Joseph W. Gross

Joseph W. Gross

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Email joseph.gross@​

Phone +1 202 637 3670

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Joe Gross knows civil litigation has a significant impact on his clients' business. He brings a strategic focus to his practice, delivering winning strategies to help clients overcome tough litigation challenges efficiently and effectively, with their business goals in mind. While much of Joe's work is centered on business torts and contract disputes in the automotive and insurance sectors, he prides himself on quickly learning the dynamics of new and disparate industries. He is also passionate about using discovery as a powerful tool for his clients.

Thanks to his lobbying background, Joe recognizes that leverage is one of the most important commodities to have in litigation. He has an unwavering desire to truly get to know his clients and their businesses, developing strategies to help them gain the upper hand. From thoughtful motions practice to creative and efficient discovery, Joe puts his clients in a position to increase their leverage – whether in the courtroom or at the negotiating table.

Joe knows the value of using discovery to his clients' advantage, rather than just getting them through it. His deep understanding of the nuances of electronic discovery wins cases; he takes a hands-on approach and employs the latest technologies to deliver results that matter.

Joe maintains an active pro bono practice, passionately advocating for vulnerable tenants in Washington, D.C. The twists and turns of landlord-tenant court help him hone his ability to think on his feet and adjust strategy in real time, which carries over into daily litigation work.

While in law school, Joe interned with the Honorable Reggie B. Walton and Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He further refined his legal writing and research skills as Senior Articles Editor of the American University Law Review, where he won the Lura E. Turley prize for best student work published in the journal. Before attending law school, Joe worked in lobbying and political campaign consulting.

Education and admissions


J.D., American University Washington College of Law, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2013

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2008


Member, Young Lawyers' Section, Maryland State Bar Association, 2013

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


Court admissions

U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Related industries

Automotive and Mobility Insurance

Related areas of focus

Insurance Litigation

Representative experience

Regularly represents automotive manufacturers in litigation with dealers.

Regularly represents major insurance company in complex coverage actions.

Regularly assists original equipment manufacturers in responding to NHTSA investigations.

Assisted pharmaceutical company in high-profile investigation.

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

Help Me Help You: Why Congress's Attempt to Cover Torts Committed by Indian Tribal Contractors with the FTCA Hurts the Government and the Tribes 62 Am. U. L. Rev. 383

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