Joseph Miceli

Partner

  • location icon Orange County, CA
    650 Town Center Drive
    Suite 1400
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Joe Miceli is a partner in Lewis Brisbois’ Orange County Office. Joe focuses his practice on the defense of businesses and individuals in a variety of litigation matters. 

Construction
Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Joe worked for a boutique construction defect litigation firm, where he represented national and regional developers in all phases of construction defect litigation. Since joining Lewis Brisbois, Joe’s construction practice has expanded to the representation of subcontractors in construction defect litigation and contract disputes, as well as to design professionals (architects and engineers) in professional liability claims. Joe has developed a keen talent for identifying and implementing risk transfer opportunities in construction related matters.

General Liability
Joe’s general liability practice entails the representation of businesses and individuals in matters ranging from personal injury claims to professional liability/errors and omissions claims. Joe has successfully defended school districts, oil drilling contractors, and commercial property owners from serious personal injury claims. He also has significant experience in the defense of insurance and securities brokers against claims for professional negligence and fraud. In his general liability practice, Joe has earned a reputation for being able to resolve difficult, high exposure matters short of trial.

Environmental
Joe’s environmental practice focuses on the defense of businesses against claims of Clean Water Act violations. 

Notable Results

  • Obtained Summary Judgment for a residential homeowners’ association’s Security Company in a high exposure personal injury matter
  • Defense judgment on demurrer in favor of homeowners’ association against a residential tenant claiming damages due to exposure to toxic mold
  • Negotiated settlement of high exposure oil rig industrial accident at zero cost to client

Admissions

California

Education

Ave Maria School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2007

Thomas More College of Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Arts, 2003

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