Joe's research and teaching focus on legal writing, persuasion science, and technology and innovation. Joe is developing a project in partnership with leading legal tech and innovation experts across the globe. The project aims to train law students and lawyers how to leverage cutting-edge technology and innovation in their practice. Joe also founded and runs the Pro Se Bootcamp, a project that trains pro se litigants how to navigate the legal system.
Joe frequently consults for law firms, courts, agencies, nonprofits, corporations, and other organizations on legal writing, technology, and innovation. Joe also founded one of the first virtual training companies for lawyers, Write.law. Write.law is used by some of the top law firms, legal departments, government agencies, and courts across the world.
Joe graduated first in his class at the University of Michigan Law School. He went on to clerk for U.S. District Courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Before joining the faculty at Boyd, Joe practiced at the international law firms of Wilson Sonsini, Sidley Austin, and King & Spalding. He also taught at Loyola University Law School Chicago and the John Marshal Law School.
Joe holds positions in each of the legal writing organizations, including the Legal Writing Institute, the Association of Legal Writing Directors, and the Legal Writing Section of A.A.L.S. His work has been featured in publications like the Kentucky Law Journal, the New Mexico Law Review, the University of Virginia Environmental Law Journal, and others.