Joe is currently ranked by Chambers as an Arizona Band One litigator, and described as a "top-flight litigator much admired for the ‘clarity of his thinking.’" He is currently listed by Best Lawyers in America in both Commercial Litigation and Bet-the-Company Litigation. One reviewer said: "Joe is great at reading the overall situation... putting forward the most compelling arguments and knowing what to leave aside." He is also currently recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a "Local Litigation Star," and as a leading litigator by Southwest Super Lawyers.
Joe’s problem-solving skills as a litigator are supplemented by his years of experience as a business and practice manager. Since July 2008, Joe has served as chair of the firm’s national litigation practice group. He previously served as Managing Partner of Brown & Bain P.A. from 1995 to 2004, leading efforts that resulted in its highly successful merger with Perkins Coie in 2004, and as a member of Perkins Coie’s Management Committee from 2004 to 2008.