Experience

Senator Joseph A. Lagana practices in the areas of insurance defense and civil litigation, concentrating primarily in personal injury protection (PIP) litigation and arbitration. He also assists the firm in various labor and employment litigation matters, as well as municipal defense.

In addition to his active practice, Joseph serves as a New Jersey State Senator for the 38th legislative district.  His is Vice-Chair of the Senate's Law and Public Safety Committee, and a member of the Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee and the Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.  Prior to joining the Senate, Joseph represented the 38th legislative district in the New Jersey Assembly, where he served on the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance, Judiciary, and Appropriations committees. He also served his community as Council President in the Borough of Paramus, sitting as Chairman of the Budget Committee and Labor Negotiations.

Joseph was recently named a “New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star” by Law & Politics, published by  New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

Prior to joining Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC, in 2008, Joseph represented clients in general litigation, criminal defense, chancery practice, and environmental matters. He served as law clerk to Hon. John A. Conte, Superior Court, Criminal Division, Bergen County Vicinage.