Joseph A. Ricchezza

Managing Partner Tel: 215-606-6603 (PA) / 856-842-0771 (NJ) Fax: 215-606-6601 (PA) / 856-354-8075 (NJ) Send an Email

Joseph Ricchezza was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is currently a resident of New Jersey. Mr. Ricchezza actively litigates matters throughout the State of New Jersey and in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties.  He has also been admitted pro hac vice in other jurisdictions at the request of his clients. Mr. Ricchezza has been named as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for the past four consecutive years.  He has also received the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  In addition to his active litigation practice, he serves as an appointed arbitrator and mediator at the request of various insurance carriers and defendants. He also provides periodic seminars and educational courses covering a wide variety of topics including deposition strategy and techniques, evidence preservation, personal injury protection benefits, defense and indemnity obligations, commercial vehicle emergency investigations, mitigation of damages in catastrophic loss cases and common carrier liability. He is the author of “Threshold Determinations Pennsylvania’s Unique Approach to Strict Products Liability” and “A Critique of the Various Court Secrecy Reforms and a Model for Future Reforms”.

Areas of Practice

Commercial Vehicle Transportation
Products Liability
Construction Litigation
Public Utility Litigation
Dram Shop Litigation
General Casualty

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

New Jersey, 1992
Pennsylvania, 1992
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1992
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1992
U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2020


Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
J.D. cum laude - 1992
Law Journal: Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, 1991 - 1992

Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey
B.S. summa cum laude - 1989
Major: Accounting
Minor: Humanities Honors Program

Professional Associations and Memberships

Defense Research Institute, Member
New Jersey Defense Association, Member
New Jersey Bar Association, Member
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
New Jersey Motor Truck Association, Member
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023


Tau Kappa Epsilon
Beta Kappa Psi