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Joseph C. Rudolf

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Joseph Rudolf represents the management teams of public employers by conducting employment investigations of alleged misconduct by public employees.

Since 1985, Joe has devoted a significant portion of his time to the public sector/management side and has represented more than 400 Pennsylvania public employers.

Joe has lectured extensively on all facets of public sector labor and employment law on behalf of numerous organizations, including the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the International City/County Management Association, the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs, the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Commissioners, the Association of Pennsylvania Municipal Managers, the Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Municipal Managers Association, the Pennsylvania Government Finance Officers Association, and the Central Pennsylvania IRRA. In addition to developing and administering the PSAB’s TEAM labor program for more than 10 years, he authored all four editions of the Model Civil Service Rules Handbook, which is published by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.


J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, New Jersey, 1985
B.A., Temple University, Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, 1981


Named among Best Lawyers in America® for Litigation – Labor and Employment (2022-2024) by Best Lawyers

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Board of Directors, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia

Executive Board Member and Secretary, The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a non-profit educational center and gallery dedicated to ceramic and clay art

State Bar Licenses

Pennsylvania, New Jersey