Joann L. Drust, Esquire
Joann L. Drust, Esquire is an attorney with nearly 30 years of legal experience in the diverse areas of employment, commercial/business, corporate and healthcare/agency law. As a trial attorney, Joann has represented hundreds of individual and institutional clients in cases ranging from labor disputes to professional negligence to civil rights. Her lengthy experience before a wide variety of state and federal tribunals makes her an invaluable asset when negotiating and mediating civil lawsuits and claims.
Joann’s familiarity with complex state and federal statutory law enable her to assist her clients in structuring their businesses to comply with legal requirements and avoid unnecessary disputes with employees and government authorities. Her goal is to provide her clients with the legal advice they need in order to implement programs in a manner best suited to prevent problems before they spiral into litigation. In the event a problem does arise, Joann is ready to provide her clients with the necessary practical advice on how to manage the situation in a time-sensitive manner. Nonetheless, if litigation is inevitable, Joann is available to assist with every stage of the process – pleadings, investigation, mediation and final resolution.
Joann was named a Top Employment Lawyer by Main Line Today in 2010, 2015 and 2016. A native of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Joann graduated from Cornell University, cum laude, in history and classics. She earned her J.D. degree in 1987 from Dickinson School of Law, and is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania state courts, the U.S. federal courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court.