Joshua J. Knepp, Partner
Josh has worked for the team at Morris Wilson Knepp Jacquette, P.C. since 2013 and brings with him extensive experience working in medical malpractice litigation for both plaintiff and defense. This experience has given him uncommon insight into the inner workings of healthcare institutions, which he now uses to inform his strategy and achieve the best possible results for his clients as a plaintiff’s attorney at Morris Wilson Knepp Jacquette, P.C.
In particular, Josh has gained practical knowledge that allows him to understand complex words and phrases used by healthcare professionals to describe elements of the human body and how they function, as well as diseases, illnesses, and diagnoses. Josh appreciates the importance of communicating this specialized information to his clients in a way that is easy to comprehend, and he is capable of doing so. His goal is to empower his clients to understand just what went wrong in their medical care and why they are deserving of justice.
Josh’s experience working in healthcare-related legal matters dates back to his time as a student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. During this time, he worked in the Health Law Civil Practice Clinic, helping people with health issues in need of legal assistance.
After relocating to Philadelphia in 2008, Josh practiced medical malpractice litigation almost exclusively in defense of physicians, hospitals, and other medical providers.
Josh also held a general practice outside of Pittsburgh after law school where he successfully represented clients in car accidents, real estate, commercial litigation, civil litigation, criminal law, estate planning, and collections. As an intern in the Allegheny County Public Defender’s Office, he assisted in representing indigent criminal defendants.
Awards and Other Achievements
- Selected to Super Lawyers, 2020
- Selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2010
- National Institute for Trial Advocacy, completed intensive trial skills program, 2018
- Organizer and moderator of “Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit” continuing legal education course, 2018
Professional Associations and Appointments
Josh is the Vice-Chair of the Montgomery Bar Association’s Medical-Legal Committee, which aims to create an open dialogue between medical and legal professionals in Montgomery County and promote collegiality and civility amongst the two professions. He is Judge pro tem for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, as well as a member of the Montgomery and Philadelphia Bar Associations, Montgomery Bar Association’s Trial Lawyer’s Section, Bench Bar Committee, and Civil Rules Committee. He is also a fellow of the Montgomery Bar Foundation.
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