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Joe Musso


Joe Musso is the Chair of Ashcraft & Gerel’s Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Litigation Department. He has devoted his entire career to holding nursing homes and assisted living facilities responsible for the abuse and neglect of the elderly. Mr. Musso has been a pioneer in nursing home abuse and neglect litigation for two decades. He speaks throughout the nation on issues of elder abuse and neglect. He educates families on how to identify and prevent abuse and neglect and teaches other attorneys in seminars and conferences on how to properly prosecute abuse and neglect claims. He is the Chair of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Long Term Care Section. He is a member of the Maryland Association of Justice Nursing Home Litigation Group, the American Association Of Justice Nursing Home Litigation Group and is a Board of Governor’s member of the District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association. In addition to advocating on behalf of abused and neglected elders and their families, Mr. Musso is a member of the National Consumer Voice, the leading advocacy organization for the protection of the institutionalized elderly. A tireless advocate for the elderly, Mr. Musso has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of nursing home residents and their families. He has successfully handled every conceivable nursing home neglect claim including cases against the very largest nursing home and assisted living chains in America. Mr. Musso has a perfect Avvo rating of 10.0. He has been nominated a Superlawyer by his peers multiple times. He accepts referrals of nursing home abuse and neglect claims from lawyers throughout the nation.

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Maryland Association of Justice Nursing Home Litigation Group

American Association Of Justice Nursing Home Litigation Group

Board of Governor’s member of the District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association

Client Reviews
★★★★★
Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa
★★★★★
After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric