About Joseph F. Fiorill

In business, who you know is as important as what you know. Joseph Fiorill has found that his team's connections to developers, contractors, judges and others in Washington, DC's real estate and legal communities can make all the difference for their clients.

Knowing construction helps build a winning case

Joe advances the interests of property owners, developers and others in disputes over delays and construction defects in large building projects. His understanding of construction and strong experience in strategizing how to resolve disputes put his clients in the best position to achieve a positive outcome. Knowing what really matters on a construction project and understanding where leverage lies help the team determine what claims to press and how to do it.

Joe has another valuable skill that is especially useful to French-speaking clients. Before his legal career, he taught French and worked as a translator. So he's able to help these clients — whether executives with client organizations or asylum seekers fleeing persecution in their homelands — in their own language.

Before joining Katten, Joe was a transactional real estate lawyer at another firm. He also served as a law clerk to the senior judges of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Before becoming a lawyer, Joe was a journalist covering international affairs. In law school, he was editor in chief of The Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law.

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Practice Focus

  • Litigation
  • Construction
  • Real estate litigation
  • Appellate litigation
  • Educational institutions