He was an attorney for over 50 years joining the firm of Woods & Aitken LLP in 1989 focusing on bankruptcy and cases involving banks and financial institutions. He served as the lead attorney and trustee of several of the largest bankruptcy cases throughout the state of Nebraska and served as one of Nebraska’s panel trustees for Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases.
Before joining Woods & Aitken he received a Bachelor of Science degree where he met his wife Joyce then went on to receive a JD from the University of Nebraska College of Law. After graduating he served in various legal roles as an attorney for the Nebraska Department of Insurance, prosecutor and judge for the city of Lincoln, and general counsel for the former First Federal Savings and Loan Association.
Joseph was a member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, the American Bar Association, the Nebraska Bar Association, the Lincoln Bar Association and the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees. He was also a fellow in the State Bar Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to serving the people of Nebraska.
He was a dedicated and supportive husband, father, grandfather and friend, known for his quick wit and fun-loving personality.
Family members include his son John (Brenda) Badami, Lincoln; daughter Ann (Michael) Williams, Mendota Heights, MN; grandchildren Andrew and Olivia Badami, Lincoln, Brigham Williams, New York, NY, and Graham Williams, Mendota Heights, MN. Preceded in death by his parents and wife Joyce.
Memorial Service: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 25, 2023, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 2325 S. 24th Street. Inurnment in St. Matthew’s Church Columbarium.
Memorials to: St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church