- Boston Magazine Top Lawyers 2017/Rising Stars
- Super Lawyers Rising Stars/Massachusetts 2016, 2017, 2018, & 2019
- National Assoc. of Personal Injury Attorneys “Top 40 Under 40 – Massachusetts” 2017 & 2018
- The National Trial Lawyers “Top 40 Under 40 – Civil Plaintiff” 2018
- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly “Largest Verdicts and Settlements” 2014
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum – invitee – 2018
Endicott College, B.A. Liberal Studies/Law & Government – Class of 2007
Massachusetts School of Law, J.D. – Class of 2010
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts – June 2011
- State of Connecticut – November 2010
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts – September 2011.
Joe graduated from Gloucester High School in 2003. As the grandson of a lifelong fisherman and son of “The Fisherman’s Lawyer” Joe grew up learning about the rigors of life at sea and advocating for those who live it.
After early acceptance to Virginia Wesleyan College, where he earned a Leadership Scholarship, Joe transferred to Endicott College after his Freshman year. At Endicott, Joe earned a Presidential Scholarship from the late Dr. Richard Wylie and a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with a focus in Law & Government in 2007. After college he went on to the Massachusetts School of Law and graduated with his Juris Doctorate degree in 2010. While in law school, Joe was appointed to be the 3rd Year “3L” Representative for the Student Bar Association. In addition, he was a “3L Mentor” for first-year law students.
Joe has clerked at the Essex County District Court under the Honorable Judge Richard Mori and also interned with the Gloucester Police Department. He was admitted to practice in front of the Connecticut Supreme Court in Hartford in November of 2010, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in June of 2011, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in September of 2011.
Since he began practicing, Joe has focused in the areas of maritime and land-based personal injury litigation, including automobile accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, medical malpractice, and injuries suffered on the navigable waters. Joe handles matters in both the Federal and State Courts.
Joe also gives back to the community. He currently serves on the board of directors for a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization called Everyday Heroes, which provides emergency funding to the families of public safety and military officers who are injured or killed in the line of duty. In addition, Joe was previously elected to the Gloucester City Council and prior to that the Town of Hamilton planning board. Joe can be reached at [email protected]