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Joseph T. Stapleton
Philadelphia Office

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

P: 215-772-7226
F: 215-731-3618

Cherry Hill Office

LibertyView
457 Haddonfield Road
Suite 600
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

P: 856-488-7700
F: 856-488-7720

Biography

Joseph T. Stapleton’s practice includes general corporate and finance matters, as well as copyright and trademark matters, and other intellectual property law issues. He is regularly involved in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, software licenses, software development contracts, research and development agreements and consulting contracts. He co-chairs the firm’s Technology Practice Group and General Business Practice Group. He is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono, Professional Responsibility and Audit Committees.

Before joining the Firm in 1983, Joe served a two-year judicial clerkship with the Honorable Donald W. Van Artsdalen of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

Community Involvement

  • Director and officer of St. Martin de Porres School
  • Director and officer of Independence Mission Schools, a first of its kind network of Catholic schools serving the underserved of all faiths
  • Long-time volunteer at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Director of St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children
  • Outreach Committee member at St. Thomas’ Whitemarsh
  • Former member of the Philadelphia Police Advisory Commission
  • Former director and officer of the Philadelphia Committee to End Homelessness

Honors & Awards

  • Received the Volunteer of the Year Award from Independence Mission Schools in 2015
  • Received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Justice and Peace Memorial Award from the Wissahickon Faith Community Association in 2013

Professional Activities & Achievements

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association

Academic Achievements

Joe earned a B.A. degree in English from Villanova University in Villanova, Pa. in 1977. He received a J.D. degree in 1981 from Villanova University School of Law, where he served as a Case and Comment Editor for the Villanova Law Review.