Joseph M. Muska

P: 216.348.5751

Joe brings a committed passion, yet practical approach, to successfully resolving disputes for clients both inside and outside of the courtroom. He actively listens to clients and helps them evaluate their goals to provide the most direct and cost-effective means to achieve client-driven results. Joe prides himself in providing exceptional legal representation in every case, developing and implementing innovative strategies, formulating value-added solutions, and finding opportunities to minimize future risks. He also draws on experience from his temporary in-house counsel role for a publicly-traded Fortune 500 company.

Joe maintains a diverse practice representing both public and private entities and individuals throughout Ohio in federal and state courts. He represents and advises clients in connection with business and commercial litigation matters, such as contract, commercial landlord-tenant, securities, and uniform commercial code and warranty disputes. He also represents clients in estate and trust litigation matters, including will contests and other trust disputes or breaches of fiduciary duties. In addition to his business litigation and trial experience, Joe also has experience in representing natural gas distribution and transmission companies in civil litigation, including lawsuits involving fires and explosions, natural gas leaks, personal injury claims, and real and personal property damages. Joe’s appellate practice covers every aspect of the appellate process from briefing to oral argument.

Prior to joining McDonald Hopkins, Joe practiced complex litigation nationwide at a prominent Cleveland firm. With an emphasis on multidistrict litigation, he primarily focused on consumer and commercial law class actions, product liability and mass tort litigation. He also practiced business and commercial litigation.

Consistent with the firm’s commitment to community service and charitable support, Joe serves and supports various area charitable and community organizations.