JOSEPH A. WOLSZTYNIAK - CEO & GENERAL COUNSEL
Joseph Wolsztyniak received his Bachelor of Science from Northern Illinois University with a major in Marketing. He later received his Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. He was a Delegate to the U.S./China Joint Session on Trade, Investment and Economic Law accompanying the U.S. Advisory Committee headed by U.S. Attorney General, Edwin Meese and Illinois Attorney General, Neil Hartigan, to meet with the People's Republic of China's Minister of Justice Zou Yu and the Chinese Advisory Committee in Beijing, China.
He is licensed to practice law by the Supreme Courts of the States of Florida, Hawaii and Illinois; and licensed in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois (including Special Trial Bar Admission) district of Hawaii, and Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. Additionally, he is licensed in the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Trade, U.S. Tax Court and U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 7th, 9th, 11th and Federal Circuits
Mr. Wolsztyniak made partner in two of the largest firms in Florida, most recently acting as head of the Construction Law Division. Prior to that, he handled mostly catastrophic injury cases defending railroads (in-house Claim Agent for two Chicago railroads), trucking companies, and highway construction contractors on DOT projects. Mr. Wolsztyniak was a regular attendee of the annual Transportation Megaconference in New Orleans. He was Deputy Corporation Counsel and Head of Litigation for the Mayor of Maui (and later Governor of Hawaii). He also handled the five month long Bishop Trust trial in Honolulu.
Having lived among many cultures and ethnic groups in numerous states over the years has given him a unique perspective relating to interactions with many of the potential buyers in foreign markets. Therefore, Mr. Wolsztyniak has now extended his part time avocation of international trade into a full time endeavor.