Joseph J. LoRusso, Esq

Personal injury attorney Joseph J. LoRusso stands out in a crowd. His stance easily identifies prior basketball aspirations. His quiet assurance is readily recognized, as is his innate strength. Joe’s stint with the Broward County Public Defenders office during the “Help Me Howard” era testifies to his expertise. Since the year 2000 Joe has specialized in personal injury cases.

Today he operates offices in both Broward County and Orlando with numerous contacts throughout the state of Florida, as well as, the entire USA. His P.I. law firm deals with various practice areas.

Joe’s forte is negotiating. He really listens and that allows him to read people well. His street smarts, from growing up in New York City, also give him an added leverage.“I will talk to anyone who has had an accident,” Joe asserts “to answer any questions they may have. And I can represent anyone who is not at fault and has insurance coverage.” His satellite office in Orlando gives him the flexibility to readily handle cases statewide.

Indeed, Joe will go anywhere if he feels he can help. Over the years he has amassed quite a number of helpful contacts in the field, including members of his family. Joe’s brother-in-law is a PI / criminal attorney in New York and they have been known to join forces if and when necessary. What sets Joe’s firm apart from others is his personal attention to clients. “I am the one you talk to and the one who will handle your case!” Joe is adamant that he personally visits with clients where ever they may be. He is extremely helpful and always available for questions.“Most firms,” Joe explains,“send an investigator. I meet with my clients and encourage phone calls. You will get a call back within 24 to 48 hours, guaranteed."

“I have an excellent backup staff,” Joe says. “They are talented and most reliable. Jessica Montalvo, my para-legal, is a most valuable asset to our firm. . "

Joe’s love of competition is part of what makes him so successful. Growing up, basketball was Joe’s passion. He graduated Milky Way/ Mars All-American from Xaverian High School in Brooklyn, New York and earned his Business Degree from Hofstra University in Long Island, New York on a college basketball scholarship. Even though the call of justice enticed Joe to attend law school rather than play professional basketball in Italy, he never lost his competitive spirit. Therein lies one of his main qualifications for expert negotiating. In 1998, Joe graduated from St. Thomas University Law School in Miami. Since then, he has been in South Florida but he maintains homes in Atlantic City and New York.

Law Office of Joseph J. LoRusso, P.A.
401 SE 12th Street
Suite 201
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 642-1792

Practice Area (6)

Birth Injury
Motorcycle Accident
Personal Injury
Slip and Fall Accident
Trucking Accident
Wrongful Termination

Experiences (1)


Law Office of Joseph J. LoRusso, P.A.
2000 - 2015

Qualifications (2)

Hofstra University

BBA, Business Administration

St. Thomas University School of Law

Doctor of Law (J.D.), Law

Associations (2)


Broward County Public Defenders
2000 - 2015


Florida Bar
2000 - 2015