Joe focuses on business and commercial litigation, real property disputes, landlord representation, title insurance claims, trust and probate litigation, and corporate and business disputes, including shareholder derivative and dissolution actions. In addition, Joe represents community associations, such as homeowners’ associations and condominium associations. Joe’s diverse experience also includes general probate administration, drafting of wills and trusts and transactional matters. Licensed in 2003, Joe has been awarded the prestigious AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest such recognition possible for a lawyer, and one which reflects the opinions of members of the bar and judiciary. Joe has also been named a Florida Trend’s Legal Elite “Up and Comer,” and been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers® magazine, an honor based upon peer review reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys under age 40. As further reflection of the high regard in which he is held by members of the bar and judiciary, when he was just thirty-four years old, the Fifth Judicial Circuit’s Judicial Nominating Commission nominated Joe for an appointment to the County Court bench. Joe has been very involved in service to the legal community and the Bar. He previously served as the President of the Lake County Bar Association and is currently a member of the Florida Bar’s Real Property Probate and Trust Law Division, the Landlord/Tenant Committee of the Florida Bar. In addition, Joe has served as a lecturer for the Civil Courts lecture at the Justice Teaching Institute for the Fifth Judicial Circuit.Joe received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his J.D. from top-tier University of Houston Law Center in Texas. In addition to his work as an attorney, Joe holds a Florida Real Estate license, which provides him added insight and understanding of his client’s real property issues.