Employee Spotlight

Joe Alvarez

Joe Alvarez

Senior Paralegal | PHP


I was born and raised in Long Island, but currently living in Westchester – I miss the LI beaches, but my proximity to the NY ski region more than makes up for it. My current hobbies include; snowboarding and traveling, and hoping to get into cycling in the near future (my knees prefer that I don’t jog anymore).

I’ve been a dedicated PHP Paralegal since February of 2009, where I’ve learned, and continue to learn, countless aspects of the appellate process. I’ve handled appeals in all NY and NJ courts as well as all Federal Circuits and the USSC – each court is its own ball of wax, and I enjoy the challenge of handling an appeal in an unfamiliar court.




I love traveling, and this picture represents my desire to see something new every year (on this occasion, first trip to the Mediterranean). The location is Dubrovnik, Croatia (film site for Game of Thrones), and my fondest memories, aside from the views, include pigging out on the seafood as well as all the Croatian wine.

The proverbial partner in crime! She is my favorite travel buddy, my overall best friend, and of course, my better half. When I see her, I see the beauty of our past, present, and God willing, our future.

Snowboarding is my one true passion; to date, no greater joy than a day spent surfing the snow, and it also gives me an excuse to visit different ski regions throughout the world.

More About Me…

Fun Fact: I’m able to open any and every jar in the fridge.

What is your favorite part about working for PHP?

My co-workers as well as the overall vibe – we’re a great team, and our mentality is that we’re all family at the end of the day (which often turns into merriment after a long week).

Describe PHP in 3 words.

Leader, Innovative, Ambitious

Who in the company would you like to switch jobs with?

President John G. Farrell

What does a typical day look like for you?

No such thing – each day is its own adventure.

What is the best advice you could give someone?

Time is precious – it’s the only thing that you can’t buy more off. Make the most of your time on this Earth.

What is your favorite movie?

Fear and Loathing is Las Vegas starring Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro; the scary part is, the movie is loosely based on the main characters’ own personal experiences in Vegas (viewer discretion advised).

What would the adult version of an ice cream truck sell and what song would it play?

Beer!!! Obviously Beer, and I guess fine wines and mixed cocktails.
Music would be relative to location, but definitely the Piano Man (Billy Joel) if on Long Island.

Dogs or Cats?

Dogs, duh!