Joseph Pace

Joseph Pace

Experienced Federal & State Appellate Litigator
  • Appeals & Appellate, Civil Rights, Consumer Law ...
  • New York
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Neil St. John Rambana January 12, 2023
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Exceptionally attorney, well familiar with the appellate process, and able to communicate on a level that will assist fellow attorneys navigate the appellate court.
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Jess D. January 13, 2023
The Warrior For Your Appeal ! Speaking TRUTH to power is not easy – in fact, it is exceedingly exhausting; this is perhaps the natural human tendency of those who wield power in our legal system to abuse those without it and to exhaust you. Well, this was the case for me and the legal fight with my former employer. And, that’s why I hired Joseph to be my advocate during my appeal in my employment discrimination case. Prior to contracting Joseph, I felt despondent with so many lawyers. And yet, after speaking with Joseph regarding my employment case and legal issues in the trial court, I immediately felt empowered again. I knew then, as I do now, Joseph fights to secure the chance and the rights we deserve to be heard in the appellate court. With Joseph you’ll renew your strength and courage to face those who have inflicted injustice upon you. His legal writing will not permit the Courts to down you, I know this truth: your appeal will not be ignored. If you have even a whisper of hope about your case and want to have a fighting chance -- do it and hire Jospeh.
Eliana P. January 11, 2023
Joseph pace is awesome Mr pace represented me in a housing discrimination and retaliation case. I cannot recommend him highly enough, he is brilliant. He is courteous, caring and empathetic, Mr. Pace is knowledgeable about the law, very patience especially explaining what I didn’t understand the process of how the law worked in my case.
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Mr. Pace has briefed and argued cases in federal appellate courts around the country and in several state supreme courts. His clients have included sitting U.S. Senators, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the ACLU of NJ, as well as several startups.

He has extensive experience litigating a wide array of matters, including: civil rights, First Amendment, consumer rights, FOIL and FOIA, class actions, defamation, arbitration, business disputes, and torts.

Prior to founding J. Pace Law, Mr. Pace was senior legal counsel at Reprieve US, where he directed the group's First Amendment and national security litigation. He held the Gibbons Fellowship in Public Interest and Constitutional Law and was a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

Mr. Pace clerked for Judge Swain in the Southern District of New York. He graduated from Yale Law School, where he was an editor on the Yale Law Journal and won the Potter Stewart Prize for best written brief and oral advocacy in the Moot Court Finals. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University.

Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Consumer Law
    Class Action
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Litigation
    Personal Injury
    Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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1st Circuit
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2nd Circuit
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3rd Circuit
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8th Circuit
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9th Circuit
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11th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Southern & Eastern Districts of New York
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
J. Pace Law
- Current
Specialize in appellate litigation, civil rights and consumer rights law, constitutional law, and business litigation; provide trial support and handle dispositive motions. Advise startups to ensure legal compliance with local, state, and federal laws.
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Senior Legal Counsel
Directed First Amendment and national security litigation, represented several Guantanamo detainees.
Fellow in Public Interest and Constitutional Law
Gibbons PC
Litigation Associate
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrrison LLP
Law Clerk
Southern District of New York, Honorable Laura Taylor Swain
Yale Law School
J.D. (2010)
Honors: Israel H. Peres Prize (best student publication in the Yale Law Journal); Harlan Fiske Stone Prize (for Moot Court); Potter Stewart Prize (best overall written and oral argument in Moot Court)
Activities: Yale Law Journal, Editor
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Harvard University
B.A. (2006) | Social Studies
Honors: magna cum laude; Thomas Hoopes Prize; Detur Book Prize; John Harvard Scholar
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Israel Peres Prize
Yale Law School
Best publication in the Yale Law Journal
Potter Stewart Prize
Yale Law School
Best overall written and oral argument in Moot Court
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
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State Bar of New York
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Articles & Publications
Bankruptcy as Constitutional Property: Using Statutory Entitlement Theory to Abrogate State Sovereign Immunity
Yale Law Journal
Suspending the Writ at Guantánamo: Take III?
Yale Law Journal
The Syrian Opposition: The Struggle for Unity and Relevance
Demystifying Syria
The Syrian Opposition
Washington Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 1
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J. Pace Law
30 Wall St, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Telephone: (917) 336-3948
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