As a founding partner of Greenberg, Maria, Greenberg & Associates, Joe Maria brings over 40 years of experience in complex civil litigation to the firm.  Joe has prosecuted and defended numerous high-profile cases involving a diverse variety of subject matters.  Joe has an in depth understanding of sexual abuse litigation, having litigated many sexual abuse cases.  Known for his wealth of courtroom experience and skills, Joe is a sought-after litigator with a unique understanding of New York Practice.  Joe is well versed in the law governing sexual abuse and co- founded Greenberg Maria Greenberg & Associates with the sole focus of helping New York victims of sexual abuse that were previously denied meaningful access to justice.  

Joe participates in a number of volunteer organizations in his community. He has previously served on the Board of Directors for the White Plains Day Care Association, the Legal Medical Relations Board for the Westchester County Medical Society and the Harrison West Rotary Association. 

EDUCATION

LLM

New York University

New York City

Juris Doctor

Loyola School of Law

New Orleans, La.

B.S. Degree

Bethany College

Bethany, West Virginia

Affiliations and Honors

  • Paul Harris Fellow Award
  • Panel of Arbitrators
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Columbian Lawyers Association First Department – President
  • American Bar Association
  • Guest Lecturer at various Bar Association and Corporate Social Events

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court – District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of New York
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • New York University School of law – 1980
  • LLM Masters of Laws
  • Loyola School of Law 1974 – JD
  • NY State Bar
  • SDNY
  • EDNY
  • US Supreme Court
  • Defense Research Insitute
  • NYS Bar Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Columbian Bar Association – Westchester (Past VP)
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors, Columbian Lawyers, First Department
  • Hook and Ladder Volunteer Fire Dept
  • Past Board of Directors, White Plains Day Care Association
  • Harrison west Rotary (past treasurer and pasty president)
  • Legal-medical relations board of directors Westchester county medical society
  • Guardianships – Surrogates court – Westchester and Bronx county
  • Conservatorship, referee – Westchester and Rockland supreme court
  • Arbitrator – AAA
  • Recipient of Rotary “Paul Harris Fellow” for services
  • Whos who in America

Lectures

  • “Police Brutality Legal Issues Update,” Taser International, Scottsdale Arizona
  • “Insurance Policy Coverage” Aetna Insurance, Hartford, CT
  • “Induced Police Suicides,” Chief of Police International Convention, Las Vegas, NV
  • “Insurance Policy Coverage Regarding Municipal Defenses in Infants’ Cases,” NYS Bar Association