Joseph A. Bubba

Joseph A. Bubba

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Health Care Attorney in Allentown, PA

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C.
 | 645 Hamilton St, Suite 800
Allentown, PA 18101
Phone: 610-797-9000
Fax: 610-797-6663
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2008, 2010 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Health Care (60%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Joseph A. Bubba is one of the Firm’s founding members. He serves as Co-Managing Shareholder and Chair of the Healthcare Group. In his practice, Mr. Bubba concentrates on physician-hospital relationships, physician practices and medical staff matters. He represents hospitals, medical staffs, ambulatory surgical centers and other healthcare clients. He acts as counsel for physicians and hospitals engaged in the fair hearing and internal review process. He has also served as a hearing officer throughout the region. Mr. Bubba is a commercial/healthcare arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). Additionally, Mr. Bubba has an extensive corporate and business practice focused on significant land transactions, mergers & acquisitions and shareholder succession and disputes. He is a frequent speaker for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and other organizations.

    About Joseph Bubba

    Admitted: 1981, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage: https://www.flblaw.com/attorney/joseph-a-bubba/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Martindale Hubbell Lawyers’ Rating “AV® Preeminent™,” Highest Professional Ranking, AV® Preeminent™, Martindale Hubbell
    • Named a Select Lawyer in Business/Commercial Law, Contracts Law, and Health Care Law (2014 – 2017), Select Lawyer, Lehigh Valley Magazine, 2017
    • , Ave Maria Award for Distinguished Graduate, Notre Dame High School , 2017
    • , The Harris Weinstein Philanthropic Commitment Award, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation , 2013
    • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use and Zoning by American Lawyer Media, Top Rated Lawyer, American Lawyer Media, 2013
    • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare by American Lawyer Media, Top Rated Lawyer, American Lawyer Media, 2013

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Lafayette Ambassador Bank, Member, Board of Directors (2017 – present), 2017
    • University of Pittsburgh School of Law/Health Law Certification Program, Member, Board of Directors
    • Miller-Keystone Blood Center, Member, Board of Directors (2008- present); Former Chair, 2008
    • The Leonard Pool Society, Member
    • Phoebe President’s Council, Member
    • Lehigh Valley Business, Judge CFO of the Year award (2013) Business of the Year (2015), 2015

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Lead Counsel in ERISA class action litigation, see Fechter, et al v. HMW Industries, Inc, et al 879 F.2d 1111 (3rd Circuit 1989), 1989

    Transactions:

    • Establishment and continuing representation of regional healthcare facilities including ASCs, imaging centers, sleep laboratories, common and combined medical staffs and coordinated health systems
    • Establishment of significant zoning overlay districts for colleges and universities, amusement parks and other commercial industries
    • Participation in numerous hospital medical staff hearings throughout the Commonwealth

    Educational Background:

    • University of Pittsburgh, J.D., cum laude, 1981, 1981
    • Villanova University, B.S., 1978, 1978
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    Office Location for Joseph A. Bubba

    645 Hamilton St
    Suite 800
    Allentown, PA 18101

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    Last Updated: 7/31/2020

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