Barbara J. Strauss

Barbara J. Strauss

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Goshen, NY

Strauss & Kallus, PLLC
 | 301 Main Street, Suite 2E
Goshen, NY 10924
Phone: 845-294-2616
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Barbara Strauss has maintained a private practice for over twenty-five years dedicated to advocating for men and women coping with divorce, family law disputes or criminal charges. She represents clients in Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties.

In her thirty plus years as a lawyer Barbara J. Strauss has gained a well-earned reputation as a smart, conscientious and vigorous litigator with trial skills gained as a criminal prosecutor along with an in-depth knowledge of the law that comes from extensive appellate practice.

Barbara J. Strauss is a former president of the Orange County Bar Association, former president of the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties and has been a lawyer for children since 1990. She also is a well-respected lecturer on topics such as trial practice, complex equitable distribution issues and numerous family court topics.

Areas of Practice

Divorce Litigation
Family Law
Child Support
Custody & Visitation
Child Neglect
Criminal Law

Divorce and Family Law
Ms. Strauss seeks to resolve family law issues and divorce with dignity. She utilizes the collaborative law approach or negotiation whenever possible. When court proceedings are necessary, she approaches litigation with a thorough, and civilized style while at the same time zealously representing the interests of her client.
Ms. Strauss has developed a reputation for her in-depth knowledge of some of the more complicated issues facing a Family Law practitioner. She has litigated complex cases involving valuation of family-owned corporations, interaction of divorce and bankruptcy, division of pension benefits and survival rights, distribution of stock options, tax consequences of divorce, and interstate custody and support issues.

Barbara Strauss is also a court-appointed law guardian representing children’s interests in divorce, custody and child abuse matters. For over ten years, she has co-taught the Parents Apart teaching parents in the midst of custody disputes about the impact of litigation on children.

Criminal Law
Barbara Strauss was a Senior Assistant District Attorney in the Orange County District Attorney’s office for eight years. She was in charge of the prosecution of child sex abuse cases and supervised the appellate litigation. As a prosecutor and defense attorney Ms. Strauss has tried the gamut of criminal cases ranging from straightforward driving while intoxicated matters, to A-1 felony drug prosecutions, child abuse, white collar fraud, rape, criminally negligent homicide and murder. She has also handled parole revocation hearings and probation violation proceedings.

This law firm is one of the few local matrimonial and criminal practices which has significant expertise in appellate litigation in addition to the trial level advocacy. Barbara Strauss has personally drafted and filed over one hundred and fifty appellate briefs and has argued cases in the Appellate Division, Second Department and Third Department and Court of Appeals as well as in Federal Court.

About Barbara Strauss

Admitted: 1980, New York

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2017
  • Pro Bono Award for Outstanding Service, NY State Unified Court System, Access to Justice, 2013
  • Women of Achievement of Orange County , Sarah Wells Girl Scout Council and YWCA of Orange Co, 2004
  • Pro Bono Award for Outstanding Contribution, Orange County Bar Association, 1994
  • Family Law Pro Bono Award, American Bar Assn. Family Law Section, 1994

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York State Bar Association House of Delegates, 2011
  • President, Orange County Bar Association, 2010
  • Member of Grievance Committee for the Ninth Judicial District, 2006
  • President, Women's Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 1993
Office Location for Barbara J. Strauss

301 Main Street
Suite 2E
Goshen, NY 10924


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Last Updated: 12/1/2017

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