Elsa Tobin


Elsa Tobin

Elsa Tobin brings more than a decade of courtroom experience to the firm of Joseph Law Group, P.C. She began her career in the Nassau County District Attorney's office, prosecuting both minor and major criminal offenses. For much of that time she was assigned to the Burglary and Narcotics Bureau of the DA's Office, preparing cases and immersing herself in investigations and building cases for trial. "It was hands-on, important work," she says. "It was the best experience a young lawyer can receive. I was very fortunate." By being immersed in litigation, investigations and trials, it also served as an excellent precursor to matrimonial law, which has been Ms. Tobin's focus since joining Joseph Law Group, P.C. in 2004.

Today at Joseph Law Group, P.C., Ms. Tobin's practice is dedicated to all aspects of divorce law, particularly case and trial preparation. "We are an excellent team, and we bring a high level of combined expertise to every case." She adds that, while most cases settle prior to an actual courtroom trial, "we prepare every case with that possibility in mind. A well documented, well prepared case strengthens our clients' position, and results in significantly better settlements." While at most matrimonial firms each attorney carries a heavy caseload, JLG prides itself on maintaining manageable caseloads. What's more, Ms. Tobin maintains a flexible schedule, enabling her to focus on specific cases in a manner not otherwise possible.

Ms. Tobin, a Long Island native, also has a unique personal connection to the firm: She and Mr. Joseph met while attending Hofstra University Law School. They wed in 1995 and have two daughters.

Areas of Practice:
Matrimonial and Family Law

Bar Admissions:
New York, 1994


  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York, 1993
    • J.D.
    • Law Journal: Hofstra Labor Law Journal
  • Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 1990
    • B.A.
    • Major:  English

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Nassau County Bar Association
    • Matrimonial Committee
  • New York State Bar
    • Family Law Committee
  • Former District Attorneys Association

Past Employment Positions:

  • Nassau County District Attorneys Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1994 - 2004