About the Author
Bill Joseph leads Dunn Carney's construction and design team, and is also a member of the firm's litigation team. He has extensive experience litigating and trying various types of business and civil disputes, including construction, public contracting and bid disputes, and lien, real estate, product liability, contract, employment and tort cases. Bill is also experienced in handling corporate and real-estate transactional matters. In 2013, he was awarded the Bill McNutt Award by Associated General Contractors Oregon Columbia Chapter. This award is presented to individuals who have been active at the committee level and served the chapter well. The Daily Journal of Commerce's Focus on Law featured Bill in July 2011. In 2010, Bill was honored as associate of the year by the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland. In 2008 and 2009, he was selected for inclusion as a rising star in the area of construction law by Oregon Super Lawyers.
In addition to his regular law practice, Bill is a registered lobbyist, and uses his experience and contacts to keep apprised of state and local legislative issues.
When Bill isn't practicing law, he is an avid guitar player. He and his wife, Joanna Lezak, have a band called Baby Carrots that plays kids' music they hope parents will appreciate as well. Bill also plays all kinds of guitar music, including blues, folk, Hawaiian, and rock and roll, but his true love today is jazz, particularly Latin jazz. In September 2012, the Multnomah Bar Association featured Bill and his music in an article entitled "Mild-mannered Attorney by Day, Itinerant Jazz Musician by Night."