Santo Artusa | Jersey City Divorce & Family Law Lawyer
Divorce and family law attorney located in Jersey City, NJ.
Criminal, Traffic, Divorce & Family Law, Accident & InjuryJersey City, NJ 07306 (Hudson County)
Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Age Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Consumer ProtectionJersey City, NJ 07302 (Hudson County)
Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Accident & Injury, Criminal, EmploymentJersey City, NJ 07302 (Hudson County)
Accident & Injury, Bankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, EmploymentNew York, NY 10004 (New york County)
Divorce & Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Family LawNew York, NY 10007 (New york County)
Misdemeanor, Felony, DUI-DWI, Employee Rights, Personal InjuryNew York, NY 10004 (New york County)
Accident & Injury, Health Care, Lawsuit & Dispute, Workers' Compensation, Civil & Human RightsNew York, NY 10038 (New york County)
Lawyer.com Member Questionnaire
Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
Family law and Divorce Attorney Santo Artusa has successfully represented thousands of people who have cases in New Jersey. In one case: There was a case where my client's husband abandoned my client and she could not locate him. He was a very successful businessman and he just picked up and left, leaving her in the marital home, without any access to money. After an extensive search, we were able to locate him in Georgia, served him with divorce papers and motion papers. We were able to have his assets frozen, have our client receive alimony and a lump sum for expenses. We were very proud that we found him and were able to get our client what she deserved.
How did you build a successful practice?
Being successful in any business is about caring about your clients. If you care about them, they will care for you and your business will grow. Most of my clients become repeat customers in different practice areas because they were happy with the initial service they hired me for.
What should clients look for in a lawyer?
Clients should look for an attorney that actually practices in the area of law that they need help with. The law has become more complex over the years and working with a "generalist" can be a dangerous proposition. It is better to work with someone that has 2-3 areas of practice so that the attorney is on the front lines and understands what is going on in the courts.
How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
It is important to know how local people live and how life is in the area where you are seeking a court order. A case in one county can be much different in another county and the attorney needs to know this. That is one reason I suggest to people that hiring a local attorney for your case is very important.
What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
A prefer in person consultations but when I do phone consultations I try to find out what the client's goal in the case is and see if I believe my team and I can help the client achieve that goal. I do not take cases from people with unrealistic expectations.
What information do you need in a free phone consultation?
I need to know where the case is, has a case been filed, if not, how soon the client wants to file. If they have any court orders they can email me prior to the consultation, that is very helpful.
What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
I would say that I do not accept every case that walks in the door and that if I take your case, that means that I believe in it and will do everything in my power to achieve my client's goal.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
The most rewarding aspect of my job is the client interaction and at the end of the case knowing that I did my best and the clients appreciate it.
What are your other interests in addition to law?
Family is the most important aspect of my life, my wife and two children. I am also a big sports fan. I love the Islanders, Giants and Mets, while I also root for the New York Jets.
Are you involved in your community?
I have coached my son's soccer team, I volunteered for the American Red Cross and other community activities.
|Legal Intern||Hon. Dickinson Debevoise, U.S.D.J.||Newark, NJ||2009-2009|
|Attorney||Artusa Law Firm||Jersey City, NJ||2009 – Present|
|Rutgers University NJ||JD||Law School||2009|
|West Virginia University||B.S.B.A.||Finance||2000|
|Oxford University||A.S.||International Economics||1999|
|State / Court||Date|
- New Jersey Bar Association
Hudson County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Honors & Awards
- Client Distinction Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
Service Award, American Red Cross, 2008
Promising Alumni Award, West Virginia University, 2007
Domestic Violence Advocate Service Award, Nassau County Volunteer Program, 2003
Service Award, East Harlem Tutorial Program, 2002
Academic Scholarship, West Virginia University, 1999
Golden Key National Honor Society Recipient, National Honor Society, 1998
Olivera v. Olivera
Practice Area: Family
Date: Jan 19, 2012
Successfully obtained long term alimony for client that was denied in a motion with prior counsel.
Trial focusing on equitable distribution, child support, alimony in Hudson County, New Jersey.
State vs N.P.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Date: Aug 24, 2012
Represented client in Jersey City Municipal Court on simple assault charges
Barrett v. Barrett
Practice Area: Child Support
Date: Feb 10, 2012
Outcome: Lowered child support and eliminated substantial arrears
Client received $0 every two weeks after three different child support garnishments and working 50 hours per week. Successfully lowered child support payments and arrears.
- Article feeatured in divorce magazine
Fee:Our fees vary depending on if a case is contested or uncontested (divorces and motions).
Language:English, Spanish, Italian
35 Journal Square
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Mr. Artusa proudly represents his clients in the Hudson, Bergen, Union and Essex Counties of New Jersey.