Joseph D. Cronin, Esq.

Joseph D. Cronin is a top trial attorney with 24 years of experience in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, who focuses his practice on bringing justice to those victimized by others. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire in 1988, Mr. Cronin moved to Philadelphia to attend the Temple University Beasley School of Law. Putting himself through college and law school, Mr. Cronin worked full time running his own construction and painting business. He clerked at several firms to gain as much experience as possible prior to working full time as a lawyer. He is a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and has fought in many black belt tournaments around the country.

Mr. Cronin tried his first jury trial 2 weeks after receiving his law license and has not stopped since. Right out of law school, he gained wonderful skills at a highly respected plaintiff’s boutique practice gaining invaluable trial experience alongside one of Philadelphia’s finest trial attorneys. Thereafter, Mr. Cronin became a Litigation Partner at a large and prominent Philadelphia law firm, Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, where he was appointed co-chair of the firm’s Insurance Practice Group. The quality of Stradley Ronon’s work product, the large law firm experience Mr. Cronin gained there and his tenacity as a trial lawyer form the basis of Cronin Trial Lawyers’ brand – i.e., big firm quality of work with small firm personal attention.

Catastrophic Personal Injury

With Mr. Cronin’s real world experience and competitive nature, he has successfully fought to protect the rights of those who have been injured, most notably:

●     Wrongful Death Accident

●     Defective Products

●     Automobile Accidents

●     Motorcycle Accidents

●     Workplace Accidents

●     Victims of Crimes

●     Medical Malpractice cases

●     Trucking accidents

●     Police Misconduct

●     Slip and Fall Accidents

●     Electrical Injuries

●     Longshoreman Accidents

●     Construction accidents

●     Brain Injury Accidents

●     Burn Injury Accidents

●     Nursing Home Negligence

●     Sexual Abuse/Assault

●     Dangerous/Defective Drugs

He has tried hundreds of cases before juries. In fact, Mr. Cronin is often asked by other lawyers to take over their cases at the jury trial stage. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Mr. Cronin welcomes all opportunities to assist his fellow members of the bar for their jury trials. He has recovered millions of dollars for victims of serious injuries.

Construction Litigation

Joseph D. Cronin and Cronin Trial Lawyers’ Construction Practice Group manage a wide variety of construction litigation, including in particular construction defect matters (usually arising from the improper design, construction and/or maintenance of residential and/or commercial properties). With his previous big firm experience representing construction companies, architects, contractors and their insurance companies or sureties, Mr. Cronin now draws from that experience to now fight against them on behalf of owners. A construction project gone awry can be as devastating to a person and his/her family as a tragic accident, sometimes worse.  Mr. Cronin understand that and fights relentlessly for his clients, going up against builders, their insurance companies and their lawyers. With approximately 300 jury trials over 24 years, Mr. Cronin does not allow his clients to be bullied. He ensures that they have peace of mind knowing that they have a lawyer who fights for them every step of the way through jury verdict, if necessary.

Commercial Litigation

Mr. Cronin and Cronin Trial Lawyers’ Commercial Litigation Practice Group has many years of experience in aggressively representing small to medium businesses as a commercial litigation trial attorney. Mr. Cronin has tried hundreds of jury trials and obtained many favorable settlements for his clients. Cronin Trial Lawyers offers cost-effective, value-added service for its business clients. Cronin Trial Lawyers handles breach of contract matters, alleged breaches of non-compete agreements and/or covenants not to compete, injunctions, orders to show cause, construction litigation, actions to enforce promissory notes, contract disputes and many more claims.

Mr. Cronin serves as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.  Mr. Cronin previously served on the Board of Directors for Bancroft NeuroHealth and My Father’s House, N.J. non-profit organizations.  Mr. Cronin also dedicates his time to the Support Center for Child Advocates representing children who are the victims of child abuse and neglect.  He routinely takes on pro bono cases.

Mr. Cronin enjoys spending time with his three beautiful daughters, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, reading, running, playing basketball and weightlifting. He is a former CCD teacher and lector at his church.


  • Pennsylvania 1991
  • New Jersey 1991
  • US. District Courts, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania 1991
  • US. Court of Appeal for the 3rd Circuit 1991
  • US. District Court, New Jersey 1991


  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice

Practice Areas:

  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Construction Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation


  • University of New Hampshire, B.S. in Business Administration, 1988, magna cum laude
  • Temple University School of Law, 1991