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Joseph Abraham Bahgat

Gun Law Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

4.9   11 reviews

also known as Joey Bahgat, Joe Bahgat

  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 6 years
    New Jersey - NJ 15 years
    Ohio - OH 16 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2017
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2007
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Gun Law
    Vigorously defend individuals whose guns have been wrongfully seized by police or government agencies, including in connection with false allegations of domestic violence; defend those charged with violation of state weapons possession charges.

  2. Contracts and agreements
    Offer general counsel for small to medium-sized business entities, emphasizing website compliance, data privacy, and security protocols; preparation and review of contracts, licensing agreements and corporate documents.

  3. Copyright infringement
    Federal court practice focused on defending individuals and businesses served with copyright infringement lawsuits and cease and desist letters; representing businesses and artists having registered copyrights in lawsuits to enforce their IP rights.

  4. Appeals
    Former appellate court law clerk represents businesses and individuals in both state and federal appellate courts in many case types including commercial litigation, civil rights, gun laws, criminal defense, and personal injury.

  5. Privacy
    Represent businesses and individuals in cases involving defamation, First Amendment, invasion of privacy, and violation of wiretap statutes; represent homeowners in HOA disputes, harassment, unlawful fines, and due process violations.


The Privacy Firm PC
PO Box 37635
Philadelphia, PA, 19101
Joseph Abraham Bahgat
401 North Second Street
Pottsville, PA, 17901
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4.9 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Posted by Dmitry | June 15, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
help with copyright infringement
I've got great consultation from Mr. Joseph Bahgat about copyright infringement. He answered my questions and show me the right way to solve my problem.
Posted by Sandeep | March 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Best Lawyer
I had a situation where I was unable to get out of. This lawyer has been very professional and responded every single time I needed him to. He did take up my case and seen it to a closure in favor of me. I strongly recommend Joe as your lawyer, if needed. Thanks Joe.
Posted by S. K. | October 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Creative and never give up to win your case or defend you
In cases like mine where the word difficult does not come close to describe it. Mr. Bahgat's unceasing search for new ways to approach it is amazing. When I feel that I reached the cul-de-sac he finds new horizon to probe through and gets me hopeful again. I recommend him to those who have really difficult cases to give him a try and they will see how his creativity will put them on the road to win-win situations. He will find a way and gets you results, even after you have told by other lawyers that your case is not winnable. His ever-looking for solutions for your case is beyond excellent. I am in the battle but I see results and once I am done I will comeback here and tell it all.
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Posted by Gilmar | August 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Internet lawyer
Joseph is a really professional that helped me in every step with my case ... He is the type of lawyer that woul show you that he's really there to help you all the way.
Posted by Annie | June 18, 2015
I highly recommend Bahgat Attorneys at Law! I had a case in NJ, and I'm in MA. The attorney I spoke with - Joseph Bahgat - was able to dismiss my case, and save me a trip to NJ. He was prompt, efficient, and quick in his replies, along with keeping me informed. I hope I will not need an attorney anymore in NJ, but if it happens again, I know who to call. Thank you for the great work and for the promptness!
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Response from Joseph Bahgat July 17, 2015
Annie – thanks so much for the kind words. I enjoyed working with your company, and I'm super pleased that we were able to get you the result you wanted.
Posted by Rizwan | August 19, 2014
A lawyer who you can trust
Got the job done and went well and beyond. Joseph loves law and is always current and researching new and old cases. I highly recommend for small to mid-size business owners.
Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2013
Excellent Lawyer!!
Was an excellent lawyer. Knew the law very well. Negotiated the dismissal of my case. Presented options clearly and financial/legal circumstances of such choices. In the end, Joe is a great local lawyer when it comes to New Brunswick and knows the judges very well and such a working relationship goes very well.
Posted by Craig | March 25, 2012
Fair and Knowledgeable
Joe as able to win my case, without going to trial. He also offered me a fair fee and kept me well informed throughout the process. I highly recommend using Joe for any of your legal needs; as I have recommended Joe to two different family members.
Posted by Peter | May 15, 2011
Excellent counsel
Joe did an excellent job on my case, helping me reach a quick, economical resolution without creating unnecessary conflict. I would definitely hire him again.
Posted by Gil | March 28, 2011
Review for Joe Bahgat
Joe has a great understanding of the law. He has a different perspective and unusual clarity on what judges are looking for from lawyers having worked for the court. Don't hesitate to use him as your attorney.
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Copyright infringement
I discovered an organization is using a revised version of my logo on my online portfolio site. This is unacceptable. Joseph was responsive to my needs but did not seem to be aware of fair use of images in U.S. copyright law, which would be directly related to my issue.
Response from Joseph Bahgat January 30, 2018
Thank you for taking a moment to comment on my responsiveness. Fair use is a very complicated topic, for reasons discussed in several of my articles, both in print and on the web. If you do some more research on fair use, you'll find out that it is a defense to copyright infringement; having a valid fair use defense isn't a "smoking gun." Nevertheless, invoking a fair use defense requires a fact-intensive analysis that's unique to each case. For that reason, cases involving a fair use defense are oftentimes very expensive to maintain. Do not assume that because I did not engage you in a discussion on fair use, I couldn't be aware of its existence and/or purpose.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • The Privacy Firm PC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Epstein Arlen LLC
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Staff Attorney
  • Ohio Court of Appeals
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Law Clerk to Judge G. Gary Tyack
  • Ohio Court of Appeals
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Summer Associate
  • Thompson Hine
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Judicial Extern to Justice Paul E. Pfeifer
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • 2006 - 2006
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  • The Ohio State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Rutgers University, Newark
  • MA - Masters
  • 2004
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Malibu Media, LLC v. David Ricupero, No. 2:14-cv-00821-TPK (S.D. Ohio)
  • Dismissed. Affirmed on appeal.
  • 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. John Doe (S.D. Ohio 2015)
  • Dismissed.


  • Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Cooperating Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section
  • TECHSHOW Planning Board Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • New Brunswick Bar Association
  • President
  • 2014 - 2019
  • American Bar Association GP|Solo Division Intellectual Property Committee
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • American Bar Association GP|Solo Division Technology Committee
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2011 - 2012
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Executive Committee, YLD
  • 2008 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Fastcase 50 Award Winner
  • Fastcase, Inc.
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Public Service Fellow with Dean's Special Recognition
  • Ohio State Univ. College of Law
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (23)
Endorse Joseph
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Appeals Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bahgat is an excellent Attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Entertainment Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is the guy to go to when it comes to sports law and entertainment."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe researched and prepared briefs for me on the appeal of a complex federal matter. His work was professional and promptly performed. It was a pleasure to work with him and I look forward to future projects."
Securities offerings Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joseph Bahgat is a competent, detailed oriented attorney, who has substantial expertise and knowledge in drafting contracts and legal memorandum. I would be happy to work with him again in the future."
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Criminal defense
Copyright infringement
Bankruptcy and debt
Personal injury
Personal injury
Intellectual property
Criminal defense
Defective and dangerous products