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Practice Areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. Social Security: 10%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 10%



Contingent (20-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Gregory Boles

    Aggressive, smart and well respected by the Judges.


    Gregory Boles Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Joseph DeRita, LLC

1753 Kendarbren Drive
Suite 621
Jamison, PA, 18929

Downtown Philadelphia Office

325 Chestnut St.
Ste 710
Philadelphia, PA, 19106

Shenandoah Office

40 West Coal St.
Shenandoah, PA, 17976




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2012
Temple University Masters ProgramFaculty Achievement Award2005
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerShor Levin & DeRita1995 - 2012
AttorneyShor & Levin1989 - 1995
AssociateLaw Offices of Gary Silow1988 - 1990
AssociateLaw Offices of Ellis Jacobs, P.C.1987 - 1988
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Philadelphia Bar Association, Workers' Compensation SectionChair2000 - 2002
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeBoard of Governors1996 - 1998
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeChair and Co-Chair, Workers' Compensation Section1996 - 1998
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeWorkers Compensation Section1987 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationExecutive Committee Three-term MemberN/A
Montogomery County Bar Association, Workers' Compensation SectionN/AN/A
Philadelphia Bar Association, Workers' Compensation SectionN/AN/A
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Daniels v. Walmart$1.3 Million Verdict
Workers CompensationN/A
Assault CaseN/A
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws2005
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
St John's UniversityN/AN/A1983
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Fall ConferenceWorkers' Comp Subrogation and Third Party Cases2005
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Law SectionCMS Client Regulations2004