Tel: 845.294.2616 • Fax: 845.294.3861 • Email Barbara J. Strauss
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.
Tel: (845) 294-2616 • Fax: (845) 294-3861 • Email Harvey C. Kallus
Harvey C. Kallus has practiced law in New York since his admission to the bar in 1987. After several years as an associate attorney in a busy Newburgh law firm, he opened his private practice in New Windsor in 1993. Specializing in the areas of Matrimonial and Family Law, Mr. Kallus developed a reputation as a determined advocate and a knowledgeable practitioner. In 2015 he merged his firm with Barbara J. Strauss, Esq. to form Strauss & Kallus PLLC in Goshen, N.Y.
Strauss & Kallus employs a deliberate and rational approach to resolve complex family law issues involving equitable distribution of marital assets and debts (including the division of business interests, stock options and retirement assets); custody and visitation disputes; and child and spousal support negotiations. They are skilled negotiators who utilize alternative dispute resolution principles whenever possible.
Tel: 845.294.2616 • Fax: 845.294.3861 • Email Richard Mandell
Attorney Richard Mandell is a former Child Support Magistrate and is one of the most highly respected divorce mediators in the state. He has been the prime mover in Orange County with regard to innovative programs for divorce and separating parents for the last thirty years. He started the Dispute Resolution Center in Orange and Sullivan Counties. He wrote statewide training manuals for mediators on custody and visitation issues and he organized the first educational program in Orange County for parents going through custody disputes and then lectured in the PEACE Program and the Parents Apart program since the mid-nineties.
Tel: 845.294.2616 • Fax: 845.294.3861
Anna Lacarbonara is an experienced paralegal with expertise in family law, real estate and estate planning. She has been with the office since 2000
Jennifer Lopez is an experienced legal secretary and paralegal and she has worked with Barbara J. Strauss since 2007. She is completing a Bachelor’s Degree at Marist College and is fluent in Spanish
Julie Wooley has been with the office since 2012 as our receptionist and secretary. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from SUNY New Paltz and worked in automotive finance for eleven years before taking time off to start a family
Brenda Kurth is an experienced paralegal with expertise in family law, estate planning and real estate. She has worked with Richard Mandell in the area of divorce mediation and collaborative divorce since 2007