Bar and Court Admissions
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rutgers Law School, J.D.
- SUNY at Stony Brook, M.A.
- University of Wisconsin, B.A., with honors
Joseph M. Gorrell, Member
Joseph Gorrell has over 35 years of experience counseling hospitals, medical staffs, nursing homes, and individual practitioners on a broad scope of issues ranging from defense of licensure prosecutions and insurance fraud cases to practice acquisitions and other physician transactions. He has successfully represented numerous physicians before the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners and New York’s Office of Professional Conduct, defending claims, avoiding disciplinary actions, and achieving favorable settlements.
Known for his deep experience in transactional and litigation work, Joseph provides legal advice to hospital medical staffs on a variety of subjects and supervises individual physicians and physician practice groups that are contracting with hospitals, managed care companies, and other physicians. Joseph also counsels physicians who are establishing their own medical practices or becoming members of others.
Named for the last several years as a top healthcare law practitioner by noted ranking company Chambers USA, Joseph is described as a “preeminent figure in the health care industry.” According to Chambers, Joseph is noted for his “skillful and high-profile representation of physicians” and peers highlight him as a “superb lawyer” who is particularly adept at representing physicians in front of the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners.
A frequent lecturer, Joseph addresses health care organizations, medical schools, and the Institute for Continuing Legal Education on a variety of legal topics. Currently, Joseph is a sought-after speaker for his extensive knowledge of the opioid crisis and its effect on physicians and other prescribers.
Joseph is peer review rated AV-Preeminent, the highest rating for professional excellence, by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been included in The Best Lawyers in America© from 1993 – 2021 and New Jersey Super Lawyers since its inception in 2005. In 2015, he was named an ALM Top Legal Leader for New York and New Jersey and in 2014, was Best Lawyers in America’s® Newark Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year.” In addition, Joseph was named a “2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Health Care” by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell.
Professional Activities +
- Board Member, Jewish Family Services of Somerset County
- Board Member, Former Vice President, Mental Health Association of Somerset County
- Former Deputy Attorney General for New Jersey
- Former Member of the Board of Trustees of Temple Sholom in Bridgewater, NJ
- Member of the Board of Governors of the Raritan Valley Country Club
- Past President, Grotta Center for Senior Care
- Past President, New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network
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