Joseph Guzzardo specializes in labor and employment, civil rights, and complex civil cases. During his eighteen-year litigation career, Joe has successfully tried numerous cases in state and federal court in matters ranging from employment retaliation, unreasonable use of force, false arrest, cruel and unusual punishment, and malicious prosecution. Before joining us, Joe worked in Philadelphia for a large commercial defense firm before following his passion by prosecuting civil rights claims against powerful entities and their officials. Joe has won several federal appeals court decisions for Plaintiffs in the areas of absolute and qualified immunity. He graduated from Temple University School of law in Philadelphia in 2004, where he honed his trial skills for many years before relocating to Maine in 2020. Joe is licensed to practice in Maine, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.