Joseph D. Youssouf

MUNICIPAL ATTORNEY

Experienced in all areas of municipal government legal affairs. Since being admitted to the practice of law in 1974, has been engaged in the private practice of law with firms specializing in municipal government law. Extensive practice experience in land use law litigation including Mt Laurel II litigation, zoning and planning applications, civil rights litigation representing municipal employees and officers, processing applications for project financing approval before the Local Finance Board, bond sales, condemnation and eminent domain.

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Appointed as attorney for the following specified local government entities:

 

Borough Attorney , Borough of Freehold Monmouth County, N.J. 1978-1990 ; Township Attorney , Township of Holmdel, Monmouth County, N.J. 1991 1993; Borough Attorney , Borough of Englishtown; Monmouth County, N.J. 2009-Present Borough Attorney, Borough of Jamesburg, Middlesex County, N.J. 2014;  Borough Attorney , Borough of Helmetta, Middlesex County, N.J. 2016-Present Planning Board Attorney , Borough of Freehold;

Planning Board Attorney, Upper Freehold Township Unified Planning/Zoning Board of Adjustment, Borough of Englishtown Zoning Board of Adjustment Attorney , Borough of Freehold;Zoning Board of Adjustment Attorney, City of Hoboken; Zoning Board of Adjustment Attorney , Township of Howell; Zoning Board of Adjustment Attorney, Borough of Roosevelt; Planning Board Attorney , Township of Upper Freehold; Special Counsel, Manasquan River Regional Sewerage Authority; Special Counsel, Manalapan-Englishtown Regional Board of Education; Special Counsel, Keansburg Board of Education;  Attorney, Board of Fire Commissioners Fire District No. 2 Marlboro Twp.; Attorney, Board of Fire Commissioners Fire District No. 3 Marlboro Twp.; Attorney, Board of Fire Commissioners Fire District No. 1 Freehold Twp.; Attorney, Board of Fire Commissioners Fire District No. 2 Manalapan Twp.;Attorney, Board of Fire Commissioners Fire District No. 2 Howell Twp. ; Attorney , Board of Fire Commissioners Fire District No. 1 Monroe Twp. Attorney, Board of Fire Commissioners Fire District No. 1 Millstone Twp.; Attorney, Board of Fire Commissioners Fire District No. 1 Borough of Jamesburg; Attorney , Board of Fire Commissioners Fire District No. 1 Englishtown Borough; Attorney, Board of Fire Commissioners Fire District No. 1 East Brunswick Twp. ; Attorney, Board of Fire Commissioners Fire District No. 3 Jackson Township.  Attorney, Board of Fire Commissioners Fire District No.4 Jackson Township. Attorney , Board of Fire Commissioners Fire District No.1 Ocean Township Attorney , Board of Fire Commissioners Fire District No.1 Neptune Township

 

Instructor, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, "The ABC's of Municipal Government Law''.

 

 

EDUCATION

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, NEWARK, N.J. JD,   1974

(Graduated Cum Laude, top 10% of class) ;

 

HEIDELBERG COLLEGE, TIFFIN, OHIO BA In History, 1969 (Graduated with Departmental Honors in History);

 

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, STATE COLLEGE, PA., 1970 (Graduate

Studies, History Ph.D. candidate).

 

 

ADMISSIONS & ASSOCIATIONS

 

Admitted to the practice of law in all courts in the State of New Jersey, 1974; Admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1982.

 

Member of the State of New Jersey Bar Association Member of the Monmouth County Bar Association

 

1991 Democratic Party Nominee tor the New Jersey State Senate from the 12th Legislative District of the State of New Jersey.

1992, Elected delegate to the Democratic Party National Presidential Nominating Convention

1994 Democratic Party Nominee for the United States House ci Representatives for the

12th Congressional District of the State of New Jersey.