Associate
Phone: (540) 767-2071
Fax: (540) 982-1552
jpiasta@jamlaw.net
VCard
Personal Bio:
Joe joined JAMLaw in 2017 after serving on active duty in the Army for six years.

After graduating from the University of San Francisco School of Law, Joe practiced as an Army Judge Advocate General in Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Afghanistan as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. As an Army JAG, Joe had the rare opportunity to try a fully contested criminal trial to verdict before a jury in Afghanistan. His extensive trial and jury experience allows him to successfully represent a wide diversity of clients in a variety of civil matters across the Commonwealth.

When not defending the rights of his clients, Joe enjoys spending time with family, fly fishing, running, and mountain biking.
Education:

University of San Francisco School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2010
Wake Forest University, B.A. German, 2007

Bar & Court Admissions:

Virginia, 2010
U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 2017
North Carolina, 2018

Honors, Awards & Affiliations:

Meritorious Service Medal, 2017
Combat Action Badge, 2013
Certified and sworn to practice before U.S. Military Courts, 2011