Skip to main content

Joseph Michael Zupancic

Criminal defense Attorney at McMurray, PA

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Joseph M. Zupancic, Joe Zupancic

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Attorney Joe Zupancic has been practicing law in the southwestern portion of Pennsylvania for the past 22 years.  His firm of Joseph M. Zupancic, PC. has been engaged in the general practice of law since 2000.  At the firm, Joe handles most types of cases, but with an emphasis on criminal defense, family law, school/education law and wills and estates.

In addition to his private general practice, Attorney Zupancic has also served as a government attorney in a number of different capacities including being and assistant and deputy District Attorney in Washington County for five (5) years.

Recently, Attorney Zupancic has been appointed by the Court of Common Please of Washington County to serve as a Master in Tax Assessment to hear and rule on cases concerning the recent county-wide reassessment in Washington County.  This position will be in addition to his private practice, which will continue.

Photos and videos

Attorney Joe Zupancic at a hearing of the Washington County Elections Board in 2015.  Here Attorney Zupancic is representing Washington County Commissioner Harlan Shober in his reelection bid.  He won.

Contact Joseph

Similar lawyers nearby

Joseph M. Zupancic, P.C.
PO Box 1331
McMurray, PA, 15317


5.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I am extremely pleased with the service I recieved from Mr. Joe Zupancic. He was always prompt in returning phone calls, keeping me updated and was extremely helpful. I want to thank him for his professionalism and guiding me through my situation. I will highly recommend him to my family and friends.
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and easy to work with
I hired Joe to represent me in finalizing a pro se divorce case. From the initial consultation, to the filing of the final paperwork, I found it easy to arrange meetings, and always had quick answers to my questions. He took care of paperwork that I never would have known about, and kept the communication going so that I was fully aware of important dates in the timeline. If I needed representation again, I would definitely give him a call.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Experience
Joe was very compassionate, cared about my needs and goals. Took the time needed to explain things and to make sure everything was approved by me before moving forward. My experience with him was amazing and I would recommend his services to anyone I know needing an attorney!
Posted by Jeff | January 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Joseph M. Zupancic
Attorney Zupancic is the consummate professional coupled with a deep compassion for his clients. Joe guided me through the legal process and at every stage made me feel comfortable.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Master in Tax Assessment
  • Court Of Common Pleas of Washington County
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Joseph M. Zupancic, P.C.
  • 2001 - Present
  • Professor
  • California University Of Pennsylvania
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Washington County District Attorney's Office
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Title IV-D Attorney
  • Washiongton County Domestic Relations Office
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Criminal Conflict Counsel
  • Court of Common Pleas of Washington County
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Corporate Counsel
  • 84 Lumber Company
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Bassi, McCune & Vreeland, P.C.
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Washington County District Attorney's Office
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Law Clerk
  • Judge David L. Gilmore
  • 1994 - 1995
View all work experience


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Juris Doctor,
  • 1994
  • Harvard University
  • BA,
  • 1991
  • Canon-McMIllan Senior High School
  • High School Diploma
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • Commissioner Shober Re-Election Recount
  • Commissioner Shober prevailed


  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2000 - 2007
  • Washington County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • President
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Pennsylvania District Attorney Assocation
  • Member
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2015
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2001
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Master School Board Member
  • Pennsylvania School Boards Association
  • 2012


Speaking Engagements

  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania DUI Law
  • 2005
  • Winter Bench/Bar
  • Pennsylvania DUI Law
  • 2004
  • Summer Bench/Bar
  • Year Y2K Legal Issues
  • 1999
View all speaking engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Joseph
Government Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is extremely conscientious and well-versed in government law and criminal defense work, having served his community as a school board member and as a prosecuting attorney. He is an excellent trial lawyer."
Education Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Zupancic has an excellent work ethic and is compassionate towards his clients. He is very knowledgeable in many areas of law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a tireless advocate, well-prepared, ethical and an excellent litigator. He is also a brilliant brief writer which is a real asset for appellate work."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense