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Joseph R. Loverdi

Of Counsel
Primary Office
1500 Market St., Suite 3500E
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Direct(215) 575-7174
Fax(215) 575-7200


Kathleen Orth
Direct(215) 575-7269

Joseph R. Loverdi has a diverse practice focusing on complex commercial litigation. Joe has significant experience litigating complex cases in both state and federal court involving business disputes, breaches of contract, environmental and toxic torts, antitrust and trade regulation, ERISA, real estate, construction defects, consumer fraud and products liability.

Prior to joining Dilworth, Joe worked with two Pennsylvania-based law firms, where he provided counsel to an array of mid- to large-size corporations in the real estate, waste disposal, railroad, construction, banking and finance, telecommunications, education, petroleum, food service and corrugated paperboard industries.

From 1996 to 1997, Joe served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph H. Rodriguez of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Before attending law school, Joe was an auditor at a former Big 6 accounting firm, during which time he passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountants examination.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a leading national integrated pharmacy services provider in litigation in New Jersey and Pennsylvania concerning, among other things, landlord-tenant disputes, foreclosure, partnership dissolution, lease termination and construction defects/disputes.
  • Represented an investor group in securities fraud claims against an investment adviser and its former officers and directors resulting from investments in a Ponzi scheme orchestrated by the adviser's former chief operating and marketing officer.
  • Represented the former owners and officers of a sports equipment reconditioning business in defense of breach of contract, fraud and rescission claims brought by the national sports equipment manufacturing company that subsequently purchased the business.
  • Represented a multi-national waste management and disposal corporation in putative class action toxic tort litigation brought on behalf of over 400 residences in Lake County, Illinois, concerning alleged contamination of groundwater emanating from a neighboring former landfill.
  • Represented the inventor and former CEO of a failed start-up technology company based in Boston, Massachusetts, in breach of fiduciary duty claims against the former company's directors and investors.
  • Represented a national financial institution in loan foreclosure and workout litigation.
  • Represented a major Canadian beer company in the defense of private litigation to force the voluntary remediation of historical groundwater contamination in compliance with Pennsylvania Act 2 standards at a former dairy facility in Pennsylvania.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Camden County Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Philadelphia County Bar Association

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Alternate Biographies





  • J.D., with honors, Rutgers School of Law - Camden, Production Editor, Rutgers Law Journal, 1996
  • B.S., with high honors, Accounting, Rutgers University, President, School of Business Student Congress, 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1996
  • New Jersey, 1996
  • United States District Court Eastern District of, 1998
  • United States District Court District of, 1996
  • United States Court of Appeals Third Circuit, 2002