Joe Lovell is an experienced trial lawyer and partner with Lovell, Lovell, Isern & Farabough, LLP, focusing his practice on complex civil litigation, including catastrophic personal injury and a wide variety of civil and business claims. He began his legal career in Amarillo, Texas in 1987 after working in commercial banking. With over 35 years of trial experience, Joe is one of only a very small number of Texas lawyers to qualify as double Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Joe has also had an extensive civil appellate practice, with many published opinions from state and federal trial and appellate courts. He is licensed to practice law in Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado
Joe loves to try cases.
Of his work, his peers respect his tenacity and his ethics, saying, “Joe always provides his clients with outstanding representation,” and “he is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.”
No stranger to hard work, Joe graduated both undergraduate and graduate school with academic honors. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics, magna cum laude, in 1980. After working four years as a commercial banker, he returned to school and earned his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1987, cum laude. During law school, Joe earned numerous accolades, including representing his law school on two intercollegiate mock trial competition teams, one of which was regional tournament champion and national tournament quarterfinalist. Joe was also a three-time champion of intra-school advanced mock trial competitions, served as Associate Editor of the Texas Tech Law Review, selected to the invitation-only Order of Barristers and the Order of the Coif, and earned several other awards for writing, advocacy, and academic excellence.
He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers every year since 2006 and earned a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating. Texas Watch honored him as a “Champion of Justice” from 2005-2006. His professional affiliations include membership in the State Bar of Texas, American Board of Trial Advocates, Amarillo Area Bar Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Association of Justice, and the Panhandle Trial Lawyers Association.
Outside of work, Joe is devoted to the Amarillo area community and proudly supports a variety of local causes, including serving on the boards of Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch and the Armstrong County Museum and Goodnight Historical Center.