Joseph T. Urbanic

Personal Information

  • Position: Associate
  • Practice Areas: Construction, Employment, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Tort Defense

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  • Phone: 916.854.5969
  • Fax: 916.854.5965

Statement of Practice

Joseph began his jury trial career in March 2018 by representing defendant clients as joint lead trial counsel in Young-Petrillo v. Ruggio, a wrongful death case.  His efforts led to a defense verdict.

Joseph Urbanic’s practice focuses on civil litigation defense for personal injury, product liability and construction defect matters.

Joseph received his B.A. in Sociology with a “Law & Society” emphasis from University of California, Davis. Before starting law school, he worked at Davis Summer House as a legal advocate for adults with developmental disabilities.

Joseph received his J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law. During law school, Joseph graduated in the top 15% of his class and received four Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence in Contract Law, Criminal Law, Appellate Advocacy, and Sales Law as well as two CALI Excellence for The Future Awards in Legal Writing & Research and White Collar Crime. Joseph was also accepted into the 1st STEP Trial Advocacy program and Mock Trial program where he gained invaluable courtroom experience that led to him winning the Appellate Advocacy Competition in his second year.

Prior to joining Jacobson Markham, Joseph worked as an associate attorney handling contract, employment and business disputes for a private firm in the San Francisco Bay Area.


  • 2009, University of California at Davis, B.A.
  • 2014, Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D.


  • Witkin Award, Contract Law, Criminal Law, Appellate Advocacy, Sales Law
  • CALI Award, Legal Writing & Research, White Collar Crime

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