Capitalizing on his experience as an Attorney Advisor at the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Joe leverages his extensive knowledge of pipeline safety to advise clients in the oil and gas sector on how to comply with PHSMA’s regulatory framework and processes. Joe also counsels clients on enforcement matters before PHMSA, as well as before state agencies, working with in-house counsel, engineers, and consultants to prepare thoughtful, well-supported factual and legal arguments that will support progress, while ensuring the preservation of due process. Joe also adds extensive knowledge on matters related to the jurisdiction and classification questions of natural gas and hazardous liquid gathering lines, underground natural gas storage, and on federal enforcement of third-party excavation damage incidents.
Prior to his government service, Joe worked as a trial attorney, litigating a broad range of complex civil and criminal matters in both state and federal courts.
Outside of his practice, Joe enjoys spending time with his two daughters, playing basketball, participating in triathlons, and exploring nature through hikes and travel.