Joseph is a logistics and international trade attorney practicing with the firm’s Manufacturing and Transportation and Logistics Industry Groups. He is a licensed United States Customs broker and Certified Customs Specialist. Joseph’s practice involves advising clients on:
- Import/export compliance
- Cargo loss, theft and recovery
- Classification and valuation
- C-TPAT certification
- Duty drawbacks and protests
- Free trade agreements and preference programs
- Foreign trade zones and duty deferral programs
- Intellectual property protection
- Rules of origin and country of origin marking
In addition, Joseph is a commercial litigator with experience in product liability and catastrophic injury litigation, commercial real estate litigation and premise liability, and general business litigation.
Following graduation from The Citadel, Joseph moved to England to study international and European trade law at the University of Durham. Upon completing his English law degree and returning to South Carolina, he began working in the areas of commercial litigation and insurance defense in Charleston, while also completing an American law degree. Joseph relocated to Greenville in 2010 to accept a clerkship with the Honorable Robin B. Stilwell, Circuit Judge for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, and subsequently joined Smith Moore Leatherwood.