Joseph E. Samuel, Jr.
Philadelphia Office

1735 Market Street
21st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7505

P: 215-772-7250
F: 215-772-7620


Joseph E. Samuel, Jr. is an associate in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department, where he represents clients in a diverse range of industries with a practice focused on appellate, intellectual property, and complex commercial litigation matters.  Additionally, Joe has litigated cases against governmental agencies in specialized courts, including the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania in its original jurisdiction.  Joe has experience at all stages of litigation in state and federal court, from the filing of initial pleadings, to handling complicated discovery issues, and through resolution and appeal.

Joe also advises clients on Pennsylvania election law issues and has worked as a political consultant for campaigns at the federal, state, and local level. In 2016, he helped oversee the successful disqualification of a congressional candidate in one of Pennsylvania’s largest petition challenges in Commonwealth Court.

Prior to joining Montgomery McCracken, Joe was a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Elizabeth T. Hey in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He also worked as a Certified Legal Intern in Villanova University’s Federal Tax Clinic where he represented taxpayers in IRS assessment and collections matters, including cases before the United States Tax Court.

Selected Representations

  • Successfully represented specialty wine dealers and restaurants in securing mandamus relief and a declaratory judgment against the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board
  • Represents and counsels a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company in various matters including trade secret infringement and compliance with federal health care statutes
  • Represents a world-class battery scientist in litigation against various federal and state governmental entities
  • Represents a leading medical device company in litigation for alleged infringement of a design patent

Selected Publications

Academic Achievements

Joseph earned his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. He was a member of the editorial board of the Villanova Law Review, he completed a Litigation Concentration, and he served as a teaching assistant for civil procedure, property, and legal writing. Joseph received his B.A. degree, cum laude, in Political Science and Spanish from West Chester University.