Joel Maxwell


Joel concentrates his practice on a wide variety of matters including construction defect and construction accidents, as well as foodborne illness cases, cyber breach related claims, mass torts, negligent misrepresentation, housing rights, dram shop actions, general liability, motor vehicle accidents, trucking actions, and declaratory judgment actions.

Joel assists his clients by analyzing liability and damages; conducting and defending depositions; drafting and arguing pleadings, motions, and appeals; interpreting contracts and relevant law; engaging in all aspects of trial preparation; conducting jury selection and trials; and negotiating settlements.

Prior to joining the firm, Joel was a partner at a Northeast regional firm, where he oversaw a team of attorneys and paralegals. Joel earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his law degree from Hofstra University School of Law. During law school, he interned with the New York City Law Department.

Joel is also an active participant in Cozen O'Connor’s pro bono initiatives, handling  matters ranging from transactions to immigration. Additionally, he has been involved in the Frozen Apple, a yearly charity ice hockey event in New York City for the insurance industry, with proceeds directly benefiting Ice Hockey In Harlem. For the past 10 years, Joel has been involved in both the organization and in playing in the ice hockey game.


Events & Seminars

Past Events


  • Hofstra University, J.D., 2004
  • Cornell University, B.S., 2001
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York