Joe’s practice focuses on defending product liability, premises liability and trucking cases. He also handles cases involving construction defect, intentional torts, defamation, and insurance coverage. Joe is often called on to coordinate emergency response investigations to large fire and explosion losses, product liability incidents, industrial and workplace accidents, OSHA/VOSH investigations, trucking and auto accidents, and other incidents involving significant injury or death.

    • Education

      • J.D., George Mason University, magna cum laude, Law Review (Editorial Board), 2004
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      Professional Recognition

      • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell®
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    • Memberships

      • Virginia State Bar
      • Themis Advocates Group, Product Liability Group, Co-Chair
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      • Technology Advisory Committee, Chair
      • Security and Governance Committee, Member
      • E-Discovery Practice Group, Chair

  • Has represented Fortune 500 companies in defense of product liability claims, including coordinating fire and explosion investigations using NFPA 921 guidelines.
  • Has represented target defendants in large fire/arson losses, including the largest residential fire loss/arson in Maryland history, and the Georgetown Library fire in Washington, D.C.
  • Has represented property management companies and owners in defense of premise liability claims at apartment complexes, office buildings and retail stores.
  • Has represented national and regional trucking companies in defense of personal injury lawsuits.
  • Has represented national and regional brokers and trucking firms in defense of property damage lawsuits, including cargo claims.
  • Has represented insurance companies in defense and prosecution of insurance coverage disputes.
  • Virginia counsel for largest privately held passenger transportation contracting firm in U.S. in defense of personal injury and property damage lawsuits.
  • Virginia counsel for North America’s largest tank truck hauler transporting fuel and chemicals in defense of personal injury and property damage lawsuits.
  • As chair of the firm’s E-discovery Practice Group, he regularly advises clients on the best practices to handle their electronic discovery obligations in large-scale litigation.
  • Former Law Clerk, Virginia Circuit Court, Fourth Judicial Circuit, City of Norfolk.
  • Former Intern, Virginia Circuit Court, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Fairfax County and Fairfax City. Joseph P. Moriarty Member Willcox & Savage, P.C. (757) 628-5502 (757) 628-5566
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