JOSEPH FRANKLIN PIPPEN, JR.,
Attorney, was born in 1947 in Richmond, Virginia.
He graduated from Virginia Tech in
1969 with a degree in economics.
He also served in the National Guard
as a captain of a combat engineering
From 1969 until 1980, he was an
executive in management positions in the
fields of manufacturing, production control,
marketing, purchasing, finance and public
through part of 1982, Joe Pippen served as
general manager of Micro-Plate, Inc. of
Florida and helped guide the small, high-tech
company into becoming a major force in the printed
Pippen graduated from the University of Baltimore Law
School in 1975 with a Juris Doctorate and has been
practicing law since 1982. His law firm has grown
to offices in Bradenton, Clermont, Davenport, Fruitland
Park, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Lakewood Ranch, Leesburg,
New Port Richey, Pointe Vedra, Sun City Center, Tampa,
Trinity, and Zephyrhills. Although Attorney Joe
Pippen is an estate planning attorney; his law firm
consists of seven attorneys that practice in the areas of
estate and tax planning, probate, real estate, asset
protection, Medicaid, bankruptcy, guardianship, and
family law issues. He has also taught Business Law
and Management at Anne Arundel Community College and at
St. Petersburg College.
Besides his noteworthy
business and career accomplishments, Pippen has numerous
other achievements to his credit.
He has been honored four times as one
of the “Outstanding Men of America,” has been
listed in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry
and Who’s Who in American Law. He
also has been cited as one of the “Outstanding
Of all his achievements, Pippen is
most proud of the millions of dollars he has
raised for the United Way and his volunteer
role with young people and the free enterprise system through
the Hugh O’Brien Youth Foundation.
Pippen is a noted
speaker and lecturer on motivational and personal dynamic
subjects as well as management and legal
topics. He provides weekly
seminars whom anyone can
attend for no cost.
His weekly column, “Ask an Attorney,”
appeared in several local newspapers, and he
has hosted a continuous weekly radio call-in
show entitled “Ask
an Attorney” since 1985.
He also has hosted a national radio
call-in show with the same title on the Sun
He is married to his
high-school sweetheart, Beverly, and they have two sons,
Trey and Troy, and two grandsons, Austin and
They presently reside in Largo, Florida.