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Joseph A. Farchione


P. 303.244.1928 | F. 303.244.1879


Joseph Farchione has served as “go-to” defense counsel in more than 45 states when the chips are down and the stakes are high. He has tried more than 100 cases to verdict nationwide. Joe combines expertise in defending healthcare providers in high-exposure cases, especially birth trauma, with significant experience defending medical product litigation. This joint experience provides healthcare clients with unique insights and strategy.

Joe's success, knowledge, and experience have earned him a national reputation as a first-choice trial lawyer for numerous clients and carriers in handling catastrophic cases across the country. His involvement ranges from monitoring counsel to co-counsel to lead trial counsel, sometimes being called in while local counsel is in the process of jury selection. Joe has been appointed to multiple national panels of attorneys who combine their experience and talents to provide the best defense available in catastrophic cases.


Healthcare Professional Liability

Product Liability

  • Represent a medical device manufacturer in litigation involving fetal monitoring.
  • Represent a manufacturer in litigation involving allegations of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy related to a ventilator in a neonatal ICU.
  • Defended a motorized wheelchair manufacturer in a lawsuit involving a fatality allegedly caused by a tip-over.
  • Obtained voluntary dismissal of all claims alleging that WTO's client's hospice bed started a fire that killed a palliative care patient and caused his widow to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Represented a medical device manufacturer against claims that the company's home oxygen unit caused a fire in an apartment building.

Publications & Speaking Engagements


  • Presenter, "Scorched Earth / Bullying Opposing Counsel: How to respond when they make it personal," the American Legal Connections 4th Annual Symposium, (July 2023).
  • Presenter, "Social Inflation: Where we are and where are we going," American Legal Connections 4th Annual Symposium, (July 2023).
  • Co-presenter, "Compressive Cranial Ischemic Encephalopathy (CCIE): Medicine or Legal Medicine?" American Legal Connections Webinar, (December 2022).
  • "How Long Will the Aura of Good Feelings Last?," American Legal Connections Webinar, (July 2020).
  • "Effective Communication with Millennials: Improving Perinatal Patient and Claims Outcomes," Premier AEIX Perinatal Saftey Collaborative Webinar, (March 2020).
  • Presenter, "The New Severity--A Legal Perspective on Rising Damages," Medical Professional Liability Association, (March 2020).
  • Presenter, "Update on CCIE: Medicine or Legal Medicine?," Northeast Region of The Doctors Company, (October 2019).
  • Presenter, "Life Care Planning in 20 Minutes," Northeast Region of The Doctors Company, (October 2019).
  • Presenter, "National Liability and Verdict Trends," Hospital Insurance Forum, (September 2019).
  • Presenter, "National Liability and Verdict Trends," The COPIC Annual Conference, (August 2019).
  • Presenter, "National Trends in Prosecuting Medical Malpractice Lawsuits," The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Annual Gathering of Risk Managers and Attorneys, (May 13, 2019).
  • Presenter, "Making the Plaintiff's Expert Blush: Effective Cross-Examination Strategies," The DRI Medical Liability and Health Care Law Annual Seminar in Nashville, (March 22, 2019).
  • Presenter, "Mega Verdicts: Blip or Trend?," The PLUS Annual Conference, (November 2018).
  • Presenter, "Trends in Birth Trauma Litigation," The Doctors Company Annual Claims Seminar, (August 2018).
  • Presenter, "CCIE: Medicine or Legal Medicine?," The Doctors Company Annual Claims Seminar, (August 2018).
  • Presenter, "Populism and Impact on Legal Trends," The Ironshore Annual Conference, (March 2018).
  • Presenter, "National Trends, Local Impact," The University of California Risk Summit, (December 2017).
  • Presenter, "National Trends in Birth Trauma Litigation," The Endurance Healthcare Summit, (May 2016).
  • Presenter, "Claims Trends to Watch," The PLUS Annual Conference, (April 2016).
  • Presenter, "Mediation," The University of California Risk Summit, (December 2015).
  • Presenter, "National Trends in Birth Trauma Litigation," The Premier AEIX National Claims Meeting, (June 2014).


Other Experience

Sutter O'Connell & Farchione
Reminger Co., LPA
Jacobson, Maynard & Tuschman

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

American Legal Connections
    Healthcare Advisory Committee Member
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated*
The Best Lawyers in America
    Medical Malpractice Law, 2017-2024
Colorado Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers, Personal Injury Defense - Medical Malpractice, 2013-2024
Ohio Super Lawyers, 2007-2011
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
Defense Research Institute
Ohio State Bar Association
Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

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