Joseph J. Mandia is an associate at Levy Konigsberg, LLP who specializes in representing people diagnosed with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers and helping those injured by dangerous products. Prior to joining LK, Joe litigated medical malpractice cases. Joe has extensive experience in representing people in state and federal court, and is well-versed in trial and appellate practice.
Joe’s clients have included a wide range of workers and consumers, as well as their family members, who were exposed to asbestos through their use of asbestos-containing equipment and consumer products, including asbestos-containing household products and talcum powders. These clients have included Naval servicemen, electricians, auto-mechanics, heating and air conditioning installers, boiler workers, Bell System employees, workers at oil refineries and other industrial operations, school teachers, beauticians, and even the wives of workers who washed clothing on which asbestos dust was taken home.
In 2015, Joe was a member of the trial team that obtained an award of $7.5 million verdict on behalf of William and Debbie Condon. The jury verdict awarded $6.5 million in compensatory damages for Mr. Condon’s asbestos-caused mesothelioma. The jury also determined that the defendant, which made an asbestos furnace cement, had acted in wanton and willful disregard of Mr. Condon’s rights and also awarded $1 million in punitive damages. Joe’s work has also resulted in millions of dollars in pre-trial settlements for LK clients.
A New Jersey native, Joe received his law degree from the Rutgers School of Law in 2008 and graduated with honors from Rutgers University in 2005. He previously served as a law clerk to The Honorable Steven P. Perskie, J.S.C. (ret.) in the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey, Atlantic County, Law and General Equity Divisions. Joe is admitted to practice law in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.