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About Me

In addition to representing property owners in courts across the State of New Jersey, I enjoy cross-country skiing, golfing, motorsports, film, and fiction.


Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 70%
    16 years, 400 cases
  2. Constitutional: 15%
    12 years, 200 cases
  3. Real Estate: 15%
    12 years, 200 cases

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Rebecca M Grather

    Family or not, Joe's expertise in his field and dedication to the practice of law is unmatched.


    Rebecca Grather Family Attorney
    Relationship: Family member

Contact Info

McKirdy & Riskin, P.A.

136 South St
Po Box 2379
Morristown, NJ, 079622379



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
New Jersey Rising StarsNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2009
Top Young Lawyers in New JerseyNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2008
Pro Bono Public Service AwardSeton Hall University School of Law1998
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Member / InvestigatorNew Jersey Supreme Court - District Ethics Committee2010 - Present
AttorneyMcKirdy & Riskin, Pa2004 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorSeton Hall University School of Law2003 - 2004
Senior AssociateWaters, McPherson, McNeill PC1999 - 2004
Law ClerkState of New Jersey - Honorable Viriginia Long, J.1998 - 1999
Association NamePosition NameDuration
New Jersey State Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Morris County Bar AssociationN/A1999 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State, Dep't of Transportation v. Pete's Auto$1,200,000 Jury Verdict for Property Owner
State, Dep't of Transportation v. Crossroads CenterJury Verdict for Property Owner of $200,000, plus conveyance of land
State, Dep't of Transportation v. PollackConveyance of land plus $25,000 monetary compensation.
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Publication NameTitleDate
New Jersey Law JournalTrial Court is Gatekeeper to Expert Valuation Testimony2011
The Morris LawyerRecent Developments in the Law of Eminent Domain: “Economic Redevelopment” as a Public Use or Purpose2005
New Jersey Law JournalThe Wireless Web Is Being Cast – Can Local Government Avoid Becoming Entangled?2004
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawN/AJuris Doctor1998
Saint Michael's CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992