Joe Masterman rejoined Cooper & Kirk in 2020 after clerking for Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. on the United States Supreme Court during the October 2019 term. He previously clerked for Judge Raymond M. Kethledge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and for Judge Amul R. Thapar on both the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Mr. Masterman received a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A., summa cum laude, in English from Harvard College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was an editor of the Harvard Lampoon. In law school, he served as Executive Editor of the Yale Law Journal, received the Potter Stewart and Harlan Fiske Stone Prizes for his performance in the moot court, and was a member of the Supreme Court Clinic. He has been selected for the Temple Bar Scholarship and the Antonin Scalia Fellowship, and his writing has appeared in the Yale Law Journal.
Mr. Masterman is admitted to the bars of the State of Florida and the District of Columbia.