About Joel R. Spivack

Joel R. Spivack, Esq.


Location: Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Phone: 856-488-1200
Fax: 856-488-2400
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Attorney Joel R. Spivack has more than 30 years of experience representing clients in consumer bankruptcy cases and residential real estate transactions. In all areas of his practice, he is known for the depth of his legal knowledge, attention to detail and the personal service he provides to his clients.

Mr. Spivack has represented debtors, creditors, trustees and creditors’ committees in both consumer and business bankruptcy cases under Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code since 1990.  He has also represented buyers and sellers in residential and business real estate transactions.  He is a former Zoning Board Attorney in Cherry Hill Township, New Jersey.

Martindale-Hubbell recognizes Joel R. Spivack, Esq. as an AV® rated lawyer, which is the highest possible rating for any individual lawyer. An AV Peer Review Rating means that the attorney has reached the height of professional excellence by practicing law for many years, and is now recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. I have earned this as a recognition of my legal ability and ethics by attorneys familiar with my work. Disclaimer: No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court. RPC 7.1(a)(3). Please see more on Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review methodology by clicking this link.


  • New Jersey Bar
  • Pennsylvania Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Barrister – Bankruptcy Inn of Court 2014-2015, 2015-2016 Sessions
  • Burlington County Bar Association
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys
  • New Jersey Planning Officials
  • Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts


  • Arbitrator, Superior Court of N.J., Camden Division, Commercial Arbitration Program
  • Bankruptcy Mediation Panel, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey
  • Bankruptcy Mediation Panel, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Camden County Bar Association Debtor-Creditor Relations Committee
  • Cherry Hill Township Rent Review Board Solicitor 2003
  • Cherry Hill Township Zoning Board Solicitor 2004-2011
  • Cherry Hill Township Zoning Board Member 1994-2001
  • Rutgers University Pro Bono Bankruptcy Project

Distinctions & Accolades

      • AV Preeminent Peer Rated By Martindale-Hubbell / Lawyers.com
      • BBB Accredited A+ Rating
      • SJ Magazine Top Attorneys 2003, 2005, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
      • South Jersey Magazine Awesome Attorneys 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
      • AVVO 10.0 Superb Rating
      • AVVO Client Distinction Award 10.0 Rating
      • Designated as a Federal Debt Relief Agency assisting consumers seeking relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code


      • Served as a bankruptcy law panelist on the WPSJ and Garden State Television Programs “Legal Line”.


      Hempstead, New York, J.D., June 1989

      College Park, Maryland, B.A.,Government and Politics, May 1986

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Attorney Joel R. Spivack is an experienced bankruptcy and residential real estate transactions lawyer in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Clients come to us for legal services, but what we really provide is peace of mind. For more than 30 years, Attorney Spivack has helped people make wise, informed decisions about bankruptcy filings, debt relief options and residential real estate transactions.
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