I was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ. My mother was a single mom who work in a factory standing on her feet all day, making cans, and raising two children on her own. Life was not always easy for us. Money was in short supply. At an early age, I understood the impact of divorce on a family. As I got older I became interested in the law. To me, the Law is a firsthand insight as to how our society works. We are a country of laws. I am passionate about law.

Criminal Defense Attorney

From the beginning of my career as a lawyer, I wanted to help people. I wanted to do family law. When clients with divorce, support or custody problems come in and tell me their stories and the hardships they face, I understand firsthand what they are going through. I am not only enthusiastic about representing my clients, I am passionate about representing clients. Every story matters to me. I see my role as an attorney, as a problem solver. My approach is to try and keep matters as simple as possible. This saves both time and money.

I see litigation as a last resort not a first course of action. Settlement and compromise are the cornerstones of my philosophy. However, I tell my clients not to confuse my willingness to compromise and settle their case with weakness. After many years of practicing law, I know that when you settle a case, the outcome is certain. When a case goes to trial, the outcome is never certain. However, if settlement is not possible, I will not hesitate to go to trial.

Practice Areas:

Divorce, Support, Custody and Domestic Violence


  • Temple University School of Law - J.D. - 1985
  • University of Massachusetts-Boston - Business Management - 1982

Bar Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association

    Member Since: 2023

Client Reviews

I am very happy to have Joseph T. Margrabia as my Attorney. He resolved all of my problems in a very professional manner. He was always accessible to answer my inquiries and thoroughly explain anything I...

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Joseph takes the time to get to know his clients and understands there issues. It's like have a good friend help you out. Would highly recommend him.

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I knew Joseph was the lawyer for the job the second I walked into his office. All his advice was spot on! When it came to trial he was prepared, aggressive and very effective. the bogus criminal charges against...

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