Joseph W. Denneler

Of Counsel Tel: 856-842-0731 Fax: 856-354-8075 Send an Email

As a member of my firm’s professional liability & malpractice defense group, I defend home inspectors, termite inspectors, title agents, real estate appraisers, real estate brokers, lawyers, accountants and insurance brokers in litigation matters. I have significant experience defending commercial fleet operators and drivers of tractor-trailer combinations, busses, taxis and limousines. In addition, I have extensive experience in insurance coverage disputes and casualty fire claims. I am an experienced trial attorney who has successfully defended several cases to verdict and has argued many appeals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Over the last fifteen years, I developed a niche defending home inspectors against professional liability claims and have been asked to defend them in State and Federal Courts as well as in contracted-for mediations and arbitrations. As a result of this extensive experience, I am frequently invited to speak nationwide to inspectors on issues ranging from inspection report writing, drafting inspection contracts, risk management and preventing liability claims.

I am often asked by insurance carriers to consult on claims against home inspectors all over the United States. I am the counsel of choice to defend home inspectors by many of the largest insurers of these professionals and my proven track record and commitment to success gives me a distinct competitive advantage. In addition, I am General Counsel to the New Jersey Association of Licensed Professional Home Inspectors (NJ-ALPHI) where I routinely provide lectures and continuing education seminars to New Jersey home inspectors. I am routinely asked to speak at local chapter meetings of ASHI, NAHI and Inter NACHI groups, along with multiple franchise organizations across the country.

Bar Admissions

New Jersey, 1998
Pennsylvania, 1999
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania


Rutgers School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey
J.D - 1998
Honors: Dean's List

Rowan University
B.A. - 1993
Honors: Dean's List

Professional Associations and Memberships

Defense Research Institute
Pennsylvania Bar Association