Trial Attorney

Joseph A. Comerford

“We are not a firm that’s anti-litigation we’re not afraid to arbitrate or try a case if that’s what it takes to maximize the value of a client’s claim.”

Joe is a versatile practitioner who manages cases in all of the firm’s practice areas. He enjoys the intellectual process of figuring out exactly how to approach a case to maximize the client’s recovery.

“The ultimate goal is to protect the client – to get them the money they need to rebuild their life. You need to puzzle through the complicated fact pattern and circumstances of their accident to land on a solution.”

Joe was just the third lawyer who joined the firm and has been mentored by its two founders since he began interning in the office in January 2013. Unlike associates working at larger firms, Aversa & Linn has enabled Joe to enjoy a high level of hands-on experience and responsibility for cases from the very beginning. This has allowed Joe to develop quickly in both pre-litigation file management and complex litigation.

Even more impressive than his skill with legal matters, Joe has demonstrated a talent for connecting easily with clients and other professionals.

“At the end of the day, this is a client driven profession and if the client is not satisfied, we have not done our job.”

He likes the fact that the firm is always willing to fight for its clients.

“A lot of personal injury lawyers just want to settle cases without maximizing value – that’s not what we’re about.”

Outside the office Joe enjoys outdoor activities and golfing. He is an avid fan of each Philadelphia sports franchise and the Penn State Nittany Lions. He lives in the Point Breeze section of Philadelphia.

Representative Cases

Firefighter Falls from Height

Six-figure recovery for firefighter who sustained loss of vision in one eye, facial scarring and other permanent injuries jumping from second-floor bedroom of burning house.

NJ Residents with Limited Tort Insurance Injured by Driver Who Ran Stop Sign

Six-figure settlement for two New Jersey residents (subject to NJ lawsuit limitation on their car insurance) struck by motorist who ran stop sign resulting in a broken femur and damaged knee replacement hardware.

Painter Injured by Excavation Site Collapse

Large recovery for union painter who suffered spinal injuries on a construction site when planks covering an excavated area collapsed.

Cyclist Struck by Car

Six-figure settlement for cyclist struck by a car in Bucks County.

Education
  • Rutgers Law School, JD 2013
  • Pennsylvania State University, BS Marketing 2010
Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
Practice Areas
Publications & Events
  • Certified Arbitrator, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
Professional Organizations
  • American Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association