Bar & Court Admissions
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 1975
- University of Wisconsin, B.A., with honors, 1967
- S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook, M.A., 1970
Joseph Gorrell has over 35 years of experience counseling hospitals, medical staffs, nursing homes, and individual practitioners on a broad scope of issues ranging from defense of licensure prosecutions and insurance fraud cases to practice acquisitions and other physician transactions. He has successfully represented numerous physicians before the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners and New York’s Office of Professional Conduct, defending claims, avoiding disciplinary actions, and achieving favorable settlements.
Known for his deep experience in transactional and litigation work, Joseph provides legal advice to hospital medical staffs on a variety of subjects and supervises individual physicians and physician practice groups that are contracting with hospitals, managed care companies, and other physicians. Joseph also counsels physicians who are establishing their own medical practices or becoming members of others.
Named for the last several years as a Leader in the Field by noted ranking company Chambers USA, Joseph is described as a “preeminent figure in the health care industry.” According to Chambers, Joseph is noted for his "skillful and high-profile representation of physicians" and peers highlight him as a "superb lawyer" who is particularly adept at representing physicians in front of the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners.
Joseph is a former Deputy Attorney General for New Jersey and has experience providing counsel to the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and the Division on Civil Rights. He has served as president of Grotta Center for Senior Care, president of the New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network, and on the board of Jewish Family Services of Somerset County and the Mental Health Association of Somerset County, of which he is a former vice president. He is a former member of the board of trustees of Temple Sholom in Bridgewater, NJ and is presently a member of the board of governors of the Raritan Valley Country Club.
A frequent lecturer, Joseph addresses health care organizations, medical schools, and the Institute for Continuing Legal Education on a variety of legal topics. Currently, Joseph is a sought-after speaker for his extensive knowledge of the opioid crisis and its effect on physicians and other prescribers.
- New Jersey Association of Nurse Anesthetists Inc. v. New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners, 183 N.J. 605 (2005)
- St. Peter's University Medical Center v. Lacy, 185 N.J. 1 (2005)
- Herbert v. Newton Memorial Hospital, 933 F. Supp. 1222 (D.N.J. 1996)
- Brown v. Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, 767 F. Supp. 618 (D.N.J. 1991)
- Medford Convalescent and Nursing Center v. Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services, 218 N.J. Super. 1. (App. Div. 1985)
- "Opioid Epidemic Spawns Greater Scrutiny of Physicians as Prescribers and Employers," Becker's Hospital Review, January 17, 2018
ADDITIONAL NOTEWORTHY INFORMATION
- Peer review rated as AV-Preeminent, the highest rating for professional excellence, by Martindale-Hubbell
- Best Lawyers in America 1993-2018
- New Jersey Super Lawyers since its inception in 2005
- American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell "2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Health Care"
- Best Lawyers' 2014 Newark Health Care Law "Lawyer of the Year"
- ALM Top Legal Leader for New York and New Jersey, 2015