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Examples of Joe’s experience include:

  • Obtained dismissal of claims against a law firm client in a malpractice case.
  • Represented national and global corporations, including a pharmaceutical manufacturer/distributor and an equipment distributor, in product liability litigation.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a trucking company and tractor-trailer operator against multimillion-dollar negligence claim.
  • Secured voluntary dismissal of lead-paint claims against a property owner and manager.
  • Co-presenter, “Cannabis: A Legal Primer for Employers on a Growing Industry,” Thompson Hine Webinar, February 2023
  • Co-presenter, “Legal Issues Impacting the Cannabis Industry,” Thompson Hine Webinar, April 2021
  • Vice-chair, State Regulations Committee, National Cannabis Industry Association
  • Received a 2022, 2023 and 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch recognition for Commercial Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation-Defendants; included in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Commercial Litigation (2021)
  • Selected to the Washington, D.C. Rising Stars list, 2020-2024

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys


  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2011,

    member, Federal Circuit Bar Journal

  • Indiana University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
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