Joyce Pickles has been practicing for almost a decade representing both carriers and insureds on the defense side. She specializes in coverage matters in both the first- and third-party liability context, but has also represented insureds in trucking, nursing home, premises liability and auto litigation. Joyce has represented carriers for coverage litigation matters involving issues of bad faith, sinkholes, depreciation, mortgagees, carrier contribution, puffbacks, water losses, fires, dram shop, business interruption, reasonable and necessary repair costs, reservation of rights, interpleader and intervenor. She has conducted conducting coverage investigations and assisted carriers in resolving cases in order to avoid litigation. She has achieved victory at the summary judgment stage of federal court and successfully argued before the Pennsylvania Superior Court.
Before becoming a lawyer, Joyce worked as a reporter for a regional newspaper investigating, reporting and writing about local and national news. She is a dedicated writer with a knack for coaxing information from witnesses.
Joyce was the Vice President of the Mock Trial Team at FSU Law and a law clerk at the Florida Bar Association working on the Florida Bar Journal and the Florida Bar News.
- New Jersey
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Defense Research Institute, Trucking Law Committee