Practice Areas

  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation

Licenses

  • New York 
  • Vermont 
  • Colorado 
  • Washington

Joe Belluck, Of Counsel

Joe has a national reputation for excellence in mesothelioma, truck accidents and serious injury litigation. Widely recognized for his legal work, high ethical standards and public service, he is a dedicated and compassionate attorney who has spent his entire life and legal career advocating for injured consumers and workers.

Prior to founding Belluck & Fox in 2002, Joe represented the state of New York in its tobacco litigation and was responsible for forcing the industry to stop sponsoring fake scientific research and take down their tobacco billboards in New York state. He started representing asbestos victims across the United States in 1999 and has settled over $1 billion in asbestos and personal injury lawsuits.

Joe previously served as a judicial law clerk of the Texas Supreme Court and as a staff attorney and lobbyist for the consumer group Public Citizen in Washington, D.C. In 2001, he volunteered to help the families of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack.

In 2008, he was appointed to the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct, which investigates allegations of misconduct against all state and local judges in New York. He was elected Chair of the Commission in 2017.

He was appointed as a State University of New York Trustee in 2010. The SUNY Board of Trustees oversees the entire SUNY system in New York. A professorship at his alma mater, SUNY Buffalo Law School, is named after Joe and his wife: the Joseph W. Belluck and Laura L. Aswad Professor of Civil Justice.

Joe serves on the boards of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, an artist colony in Woodstock, N.Y.; Precious Dreams, a national organization that provides comfort items to foster and homeless youth; and CMind, a national organization that promotes meditation and contemplative practices on college campuses.

Joe lives in New York City and Woodstock, N.Y., with his wife and two children.

Education

  • J.D., State University of New York – Buffalo School of Law
  • B.A., State University of New York – Binghamton

Awards

  • AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, 2007-present
  • New York SuperLawyers, 2007-present
  • New York Best Lawyers, 2007-present
  • US News and World Reports Best Law Firms, 2010-present
  • Co-Chair of Mealey/HB Litigation’s National Asbestos Litigation Superconferences 2007, 2009, 2010
  • Speaker at Perrin National Asbestos Conferences and ACI National Asbestos Conference, 2010-present
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Associations and Memberships

  • Chair, New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct

  • State University of New York Trustee

  • New York State Rockefeller Institute Center for Law and Policy Solutions

  • New York Medicaid Redesign Team