Joe’s practice focuses on briefing complex legal issues at all levels of the federal court system. Joe has handled briefing and oral argument in several high-profile cases, including challenges to Executive Orders and major actions by federal agencies. His experience spans a wide range of subjects, including the First Amendment, the Tenth Amendment, the Equal Protection Clause, the Spending Clause, the Double Jeopardy Clause, the Administrative Procedure Act, the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the Federal Records Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the separation of powers, federal preemption, and the state secrets privilege.
Before joining Clement & Murphy, Joe clerked for Judge Judith W. Rogers of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and spent three and a half years with the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Joe earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was a member of the Stanford Law Review and the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic and won Best Brief and Best Team in the Kirkwood Moot Court Competition. In his free time, Joe enjoys hiking, playing basketball, and spending time with his wife and four children.