Joe focuses his practice on counseling privately owned companies as General Counsel and upon handling complex business and product litigation for publicly and privately owned companies of all sizes. Prior to joining Brouse as Shareholder in 1999, Joe served as general counsel for several units of two Cleveland area Fortune 500 companies and later served as Senior Counsel for BP America where he was responsible for both trying and managing complex business and product litigation and other litigation management with an $18 million budget.
Throughout his law career, Joe has been heavily involved in the areas of anti-trust, product liability, construction, contract and environmental litigation and appellate practice. His litigation experience includes acting as lead counsel in major and complex litigation in state and federal courts throughout the United States. He began his law practice with a major law firm in Toledo, Ohio, in 1973.
Joe has been selected multiple years as a Super Lawyer in a peer and achievement-based review conducted by the research team at Super Lawyers, a service of Thomson Reuters legal division.
Joe is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.