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Joseph J. Berrigan began his legal career in the insurance defense field.  He has practiced law and is admitted in the States of Mississippi and Georgia.


Mr. Berrigan currently practices exclusively in the area of serious personal injury, wrongful death and workers' compensation.  He speaks Spanish and English, and has made several trips to Mexico to repatriate injured clients with their families.  He prefers a personal approach to representation and aggresively defends the rights of his clients.


Joe Berrigan, as he is known in Savannah, is of counsel to the nationally known personal injury firm of Harris Penn Lowry.  Visit their website at


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 30%
    29 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 30%
    29 years
  3. Personal Injury: 30%
    28 years
  4. Immigration: 5%
    11 years
  5. Civil Rights: 5%
    13 years



Hourly ($90-250/hour), contingent (10-40%)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Cecil Clay Davis

    I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Joe on several cases. Joe is a sharp lawyer with a quick mind who zealously represents his clients against any defendant regardless of their size and resources. Joe will file suit and will tenaciously fight for his clients, in and out of the court room.


    Cecil Davis Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Joseph. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Joseph J. Berrigan, P.C.

2006 Whitaker Street
P.O. Box 13202
Savannah, GA, 31416-0202

Consular Ad Honorum -Mexico

P.O. Box 13202
2006 Whitaker Street
Savannah, GA, 31401-8547



GAActive Member in Good Standing 198707/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Panel CounselConsul General of Mexico2008
Dean Rusk Award for International LawGeorgia Society of International and Comparative Law1987
Senior Honors Thesis AwardUniversity of Notre Dame History Department1984
O'Hagan AwardUniversity of Notre Dame History Department1984
Honorable Mention for High School SportswritingGeorgia Press Association1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
Good Samaritan Health Clinic - St. Joseph's/Candler Health SystemBoard of Directors2008 - Present
Savannah Catholic Lawyers' GuildFirst Vice-President2006 - Present
Knights of ColumbusN/A2006 - Present
Savannah Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Southern Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Bar of the Mississippi Supreme CourtN/A1994 - Present
State Bar of MississippiN/A1994 - Present
Bar of the Georgia Court of AppealsN/A1987 - Present
Bar of the Georgia Supreme CourtN/A1987 - Present
Savannah Bar AssociationN/A1987 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaN/A1987 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia, AthensN/AN/A1987
University of Notre DameN/AN/A1984