901 East Cary Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Joe’s practice covers a broad spectrum of civil and administrative litigation and has involved partnering with clients across many industries. He currently chairs the firm’s Regulatory and Compliance Department and is the hiring partner for the Richmond office. He is also a former member of the firm’s Board of Partners and its Associates Committee.
Joe is a first-chair trial lawyer who routinely spends several weeks each year in front of judges, commissioners and juries in complex, high-stakes proceedings. He has tried to resolution dozens of cases across the United States, including in some of the country's most challenging jurisdictions. He is a lead regulatory lawyer for one of the country’s largest energy companies, has served as national trial counsel for one of the world’s largest automakers, and has led litigation teams in a variety of contexts.
In the energy area, Joe has had extensive involvement with the re-regulation of Virginia’s electric utilities and associated ratemaking proceedings, and has secured approvals for the development, construction, financing and operation of new electric generating facilities. He also has a long history of defending defective product, environmental contamination, nuisance and commercial claims.
|Areas of Practice||1) Energy Regulation and 2) Energy Litigation|
|Law School||University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1993|
|Education||University of Virginia, B.A., 1989; M.A., 1993|
|Bar Member / Association||Virginia State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||McGuireWoods LLP|
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