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Joseph James Derita

Workers compensation Attorney at Jamison, PA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1987
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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
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Posted by Karen | November 12, 2014
I could not have had a better experience
Being hurt severely in an automobile accident where I was hit very hard from behind impacted my life more than I ever would have thought. My case, being that I was hit during working hours, was anything be cut and dry. Between Joe and Noreen, and the rest of his staff, I never once had to stress a single detail regarding my job, my medical bills, and this gave me the opportunity to focus on recovery. I would never hesitate to recommend, and of course use Joseph DeRita again, should the need arise for representation. I trust him, and his firm completely.
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Posted by Joan | April 10, 2012
hire an expert - hire Joe DeRita
Joe DeRita is good at what he does, in fact, he is very good. He is exceptionally competent in the Personal Injury and Workers Compensation arena. Joe takes a real interest in his clients; he knows how to navigate the system, and he keeps his clients informed. Within a very short time of Joe’s handling my case, he was able to have my Workers Comp benefits re-instated at 100% and is currently negotiating a lump sum settlement. I feel very fortunate to have found the right person to represent me. With litigation, you only get one opportunity to do it right – so do it right the first time and hire the expert - hire Joe DeRita.
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Posted by Loretta | April 4, 2012
Someone who truly cares about you as a person
Joe is a hard working lawyer who cares about you as a person not just another case in his files. He keeps you informed at all times and makes sure that your priorities are met. I highly recommend Joe and his team to take over any case. Joe also took a case on for my husband a few years back and worked hard to settle in a timely matter. Mine and my husbands cases did not drag on for years and years which was nice. Mostly Joe treats you like he would like to be treated which makes you feel more comfortable and confident during all procedures.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-40%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Joseph DeRita
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Shor Levin & DeRita
  • 1995 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Shor & Levin
  • 1989 - 1995
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Gary Silow
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Ellis Jacobs, P.C.
  • 1987 - 1988
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  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2005
  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • St John's University
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Daniels v. Walmart
  • $1.3 Million Verdict
  • Assault Case
  • Workers Compensation
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  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Workers Compensation Section
  • 1987 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
  • N/A
  • Montogomery County Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Executive Committee Three-term Member
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
  • Chair
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Chair and Co-Chair, Workers' Compensation Section
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 1996 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • PA Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Pa Super Lawyer
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • PA Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • PA Super Lawyer
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • PA Super Lawyer
  • 2012
  • Temple University Masters Program
  • Faculty Achievement Award
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Fall Conference
  • Workers' Comp Subrogation and Third Party Cases
  • 2005
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Law Section
  • CMS Client Regulations
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aggressive, smart and well respected by the Judges."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Joe for many years. Joe is an extremely knowledgeable and effective lawyer. He cares about his clients interests. Best of all, he gets the best possible results for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Joe for almost 20 years. He is dedicated to his clients and obtains the best possible results for them. He is a zealous advocate who shows true compasion for the injured."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Joe has extensive experience and knowledge in workers compensation cases. I heartily endorse him and his abilities."
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Jamison Workers compensation Lawyer Joseph James Derita
Joseph James Derita
Workers compensation Attorney
Jamison, PA
Licensed for 36 years
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