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Joseph B. Gale

28411 Northwestern Highway
Suite 500
Southfield, MI 48034
T 248.785.4727
F 248.538.3613


Joseph "Joe" Gale is a litigator practicing in Foster Swift’s Southfield office. He handles a wide range of insurance defense claims and is particularly experienced with all aspects of first and third party no-fault litigation. For example, Joe successfully briefed and argued a motion for summary disposition on a no-fault reimbursement action that totaled 1.5 million dollars.

Having plaintiff and defense civil litigation experience accompanied by a business background, Joe provides clients objective and practical counsel. In addition to insurance defense, Joe has served as general counsel to a large corporation with offices in five countries, prosecuted and defended civil matters in a wide range of practice areas including employment, civil rights, and municipal law, many of which have been considered before state and federal appellate courts.

In a very competitive area of practice, Civil Litigation Defense, Joe is recognized as a Michigan Super Lawyers "Rising Star” for 2019. Joe earned his juris doctor degree from Wayne State University Law School and completed his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Pre-Law at the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.

Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America© 2022-2023 "One to Watch" (Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants)

Michigan Super Lawyers "Rising Star," Civil Litigation: Defense, 2019-2022


Memberships & Affiliations

Legal Affiliations:
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Oakland County Bar Association

News & Events



Wayne State University Law School, J.D. 2014, cum laude

Michigan State University, B.A., 2010, Business Administration, Pre-Law

Bar and Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals