Joseph F. Rich

Joe is a member of the firm, where he practices in the firm's Subrogation & Recovery Department. Joe concentrates his practice in the areas of subrogation and recovery, insurance litigation and civil litigation arising out of a wide variety of property damage events, such as fires, mechanical system failures, sprinkler system failures, building collapses, product failures and defects, and roofing failures and deficiencies. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and the States of Florida, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. In addition, Joe is member of the bar of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and he has experience litigating subrogation and recovery matters for clients in the District of Puerto Rico.

Joe is actively involved in The National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) and serves as Co-Chair of NASP's DC/MD/VA Chapter. He has presented at NASP's Annual Conference in San Diego in 2013 and in Orlando in 2014, as well as other CLEs and training seminars on subrogation and recovery issues and the uses of technology by litigators. In addition, Joe regularly authors educational alerts and articles on developing issues and decisions in the areas of subrogation and recovery, civil procedure and technology for litigators.

Prior to joining the firm, Joe was a judicial law clerk for Hon. John A. Terry of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. He earned his law degree from Villanova University School of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court Executive Board, was awarded Best Oral Advocate of the Preliminary Rounds at the University of Minnesota Law School’s National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition, and served as a Brief Evaluator for Villanova's Reimel Moot Court Competition. Joe earned his Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY, where he was selected to join Alpha Sigma Nu (The National Honor Society of Jesuit Colleges and Universities), which within the Jesuit network of colleges and universities is comparable to Phi Beta Kappa.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Insurance, 2) Litigation, 3) Subrogation & Recovery, 4) Complex Litigation, 5) Products Liability and 6) Cyber Risk
Law School Villanova University School of Law (J.D., 2003)
Admitted Year 1995
Education Le Moyne College (B.A., 2000)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, Florida State Bar Association, Pennsylvania State Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association
Most recent firm Cozen O Connor
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