Joseph G. Harraka, Jr., Esq.


Contact Information: 
Direct Dial:  (973) 251-8923

Joseph G. Harraka, Jr. is a partner in the Firm's Litigation Department, where he serves as Chairman of its Insurance Coverage Group and as the Co-Chairman of the Firm’s Trucking and Logistics Group.  Mr. Harraka participates in the management of the Firm by serving as a member of the Firm's Executive Committee, which is responsible for handling the Firm's business operations. 


During the course of his approximately 35 years of legal practice, Mr. Harraka has been involved in, and has served as lead counsel for, litigation matters in various state, federal, and bankruptcy courts and has first chaired numerous trials for the Firm’s clients.  He has also argued before various state and federal appellate courts, including participating in recent oral arguments held before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the New Jersey Supreme Court

Panels and Publications

  • "Greatest Threat to Your Transportation Business Could Be From Within" - July 2022 - In this episode of The Hot Seat Podcast, Spencer Tenney sits down with Joe Harraka and Anthony Vizzoni, both partners at Becker Legal, to discuss how to protect your business from itself. Listen to Full Interview 

  • N.J. District Court Determines Truck Drivers Were Wrongfully Classified As Independent Contractors Under ABC Test - June 14, 2022  Read more

  • "Federal Department of Labor Announces Final Rule on Independent Contractor Status under Fair Labor Standards Act "- January 7, 2021  Read more

  • "Estes vs. LTL Carrier Lawsuit Foreshadows Covid-19 Litigation" - December 15, 2020 - Read more

  • ​"Discussing the Current State of the Trucking & Logistics Industry with Lisa Yakomin" - October 22, 2020 - Read more

  • "Third Circuit Court of Appeals Issues Precendential Ruling on Scope of a Trustee's Fiduciary Duties Under Erisa" - September 22, 2020 - Read more

  • "Five Questions About Surviving the COVID-19 Crisis with Mike DeStasio" - April 21, 2020 - Read more

  • "Federal Government Provides Assistance to Small Businesses to Help Offset Covid-19 Losses"  - Co-Author - April 2020  - ​Read article

  • "Governor Phil Murphy Signs a Legislative Package which He states is Meant to Combat “  Worker Misclassification  and Exploitation.”   Co-Author -  Read more


  • Returning to the Workplace under the "New Normal": How to Protect your Company, Employees and Customers Post COVID 19 - June 24, 2020  - View webinar

  • CARES Act and FFCRA: A Webinar Covering the Benefits of the Federal Stimulus Package for the Transportation Industry  - April 2020 -  View Webinar


Strategic Advice and Compliance

Areas of Specialty:

Commercial and Business Litigation 

Corporate Litigation

Insurance Coverage Litigation

University of Notre Dame, J.D.
University of Southern California, M.B.A.
Seton Hall University, B.A.

Admitted to Practice: 
New Jersey 
New York 

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