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Joseph T. Imperiale

Joseph T. Imperiale


Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4124    Fax: 215.981.4750

Joseph T. Imperiale is a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office and member of the Construction Practice Group. Mr. Imperiale’s practice has been dedicated exclusively to the construction and manufacturing industries for over 15 years. He represents owners, EPC contractors, construction managers, general contractors and subcontractors in disputes on a wide array of construction projects, including power plants, mass transit systems, highways, high voltage electric transmission lines, pipelines and heavy industrial and commercial construction projects. Mr. Imperiale represents clients on projects ranging from $1 million to more than $5 billion in contract value.   

Mr. Imperiale is a first chair trial attorney that has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of his clients through favorable judgments and settlements. Clients call on Mr. Imperiale to help resolve their most difficult and complex disputes, benefiting from his dedication and experience. Mr. Imperiale has handled disputes in federal and state court, the United States Board of Claims, the Commonwealth Board of Claims and in domestic and international arbitration. In addition to litigation, Mr. Imperiale advises clients throughout the life-cycle of a construction project to avoid disputes and maximize recoveries.        

Mr. Imperiale currently serves on the Steering Committee for the Litigation Section of the ABA Forum on Construction Law and serves on the Young Professional Leadership Board of the Barnes Foundation. Mr. Imperiale lectures and writes on construction-related topics, including handling discovery of electronically stored information in litigation, termination of construction contracts, delay and disruption claims, liability of design professionals, and mechanics' liens.


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Villanova University School of Law, 2004, managing editor, Villanova Law Review; Order of the Coif
  • B.A., History, cum laude, Dickinson College, 2001

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  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

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