Joe began his legal career as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York in the Bronx Tort Division, where he served for over five years, including two years as a full-time trial attorney. He handled a wide variety of cases for the Law Department representing the various City agencies including the NYPD, Department of Corrections, FDNY and Department of Education involving many different issues including civil rights, intentional torts, negligent supervision, motor vehicle accidents and premises liability cases. Joe obtained numerous favorable outcomes for the City, including several defense verdicts, and received Division Chief Awards in 2014 and 2017 for outstanding work.
Joe attended Pace University School of Law at night while working full time as a paralegal at a White Plains insurance defense firm. He earned his law degree in 2013 while graduating magna cum laude. Joe received his Bachelor of Arts in international relations from The Johns Hopkins University in 2003.