Joseph P. Stampone
Founder and Managing Shareholder
Joseph P. Stampone
Founder and Managing Shareholder
Joe is the founder and managing shareholder of Stampone O’Brien Dilsheimer 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.
As an attorney with 40 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, Magna Cum Laude (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 2016-2021; the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff’s Lawyers 2016-2021; America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators 2017-2021; Philadelphia Magazine Top Attorneys in Pennsylvania 2017-2020; New York Times Lawyers of Distinction 2019-2020; Pennsylvania’s Best Law Firm Mentor 2020 by the Legal Intelligencer; has a perfect 10.0 AVVO rating; and has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer since 2005 including being named to the Super Lawyers Philadelphia Top 100 list since 2020.
Automobile & Trucking Accidents
Dram Shop / Liquor Liability
Premises Liability/Slip & Fall
Serious Personal Injury
Social Security Disability
Traumatic Brain Injury
Western New England School of Law, Magna Cum Laude (1980)
Temple University School of Law
LaSalle University, Bachelor of Arts – Political Science Major (1976)
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”.
Joe employs a hands-on, community-driven approach to representing his clients. Well before today’s social justice movement, Joe commissioned a mural of Lady Justice on his Montgomery County building. The mural, which was painted by world-renowned artist, Eric Okdeh, symbolizes Stampone O’Brien Dilsheimer Law’s unwavering commitment to defending its neighbors. Joe is also the title sponsor to the 18th Annual Stampone Law Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon; an award-winning event held at the Jersey Shore where Joe has been a homeowner since 1987. Community involvement is not just something Joe ingrained in the corporate culture of the firm, it’s a way of living.
Joe is also a board member of The Superhero Project, an organization which raises money to assist families with babies born prematurely and residing in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the hospital. The Superhero Project also funds the installation of Angel Eye cameras in the NICU to allow parents and families to see their loved one when they are unable to be by their bedside.
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. In his spare time Joe boats and fishes at the New Jersey shore and in South Florida and has coached High School, 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 manager 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 42 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 four grandchildren, Stevie, Danny, Evelyn, and JP.
- America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- American Bar Association
- Association of Trial Lawyers of America
- New York Times Lawyers of Distinction
- Pennsylvania’s Best Law Firm Mentor – The Legal Intelligencer
- 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
- Friends of LaSalle University Baseball
- The Justinian Society
- Corinthian Yacth Club of Cape May
- Torresdale-Mayfair-Tacony Lion’s Club
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