Joseph L. Linares

Joseph L. Linares


P: 973.757.1025

F: 973.757.1090

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Practice Areas:
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate & Business Law
  • FDCPA Defense
  • Intellectual Property & Trade Secret Litigation
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Regulatory and Public Policy


States Admitted to Practice:
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • The District of Columbia


Courts Admitted to Practice:
  • US District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • US District Courts for the Southern and Western Districts of New York


  • Rutgers University School of Law (cum laude, 2014)
  • Seton Hall University W. Paul Stillman School of Business (highest honors, 2009)
  • Villanova University (2005)


  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association
  • Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Historical Society for the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • President-Elect, Rutgers Law School Alumni Association
  • El Colegio Nacional de Abogados Cubanos’
  • North Hudson Lawyers’ Club

Joseph L. Linares concentrates his practice on litigation, handling disputes concerning contracts, intellectual property, employment and torts as well corporate/business law and transactional work. In addition to servicing established corporate clients, he also provides counsel for non-profits, small businesses and start-up ventures.


Prior to joining the firm, Joseph spent his previous three years at Connell Foley LLP. Prior to working for Connell Foley LLP and during law school Joseph served as an Analyst for the Staff Attorney and Clerk of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.


Joseph earned his J.D. cum laude from Rutgers University School of Law, where he served as the Student Bar Association Vice President, a Fellow for the Minority Student Program, and a Teaching Associate for Legal Research & Writing. He was also awarded the Rutgers School of Law Alumni Senior Prize, bestowed on the graduate exhibiting the “greatest achievement during their entire law school career, and who has the greatest promise as a future member of the legal profession.” In addition to his J.D., Joseph also holds a B.A. from Villanova University and a dual M.B.A. from Seton Hall University.

News & Activities
  • Region III President – Hispanic National Bar Association (Young Lawyers Division)
  • Trustee at Large for the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
  • Board Member – Hispanic National Bar Association (2015-2017)
  • President-Elect – Rutgers Law School Alumni Association
  • Trustee – Historical Society for the United States District Court for the District of NJ
  • Adjunct Professor – Seton Hall University Stillman School of Business teaching “The Legal Environment of Business” MBA program
  • Panelist at the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ) Corporate Counsel Round Table on November 15, 2016 in Newark, NJ. Linares and his co-panelists presented on “E-Discovery and the New Federal Rules” (November 2016)
  • Panelist at the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Corporate Counsel Conference, held March 16-19, 2016, in Las Vegas, NV. Linares and his co-panelists presented on “Put it Up or Take It Down? Leveraging Social Media to Grow Your Practice” (March 2016)
  • In re: Tropicana Orange Juice Mktg. & Sales Practices Litig., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9797, 2018 WL 497071
  • Kadonsky v. Lee, 2017 N.J. Super. LEXIS 154 (App. Div. Oct. 31, 2017)