Linda Strauss

Paulina Gashi

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Linda S. Strauss, Esq., has followed her dream to become a lawyer. She was so eager to enter law school, that she completed undergraduate studies in three years. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Yeshiva University and Juris Doctorate from New York Law School. Upon graduating law school, Ms. Strauss served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Garry S. Rothstadt, and the Honorable Burrell I. Humphreys, Superior Court of New Jersey, Passaic County. Ms. Strauss is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Prior to following her lifelong dream to start her own firm, Linda was an associate with a nationally recognized firm, focusing on matters involving construction defects, insurance, toxic torts, products liability and employment law. After representing many large, corporate clients, including Fortune 500 companies, Linda decided to form her own firm in order to work with individuals on a more personal level. ​Linda is dedicated to each and every client and thoroughly and zealously represents the client’s interests.

Linda has also committed an extensive amount of time volunteering to represent victims of domestic violence. In the Fall of 2022, Linda was honored by the Rachel Coalition with the Award for Making a Difference, recognizing Linda’s commitment to pro bono representation of survivors of domestic violence. Ms. Strauss has received numerous judicial appointments to serve in guardianship matters in Bergen, Essex and Passaic counties, both as the temporary and permanent guardian and attorney for incapacitated individuals. She serves on the Bergen County Early Settlement Panel (ESP) for matrimonial matters. Ms. Strauss was appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to serve on New Jersey District Ethics Committee for District IIB for 2023-2027. Ms. Strauss had had the privilege to serve as a Moot Court Judge at New York Law School and mentors high school debate teams.

Ms. Strauss combines her litigation expertise with her commitment to helping clients reach a comprehensive, fair and cost-effective resolution in all civil litigation. In addition, Ms. Strauss handles non-litigation work, which requires diligence and commitment to ensure the client’s satisfaction with the results. Ms. Strauss has extensive experience handling trial and appellate matters, as well as alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.

Paulina Gashi, Esq. is a Senior Associate at the Law Offices of Linda Strauss Law, LLC.  Prior to joining the office, she gained experience working predominately on real estate matters where she regularly appeared in court on behalf of clients. 

However, her experience in various areas of law has equipped her with extensive litigation and trial experience in both New Jersey and New York. 

Paulina’s legal career began with a solid foundation in trial skills during her time as an Assistant Prosecutor in Union County New Jersey, where she also honed her abilities as an advocate. She gained experience working on Criminal Appeals, Municipal trials, and served on the on-call Domestic Violence Unit. 

However, her passion for litigation began right after graduating from New York Law School. During this period, she dedicated her time as a law clerk to two Superior Court Judges in New Jersey who handled domestic violence, child abuse, and family law related issues. Paulina served as a law clerk to the Honorable Barbara C. Stolte and Honorable Robin J. Stacy. 

Her legal experiences refined her understanding of the intricacies of the legal system. Paulina understands that each legal matter is unique, and takes pride in providing personalized and strategic solutions tailored to the specific needs of each case and client.

Courts admitted to:

  • New Jersey State Courts
  • New York State Courts
  • Pennsylvania State Courts
  • US District Court of New Jersey
  • US District Court of New York: Eastern and Southern Districts
  • US Court of Appeals – Second Circuit