Joseph F. Pippen, Jr.
Firm: Law Offices of Joseph F. Pippen, Jr. & Associates
Phone:727-586-3306 Ext. 21
Address: 1920 East Bay Drive
Largo, FL 33771
Membership: St. Petersburg Bar Association; Florida Bar Association; Clearwater Bar Association.
University: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.S., 1969, University of Baltimore, J.D., 1975
Admitted: 1981, Florida
Biography: JOSEPH FRANKLIN PIPPEN, JR., Attorney, was born in 1947 in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1969 with a degree in economics. He also served in the National Guard as a captain of a combat engineering group. From 1969 until 1980, he was an executive in management positions in the fields of manufacturing, production control, marketing, purchasing, finance and public relations. From 1980 through part of 1982, Joe Pippen served as general manager of Micro-Plate, Inc. of Florida and helped guide the small, high-tech company into becoming a major force in the printed circuit-board industry. Joe Pippen graduated from the University of Baltimore Law School in 1975 with a Juris Doctorate and has been practicing law since 1982. His law firm has grown to offices in Bradenton, Clermont, Davenport, Deland, Fruitland Park, Lakeland, Lakewood Ranch, Largo, Leesburg, Palm Coast, Sebring, St. Petersburg, Sun City Center, The Villages, and Zephyrhills. Although Attorney Joe Pippen is an estate planning attorney; his law firm consists of eight attorneys that practice in the areas of estate and tax planning, probate, real estate, asset protection, Medicaid, bankruptcy, guardianship, and family law issues. He has also taught Business Law and Management at Anne Arundel Community College and at St. Petersburg College. Besides his noteworthy business and career accomplishments, Pippen has numerous other achievements to his credit. He has been honored four times as one of the "Outstanding Men of America," has been listed in Who's Who in Finance and Industry and Who's Who in American Law. He also has been cited as one of the "Outstanding Volunteer Activists." Of all his achievements, Pippen is most proud of the millions of dollars he has raised for the United Way and his volunteer role with young people and the free enterprise system through the Hugh O'Brien Youth Foundation. Pippen is a noted speaker and lecturer on motivational and personal dynamic subjects as well as management and legal topics. He provides weekly seminars whom anyone can attend for no cost. His weekly column, "Ask an Attorney," appeared in several local newspapers, and he has hosted a continuous weekly radio call-in show entitled "Ask an Attorney" since 1985. He also has hosted a national radio call-in show with the same title on the Sun Radio Network. He is married to his high-school sweetheart, Beverly, and they have two sons, Trey and Troy, and two grandsons, Austin and Trevor. They presently reside in Largo, Florida.