Joseph graduated from Boston University in 1986 with his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He then went to New England School of Law earning his Juris Doctor degree in 1989. His concentration practice area is Criminal Law. Mr. Voccola has been selected by the National Trial Lawyers as one of their top 100. The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys has presented Mr. Voccola with its nationally-ranked Top Ten Attorney Awards. Joseph's activities include Rhode Island State Representative for the town of Johnston 1995-2007, Johnston School Committee 1992-1995, Assistant town solicitor for the town of Johnston, past member of Rhode Island Supreme Court Judicial Performance Evaluation, Board of directors of Justinian Law Society of Rhode Island member, United States District Court of Rhode Island member, Federal Board/Bar Committee of the Rhode Island Bar Association member, American Association of Justice member, Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association member, United States Supreme Court member, National Association of Criminal Defense lawyers member, National American Bar Association member, Sons of Italy, Loggia Victoria Lodge #585 member, Communicant Our Lady of Grace Parish, member of Board of Director, R.I. Reds Baseball, Member of Aurora Civic Association, University club of Rhode Island member.