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About Me

Joseph J. Centeno is Chairman of Obermayer's Labor Relations & Employment Law Department. His national practice includes collective and class action litigation, employment litigation, labor relations and executive employment agreements, and he counsels employers on virtually all employment and labor related laws and regulations. He has extensive jury trial experience and has been lead trial counsel in numerous high stakes trials. He also has broad experience in defending claims before state and federal agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, where he served as a Commissioner by mayoral appointment.


Mr. Centeno further represents public and private employers in matters relating to labor organizing, negotiations, arbitrations and issues before the National Labor Relations Board.


Practice Areas


  1. ERISA: 25%
  2. Employee Benefits: 25%
  3. Employment & Labor: 25%
  4. Commercial: 25%


Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Calvin T. Sun

    I endorse this lawyer. Good guy, articulate and dedicated to the community.


    Calvin Sun Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Excellent lawyer.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

One Penn Center, 19th Floor, 1617 John F Kennedy Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA, 19103-1895

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

1617 John F Kennedy Blvd Fl 19
Obermayer Rebmann Et Al
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-1895

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

1617 John F Kennedy Blvd
One Penn Center 19th Fl
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-1821



NYCurrently registered 200603/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
PA Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
PA Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Centennial Award for Public Interest LawFilipino American Association of Philadelphia, Inc. (FAAPI)2012
PA Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
PA Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Diverse Attorney of the YearThe Legal Intelligencer2011
PA Super LawyerSuperLawyers2010
Best Under 40National Asian Pacific American Bar Association2006
The Best of the BestDiversity & the Bar2006
2005 Pennsylvania Rising StarsN/A2005
FellowTemple Academy of AdvocacyN/A
2005 Pennsylvania Rising StarsPA Super Lawyers-Rising StarsN/A
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerObermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, LLP1998 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Philadelphia Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2005 - 2006
Asian American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Railroad Trial CounselMemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Philadelphia Enterpriser MagazineHiring the Disabled1999
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Amherst CollegeN/ABS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Amherst CollegeN/AMA - MastersN/A
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Lorman Education ServicesAdvanced Topics in the Family and Medical Leave Act2007
National Employment Law CouncilDiscrimination and Stereotypes2005
The National Business InstituteThe Americans with Disabilities Act in Pennsylvania: Cutting Edge Issues and Developments2001
Institute of Paralegal EducationEmployment Discrimination Law for the Pennsylvania Paralegal1999