Joseph Sauer – Senior Counsel
Joe is an experienced litigator and trial attorney having started his career as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the city of New York in the Bronx Tort Division. Over his five-plus years in that role, two of which he spent as a full-time trial attorney, Joe handled a variety of cases for the Law Department, representing city agencies including the New York City police and fire departments, Department of Corrections, and Department of Education, in civil rights, intentional torts, negligent supervision, sexual assaults, motor vehicle accidents, and premises liability matters, as well as others. He obtained numerous outcomes in favor of the City, including several defense verdicts, and received Division Chief Awards in 2014 and 2017 for his outstanding work.
With Fullerton Beck, Joe handles matters involving New York Labor Law, elevator and motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, co-ops and condominium, commercial litigation, and lawsuits arising from Child Victim Act. He represents landowners, elevator companies, contractors, educational and religious institutions, and other types of businesses and organizations in high-exposure cases including catastrophic injuries and wrongful death cases, from inception through trial.
Joe attended Pace University School of Law part time, while working full time as a paralegal at a White Plains insurance defense firm. He graduated magna cum laude with his Juris Doctorate in 2013 and earned his Bachelor of Arts from The Johns Hopkins University in 2003. Joe has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2019 and 2020.