We are really proud of the team we have assembled to help deliver Strong Justice to you.
Joe has been practicing injury law for over 31 years in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area. He is admitted to practice law in both Virginia and North Carolina. He has also successfully represented injured victims on a ‘pro hac vice’ basis in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, and Florida. Joe earned his B.A. at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, in 1984. He is a graduate of the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at William & Mary, where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1987. Joe was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., but he has spent most of his life in the Hampton Roads area, having grown up in the Churchland area of Portsmouth and the Western Branch area of Chesapeake. He graduated from Western Branch High School in 1980. He currently resides in Norfolk, VA with his wife, two daughters and their Australian Shepard, ‘Luna’ Outside of law practice, Joe enjoys engaging in religious studies, playing guitar, writing and recording music in his music studio, mountain biking, snow skiing, and just spending time with his family at home. Joe says his favorite part of practicing law is, “when it is crystal clear that the client you are helping is in dire need of your services. You realize that if the two of you had not been brought together, this person would likely be making choices that would have severe adverse consequences for him or her. It feels really good when you can present an injured client with advice and a plan of action that puts him or her on the right path to a successful future, a new start, and financial security. Just knowing that the client is sleeping better at night—with fewer clouds of worry and doubt that were there before you came along— that helps me sleep better as well.”
Olivia started with us in November 2018 and is managing the firm’s marketing, web content and social media so we can get our important messages and educational information out to as many folks as we possibly can! Olivia will be splitting her time between our Virginia Beach office and her own home office. She recently graduated with her BA in Communications from University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. She spent many years as an Assistant Manager of a hardware store before she decided to switch gears and started pursuing her passion for marketing.
Olivia is originally from a small town in Sweden, where she lived and worked up until 2013 when she moved to Washington, D.C to pursue her much larger dreams. She met her husband along the way and decided to permanently remain in the US. Along with her husband, she moved to the Chesapeake area in July 2018 and absolutely loves being close to the beach. In her spare time, Olivia likes to be out in nature with her camera, hike with her husband and Australian Shepherd, or spend time with friends. Other hobbies include traveling and various outdoor activities.
Andrew grew up in Newport News, Virginia. He has lived his entire life in different parts of Virginia. He loves the salt water as well as the Blue Ridge Mountains. Andrew graduated from Christopher Newport University with a B.A. and he has furthered his education with multiple conferences, on the job trainings, and other professional development resources. Andrew has over 10 years experience talking to clients, customers, and the general public over the phone. He worked in technical support for several years, and then changed career fields and became interested in claims. After two years of handling logistics claims for UPS (tracing lost packages), Andrew had the opportunity to work as a personal injury
adjuster for a major auto insurance company. He specialized in Virginia personal injury and was also licensed to adjust North Carolina claims. Andrew knows how insurance companies “work” and how to deal with them. Joe has even jokingly referred to Andrew as an “insurance geek” which Andrew does not dispute. Andrew loves his Hampton Roads community and is very grateful to be making a positive change in the lives of people who are injured and need help. In his spare time, Andrew has many hobbies and interests including kayaking, chess, reading, video games, and cooking. Andrew and his wife live in Virginia Beach and currently have two amazing cats Ragnar and Valentine.