Joe serves Weatherby & Associates, PC, in an “of counsel” capacity. Joe is an experienced litigator on topics such as employee benefits and ERISA cases, probate, elder law, RICO, and other financial matters. He has managed ERISA and tax compliance issues for Fortune 500 employers and small businesses.
He litigates in state and federal courts before judges and juries, and he represents clients before a variety of state and federal boards and commissions. Joe has tried labor and employee benefits cases for private employers and individuals, and his creativity has helped establish new legal interpretations that have benefitted his clients.
Joe counsels individuals, private businesses, and benefits consultants to develop litigation management techniques and procedures. He is extremely knowledgeable of, and experienced in, union-negotiated pension and medical plans, aviation law, administrative law, probate administration and litigation, and financial-based litigation.
Joe graduated with Honors from the University of Southern California in 1981, receiving an A.B. in International Relations and Economics. While at USC, Joe played on the baseball team, which won the National Championship in 1978. Joe received his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law and passed the grueling California bar exam on his first attempt. He was admitted to practice in California in 1985 and in Connecticut in 1993.
Joe is also admitted to practice in the federal courts of both states, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme court. He is a member of the California Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association.
Joe is active in his community. He served on the Town of Marlborough Board of Education, serving as its Chair beginning in 2001. He served on the Marlborough Zoning Commission from 1994 – 1997, and he was the Stewardship Chairman for Christ Lutheran Church in Hebron from 1992 – 1995.