Joseph Leventhal

Joseph Leventhal
Office Managing Partner
Dinsmore & Shohl, San Diego Office
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Joe is the office Managing Partner for the San Diego office of Dinsmore & Shohl, one of the nation’s largest law firms. He also serves on his firm’s Board of Directors and Finance Committee.

Joe represents clients across all industries in varying legal disputes. He has led jury trial teams in both state and federal court and represented clients’ interests in multiple arbitrations. His clients range from individuals at the highest level of corporate America to Fortune 250 companies.

Joe obtained his law degree with honors from the Georgetown University Law Center while working on Capitol Hill as a legislative aide handling issues such as healthcare and education and later while interning for the Office of the Vice President. After law school, he served as an attorney in the White House as deputy assistant to the Vice President. As part of the Vice President’s senior staff, Joe was then the youngest deputy assistant to the Vice President at the age of 25. In this role, his responsibilities included functioning as the final substantive control point before information reached the Vice President, managing complex policy and political issues, and representing the Vice President’s interests on all policy matters within the administration. Joe also had TS/SCI clearances and handled countless classified documents related to foreign and national security policy. Joe received his undergraduate degree from the University of California San Diego.

In addition to his work for clients, Joe has been a leader in the community. He served as a commissioner on the City of San Diego Ethics Commission and in numerous leadership roles supporting the federal judicial system. He previously served on the Board of Directors for Kids Included Together, a nonprofit focused on inclusion training for kids with disabilities. Joe and his wife, Erin, have three children.