Joel Weisberg, Esq. (Of Counsel)

Joel Weisberg, Esq. (Of Counsel)

Of Counsel
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Joel Weisberg was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and moved for central Pennsylvania in 1971.  He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a cum laude graduate of its School of Law.  After law school, Mr. Weisberg served a tour of duty in Vietnam as a Captain in the Army Intelligence Corp, where he earned a Bronze Star.  In addition to practicing law in Harrisburg, he has been a public servant for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for over 25 years, holding the positions of Deputy Attorney General, Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Director of the State Bureau of Weights and Measures, Chief Counsel to the State Department of Community Affairs, and Director of the Bureau of Disability Determination.  Mr. Weisberg currently resides in Mount Joy with his wife Jill.

Areas of Practice

  • Social Security Disability Claims
  • Employment Law
  • Workers’ Compensation Law
  • Unemployment Compensation Law
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Corporate Representation
  • Wills and Estates

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1966
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. cum laude - 1966
    • Law Review: Law Review, Editor
  • University of Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1963
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized for Outstanding Public Service by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
  • Former Chairman of the Board, Pennsylvania Delaware Affiliate, American Heart Association
  • Former Member of the National Board of Directors, American Heart Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Bureau of Disability Determination, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Director, 2004 - 2012
  • Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition, Director, 1996 - 2004
  • Department of Community Affairs, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Chief Counsel, 1988 - 1996
  • Law Office of Joel Weisberg, Private Practice, 1979 - 1988
  • Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Deputy Attorney General, 1971 - 1978
  • Philadelphia, Chief of Consumer Law Reform, Community Legal Services , 1969 - 1971
  • U.S. Army Intelligence School, Instructor, 1968 - 1969
  • Military Assistance Command Vietnam, Captain, U.S. Army Intelligence, 1968 - 1969
  • Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, Law Clerk for the Honorable Edmund B. Spaeth, 1966 - 1967