Joe has extensive experience as a trial attorney. He leads ASK’s single-event Personal Injury practice, focusing on maximizing his client’s recoveries in actions arising out of motor vehicle collisions. He started his law career in Detroit as a criminal defense attorney, before pivoting to civil work on behalf of creditors, then working on the personal injury side on behalf of plaintiffs and as legal counsel for large insurance companies. Joe’s unique background and amalgam of experience give his clients an advantage as having seen both sides of the coin, he knows the insurance playbook. He works diligently to uncover all relevant information to a case and act as an advisor to his clients, preparing them to give testimony competently in the fight for the compensation they deserve.
Now focusing on helping personal injury clients in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, Joe enjoys the competitive nature of his work. Moreover, he loves aggressively pursuing justice for his clients and helping victims of other people’s negligence fight the institutions designed to prevent them from being appropriately compensated for their losses using the tools of the law. His direct, straightforward style helps him win in courtroom litigation environments, and he never shies away from taking cases to trial. Joe understands the transformational power of telling real people’s stories to a jury of their peers. He is passionate about using his institutional knowledge to get the maximum recovery for his clients.
A Michigan native, Joseph earned his JD from the University of Minnesota Law School and holds a BA in English and German from the University of Michigan. He lives in the Eagan area with his wife, Kara, who is Managing Partner of ASK’s Bankruptcy division. Their two young children keep them very busy. Joe enjoys playing Paradox strategy games and listening to heavy metal when he does get a quiet moment to himself.
University of Minnesota Law School (J.D. 2006); University of Michigan (B.A., 2003).
Joe is admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan, the United States District Court for Eastern District of Michigan, the State of Minnesota, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, and the State of Wisconsin.
Joe is a member of the Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin State Bar Associations, the Minnesota Association for Justice, and the Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court.
Joe frequently serves as an arbitrator on the Minnesota No-Fault Panel.
Civil Litigation with a focus on Plaintiff’s Personal Injury – specifically motor vehicle accidents.