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Joseph J. Russell, Jr., Esq.
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, PA

Joseph J. Russell, Jr., Esq., is a Shareholder and Chair of the Family Law Department at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer. Prior to joining the Wilentz Firm, Mr. Russell clerked for the Hon. Robert A. Fall in the Appellate Division.

Joseph regularly appears in the Family Part throughout New Jersey but he is particularly active in Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Somerset Counties. He serves on the Family Law Executive Committee ("FLEC”) to the New Jersey State Bar Association and regularly speaks at ICLE events. He also serves on the Family Law Executive Committee in Ocean and Monmouth Counties, as well as an Early Settlement Panelist in Monmouth and Middlesex Counties. He is also certified as a R. 1:40 Qualified Mediator, where he conducts both private and court appointed mediations.

Joseph is very involved with his local community in Monmouth County where he devotes substantial time raising money and awareness for LADACIN Network ("Lifetime Assistance for Developmental and Challenging Individual Needs”). LADACIN is a non-profit agency whose mission is to provide education, therapeutic, social, residential and support services for people with cerebral palsy or other physical disabilities in Monmouth/Ocean Counties. He founded and organizes an annual Polar Plunge for LADACIN. Since 2009, his LADACIN Plunge event has raised over $800,000.00 for LADACIN Network. He also serves as a Board Member for the Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus since 2015. 

Joseph resides in Monmouth County with his wife Jeanette Russell, Esq., and their three sons Joseph III, Jaxon and John Michael.

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