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. Mr. Imperiale’s practice focuses on litigation associated with construction projects. 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 has significant trial experience, having tried jury and bench trials in both state and federal courts. Serving as trial counsel, Mr. Imperiale helped secure the biggest Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act award in Pennsylvania’s history. Mr. Imperiale has also handled a number of international construction disputes, including arbitrations subject to ICC and ICDR rules.     

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. Mr. Imperiale frequently contributes to Pepper’s construction litigation blog, Construction Law Review.


  • 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

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

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