Our Team > Joseph “Joey” C. Elliott

Joey Elliott has wanted to be a lawyer since he was in kindergarten. A career he has respected for protecting the rights of everyone. He is an associate with Cardelli Lanfear, concentrating his practicing on no-fault law, contract law, and insurance defense.

Prior to joining Cardelli Lanfear, Mr. Elliott attended American University’s Washington College of Law, where he was a student attorney in the Civil Advocacy Clinic and represented clients in employment law and family law matters. During law school, he also interned with boutique law firms and non-profits specializing in employment law, class actions, administrative law, and policy work. He also got a bird’s eye view of the courtroom during his judicial internship with the Senior Judges of the D.C. Superior Court.


  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.A. in Political Science and Minor in Writing, 2013
  • Michigan Difference Student Leadership Award for Sustainability (for work on bike-share program)
  • Phi Kappa Phi Membership
  • American University’s Washington College of Law, J.D., 2016
  • Senior Staff, Administrative Law Review
  • Founder, TEDxWCL

Admitted to the Bar

  • State of Michigan, 2017


  • Sleeping with One Eye Open: The Result of Ineffective Oversight by the Office of Refugee

         Resettlement on Facilities for Unaccompanied Alien Children, 68 ADMIN. L. REV. 153 (2016).