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Joseph E. Altschul

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Pembroke Pines, FL

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Joseph E. Altschul has over 18 years of legal experience in South Florida.  He has tried jury trial cases to verdict in Miami-Dade County, Broward County and Palm Beach County, as well as in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.  He has also successfully argued appeals before the Florida Supreme, the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal, and Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal and Fourth District Court of Appeal.

Joseph began his legal career with Ruden McCloskey’s Fort Lauderdale office before being recruited to a commercial litigation boutique in Miami, Florida, where he gained extensive trial experience and was elevated to partner.  He later ventured out to begin his own firm in Weston, Florida, and subsequently merged his practice and became a partner in the firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner.  In 2005, Altschul again ventured out to establish a small firm practice.

Before attending law school, Joseph worked as a commercial real estate broker specializing in office buildings and office properties.  This provided him with invaluable experience, perspective and understanding of the real estate industry.  Indeed, Joseph originally headed off to law school with the intention of becoming a real estate developer.  This goal, however, encountered a detour when he discovered a passion for trial and appellate advocacy during law school.

Joseph also proudly served in the United States Army Reserves for 10 years, where he was a captain in the infantry. He completed basic training at Ft. Dix, NJ, and subsequently completed Airborne school and the Infantry Officer’s Basic Course at Fort Benning, Georgia.  The military was a natural step for Joseph, having been born and raised an “Army Brat” on military bases.  His travels as an “Army brat” involved travel and residences throughout the world, having lived in Germany and Tehran, Iran during his youth.

Joseph began his collegiate studies at the University of New Hampshire, where he was a member of the varsity wrestling team and the Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC).  He later transferred to Florida Atlantic University, where he graduated with a degree in business finance and real estate (BBA) in 1985.

In 1990, he graduated cum laude from the University of  Miami School of Law, where he finished in the top 8% of his class and was an editor of the University of Miami Law Review.  Joseph received the American Jurisprudence Book Awards in Evidence and Advanced Moot Court.  He was on the winning teams in the moot court and mock trial competitions, and subsequently received the Order of the Barrister award.  He was a member of the teams that represented the University in regional and national moot court and mock trial competitions, which teams received recognition for Best Brief at the National Moot Court Competition, Region V. They were also a semi-finalist in the National Mock Trial Competition, Southern Region.

Joseph is admitted to practice law in Florida and before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.

Joseph has been a guest speaker at various meetingsbefore various groups on the topics of real estate law, investments and foreclosure.  He frequently counsels people in financial difficulty relating to mortgage foreclosure, and has participated in training small group leaders of Crown Financial Ministries on financial stewardship and mortgage foreclosure.

Joseph is also an active real estate investor.  He has attended and been a guest speaker at numerous real estate investment seminars and bought and sold many properties in South Florida.

Joseph has lived in South Florida for 25 years.  He is a past president of the Rotary Club of Weston. Currently serving as District Chairman for Rotary Youth Exchange Program (visit the District site by clicking here). Joseph is also serving as a Deacon in his church.

Licensed for 32 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1990
Updated 11/23/2022

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Joseph E. Altschul, LLC
1911 N.W. 150th Avenue.
Suite 203
Pembroke Pines, FL, 33028

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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2008
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My experience with Joe is that he is probably the most experienced lawyer I have ever met. He is extremely smart and very honest. I would reccomend him to anyone that is looking for an attorney. He is the kind of person that will always be honest with you regardless of what you want to hear. He has helped my family and I tremendously over the years and anyone would be lucky to get him to accept you as a client. I really can not say enough about how sharp he is. He has worked for me in both a litigation setting and with real estate law. He is amazing as a litigator. It was almost like watching a TV Show. You could really tell how he completely commanded the attention of all in the Jury and how they were really mesmorized by how sharp of an attorney he is. When the other attorney spoke no one really paid as much attention as to when Joe spoke everyone was attentively listening. I have much to thank for being able to have him handle my family and I as clients.
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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • law
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • City of Miami Beach v. Mendelson, 798 So.2d 760, (Fla. 3d DCA 2001)
  • Jury Verdict for Plaintiff
  • Fulton County Administrator v. Sullivan, 1997 WL 589312, 22 FLW S 578 (Fla. 1997)
  • Appellate victory for Client
  • Tarleton v. Arnstein & Lehr, 719 So.2d 325 (Fla. 4th DCA 1998)
  • Jury verdict for Plaintiff
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Rotary District 6990
  • Youth Exchange Chair
  • 2006 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Weston
  • Past President
  • 1998 - Present
  • College Assistance Program
  • Board Member
  • 1992 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rotarian of the Year
  • Rotary District 6990
  • 2003
  • Rotarian of the Year
  • Rotary Club of Weston
  • 2002
  • Order of the Barrister
  • University of Miami Law School
  • 1990
  • Best Brief
  • National Moot Court Competition, Region V
  • 1990
  • American Jurisprudence Book Awards - Evidence
  • University of Miami Law School
  • 1989
  • American Jurisprudence Book Award - Advanced Moot
  • University of Miami Law School
  • 1987
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Speaking Engagements

  • Crown Financial Small Group Training
  • Financial stewardship
  • 2008
  • Business with Purpose
  • Real estate foreclosures and short sales
  • 2008

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Real estate Attorney | Mar 11
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Real estate Attorney | Aug 12
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"I endorse this lawyer. Great Lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Joseph Altschul is a real talent and I recommend him highly."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 03
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Pembroke Pines Lawsuits and disputes Lawyer Joseph E. Altschul
Joseph E. Altschul
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Pembroke Pines, FL
Licensed for 32 years