Joseph M. Alioto is an experienced trial attorney with an unprecedented successful legacy of antitrust actions in the United States. Joseph M. Alioto has represented plaintiffs in some of the largest monetary judgments in the history of the Antitrust Laws and has argued before the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Alioto received his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1968, was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of California in January 1969 and since that time has become a nationally acclaimed litigator. He has argued antitrust cases and is a member of or was admitted pro hac vice to the following United States Courts of Appeal for the following circuits: the First Circuit in Boston, Massachusetts; the Second Circuit in New York, New York; the Third Circuit in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia; the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, Louisiana; the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, Ohio; the Eighth Circuit in St. Louis, Missouri; the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Pasadena, California; the Tenth Circuit in Denver, Colorado and Oklahoma City and appeals in antitrust decisions from Georgia before it split into the Eleventh Circuit. He has prosecuted private antitrust actions in which he is either a member or was admitted pro hac vice in the following United States District Courts: San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Diego, California, Boston, Massachusetts; New York, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Newark and Trenton, New Jersey; Wilmington, Delaware; Alexandria, Virgina; Washington, D.C.; Lexington, Kentucky; Atlanta, Georgia; New Orleans, Louisiana; Dallas, Fort Worth, Amarillo, Sherman, Austin, San Antonio and Laredo, Texas; St. Louis, Missouri; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Cleveland/Youngstown, Ohio; Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma; Wichita, Kansas; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Denver, Colorado; Salt Lake City, Utah; Boise, Idaho; Seattle/Tacoma, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Phoenix, Arizona; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; and Honolulu Hawaii. He has also prosecuted antitrust cases in the state courts.
In his distinguished career Joseph M. Alioto has represented independent companies and corporations of all sizes, farmers, inventors, patent holders, manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers, retailers, distributors, unions, consumers, and entrepreneurs against foreign as well as domestic corporations. The cases the Alioto Law Firm has tried have involved every major industry from manufacturing to service, trading to finance, supply to retail, transportation to mining, foreign and domestic.