Joanne Parise is an associate attorney with Williams Coulson.  Joanne has experience representing clients in estate planning, Orphans’ Court litigation, business, and real estate matters as well as civil litigation matters involving commercial disputes, real estate, and various torts. 

Joanne is active in the Allegheny County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.  Through the Young Lawyers Division, Joanne serves as a coordinator of the Wills for Heroes program in Allegheny County which provides basic estate planning services to first responders and military veterans free of charge.  Joanne also served on the Young Lawyers Division Council and as a co-chair of the Young Lawyers Division Diversity Committee and completed the Bar Leadership Initiative program.

Active in both her professional and personal communities, Joanne also volunteers as a firefighter and emergency medical technician with the Rosedale Volunteer Fire Department in Penn Hills.


In her free time, Joanne enjoys cooking, running, strength training, reading, and spending time with her family, including her cats.


  • “Grandfamilies” Amid the Opioid Crisis: An Increasing Reason to Update Pennsylvania’s Outdated Intestacy Laws, Duquesne Law Review, 2020

Representative Experience

  • Represented family members of incapacitated person in pursuing claims of undue influence relating to changes made to estate plan
  • Represented personal representative of estate in removal action
  • Obtained favorable jury verdict in defending small business owner against claims of alleged business partner
  • Successfully overcame United States Patent and Trademark Office refusal to register a trademark

Community Involvement

  • Rosedale Volunteer Fire Department, 2014 –