Joseph P. Mendes
EDUCATIONB.A, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
J.D., University of Maine School of Law
BAR ADMISSIONSMaine Massachusetts
COURT ADMISSIONSU.S. District Court, District of Maine
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Joseph’s practice concentrates on the defense of clients in products liability, construction accidents, and premises liability. Joseph’s experience includes the state and appellate courts in Massachusetts and Maine, as well as the federal courts in both jurisdictions.
Joseph is a Maine native and graduate from the University of Maine School of Law, where he was Chair of the Moot Court Board and recipient of the Advanced Trial Advocacy Award. He also participated in the National Sports Law Moot Court Competition in New Orleans, Louisiana and was a national finalist.
Prior to joining the firm, Joseph worked for a litigation defense firm handling complex product and premises liability disputes, as well as general negligence, breach of contract, G.L. c. 93A claims, and construction accidents. He has successfully obtained defense verdicts, argued dispositive motions, and obtained satisfactory results through alternative dispute resolution. Joseph previously served as a judicial law clerk in Everett, Washington, and he remains a longtime USA Hockey referee, officiating NCAA Division III hockey in the Greater Boston Area.
He currently lives in Winchester with his wife, Colleen, and their dog, Hooper.
Maine State Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Defense Research Institute