Joseph A. Bubba

Joseph A. Bubba

Chair - Healthcare Group

Corporate, Business & Banking • Real Estate, Land Use & Development • Healthcare • Mergers & Acquisitions • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Joseph A. Bubba is one of the Firm’s founding members. He served as Managing Shareholder and Co-Managing Shareholder for a number of years. He serves on the Firm’s Executive Committee and is Chair of the Healthcare Group. Mr. Bubba has an extensive corporate and business practice focused on significant land transactions, mergers & acquisitions and shareholder succession and disputes. In his healthcare practice, he represents hospitals, medical staffs, ambulatory surgical centers and other healthcare clients in both corporate and real estate matters. Mr. Bubba is a commercial/healthcare arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). He is a frequent speaker for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and other organizations.

Mr. Bubba is a cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (J.D., 1981) and also holds a B.S. from Villanova University (1978). He has received Martindale Hubbell Lawyers’ “AV® Preeminent™” rating. He has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and has been recognized as a Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use and Zoning and Healthcare by American Lawyer Media.


  • Villanova University, B.S., 1978
  • University of Pittsburgh, J.D., cum laude, 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County
  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
  • American Bar Association, Health Section

Honors & Affiliations

  • Martindale Hubbell Lawyers’ Rating “AV® Preeminent,” Highest Professional Ranking
  • Selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2005 – 2008, 2010 – 2019
  • Named a Select Lawyer in Business/Commercial Law, Contracts Law, and Health Care Law (2014 – 2017)
  • Notre Dame High School Ave Maria Award for Distinguished Graduate (2017)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation –  The Harris Weinstein Philanthropic Commitment Award (2015)
  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use and Zoning by American Lawyer Media
  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare by American Lawyer Media

Projects & Accomplishments

  • Lead Counsel in ERISA class action litigation, see Fechter, et al v. HMW Industries, Inc, et al 879 F.2d 1111 (3rd Circuit 1989)
  • Establishment of significant zoning overlay districts for colleges and universities, amusement parks and other commercial industries
  • Participation in numerous hospital medical staff hearings throughout the Commonwealth
  • Establishment and continuing representation of regional healthcare facilities including ASCs, imaging centers, sleep laboratories, common and combined medical staffs and coordinated health systems

Community Activity

  • Fulton Bank, Regional Advisory Board (2020 – 2022)
  • Lafayette Ambassador Bank, Member, Board of Directors (2017 – 2020)
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law/Health Law Certification Program, Member, Board of Directors
  • Miller-Keystone Blood Center, Member, Board of Directors (2008- present); Former Chair
  • Phoebe President’s Council, Member
  • Lehigh Valley Business, Judge
    • CFO of the Year award (2013)
    • Business of the Year (2015)