As a former senior prosecutor, Joe tried dozens of violent felony cases to verdict. He brought his significant jury trial experience, as well as his expertise in understanding the needs of clients, to the firm in 2001. His current work focuses primarily on the areas of personal injury, toxic tort, public utility work, commercial, business, environmental, discrimination, and white collar criminal defense litigation.
Representing corporations, individuals, and utilities, Joe has handled cases involving negligence, labor law, product liability, wrongful death arising out of electrocution and drowning, and personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage claims arising out of natural gas explosions. In addition, Joe has represented clients in investigations and actions conducted or brought by state and federal authorities including the New York State Attorney General’s Office, O.S.H.A., United States Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal and State Bureaus of Alcohol, Firearms and Tobacco, Internal Revenue Service, as well as various District Attorney’s offices. Joe’s litigation experience includes the defense of clients accused of violating environmental laws, committing bankruptcy or Medicaid fraud, or tax evasion. He has represented suppliers, product manufacturers, and premises owners in property damage and personal injury matters involving various hazardous substances, including, but not limited to, chemical products and asbestos. In his employment practice, Joe has handled discrimination cases in various forums including the EEOC, New York State Division of Human Rights, as well as state and federal courts.