Joe specialises in property transactions, company and securities work, estates, trusts, estate planning and elder law. He was educated at Victoria University and graduated LLB in 1977. Joe was admitted to the Bar in 1977, joined the firm in 1979 and became a Partner in 1984.
Joe is interested in yachting, snow skiing and is actively involved in local drama productions. Joe also serves on the committee of the Heritage Tairawhiti Trust, Gisborne Chamber of Commerce, is a Trustee of the Te Ha 1769 Sestercentennial Trust and the Sunshine Foundation. Joe is a former Trustee of the Eastland Community Trust and also a Past President of the Gisborne District Law Society and is solicitor to a number of community organisations.