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Member Profile

Mr. Joseph J. DeFelice

Republican State Committee of PA
Fair Elections Coordinator - Rep State Comm of PA
Regular Member
3122 Windish St
Philadelphia, PA 19152

Phone: 215-292-3926

Law School: Widener (2004)

Practice Areas:

Joseph J. DeFelice
3122 Windish Street
Philadelphia, PA 19152
(215) 292-3926

Admitted to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Bar November 2004
Admitted to New Jersey State Bar November 2004

Widener University School of Law Wilmington, DE
J.D. awarded May, 2004
Cumulative GPA 2.902

La Salle University Philadelphia, PAB.A. Political Science awarded December 2000
Cumulative GPA 3.25
Albright College Reading, PA
Fall 1996-Spring 1997

Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA February 2006 – Present
•Fair Election Coordinator
*Implemented Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Guidelines into the Philadelphia Election Climate
*Monitored all election activity in the City of Philadelphia on behalf of Employer
Philadelphia Parking Authority
Philadelphia, PA November 2004 - February 2006
•Associate General Counsel
*Case Manager for roughly Sixty (60) cases
*Represented the Authority in numerous litigation matters
*Conducted legal research for an abundance of cases
*Acted as liaison between the Authority and outside Counsel
*Represented Authority in Court as Counsel of Record
*Write and support Memoranda of Law for Senior General Counsel
Republican State Committee of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia/Radnor, PA
September - November 2004
•Bush-Cheney 04 Director of Election Day Operations for Southeastern PA
*Recruited over One Thousand-Six Hundred (1600) Workers to staff the polling places
*Trained over One Thousand-Six Hundred (1600) Workers to perform required tasks
*Handled and assigned over 300 attorneys from all over the country
*Wrote and executed a strategic plan which was followed by attorneys and poll workers in the most populated are of one of the most important swing states
*Director of Help America Vote Act (HAVA) operations for Southeastern PA
*Overseer of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s Lawyers for Bush effort
PA Speaker of the House John M. Perzel
Philadelphia, PA
1997-May 2004
• Campaign Volunteer Coordinator Fall 2000-Summer 2001
*Coordinated Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Drives
*Coordinated Field Operation and Volunteers
•Legislative Assistant Spring 1997-May 2004
*Coordinated other Interns and set up intern program
*Constituent service
Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General
Philadelphia, PA Summer 2002, Summer 2003
•Legal Intern
*Assisted Chief Deputy Attorney General with Research and Motions
*Aided Deputy Attorney General with Research, Discovery & Trial
Numerous Political Campaigns

•American Bar Association
Fall 2003 – Present
* Law Student Division Fall 2003 – Spring 2004
•New Jersey Bar Association Fall 2004 – Present
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
Fall 2004 – Present
•Philadelphia Bar Association
Fall 2004 – Present

Verizon Academic All-District All-American 2nd Team
Fall 2000
La Salle University Athletic Academic Honor Roll1998-2000
MAAC Conference Academic All-Conference Team
Fall 2000
MAAC Conference Academic Honor Roll
Summer 1999

•James “Froggy” Carr Wench Brigade
Winter 2006 – Present
*Philadelphia Mummers Parade
•LaSalle University Football Alumni Association
Winter 2005 – Present
•Neighborhood Civic PAC – Political Action Committee
Winter 2005 – Present
*Member – Board of Directors
•Committee of Ten PAC – Political Action Committee
Winter 2005 – Present
*Member – Board of Directors
•Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania HAVA Task Force
Winter 2005 – Present
•St. Matthew Elementary School Alumni Association
Winter 2005 – Present
*Member – Board of Directors
•We Decide – Political Action Committee Fall 2004 – Present
* Member – Board of Directors
•Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity Alumni Corporation Board
Fall 2003 – Present
*Legal Counsel
*Events Coordinator
•Northeast Philly PAC - Political Action Committee
Fall 2003 – Present
•Mayfair Civic Association
Summer 2003-Present
*Legal Counsel
*Executive Board Member
•Republican Committeeperson
Fall 1997-Present
•Philadelphia Young Republicans
Spring 2000-Winter 2005
*President and Founder – Far Northeast Chapter
•Varsity Football (LaSalle University) Fall 1997-Fall 2000
Fall 1999 & Fall 2000
•Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity (La Salle University)*Founding Father
*Vice-President/Pledge Educator
Fall 1998 – Spring 1999
•“Philly Sports Page” Cable Access Television Program on LaSalle 56
Fall 1997-Spring 1999
•College Republicans (La Salle University)
*Founder/President – La Salle University Chapter
Fall 1999-Fall 2000
•Mayfair Summer Basketball League
Spring 1994 & Spring 1995
*Founder & Facilitator
References Available upon Request

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