Joshua J. Knapp

Attorney in Lancaster, PA
Josh is a senior associate in the firm's Litigation Group. He maintains an active civil and commercial litigation practice, representing a variety of clients in both state and federal courts. Josh specializes in contract disputes, business torts, creditor' s rights and collections, premises liability, restrictive covenant and ejectment actions. Josh also has extensive appellate experience and has served as local counsel in complex litigation matters in both Lancaster County and U.S. District Courts.

Josh' s recent experience includes:

• Served as second chair representing a tenant against landlord/owner during a four-week, multi-million dollar arbitration arising out of campus development and construction project.
• Represented a large non-profit veterans' organization in a declaratory judgment and injunctive relief action, obtaining an emergency injunction and stipulated order returning real and personal property seized by the state-level organization.
• Represented a national financial institution in debt collection and fraudulent transfer actions.
• Defended a major regional health care entity in multiple premises liability actions.
• Represented several local businesses in breach of contract and debt collection actions.

Community Involvement

• Staff-Parish Relations Committee, Salem United Methodist Church; Member
• Lancaster Symphony Orchestra; Auction Committee
• Lancaster County Veterans' Court Community Partnership, Volunteer Advisor
• Rotary Club of Lancaster, Member

Other Professional Experience

• Trial Counsel, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia
• Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia; Alexandria, Virginia
• Airborne Ranger/Rifle Team Leader, Fort Benning, Georgia and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

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Areas of Law

  • Litigation
  • Collections


Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 2003, Pennsylvania
2005, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
2008, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
2008, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Law School Attended

Vanderbilt University Law School
Phi Delta Phi

University Attended

Slippery Rock University of PA
History, English and Philosophy, summa cum laude

Associations & Memberships


• Pennsylvania Bar Association
• Lancaster Bar Association

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Office Information
Joshua J. Knapp
 126 East King Street,
Lancaster, PA 17602-2893


Barley Snyder (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)

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