education

  • Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., 1998)
  • University of Florida College of Law (J.D., 1995)
  • University of Florida (B.A., 1992)

clerkships

  • Justice Benjamin F. Overton, Florida Supreme Court

bar admissions

  • Florida

court admissions

  • Florida State Courts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Joseph H. Lang Jr.

Joseph H. Lang Jr.

Shareholder
Tampa
T: 813.229.4253
F: 813.229.4133

Joseph H. Lang, Jr. is a shareholder in the firm’s National Appellate Practice & Trial Support group. He has extensive experience representing clients before and at trial on legal issues, motions practice, preservation of error, and jury instructions, and then throughout the appellate process.

At trial, Mr. Lang has represented clients in automotive, insurance, medical device, negligence, and smoking and health cases. In doing so, he has attended and provided counsel on legal issues throughout entire jury trials in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, Saint Petersburg, Sarasota, Tampa, and West Palm Beach. In addition, on a multitude of occasions he has attended trials in a more limited role to argue specific legal motions, such as directed verdicts or post-trial filings, or to handle jury instructions conferences on specific days. 

On appeal, Mr. Lang has briefed and argued cases for automotive, banking, liability insurance, maritime insurance, title insurance, non-profit housing, and real estate development clients, among others. He has briefed and argued appeals in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Florida Supreme Court, and all five Florida District Courts of Appeal. He has been involved in nearly 100 docketed matters in the Florida Supreme Court. And nationally, Mr. Lang has handled cases in the Fourth, Sixth, and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Mr. Lang also has significant experience in extraordinary writs practice, amicus curiae briefing, jurisdictional briefing, constitutional litigation, class action defense, punitive damages defense, and post-trial issues such as stays and supersedeas bonding.

Mr. Lang is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a former Chair of the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases. He is board certified in Appellate Practice by The Florida Bar. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a judicial clerk for Justice Ben F. Overton of the Supreme Court of Florida.