Joe’s practice involves civil litigation, regulatory matters, and lobbying. His litigation practice focuses on defending financial institutions and other creditors in West Virginia’s state and federal courts against alleged violations of state and federal consumer credit and protection laws, including “predatory lending” and debt collection claims. He also has significant experience handling insurance coverage and bad faith matters, commercial disputes and personal injury cases. In his regulatory practice, Joe combines his litigation skills with his government experience to advise and represent clients before various state agencies, including the West Virginia Health Care Authority, West Virginia Ethics Commission, Department of Environmental Protection, State Tax Department and West Virginia Public Service Commission. Joe also lobbies the West Virginia Legislature and executive branch officials on behalf of clients in various fields, including the natural gas, health care, pharmaceutical and gaming industries.
Memberships & Affiliations
- West Virginia State Bar
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- Maryland Bar Association