Licensed in Delaware and Florida, Jo has practiced law for more than 20 years, focusing on employment law (Title VII, ADEA, ADA, wrongful termination, restrictive covenants, discrimination, and retaliation claims), insurance defense (first party property, PIP, and Medicare/Medicaid secondary payer reimbursement claims), human resource diversity education, and sensitivity training. She blends this wealth of experience with her remarkable dispute resolution skills, crafted through years of additional specialized training and advanced education.
Jo is a Florida Supreme Court qualified arbitrator, certified circuit civil and county mediator, a FINRA public arbitrator, a certified arbitrator on the International Yacht Arbitration council roster, and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
A proud Penn State grad (summa cum laude), she received her J.D. with high honors from Widener Law Commonwealth in Harrisburg, PA, and her LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law in Davie, FL. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis & Resolution at NSU’s renowned Halmos College of Arts & Sciences.
Nominated by her peers, Jo was recently awarded the prestige of membership in The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. She is also a past Fellow of the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section.
A published author and sought-after presenter, Jo regularly delivers training seminars to attorneys and other professionals. She also leads panels on topics such as ADR, employment law, and maritime-related themes.