“I have no fear. I am at the top of my game. I have more jury trials than all of my opponents, and often more trials than all of the attorneys in any courtroom at any time, combined. This is not to brag, I prefer to let my reputation and my actions speak for themselves, but if a person needs surgery, do you go with the surgeon who has done the surgery ten times or 100 times? I can sleep at night when I know I have helped someone get to a better place than when I first met them and in this profession, my top priority is to achieve a fair and just result for my clients, which often means going to trial. I am known to be very loyal, caring and view my clients as family. You won’t see me on billboards or commercials, most of my clients are referred by retired judges, bailiffs, court clerks and former clients who have seen me in action.”

Born in the East Bay, Married and Raised a Family

  • Current: Trial Lawyer Specializing in Catastrophic Injury, Wrongful Death and Products Liability Litigation
  • First-Elected President: Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorneys’ Association
  • Former Member: County Advisory Committee Against Domestic Violence
  • Trainer: Police, Dispatchers, Social Workers Concerning Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Cases
  • Board Member and Past President: 100 Club Contra Costa County Serving Families of Fallen Police Officers and Firefighters
  • Trustee and Regent Emeritus: St. Mary’s College Moraga
  • Former Chair and Member: Alamo Police Services Advisory Committee
  • Youth Rugby Coach: Winner of Two National High School Championships

Joe is interviewed about his successful prosecution of serial killer Terry Rasmussen for the Bear Brook Podcast.
(Interview starts at 30:00)