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    Biography

    Like Joe Louis the heavyweight boxing champ, Joe Lewis the attorney doesn’t pull any punches.  He uses this forthright approach to solve legal and business issues for corporate clients. He comprehends the complexities of corporate, financial, employment, and tax law and helps clients navigate the challenging and ever-changing regulatory framework that impacts their businesses.  

    Memberships & Awards

    Professional
    American Bar Association
    Allegheny County Bar Association
    Duquesne Law Review

    Key Experience

    Researched and drafted memoranda on various topics including procedures for a bank to garnish personal wages and garnishment exemptions for multiple states, procedures and legal standards for filing a motion for judgment on the pleadings and a motion for sanctions, and potential violations of the Pennsylvania Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act
    Handled all aspects of estate administrations including preparing petitions for probate, preparing inventories, advertising estates, filing Pennsylvania inheritance tax returns, drafting informal settlement agreements, and preparing various estate and trust notices
    Drafted estate documents including wills, deeds, and estate accountings

    Work Experience

    2020 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2020 Judicial Intern to the Honorable Paul E. Cozza, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Family Division
    2019-2020 Law Clerk, Metz Lewis Brodman Must O'Keefe LLC
    2018-2019 Certified Legal Intern, Allegheny County Office of the District Attorney
    2018-2019 Research Assistant to Robert S. Barker, J.D., M.A., Duquesne University School of Law
    2018 Judicial Intern to the Honorable Fernando Castillo, Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Costa Rica
    2018 Law Clerk, Allegheny County Office of the Public Defender