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Joseph Hess focuses his practice primarily on construction injury and construction defect litigation, defending general contractors, construction managers, managing agents, crane companies, hoist contractors, and scaffold and shoring contractors.

Mr. Hess also has extensive federal litigation experience, having handled consumer financial services and bankruptcy-related cases before numerous federal bankruptcy courts, district courts and courts of appeal. As an associate, he also worked on two U.S. Supreme Court cases involving complex administrative law issues.


  • New York
  • Washington, D.C. (Inactive)
  • U.S. District Court
    • Southern District of New York
    • Eastern District of New York
    • Western District of New York
    • Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • Second Circuit
    • Fourth Circuit


  • Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law School – J.D.
    • summa cum laude
  • Catholic University – M.L.I.S.
    • summa cum laude
  • State University of New York at Oneonta – B.S.
    • magna cum laude
  • Memberships

    • ACA International – The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals
    • American Bankruptcy Institute
    • NARCA – The National Creditors Bar Association
    • New York Bar Association
Super Lawyers Martindale Hubbel AV Preeminent Law 360