Joe DiOrio is a member of the Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Federal Bar Associations. He is admitted in the United States District Court for the Districts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College and his law degree, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law.
Most recently, Joe was selected in 2017 by Best Lawyers as Lawyer-of-the-Year for the category of Banking & Finance and the firm earned top rankings by Best Law Firms for 2018 for three categories: Bankruptcy & Creditors-Debtors Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law, Bankruptcy Litigation, and Banking & Finance Law. Joe has earned the Martindale Hubbell rating AV, the highest rating given to attorneys attained from confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. (The US News–Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process from clients and lawyers.)
Over the years, Joe has been selected as Lawyer-of-the-Year by Best Lawyers for the practice areas of Bankruptcy & Creditors-Debtors Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law in 2014 and for Bankruptcy Litigation in 2013. The firm has also been recognized by Best Law Firms for Bankruptcy & Creditors-Debtors Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law in 2014, and for the category of Bankruptcy Litigation for 2013. Joe has been recognized by Super Lawyers for many years.
Joe is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Commercial Law League of America, the Turnaround Management Association, and the National Bankruptcy Trustee Association. He is a Fellow of the Rhode Island Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation. He was a longstanding board member for the Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting victims of domestic violence.