Joseph A. Piasta II
Joseph A. Piasta II is a litigation partner with extensive experience as a civil trial attorney. He has successfully handled a variety of complex civil disputes, and is an expert in the area of elder financial abuse litigation. Mr. Piasta attended USF Law School where he was selected to the McAuliffe Honor Society, and graduated in 1976. In 1977, he joined the Judge Advocate General Corps, and served first as a prosecutor and then as Senior Defense Counsel at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. While on active duty, he obtained a Masters of Law from the National Law Center of George Washington University. In 1985 he joined the O’Brien firm as a Litigation Partner. He has been a civil trial lawyer in a variety of areas, including estate and elder abuse litigation, employment, business, intellectual property, and crime victim litigation, insurance and personal injury. Simultaneously he served in the JAG Reserve, retiring as a colonel in 2006 and as an adjunct professor of law at the University of San Francisco teaching civil discovery. Joe and his wife Kathy met as USF undergraduates. They have seven children, ages 16 to 32.