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Quotation Mark Right iconJoseph Gorrell is a seasoned healthcare lawyer who is esteemed for his experience in defending physicians against administrative proceedings. He also advises on transactions involving entities such as hospitals and physician groups.Quotation Mark Right icon
~ Chambers USA

*Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

A recognized advocate for numerous clients in the health care field, for more than 40 years Joseph Gorrell has provided legal services to physicians, hospitals, medical staffs, and nursing homes. He provides a wide variety of representation, ranging for corporate matters, such as sales and leases of medical practices to litigation in defense of physicians before the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners and insurance fraud defense. Known for his deep experience in transactional and litigation work, Joseph provides legal advice to hospital medical staffs on a variety of subjects and advises physician practice groups in regulatory and corporate matters.

In addition to other accomplishments, Joseph served during law school as the Managing Editor of the Law Review, spent a year as an Appellate Division  judicial clerk, and  then served more than seven years as a Deputy Attorney General representing the State Division on Civil Rights, the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. In recent years, in addition to his advocacy, he has served as a Hearing Officer and as an Arbitrator in disputes between physicians.

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.


Each lawsuit handled by Joseph depends on its unique facts and particular legal circumstances. The following are a list of results obtained by Joseph on behalf of his clients:

  • Successfully prosecuted Medicare Appeal resulting in recoupment of more than $150,000.
  • Successfully negotiated Medicare settlement saving client $500,000.
  • Successfully defended and settled arbitration in favor of anesthesiologist against former employer
  • Negotiated Consultant Agreement on behalf of Cardiology group.
  • Completed sale of Adult Medical Day Care Facility

*Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.


  • Board Member, Jewish Family Services of Somerset County
  • Board Member, Former Vice President, Mental Health Association of Somerset County
  • Former Deputy Attorney General for New Jersey
  • Former Member of the Board of Trustees of Temple Sholom in Bridgewater, NJ
  • Member of the Board of Governors of the Raritan Valley Country Club
  • Past President, Grotta Center for Senior Care
  • Past President, New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network