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Joseph Glenn Higuera

Motorcycle accident Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

5.0   55 reviews

also known as Joe Higuera, Joe

  • Licensed for 27 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1996
    Active 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. Motorcycle accident

    27 years, 200 cases

  2. Personal injury

    27 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Wrongful death

    27 years, 100 cases

  4. Brain injury

    27 years, 75 cases

  5. Spinal cord injury

Thank you for visting my page. I have practiced  plaintiff personal injury  law throughout Southern California for over 20 years. I sincerely hope that I am able to earn your trust, respect and confidence.


For more information, in Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County and Riverside County,  please call my Irvine, CA office at  or visit my website


In San Diego County, please call, or visit my website at


We are not like any other law firm. We WILL provide you and your family with the BEST SERVICE of any law firm in the industry.

We ALWAYS return your phone calls and emails very promptly.  Please call us today and you will see that this is not just an empty promise. We will treat you with the respect, courtesy and caring you deserve.

We will also aggressively represent you and tackle the insurance company with force and determination, while giving you service that you will be unable to obtain from most any other lawyer.

I have obtained more than $55 million dollars in personal injury awards and settlements for my clients, having successfully handled over 2000 personal injury cases.

We sincerely hope we have an opportunity to represent you and change every pre-conceived notion that you have about lawyers and the legal industry.


Joe Higuera, Esq

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  55 customer reviews
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Posted by Brian | March 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney HANDS DOWN!
Joe has been helping me this past week on an accident where I was rear ended in my Mercedes. Joe worked on a case for me over 10 years ago. It's such an amazing thing that he is just as professional, down to earth, efficient and communicative today as he was 10 years ago! On top of that he's such a friendly and cool guy to talk to and will always have your best interest at heart. I've had such great experiences with him that I would NEVER consider going to anyone else for any accident or injury related issues that I encounter. You'll definitely want to give Joe a call! You won't regret it!
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Posted by Ashlee | September 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Honest, compassionate, hard working are the integral attributes which makes joe the best!
I usually do not take the time to write perfunctory reviews for positive experiences but I would be remiss if I failed to share with others the significant value Joe and his staff brings during a traumatic time when help is greatly needed. In particularly, Joe and his staff went above and beyond - exceeding all expectations and needs as I dealt with the challenging, endless steps following my accident. Joe's substantial professionalism, coupled with unparalleled integrity is most impressive and appreciated. It is refreshing to learn a component to his significant success is differentiating himself by genuinely caring and exhibiting reliability through his actions and results. It is a peaceful feeling to know a hard working, honest, and compassionate attorney is helping and protecting you.
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Posted by Billie | March 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Lawyer.
I want to take a few minutes to let you know; if you are looking for an amazing personal injury lawyer, look no further. Joe Higuera is your man, without a doubt. My husband is a cyclist that didn't fair well with an SUV recently, after assessing his situation in the hospital, we decided that it was more than someone should have to go through, knowing whole- heartedly that he needed legal representation. Joe Higuera was recommended to us from a friend and it was the best word of mouth we could have ever received. Prior to meeting with Joe, we checked all of his reviews, so impressed by him and after the first conversation via phone, we were all too sure he was going to be my husband's trusted liaison. Upon accepting the case, he fit us right into his busy schedule, making us feel as if we were his priority one; not only did he get to know the case and what happened but made the effort to get to know us personally. Joe, Erica & Susan took phenomenal care of him from the get go, assuring that he got the proper care he needed in order to heal up quickly , hence allowing him not to stress out (too much) about the little things. Joe & his team handled everything with professionalism, follow through & genuine sincerity-- after each interaction, we always felt confident that the right choice had been made by allowing Joe to represent my husband and his injuries. Joe makes himself available to you at the drop of a text, email or call; he is always willing to answer any questions or ease any concerns that you may have along the way. I can't say enough of how wonderful my husband & I think Joe & his office staff are. You won't be disappointed by choosing Joe. Thank you so much for everything Joe Higuera, we appreciate you!
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Posted by Mike | January 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tremendous Talent, Knowledge, and Friendly
I would recommend anyone who has been hit by a motorist while on a bike to sit down and speak with Joe before committing to a lawyer. I owe a tremendous thanks to Joe, Susan, Erica for helping me and my family through a terrible situation. Joe Higuera and his team were incredibly responsive, knowledgeable, and friendly. When the insurance company refused to work with me and my family, Joe and his team worked together to bring the case to a quick resolution in our favor. I was hit by a car driven by a young, unlicensed driver. I was taken to the hospital by ambulance and later admitted for my injuries. When released, it was several months before I could begin to exercise again. In the mean time I had a mountain a medical bills and a bike that was in ruins. A close friend had recommended I speak with Joe Higuera because he had helped another cyclist after he was hit by a car while riding his bike. Amazingly enough, I was not killed and the bike was still in one piece, but would not roll. Every bike mechanic, bike manufacturer, and online article I read stated DO NOT RIDE the bike. Words like structural integrity and catastrophic failure were common. From the time I first contacted Joe’s office, he was very responsive to calling me back. He suggested we meet at the earliest opportunity and made himself available at my convenience. When we spoke, he was friendly and professional and welcomed my questions. I don’t have much experience talking or working with lawyers, and expected the conversation to be more like reading the fine print in a home mortgage. Joe was down to earth and easy to talk with and understand, and to my surprise, he was an avid cyclist and triathlete. This last part turned out to be critical to my case. As I came to find out after speaking with several lawyers, the medical aspect of an injury case is fairly straight forward. If you have insurance, which I do, everything goes by a process that follows the rules and regulations of the law and your own insurance limits. But for property, it’s an entirely different set of rules that are driven primarily by the insurance of the guilty party. This can be messy, labor intensive, and time consuming for both the injured and the lawyer representing the injured. Other lawyers I spoke with said they would handle the bodily injury portion of my claim, but that I should pursue the property (bike and gear) damages on my own. This was not going anywhere with me trying to push the case that my bike was worth a lot more than what they wanted to offer. The insurance of the guilty party wanted to offer me $1,300 for my “property” loss (an all carbon frame w/carbon wheels). This was humiliating and discouraging to me, but not to Joe. Joe stated he was not surprised and he and his team immediately put forth a plan to press the insurance company to more appropriately compensate me for my property loss (my bike). During the entire process Joe or one of his associates, Susan or Erica, would contact me and ask for information or my thoughts on which way they should go. Joe would make his recommendations, which were always to push harder and get the insurance company to step up and recognize the true value of my bike. In the end, he got the insurance company to pay a very fair reimbursement of the value of my bike. I was more than happy, and extremely impressed by his commitment to managing and settling my case with the insurance company. I can say for certain that on my own, or with other lawyers, as good as they were, I would not have received the value I did for my bike. Joe was also able to settle the medical claims in a very short period of time.
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Posted by Alaisha | October 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joe Higuera my attorney back in july 2012 thank you for fighting for me. My domestic violence ended crazy and sounded crazy as i told what happened. He believed me when no ones else could wrap their minds around what happened on the horrible day for me after a battle behind child didn't go in my abuser favor. He handled me and my case with care. He paid attention to details and facts. I SUFFERED A FRACTURED STERNUM, MISALIGNED BACK AND CONCUSSION THAT CAUSED ME TO STUTTER I thank you a million times for taking care of my cases with care and getting the job done. I settled out of court on a very difficult case.
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Posted by Jerry | July 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional guidance that impacted my quality of life
I was involved in a car accident in January '15. I reached out to Mr. Higuera and after meeting in person retained him to assist me. Mr. Higuera educated me on the process to treat an injury, what to do and more importantly what not to do when dealing with the insurance company. I was able to receive several opinions on treatment for my injuries. Ultimately I chose my doctors, I decided on my treatments and I selected my surgeon. Without Mr. Higuera's involvement, I do not believe I would have achieved the level of care I received. The support staff in Mr. Higuera's office was outstanding and kept me on track with my treatments and any other pertinent issues. The results achieved exceeded my expectations.
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Posted by Grace | June 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A good, honest lawyer is what you get with Joe!
I was in a really bad car accident last year in August. I was in pain, scared, and didn't know what to do. Someone recommended Joe and his team. After speaking with him, I felt so comfortable and knew I was in good hands. It was the best decision I ever made. They took care of everything while I focused on my recovery. They worked with me every step of the way. They not only helped pay for all my medical bills but they also made sure I walked away with something. I would give them more than 5 stars if I could because they truly deserve it. I highly recommend Joe and his team! Sincerely, A very happy client :-)
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Posted by Sonia | May 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer & wonderful person
I got rear ended & got hurt. I needed a lawyer & I found Higuera Law Office on yelp. So much good reviews so I decided to call. Everything you read is true. Mr. Higuera is great lawyer and a good person. He cares about the person and not just the case. He personally called to check on me. He even answered email that I sent to his assistant. His staff are great also. It was just a great experience considering the circumstances. I was very lucky to have found him.
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Posted by Breanne | April 11, 2016
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"Bull dog" - great Attorney
We found Mr. Joe Higuera regarding a personal injury. My daughter was attacked by a dog and the insurance was dragging their feet! Joe was able to get the case settled in my daughters favor. Couldn't have asked for a better attorney! There is more, everytime i need legal advise Joe will take my calls and send me to an attorney that will be happy to take my case! He truly is the definition of a great Attorney! He cares about his clients.. he isn't particularly focused on just his money! He cares and shows it. Grateful to have Joe in my corner! Thanks Joe for everything you do for my family!
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Posted by Windell Mollenido | April 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Joe and his team make life easy!
I was the passenger in a car accident. My colleague and I were rear ended by a tow truck! All I did was meet Joe once at his office, spoke with him for about 15 minutes. His team gave me instructions and communicated with me on what steps to take for treatment. All I had to do was show up for my treatments and MRI. I barely lifted a finger during this whole process, and Joe and his team took care of everything. They are excellent at what they do, they only contact me when they really need to, they saved me time and they took care of all the paper work. I would recommend Joe and his team to all my friends and family.
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Posted by Sean | April 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Choose Higuera Law And Be Left In Awe: Above and Beyond Expectation
I do not pursue contexts pertaining to law without consulting Joe first! When referencing my experiences with Joe's law offices I am, for lack of better words, speechless. I was originally referred by a close friend due to his positive experiences with this practice, where I have no objection. **Joe epitomizes everything that an individual would want in a great lawyer.** Among many valued skills, Joe has advanced interpersonal and analytical skills that assist in making the law process easier than you can ever imagine. I wouldn't choose anyone else for any future contexts, which leaves me with feeling...why can't more lawyers be like Joe.
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Posted by Sierra | January 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I wouldn't go anywhere else for a personal injury lawyer
Joe Higuera and his team of phenomenal office managers (Susan and Erica) have depth and breadth of knowledge in personal injury law. With over a year and a half of collaboration and communication, I had a successful settlement. Without a doubt, the Higuera Law offices made me feel welcome and comfortable as a young adult and they always went the extra mile to minimize confusion by ensuring that all parties are on the same page and that the progression of the settlement was consistent from start to finish. They referred me to great treatment centers for physical therapy, chiropractor, acupuncture, orthopedic medical services, and MRI centers. From day one I was being taken care of and I appreciate all the hard work your team put in for my case and getting me a large settlement!
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Posted by Nick | January 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
For all intents and purposes, I'm just a 21 year old kid but Joe never treated me that way. I was rear ended by a semi that totaled my car and left me a lot of pain. Joe got me the best doctors and treatment and in the end I got a really fair settlement that covered all my medical expenses and some me too. He kept me in the loop along the way and the whole thing was settled in under a year. Thanks Joe!
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Posted by Stefan | December 8, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you for helping me Mr. Higuera
I went to 5 different attorneys after I got rear ended in a car accident at the LAX AIRPORT and I was told many different stories and always met with a paralegal. My final meeting was with Mr. Higuera and I actually sat down with him in person. AND HE LISTENED...and right away got me the proper treatment and he would check on me weekly. Thank you again for ACTUALLY caring and having an awesome staff!!!
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Posted by Don | December 7, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Personal injury lawyer
Joe Higuera is an excellent attorney. He is bright, hard working, and dependable. He gave me great assistance on an important legal matter. I strongly recommend him.
Posted by Susan | November 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful and Compassionate Attorney
I had no experience in looking for agood attorney. This site is Awesome! After reading reviews I came across Joe Higuera, I contacted his office and got a quick response. Joe and his staff are very professional and honest compassionate team. My mother was in a car accident as a passenger and I wasn't sure if they would help her. My mother and I are very grateful for all the hard work Joe and his staff did for her. They communicate very well with their clients. In a very professional and caring way. We are very happy with the outcome and will continue to recommend anyone that may need an AWESOME personal injury attorney. Thank you Joe!!!
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Posted by Joe | October 4, 2015
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Joe higurea
Mr. Higurea is very good attorney ,also a wonderful human being. He even tried to help in another case when there was no benefit to him. so I greatly appreciate him and I would use him again if needed.
Posted by Robert | September 23, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
I would like to highly recommend Joe for his professionalism and dedication to us . He will fight for you and will stand firm for what he thinks that is best for you. My wife and I are am very proud that we found a very good lawyer.
Posted by Charlotte | September 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joe Higuera - Higuera Law Offices . . . Excellent!!!
Joe Higuera and his staff are TERRIFIC!!! My son and I were in an auto accident last year . . . my car was t-boned / totaled. My son's best friend told us about Joe and how he was the best person to help us. He called Joe and told him what had happened. Joe's office contacted me immediately. I can't say enough about Joe and his staff . . . their professionalism; their kindness . . . through the entire process they made sure that my son and I mattered and that we would get properly compensated. They handled every detail . . . we did not have to worry about anything. And, Joe Higuera was not just the name of his business . . . he was personally involved in our case and was always available if I had any questions, etc. I would DEFINITELY & HIGHLY recommend Joe and his team! Thank YOU Joe, Susan and staff!
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Posted by Shane Sobrio | August 27, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Joe was exactly the lawyer I needed. I was t-boned by a distracted driver and it couldn't have happened at a worse time. Joe took care of everything for me, and made sure I got the compensation I deserved and then some. He was aggressive, professional, and quickly responded to me every time I called or emailed him. He made me a priority, and did a great job. I highly recommend him.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President/Attorney
  • Higuera Law Offices, APLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Head of Plaintiff Personal Injury Department
  • Callahan, McCune & Willis, LLC
  • 1996 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Christensen & Stout
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Investment Broker
  • Lehman Brothers
  • 1991 - 1993
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  • Western State University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor Degree
  • 1996
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Paraplegic
  • $4,300,000
  • Wrongful Death
  • $5,000,000
  • Confidential v. Confidential Defendant
  • $1,000,000 policy limit paid


  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Trial Lawyer's Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer's list - Southern California
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine list
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Southern California Super Lawyers List
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Client's choice award 2013
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • 2012 Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Academic Scholarship
  • Western State University, College of Law
  • 1994
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  • Los Angeles Lawyer
  • How to beat the insurance company to the punch when referring a Personal Injury case
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • New Patient Maven Seminar
  • finding the right attorney for your patient
  • 2012
  • Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
  • What Chiropractors should look for in a Personal Injury Attorney before referring a patient
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (41)
Given (79)
Endorse Joseph
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is of the highest professional quality and the most pleasant person you could hope to meet. He brings an unparlelled level of dedication and professionalism to his clients and a level of personal care and attention that is rare in his field of practice. I endorse Joe, without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe Higuera is an exceptional lawyer. His skill as an attorney is second to none, and his attention to clients is top rate. I strongly recommend anyone with an injury, or any legal matter, to make this exceptional lawyer your very first call."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Higuera is a great attorney in the community and is passionate about his work."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joseph. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph is a superb personal injury attorney. He and his staff are very approachable and helpful."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joe Higuera is an experienced and competent personal injury attorney based in Orange County, California."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. The attorney works very hard for the clients and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joe since our days in law school; he was always a top student and eager to assist others in their efforts to succeed. This mindset has remained through his years as a consummate professional litigator. Joe is a fierce advocate and very knowledgeable in his chosen areas of practice. Joe is also one of the most generous and down to earth individuals I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I do not hesitate to endorse Joe as both professionally and personally."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe Higuera is an effective and diligent personal injury attorney, with a veritable, encyclopedic level of knowledge and impressive talent that yields impressive results. He has also generously served as a frequent mentor to me."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a very bright and energetic attorney that cares deeply about his clients and their needs. His experience in the area of personal injury litigation is second to none and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for representation in a personal injury case."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is one of the best lawyers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He brings an amazing amount of focus, energy, and determination to his practice, and the result is amazing results for his clients, time and time again."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an experienced personal injury attorney who works hard for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Higuera is one of the finest personal Injury attorneys in his state. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe is one of the better personal injury attorneys you can find in the Orange County area. Joe has an uncanny skill at maximizing his client's outcome. I will never hesitate to refer to Joe a case in the Orange County area."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Mr. Higuera for over two years. I was introduced to him as an opposing attorney. Mr. Higuera approached a sensitive controversy with acumen, discretion, integrity and professionalism. In the two years I have known him he has continued to exemplify these qualities. Whenever, friends and clients have asked for my referral to a personal injury attorney, I confidently refer them to Mr. HIguera, knowing he has their best interests in mind and will get them the best results possible."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Joe on many cases and he has an uncanny ability to assess a case from a liability and damages perspective. He aggressively fights for his clients. I have no doubt that he achieves better results and more money for his clients as a result of his tenacity and his diligent file handling."
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