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Joseph P. Stampone

Founder and Principal Shareholder

Joseph P. Stampone

Founder and Principal Shareholder

Joe is the founder and principal shareholder of Stampone Law since 1984.  His practice has focused on a variety of civil litigation and transactional matters, primarily complex personal injury matters, including motor vehicle accidents, product liability, construction accidents, and medical malpractice.  He also handles commercial transactions, related to the hospitality industry and real estate matters.

As an attorney with 37 years of experience, Joe continues to actively litigate catastrophic injury cases and has a keen interest in aerial photography as it relates to accident investigation, safety, and accident reconstruction.  Having been involved in the practice of law primarily in the personal injury field, he has gained invaluable knowledge and experience as it relates to product safety, vehicle safety, construction site safety, and an overall understanding of the various systems necessary to ensure the reduction and elimination of personal injury risks and hazards.   

Joe is a graduate of LaSalle University (BA Political Science 1976) and Western New England University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate Degree (J.D. 1980).  He is a member of the American, Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia Bar Associations, as well as the Justinian Society.  Joe has served as a law clerk to the Honorables Albert F. Sabo from 1979 to 1980 and Edwin S. Malmed in 1978.  Both jurists sat on the bench of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County; the former in the Criminal Division and the latter in the Civil Division.

Joe is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; and the United States Tax Court.  Joe has received numerous awards and distinctions including being a Member of the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum; the Philadelphia Inquirer Top Lawyers of Philadelphia 2016; the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff’s Lawyers 2016/2017; America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators 2017; Philadelphia Magazine Top Attorneys in Pennsylvania 2017; and has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer since 2005 including 2017 and 2018. 

PRACTICES

Business Transactions
Medical Malpractice
Real Estate Development
Restaurant and Hospitality Management
Serious Personal Injury
Social Security Disability
Workers Compensation

EDUCATION

LaSalle University,
Bachelor of Arts – Political Science Major (1976)
Temple University School of Law
Western New England School of Law, Juris Doctor – Top of Class (1980)
Northeast Catholic High School (1972)

Joe is actively involved in the community, having served as an officer and commissioner of the Lower Gwynedd Little League; member of the Order of Sons of Italy in America, Tacony/Mayfair Lodge; and, former member and counsel to the United Independent Italian American Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Torresdale-Mayfair Lion’s Club.  Joe served six terms as President of the National Italian American – Political Action Committee, formerly headquartered in Washington, D.C., where he has also served as a board member and executive committee member. He has also served as the Dinner Chair for NIA-PACs annual “Carnevale”.

In 2005, Joe was given the distinct honor of being Knighted in Rome, Italy as a “Cavalieri di Cristo” with the Templar Order of the Poor Knights of Christ. In 2009 and 2010, he received the Golden Justice Award at Pennsylvania Golden Gloves Eastern Regional Championships.  Joe also maintains Dual Citizenship as a citizen of the Republic of Italy.

Born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia, Joe’s interests include sports, cooking, boating, fishing, music and history. Joe is actively involved in commercial real estate development in Pennsylvania and South Florida. Additionally, Joe is counsel to Max’s Grille American Bistro, a very popular restaurant located in Boca Raton, Florida, and Max’s Harvest, an award winning farm to fork restaurant located in Delray Beach, FL. In his spare time Joe boats and fishes at the New Jersey shore and in South Florida and has coached American Legion, AAU and Perkiomen Valley Twilight Men’s League Baseball. Through coaching Joe is able to share his passion for baseball with others.

He became very involved in baseball throughout his youth and attended LaSalle University on an Athletic Scholarship where he played Varsity Baseball for four years. In his senior year, he was named First Team All East Coast Conference and set numerous school records. Joe has also served as Varsity Baseball Coach of The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and is the Founder of the Whiz Kids Baseball Club, an AAU level baseball program which has grown in size and prominence, becoming one of the premiere programs in the Northeast Region. He has also coached American Legion baseball and is formerly the owner and coach of the Plymouth Pirates of the Perkiomen Valley Twilight League, a semi-professional baseball club.

Joe currently resides between Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Lower Gwynedd Township, Pennsylvania with his wife of 38 years, Julia.  Joe has five grown children Nicole (University of Delaware), Peter (Widener University/Culinary Institute of America), Joey (Tufts University/New York University), Danny (Catholic University/Widener School of Law), Andi (Drexel University).  Joe also has two grandchildren, Stevie and Danny. 

Affiliations

Friends of LaSalle University Baseball
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
American Bar Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Philadelphia Inquirer Top Rated Lawyers 2016
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
National Italian American Political Action Committee (NIA-PAC) – President and Board Member
Order Sons of Italy in America
Templar Order of the poor Knights of Christ
The Justinian Society
Corinthian Yacth Club of Cape May
Torresdale-Mayfair-Tacony Lion’s Club

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