Jody Joy is an attorney at Spivack & Spivack, LLP who specializes in representing individuals injured at work. She is admitted to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For over a decade she has exclusively practiced in Pennsylvania workers compensation litigation. She has brought hundreds of cases from beginning to decision. She is dedicated to protecting the rights of injured workers and is a passionate advocate for her clients.
Ms. Joy began focusing her career in the area of workers’ compensation in 2006 when she practiced with the largest workers’ compensation firm in the state of PA at that time. During her tenure at that firm, she was named a Super Lawyer Rising Star for seven consecutive years. Ms. Joy retains that big firm litigation approach to protecting her client’s rights blended with the personal attention they have come to expect.
Prior to that, Ms. Joy was an associate with a boutique defense firm handling workers' compensation litigation in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey for insurance carriers, third-party administrators and self-insured parties. This unique experience gives her insight into how insurance companies and employers approach workers' compensation cases.
Ms. Joy is an active member of both the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations. She has also been a guest lecturer at Villanova University School of Law in the area of Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law.
Ms. Joy’s passion for workers’ compensation stems from her family’s history. Her mother was a single mother struggling to raise two kids while working full time as a Registered Nurse. As a mother herself, Jody’s personal understanding of the importance of having an advocate in your corner during a difficult time is paramount. She fights for what is right and understands how important workers’ compensation benefits are to a family.
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In 2003, Ms. Joy earned her law degree from Widener University School of Law. There she was a member of the Women's Law Caucus, the Student Bar Association and performed pro bono legal work for domestic violence victims as part of the Delaware Civil Clinic. She earned her B.S. degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1998.
Following law school, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Craig Wellerson, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Division in Burlington County, New Jersey.