeable, experienced, and caring. Well-respected among our colleagues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Joseph is an outstanding criminal attorney. Highly recommended!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe puts in the extra effort to get his clients great results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a dedicated and experienced attorney. He approaches every case with only his client's best interests at heart. I recommend this attorney without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joseph T. Schultz, Esquire. I have known Joe for a brief time, but immediately discovered that he is knowledgeable of the law, skilled and confident in the courtroom and familiar with courts, judges and lawyers. I refer now all my Philadelphia criminal cases to Joe. I know that Joe will provide the clients with the time and attention they need and deserve and Joe will work hard to obtain the results they deserve. Joe accepts cases from other surrounding counties and provides referral fees. I have already given Joe's name to fellow attorneys inquiring about fair, honest and experienced criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Joseph Schultz, Esquire, for almost two years. I have referred a number of clients to him. I have been very pleased with the thoroughness of his work, his knowledge of the law, and his dedication to his clients. My clients have been very pleased with his work. I recommend him to anyone requiring excellent criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a dedicated attorney who knows the ins and outs of the criminal-justice system. He constantly shows a methodical work ethic, even temperament, genuine concern for his clients and continuously strives to maintain high standards. I certainly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Joe for several years both in and out of work. He is an excellent attorney who fights hard for his clients and gets results. He has a reputation in the Philadelphia legal community for always being prepared and treating his clients with respect and professionalism."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Joe is smart and a fighter in the courtroom. Any client is in good hands with him."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Schultz on a number of serious criminal matters. On one particular case, we achieved a not guilty for a client on a 1st degree murder case. His work on that case was outstanding! From exhaustive preparation to dominating cross- examination, Mr. Schultz is a lawyer to be reckoned with and one I would recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe Schultz is an excellent trial attorney. I have seen him fight tenaciously as an assistant district attorney for many years and now as a criminal defense attorney. You can't go wrong with him as your lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Schultz is an exceptional attorney, advocate, and overall person. He brings a refreshing attitude to the court room that you would except a person with twice his experience would bring. I endorse this lawyer with the utmost integrity."
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Norristown Criminal defense Lawyer Joseph Todd Schultz
Joseph Todd Schultz
Criminal defense Attorney
Norristown, PA
Licensed for 18 years