Joseph E. Zaffarese, Esquire

Joseph E. Zaffarese, Esquire


Joseph Zaffarese is a distinguished trial attorney and appellate advocate. Joseph’s passion for his work is evident in the individualized attention he gives to all of the firm’s clients.

Prior to joining Ahmad Zaffarese LLC, in 2006, he served as a prosecutor in the Philadelphia District Attorney Office where he earned a reputation for achieving exceptional results. He completed his prosecutorial service as a member of the elite Special Investigations Unit, where he successfully prosecuted government corruption and other sensitive high profile cases. Joseph has also had the privilege of clerking for both the Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court and Superior Court and has served as an arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and the Better Business Bureau. Since leaving the District Attorney’s office, Joseph’s practice has focused largely on representing government entities and private organizations. Joseph spends his free time fishing and restoring classic automobiles.

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Municipal Finance

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • State of New Jersey

Professional Highlights

  • Superlawyer Rising Star 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Adjunct Professor, Eastern University 2006-2008
  • Frequent Guest Lecturer at Temple University

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • Villanova University School of Law
  • Rollins College, Cum Laude