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: 845-360-2094
Fax: 845-294-3861
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%),
  • Appellate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Barbara J. Strauss is a partner at Strauss & Kallus Law Offices in Goshen, New York. Ms. Strauss practices family and criminal law and serves clients throughout the Hudson Valley, New York, region. She has experience with divorce litigation, child support, child neglect, custody and visitation.

    Mr. Strauss has been licensed to practice law since 1980 and has litigated at the trial and appellate levels. She is an experienced litigator and familiar with collaborative law techniques such as arbitration and mediation. She is admitted before all New York state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    In addition to her practice, Ms. Strauss has taught at a variety of seminars and continuing legal education events. She has won several awards for her pro bono work and contributions to the legal profession and serves as a volunteer mediator for the Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc.

    Active in her legal and professional communities, Ms. Strauss has served on several committees for the Orange County Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association of Orange & Sullivan Counties. She is involved with numerous community groups, including the Goshen Chamber of Commerce, Goshen Central School District, “A Friend’s House” Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter, the Orange County Dispute Resolution Center, Safe Homes of Orange County and the YWCA of Orange County.

    Ms. Strauss received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wesleyan University and graduated cum laude. She earned her law degree from New York University School of Law.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Family Law
    • 20%Criminal Defense
    • 10%Appellate
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, Appeals


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    Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021

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    About Barbara Strauss

    Admitted: 1980, New York

    Professional Webpage:


    • Pro Bono Award for Outstanding Contribution, Orange County Bar Association, 1994
    • The Bar Association honored me for volunteering with Lawyers for Good Government at the Women and Child Detention Center in Dilley, Texas.  We assisted women seeking political asylum. , Service Award, Orange County Bar Association, 2018
    • Women of Achievement of Orange County , Sarah Wells Girl Scout Council and YWCA of Orange Co, 2004
    • AVVO Top 1% Super Lawyers Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Legal Services – NYS Unified Court System, 2013
    • Lawyers of Distinction, 2017
    • Family Law Pro Bono Award, American Bar Assn. Family Law Section, 1994
    • Special Recognition Award for Pro Bono Activities, Field of Family Law, American Bar Association, 1994
    • Pro Bono Award for Outstanding Service, NY State Unified Court System, Access to Justice, 2013

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • President, Women's Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 1993
    • New York, 1980
    • Orange County Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee, 2015
    • Orange County Bar Association, President, 2010-2011
    • Treasurer Appellate Division Law Guardian Panel, Appellate Division, 2nd Dept, 9th and 10th Judicial District, Member,
    • Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan County, President
    • President, Orange County Bar Association, 2010
    • New York State Bar Association House of Delegates, 2011
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
    • Lawyer for Children Panel, Grievance Committee, 2006-2014
    • Lawyer for Children Panel, 1990-Present
    • Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan County, 1993 – 1994
    • Treasurer Appellate Division Law Guardian Panel, Law Guardian
    • Member of Grievance Committee for the Ninth Judicial District, 2006
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1993
    •  Lawyer for Children Panel, Appellate Division
    • Orange County Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee, Appellate Division
    • Orange County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2003-2010
    • Treasurer Appellate Division Law Guardian Panel, Grievance Committee
    • Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan County, 1983 – 1984

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Leadership Orange
    • “A Friend’s House” Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter Advisory Committee, Board Member
    • Goshen Chamber of Commerce and the Mental Health
    • Parents Apart Program
    • Orange County Dispute Resolution Center
    • Goshen Central School District, Board of Directors
    • Orange County Safe Homes
    • Orange County Dispute Resolution Center
    • Goshen Central School District, Former Member
    • YWCA of Orange County
    • Association of Orange County Volunteer, Mediator

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • NBI Family Law CLE: Family Law from A-Z
    • A Practical Approach to Valuation Issues in Divorce Negotiation and Litigation: Valuation of Enhanced Earnings and Small Businesses
    • NBI Advanced Family Law CLE: Changing Families and Children in the Courtroom
    • Cardozo Law School Intensive Trial Advocacy Program: Trial Practice
    • DRC, Parents Apart Class: Legal Issues for Parents Going Through Custody Litigation

    Educational Background:

    • Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, B.A., Honors: Cum Laude, Major: Psychology, 1976
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    Office Location for Barbara J. Strauss

    301 Main Street
    Suite 2E
    Goshen, NY 10924

    Phone: 845-360-2094

    Fax: 845-294-3861

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    Last Updated: 6/3/2021

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