Attorney Joseph Taraska is a senior trial lawyer at the law firm of Morgan & Morgan in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Taraska has several decades of legal experience and practices in the areas of civil rights, defective products, defective pharmaceuticals, health law, hospital law, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, state medical licensure, tobacco litigation, wrongful death and more. He represents clients throughout the Orlando, Lakeland and Tampa, Florida areas.
After graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Mr. Taraska earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He later trained at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and served as a medical and legal consultant for the U.S. Air Force. He has been admitted to practice law in the state of Florida since 1977 and is also certified by The Florida Bar as a civil trial lawyer.
Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Taraska has served in an advisory role to various Florida health care organizations, helping them with credentialing, bylaws, risk management and other issues. He served on the bioethics committee as well as the foundation board for Florida Hospital, and has lectured and written extensively on the area of health care law.
Respected by his peers in the legal profession, Mr. Taraska has been rated AV Preeminent,* the highest possible rating, by the peer review service Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Taraska is a member of The Florida Bar and the Florida chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He also belongs to a number of national organizations including the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Association for Justice and the Volie A. Williams American Inn of Court.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.