Joseph G. Harraka, Jr., Esq.
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Joseph G. Harraka, Jr. is a partner in the Firm's Litigation Department, where he serves as Chairman of its Insurance Coverage Group and as the Co-Chairman of the Firm’s Trucking and Logistics Group. Mr. Harraka participates in the management of the Firm by serving as a member of the Firm's Executive Committee, which is responsible for handling the Firm's business operations.
During the course of his approximately 35 years of legal practice, Mr. Harraka has been involved in, and has served as lead counsel for, litigation matters in various state, federal, and bankruptcy courts and has first chaired numerous trials for the Firm’s clients. He has also argued before various state and federal appellate courts, including participating in recent oral arguments held before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the New Jersey Supreme Court
Panels and Publications
"Greatest Threat to Your Transportation Business Could Be From Within" - July 2022 - In this episode of The Hot Seat Podcast, Spencer Tenney sits down with Joe Harraka and Anthony Vizzoni, both partners at Becker Legal, to discuss how to protect your business from itself. Listen to Full Interview
"NEW JERSEY APPELLATE COURT RULES INSURER HAD NO DUTY TO PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR COVID-19 BUSINESS INTERUPTION RELATED LOSSES" - June 23, 2022 - Read more
N.J. District Court Determines Truck Drivers Were Wrongfully Classified As Independent Contractors Under ABC Test - June 14, 2022 -Read more
Press Release: "Oh You're So Reserved:" Trends and Topics in Reservation of Rights Letters, March 2022 - Read more
Judge Rules in New Jersey Court on Microbilt Corp vs. Underwriters at Lloyds of London and CFC
"Federal Department of Labor Announces Final Rule on Independent Contractor Status under Fair Labor Standards Act "- January 7, 2021 Read more
"Estes vs. LTL Carrier Lawsuit Foreshadows Covid-19 Litigation" - December 15, 2020 - Read more
"Discussing the Current State of the Trucking & Logistics Industry with Lisa Yakomin" - October 22, 2020 - Read more
"Third Circuit Court of Appeals Issues Precendential Ruling on Scope of a Trustee's Fiduciary Duties Under Erisa" - September 22, 2020 - Read more
"Five Questions About Surviving the COVID-19 Crisis with Mike DeStasio" - April 21, 2020 - Read more
"Federal Government Provides Assistance to Small Businesses to Help Offset Covid-19 Losses" - Co-Author - April 2020 - Read article
"Governor Phil Murphy Signs a Legislative Package which He states is Meant to Combat “ Worker Misclassification and Exploitation.” Co-Author - Read more
Areas of Specialty:
Commercial and Business Litigation
Insurance Coverage Litigation
University of Notre Dame, J.D.
University of Southern California, M.B.A.
Seton Hall University, B.A.
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