Joseph Cotilletta



Joseph Cotilletta is an Associate in the New York office of Labaton Sucharow LLP, where he prosecutes complex securities class actions on behalf of institutional investors, businesses, and consumers.

Joe has been consistently recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a “Top 40 Under 40” civil trial lawyer and as a New York Metro “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication.

Prior to joining Labaton Sucharow, Joe was a Senior Attorney at The Lanier Law Firm, where his practice focused on product liability cases in various jurisdictions throughout the country. In this role, Joe gained significant trial experience, successfully litigating multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of his clients. Since the start of his legal career, Joe has dedicated himself to becoming a skilled advocate—having consistently tried cases in either first-chair or second-chair capacity and taken and defended hundreds of depositions. Joe has also obtained favorable results for his clients through brief writing and oral advocacy—having set legal precedent that has positively affected his clients and the plaintiffs’ bar. Joe has handled every aspect of litigation from intake to appeals.

Joe is a member of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Plaintiff’s Task Force and of the American Association for Justice.

Joe received his Juris Doctor from Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, where he was an Articles Editor for the Penn State International Law Review, where he also published. Joe served as the Executive Vice-Chairman of the Penn State Moot Court Board and as a member of the American Association for Justice Trial Team that advanced to his region’s semifinals. Joe was also invited to serve as an extern for the Honorable Kim R. Gibson of the Western District of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, Joe was invited to join the Order of Barristers, a national honor society recognizing individuals who excelled in oral advocacy and brief writing at their respective schools. Joe received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University, where he was captain of the Men’s Lacrosse team.

He is conversant in Italian.


2012, New York
2011, New Jersey