Joe has been helping insurance clients make recoveries for more than 18 years, employing a mix of hard work, dedication, and creativity to achieve the best possible result. He has represented domestic and international property insurers in a wide variety of subrogation matters arising out of fires, water releases, product failures, mechanical system failures, roofing failures, and construction defects. He also advises clients on general litigation matters and has experience litigating professional negligence cases.
Joe assists clients by developing creative pre-suit methods to achieve recoveries, as well as cost-effective and targeted strategies for successful litigation, mediation, and arbitration of claims. He has extensive experience as lead counsel in the full gamut of recovery matters, from significant construction defect cases involving improper roofing and re-roofing projects for condominiums and commercial buildings, to product liability cases against manufacturers of lithium batteries, consumer electronics, and a variety of plumbing components and related systems. Joe co-hosts the Subrogation & Recovery Department’s podcast, “Subro on the Go,” in which he and others spotlight trending issues, new cases impacting the subrogation industry, and overall best practices.
Promoting the benefits of and advancing the education and policy interests of the subrogation industry are important to Joe. He is actively involved in the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), including currently serving as secretary on the Executive Committee of NASP’s board of directors . He has presented at NASP’s Annual Conferences since 2012 and co-chaired NASP’s 2018 Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla. Joe earned his Certified Subrogation Recovery Professional (CSRP) designation through NASP in 2019. Through these activities, Joe has developed and strengthened relationships with colleagues and service providers in the subrogation industry.
Joe has spent his entire career as a practicing attorney at Cozen O’Connor, where he now serves as vice chair, office managing partner of the firm’s Miami Office. Joe is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court and County Court mediator. He is also technology & innovation chair and co-chair of the Tech Toys & Products Task Force for the firm’s Subrogation & Recovery Department. In addition to his experience practicing within the contiguous United States, Joe has also litigated subrogation matters and general litigation matters in federal court in Puerto Rico.