Last modified: June 7, 2022
Quick Facts
  • Certifications:

    Juris Doctor

  • Memberships:

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  • Expertise:
    Asbestos Legislation
    Asbestos Litigation
    Legal Rights of Mesothelioma Patients
    Asbestos Trusts

About Joe

Joe Lahav is a licensed attorney who has served as legal advisor for The Mesothelioma Center since 2008. He graduated with a juris doctorate from the University of Florida College of Law in 2000, and he’s licensed to practice in Florida and Washington, D.C.

In addition to his legal background, Joe served as an active Patient Advocate at for seven years and managed the Patient Advocate team. He ensures patients and their loved ones who seek our help are treated with compassion and provided the assistance they need to live a longer life.

“Sometimes people feel uncomfortable with the idea of a lawsuit. In the case of a lawsuit for mesothelioma, they shouldn’t,” Joe said. “The legal system is well established in these cases, and most of the time these lawsuits are settled long before a trial becomes necessary. There really isn’t much, if any, downside to it.”

Top Videos

  • What are asbestos or mesothelioma trust funds, and how do you qualify?

    Watch: The Mesothelioma Center legal advisor Joe Lahav explains mesothelioma trust funds and why they were created.

  • Why should you find a lawyer who specializes in mesothelioma and asbestos cases?

    Watch: Lawyer and legal advisor for the Mesothelioma Center Joe Lahav discusses why it’s important to hire an attorney who specializes in mesothelioma and asbestos cases.

  • Is asbestos banned in the United States?

    Watch: Lawyer and on-site legal advisor Joe Lahav talks about the lack of an asbestos ban in the U.S.


  • "Mr. Lahav exhibited kindness to me and my family regarding my mother’s recent mesothelioma diagnosis. I could never have expected such a selfless act carried through by any organization, nonprofit or otherwise."
    Amanda M.