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 - 2018
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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (70%): 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

Criminal Defense (20%): 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

Appellate (10%): Appeals

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018

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About Barbara Strauss

Admitted: 1980, New York

Professional Webpage: www.goshenlawyer.com/attorneys-staff/barbara-j-strauss-attor...

Honors/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
  • Special Recognition Award for Pro Bono Activities, Field of Family Law, American Bar Association, 1994
  • AVVO Top 1% Super Lawyers Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Legal Services – NYS Unified Court System, 2013

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

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: 5/17/2018

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