John V. Tait is an Associate Attorney with the Firm and concentrates his practice on civil litigation with an emphasis on personal injury, product liability, construction/labor law liability, premises liability, and contractual claims. Mr. Tait has handled several cases involving industrial equipment, motor vehicles, firearms and ammunition, and recreational equipment and accessories. Mr. Tait also has extensive litigation experience with lawsuits involving retail establishments, residential complexes, supermarkets, restaurants, and recreational facilities for claims involving construction accidents, premises liability, Dram Shop, and general negligence.

An experienced litigator, Mr. Tait has successfully taken a number of cases to verdict in both state and federal courts throughout the country.  He has also successfully presented cases on behalf of national and international corporations before the American Arbitration Association, National Association of Security Dealers and the World Intellectual Property Organization. 

Prior to joining Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, Mr. Tait was associated with a major international law firm based in Manhattan where he gained extensive experience defending securities litigation, multi-district litigation, and class actions.  He also participated in a number of antitrust, securities, and intellectual property trials.

Mr. Tait regularly litigates cases throughout the City of New York, as well as Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, and Dutchess Counties, and throughout New Jersey.  He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, as well as several federal courts throughout the country. Mr. Tait earned a B.B.A. in finance, cum laude, from Pace University.  He then went on to earn his J.D. cum laude from Fordham University School of Law, and was awarded Order of the Coif honors.  He served as an Associate Editor on the Fordham Law Review and is the author of Trademark Regulations and the Commercial Speech Doctrine: Focusing on the Regulatory Objective to Classify Speech for First Amendment Analysis, 67 Fordham L. Rev. 897 (1998).  He also served as an Editor on the Moot Court Board and was a member of the Fordham Moot Court Tax Team which earned first place at the National Tax Moot Court Competition.  While in law school, Mr. Tait clerked for United States Magistrate Judge Ronald J. Hedges and also worked as a mediator in the Civil Court for Queens County.

Meet John Tait

John Tait is a lawyer at the Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC. In this video, John discusses his journey as a lawyer and why he is passionate about his job. He aims to exceed his clients' expectations.


John has twenty years experience and is very knowledgable. He has tried numerous cases  all over the country and is comfortable both in State and Federal Court.

John is a great communicator, he can explain difficult legal concepts in an easy to understand manner. I would recommend John to my family and friends.

John is by far among the better personal injury attorneys in New York. Peer Endorsement- As Posted on Justia

*****- Five Star Google Review 


I want to thank the law office of Michael and Joseph, they handled my case that when I came to them I was told by previous counsel that I had no case, once the law office of Michael and Joseph seen my case they said I have a case and they could win it and that’s exactly what they did. Whenever I was concerned they responded very quickly. I would recommend them to anyone of my family and friends. They are winners and thank them for all they did for me!!


-Maria C.

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The Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC, has been helping injured victims recover compensation for their injuries for over a decade. Our attorneys are members of several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • New York County Bar Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association

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