Biography Overview

Joel is a life-long Floridian, born and raised in Tallahassee where he was a double graduate of Florida Statute University for undergrad and law school. After law school, Joel honed his courtroom and trial skills as a prosecutor in Pensacola, FL, where he tried more than 15 jury trials and handled hundreds of bench trials and motions. From there, he worked at two boutique insurance defense firms, gaining experience at just how the insurance companies handle claims and make decisions on injury cases. Here, he also learned his passion was not representing these corporate giants, but rather  to help the individuals who we just trying to get the justice they deserved.

Joel now resides in St. Petersburg with his wife, Jenny, and their two kids, Everett and Kelly. When not fighting for the rights of the injured, he enjoys, golfing, fishing, travelling, and exploring the wonderful Tampa Bay area.

Practice Areas

  • Dog Bite & Animal Attacks
  • Negligent Security & Inadequate Security
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip & Fall

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Federal Court - Middle District of Florida

Memberships

  • St. Pete Bar Association

Education

  • Florida State University
  • Florida State University College of Law