Joe graduated from the University of Michigan and the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Prior to taking the bench, Joe practiced commercial litigation in state and federal courts in Ohio and Florida.
Joe is a proud graduate of the Leadership Collier Class of 2008, and has served in various capacities with the Collier County Bar Association, the Community Foundation of Collier County, and Moorings Presbyterian Church, among others. Joe was honored in 2006 as the Public Service Volunteer of the Year by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.
Joe is married to Kristi and they have two adult children, Ben and Reed, who reside in Southern California. In his spare time, Joe likes to read, watch the incredible sunsets in SWFL, and travel.