Private Litigation for Public Good

Joe’s private practice of law has been dedicated to serving the interest of the public.  After graduating cum laude from CUA Law School, Joe had the honor of serving as a judicial clerk to the Honorable John A. Terry in the D.C. Court of Appeals.  Shortly after starting his own law practice, Joe filed suit against the District of Columbia to force the government to give attention to massive lead poisoning of drinking water.  In 2005, Joe gave early, pre-Snowden, warning on the hazard of pervasive electronic monitoring in a Legal Times article.  This article was followed by a lawsuit in 2006 that alleged that pervasive monitoring affected a wholesale breach of attorney-client privilege and Fourth Amendment rights, and 2008 lawsuits against Bank of America and American Express that alleged that those companies’ outsourcing of financial services violated the federal Right to Financial Privacy Act and the DC Consumer Protection Procedures Act.  Also in 2008, Joe brought DynCorp International to justice for its abuse of an Afghan construction company.  Representing a trusted contractor that had provided reliable service to the U.S. military in Iraq, Joe filed a lawsuit on its behalf against EOD Technology of Lenoir City, TN in 2010 for that company’s armed invasion and theft of millions of dollars in equipment destined for the Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan.  Currently, Joe is working closely with the U.S. Department of Justice in pursuit of contractors that have violated the False Claims Act.