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I help clients resolve business disputes primarily involving contracts & licensing agreements, and Internet, technology & privacy law. Before becoming an attorney, I spent many years on the road as a professional musician, and I use that experience to help clients in the media and entertainment industries.


When I practiced with a big law firm, my practice was mostly litigation, but now that I run my own firm, my practice is more diverse, which is largely because a lot of the work that I do for entertainers and other creative professionals requires expertise in general business law. As a result, I advise of clients both inside and outside the entertainment industries on creating business entities—and systems and policies to run those businesses—to reduce their exposure to risk of litigation. 


Our firm is paperless, and we run on Mac computers. We are committed to client service, and more specifically, changing the way people think about attorneys, and law firms. 


When I'm not practicing law, you can find me running (either literally, or just chasing after my kids), biking, or swimming (a/k/a unwinding at the beach). Although I enjoy golf, I rarely play; instead, I spend my time grooming my lawn, in my neverending quest to turn my yard into Augusta National.


Languages spoken: Arabic

Practice areas


  1. Internet: 31%
  2. Business: 29%
  3. Entertainment: 15%
  4. Appeals: 15%
  5. Copyright: 10%



Hourly ($325/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Daniel A Frischberg

    Joe is a great guy. He's knowledgeable and well versed on the law. He fights hard for his clients. I would recommend Joe to my own family, so I endorse him without hesitation.


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  • Christian K. Lassen II

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


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Contact info

Hub City Law Group

2 Hiram Square
New Brunswick, NJ, 08901-1269

Bahgat & Bahgat LLC

338 South High St
Columbus, OH, 43215



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Rising StarNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2015
Rising StarNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Public Service Fellow with Dean's Special RecognitionOhio State Univ. College of Law2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyBahgat & Bahgat LLC – Hub City Law Group2010 - Present
Of CounselEpstein Arlen LLC2012 - 2012
Staff AttorneyOhio Court of Appeals2008 - 2010
Law Clerk to Judge G. Gary TyackOhio Court of Appeals2007 - 2008
Summer AssociateThompson Hine2006 - 2006
Judicial Extern to Justice Paul E. PfeiferSupreme Court of Ohio2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Brunswick Bar AssociationSecretary2015 - Present
American Bar Association, Law Practice Management SectionTECHSHOW Planning Board Member2014 - Present
Electronic Frontier FoundationCooperating Attorney2011 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationExecutive Committee, YLD2008 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Bar Association GP|Solo Division Intellectual Property CommitteeChair2012 - 2013
American Bar Association GP|Solo Division Technology CommitteeVice-Chair2011 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Malibu Media LLC v. John Doe (S.D. Ohio 2015)Dismissed.
State v. Gail Lawrence, --- A.3d ---, No. A-2905-12T4, 2016 WL 1590953 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Apr. 8, 2016)Reversed
Malibu Media, LLC v. David Ricupero, No. 2:14-cv-00821-TPK (S.D. Ohio)Dismissed; on appeal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Rutgers University, NewarkHistoriographyMA - Masters2004
Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyJazz StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts2000