Michele L. Joseph

Michele L. Joseph


Fairfax, Virginia


  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1992
  • University of Virginia
    • B.A. - 1989

Michele Joseph is a native of Northern Virginia, born in Falls Church and raised in Oakton. Ms. Joseph received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia in 1989. While at the University of Virginia, Ms. Joseph was a member of the Chi Omega national fraternity and the invitation-only University Guide Service.

Ms. Joseph received her law degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in 1992 and was admitted to the Virginia State Bar that same year. While a law student, Ms. Joseph spent a summer clerking for the Honorable Michael Valentine of the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Ms. Joseph was also a research assistant for Judge Valentine in 1992-93, assisting him with a project on Courthouse Violence.

Ms. Joseph's civil litigation practice focuses primarily on medical malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death. She has been an invited Continuing Legal Education speaker on Virginia's expert witness certification requirement in medical malpractice cases. Also an experienced appellate attorney, Ms. Joseph has argued before the Supreme Court of Virginia and has been successful with appeals in the District of Columbia.

Ms. Joseph is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the University of Virginia Alumni Association and the College of William and Mary Alumni Association. She resides in Fairfax with her family.

Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case and do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case undertaken by the lawyer.

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • United States District Court – Eastern District of Virginia

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appeals

Professional Associations Memberships

  • College of William and Mary Alumni Association
  • University of Virginia Alumni Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association

Legal Education Classes Taught & Published Works

  • Invited Speaker, VADA, 2007


  • Successfully Petitioned Supreme Court of Virginia for Grant of Rehearing
  • Received Judicial Accolades/Recognition for Legal Research and Writing skills

Pro Bono Activities

  • Former Northern Virginia Co-Chair for Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder