Joel Max Eads



Joel is a litigator focusing his practice on commercial disputes, including the representation of entities and their directors and officers in securities actions, unfair competition cases, business torts, contract actions, insurance coverage and bad faith claims, employment disputes and product liability matters.

Areas of Concentration

•Commercial litigation

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Panelist, The 'Occurrence' Issue in Construction Defect Litigation: Case law, Legislation and Underwriting Reactions, American Bar Association's 25th Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Mid-Year Program, February 25, 2017
•Co-Author of Chapter on Pennsylvania, Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist Coverage Compendium, DRI, 2016
•Guest lecturer, University Of Pennsylvania School of Law: Ethical Considerations Implicated By The Insurer/Insured Relationship, 2015-2016
•Quoted, Greenberg Traurig Nabs Ex-Trenk DiPasquale Litigation Pro, Law360, September 19, 2016

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

02.23.17 Greenberg Traurig's Joel Eads to Participate at the ABA's 25th Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Mid-Year Program

01.18.17 A Year In Review: Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia

09.22.16 Thomas Holden Joins Greenberg Traurig as Of Counsel in San Francisco

09.15.16 Greenberg Traurig Adds Joel Max Eads, Respected Insurance Defense Litigator, in Philadelphia

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Litigation
  • Securities Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
215.988.7856  Phone
215.988.7801  Fax
University Attended:
Dickinson College, B.A., cum laude, 1990
Law School Attended:
Widener University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1994
Year of First admission:
1994, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Professional & Community Involvement

• Board Member, Annual Fund Committee of The Shipley School
• Former Board Member,

Reported Cases:
Significant Representations: Representation of, and defense verdict for, a Fortune 100 company in connection with claims under the Lanham Act and for unfair competition and tortious interference with prospective contracts.; Representation of, and defense verdict for, wholesaler against breach of contract and fraud claims by manufacturer.; Representation of directors and officers in connection with securities fraud claim.; Representation of company in connection with commercial torts and securities fraud claims.; Representation of President/CEO and CFO in connection with securities and common law fraud claims.; Representation of CEO in connection with breach of contract and fiduciary duty allegations.; Representation of employer to enforce non-compete agreement.; Representation of law partners in connection with firm dissolution.; Representation of product manufacturer against product liability claims of catastrophically injured repairman.; Representation of structural engineer against professional negligence claims.; Defense of excess insurer against coverage and bad faith claims in connection with collapsed South American gold mine.; Defense of excess insurers against coverage claims in connection with defective product claims against manufacturer/insured.; Defense of insurer against bad faith claims alleging failure to settle within policy limits.; Defense of reinsurer in connection with coverage claims and prosecution of rescission counterclaim.; Defense of telecommunications company against purported class alleging trespass to real property.; The above representations were handled by Mr. Eads prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

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    4.2/5.0 by a Senior Associate on 05/10/10 in Litigation on 05/10/10

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