Marla A. Joseph
Ms. Joseph, an AV rated lawyer, is the Principal and sole shareholder of The Law Offices of Marla A. Joseph, LLC. Ms. Joseph has been fighting for disabled workers for two decades, concentrating her practice in workers’ compensation and social security disability law.
She received her B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University in 1991, and her J.D. from Temple University's Beasley School of Law in 1994, where she received an award for achievement in trial advocacy. Ms. Joseph is Vice Chair and previously served as Secretary in 2015 of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Workers Compensation Executive Counsel. She served as Treasurer in 2014 and on the counsel for 3 previous years. Ms. Joseph was voted by her peers and a Blue Ribbon Panel as one of Pennsylvania’s Top 50 Women Lawyers in Philadelphia Magazine’s 2009 “Super Lawyers” edition and also was voted as a “Super Lawyer” for 10 years. She received the 2004 “Lawyers on the Fast Track” award, from The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly (American Lawyer Media-PA). Ms. Joseph frequently lectures on workers' compensation issues and has planned and moderated a variety of seminars for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI), Philadelphia Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. She is a faculty member for the annual Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Law Section meeting, one of the premier seminars for workers’ compensation practitioners throughout the Commonwealth.
In 2003, Ms. Joseph was elected to serve a three year term on the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Board of Governors and she also served on the Philadelphia Bar Association’s 2003 Workers’ Compensation Committee’s Executive Committee. Ms. Joseph is a prior Executive Committee member of the Women in the Profession Committee.
In 2002, when Marla Chaired the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD), the YLD received multiple awards from the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Conference of County Bar Leaders. Ms. Joseph is also the former co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Women's Rights Committee (2001) and she served on its Judicial Commission in 2001 and 2002.
Ms. Joseph co-planned and moderated a seminar on civility, which received an award from the American Bar Association. Ms. Joseph is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, has published articles for PBI, the Philadelphia Lawyer, The Verdict, and had a monthly column in the Philadelphia Bar Reporter in 2002. Ms. Joseph is Vice Chair of the PA WC Section and previously served as Secretary in 2015 and Treasurer in 2014.
Ms. Joseph has been certified as a specialist in the practice of workers' compensation by the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Section, as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.