As a trial attorney, Joel has handled some of the most high-profile personal injury lawsuits in New York. He served as prosecutor for numerous well publicized cases, including the first World Trade Center terrorist attack.
Some of Joel’s largest verdicts have gained considerable media attention due to the caliber of the defendants he has opposed, including General Motors, Volkswagen, Chrysler, Audi, Ford, United Airlines, The Plaza, Donald Trump’s Taj Mahal, Merv Griffin’s Resorts International, Bally’s Casino, Grecian Formula for Men, and Sean “P. Diddy” Combs. Joel also has lectured and participated at moot court trials for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and has co-hosted a weekly television program on legal topics.
A superior attorney from the beginning, Joel became one of the youngest trial attorneys to achieve a million dollar verdict in New York and one of the youngest to have his summation taped for nationwide distribution. He has handled depositions for the late Johnnie Cochran and represented celebrities such as Yul Brynner and Samuel L. Jackson.