Joe, an experienced litigator, is a senior managing associate in the firm’s Business Litigation practice group. He represents clients in state and federal courts in a broad range of commercial and civil matters, including complex litigation. His experience encompasses many areas of litigation including claims involving product liability as well as general, professional, real estate and medical liability. He is committed to working closely with clients to develop effective strategies and solutions to achieve their goals. Joe also counsels clients with respect to federal and state regulation related to the cannabis industry, including marijuana, hemp, and CBD products.

While attending law school, Joe was a law clerk with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel in Washington, D.C., where he expanded his knowledge of the Hatch Act, a complex statutory scheme governing state and federal employees’ political activities.


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, "Legal Issues Impacting the Cannabis Industry," Thompson Hine webinar, April 29, 2021
  • Received a 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch recognition for Commercial Litigation; included in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Commercial Litigation
  • Selected to the Washington, D.C. Rising Stars list, 2020 and 2021
Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

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