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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 70%
  2. Nursing Home Abuse: 15%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%
  4. Defective Products: 5%



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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  • Erin Kelly Rudert

    Joe is a very knowledgeable attorney and brings his own personality and creativity to all of his cases. He doesn't follow the "script," which endears him to his clients and makes him shine in front of a jury. He is an aggressive litigator and will advocate for the best result for his clients in all arenas.


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  • Brian Christopher Thompson

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Contact info

Gismondi & Associates

310 Grant St.
Suite 700
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219-2216


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10 Under 40National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2012
40 Under 40Pittsburgh Magazine2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateGismondi & Associates2007 - Present
AssociateBurns, White & Hickton2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Allegheny County Bar FoundationYoung Fellow2013 - Present
Allegheny County Bar Association, Civil Litigation SectionCouncil2012 - Present
Allegheny County Bar Association, Bench Bar Conference CommitteeN/A2010 - Present
Allegheny County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionChair, Member Services Committee2010 - 2012
Allegheny County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionCouncil2009 - 2012
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Wills for HeroesN/A2009 - Present
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeBoard of Governors2007 - Present
Allegheny County Bar Association, Rules CommitteeN/A2007 - Present
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mining AccidentA high six-figure settlement
Nursing Home NegligenceA large six-figure settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Pre-trial Practice SyllabusPre-trial Practice2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of Pittsburgh, PittsburghN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bar InstitutePre-trial Practice2013