About Joseph Wasserkrug
Joseph “Joe” Wasserkrug, an associate with Meland Russin & Budwick, focuses his practice on commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Joe served as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County. He has tried several jury and bench trials and has experience conducting evidentiary hearings and authoring appellate briefs. As a prosecutor, he successfully argued several motions where constitutional and evidentiary questions of first impression in Florida were at issue.
While in law school, Joe served on the executive boards of the Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board and the University of Miami Business Law Review. He was also a judicial intern for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Barry S. Seltzer during the summer of 2012. Prior to attending law school, Joe was a founding member, along with two veterans of the United States Marines Corps, of a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business that provides a variety of energy solutions to federal, state, and local governments.
- University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2014, magna cum laude
- Order of the Coif
- University of Miami Business Law Review, Online Media Editor
- Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board, Vice President, Alumni & Public Relations
- Ursinus College, B.A., 2007
- Dean’s Certificate: Property, Antitrust, Legal Communication & Research Skills II
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Effective Client Communications
- Honors Award in Litigation Skills Trial Course
- Third Best Brief & Octofinalist: Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition, Spring 2013
- Semi-Finalist: National Moot Court Competition Region V, Spring Fall 2013
- Southern District of Florida