With over 17 years of experience in courtrooms in over 25 counties across Pennsylvania and in state and federal courts all over the U.S., Joe Rodkey takes the extra effort to provide businesses, individuals, families and professionals throughout Western and Central Pennsylvania with the highest quality legal services at reasonable rates.

Joe’s practice includes providing local and regional businesses with advice, consultation and when necessary, court room litigation, regarding contracts, trade secrets and non-compete agreements, real estate transactions and lease disputes, construction disputes (including mechanics’ liens), insurance recovery (including bad faith) and general litigation. Joe is also experienced in representing banks and financial institutions in the recovery and preservation of secured collateral, including receiverships.

Joe also represents individuals who have suffered personal injury in accidents or who have been hurt as a result of medical malpractice or the negligence of another. This includes, car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, ATV and recreational vehicle accidents and drunk driving accidents to just name a few. Joe’s practice also represents people who have suffered personal injuries from defective products, dog bites or other animal attacks, products liability and workers’ compensation.

In addition, Joe’s practice serves individuals and families in divorce, child support and custody matters as well as estate planning.

Learn more about Joe’s extensive legal experience by clicking the Practice Areas link.

Before joining Fowkes Rodkey, Joe earned his B.A. in Political Science with highest honors from St. Francis University in Loretto, PA in 1989 and then earned his J.D. degree with honors from The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University in 1992.

Joe spent the next 16 years of his legal career with Reed Smith, LLP, one of the world’s largest corporate, banking financial services and insurance law firms, where he rose to the level of partner in a firm of over 1,700 attorneys. While at Reed Smith, Joe represented many of the nation’s largest corporations, businesses and financial institutions in a wide variety of corporate, litigation, collection and government regulatory matters. Over this time, Joe learned the tactics of big corporations, insurance companies, banks and other big industry.

In addition, handling various pro bono cases, Joe’s public service also included a six year appointment by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to serve as a Hearing Officer entrusted to adjudicate claims of attorney misconduct brought by the PA Disciplinary Board in the Western Pennsylvania region.