Joseph W. Catuzzi

Joseph W. Catuzzi


Joseph Catuzzi is an experienced litigator and problem solver who represents public and private companies, lending institutions, governmental entities and others in a full range array of complex commercial disputes. Through his varied practice, Joe regularly appears in federal and state courts, before private arbitrators and mediators, and before local, state and federal administrative agencies. Joe also serves as a designated liaison to Meritas, an international affiliation of law firms in 200 markets in the United States
and worldwide.

While Joe’s experience spans a wide array of commercial and employment matters in a diverse range of industries, in each matter, Joe brings a practical and business-oriented approach to resolving disputes in a cost-effective manner. Joe’s commercial litigation experience includes a broad spectrum of matters, including complex commercial cases, loan enforcement actions, bankruptcy matters, commercial leasing disputes, fraud, ERISA, construction liability, professional liability, defamation, product claims, trusts and estates disputes, and bond and indemnity claims. Joe has successfully enforced surety and indemnity agreements, security agreements, mortgages and has successfully represented secured creditors in bankruptcy matters. Joe also has an active employment practice, representing employers in both counseling efforts and litigation.

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Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Villanova University School of Law
  • B.S., cum laude, Villanova University

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • Fmr. Committee Member, Member, Montgomery County Development Corporation
  • Fmr. Board Member, Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery & Delaware Counties
  • Associate Board, City Year Philadelphia


Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “The COVID-19 Pandemic: Transforming the Employment Landscape,” Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
  • Presenter, "Arbitration Agreements: Pros, Cons, and Future," Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey
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  • The Best Lawyers In America, Ones to Watch
  • Dorothy Day Award for Pro Bono Service
  • Stradley 2022 Ping Pong Tournament Champion
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In The Community

Joe currently serves on the associate board of City Year Philadelphia, an organization dedicated to preparing Philadelphia students with the social, emotional and academic skills and mindsets to succeed in both school and life. Joe formerly served on the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery and Delaware Counties, a nonprofit organization that provides safe, decent and affordable homes to low-income families. During his time, Joe served on its board of directors for seven years and the board’s executive committee for two years. 
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