Joseph Marasco

Attorney & Partner, Marasco & Nesselbush

“I feel truly blessed to lead a group of highly skilled attorneys who embody the spirit of our firm while providing outstanding legal care to our clients.”


Top Rated Injury Attorney

Joseph P. Marasco, together with Donna M. Nesselbush, founded Marasco & Nesselbush in 1999. A lifelong resident of Rhode Island, Joe has successfully litigated, arbitrated, and mediated personal injury and medical negligence cases in all of Rhode Island’s state and federal trial courts. He has received accolades for his legal advocacy, resulting in precedent-setting rulings and multi-million-dollar awards in medical negligence, wrongful death, and catastrophic injury cases.

Growing up as one of eight children in an Irish-Italian home, the values Attorney Marasco carries with him today were instilled at a young age – to work hard, serve others and stand up for what’s right. As the managing partner of the firm’s personal injury and medical negligence practice group, Joe has built a team of experienced and dedicated attorneys that has helped cultivate the firm’s reputation for excellence. He is grateful to lead a group of highly skilled attorneys who embody the spirit of the firm while providing outstanding legal care to their clients.

Joe is the former President of the Rhode Island Association for Justice and continues to serve on its board of directors. He also is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum of the Top Trial Lawyers in America and has been included among the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Joe has been named to the prestigious Thomson Reuters list of Super Lawyers based on peer recognition and professional achievement and honored as a “Best Lawyer” by the U.S. News & World Report.

Joe earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986 and went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University School of Law in 1991, where he was recognized for professional ethics and trial advocacy. Joe is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island and the United States District Court.

Joe’s Case History

$6,200,000 Awarded to a client who sustained serious injuries in a rollover crash caused by a distracted driver.
$5,100,000 Recovered for the estate of a woman who passed as a result of surgical negligence.
$4,500,000 Recovered for a client who sustained a traumatic brain injury in a car crash.

$3,000,000 Awarded
to the family of an infant who passed away due to a delay in medical treatment. 

$3,000,000 Settlement achieved for client who sustain permanent disabling injuries after a botched neck surgery.

$2,050,000 Recovered for a family of a man who tragically died due to negligent anesthesia administration.
$2,000,000 Awarded to the family of a woman who died as a result negligent monitoring in a local hospital.
$1,500,000 Secured for a family after a hospital was found liable for a wrongful death due to an undiagnosed brain injury.
$1,400,000 Won for a family whose son passed away due to a brain injury sustained in a high-speed car accident.

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Our award-winning team of twelve attorneys has more than 300 years of combined experience advocating for clients who have suffered life-altering injuries. With over $100,000,000 recovered for our clients, we have a proven track record and reputation for resolving complex serious injury and medical negligence cases. If you or a loved one has suffered from an injury and needs legal care, contact us to schedule a complimentary legal consultation.

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