Joseph Baratta is an associate at Rock, Fusco & Connelly and concentrates his practice in commercial and general litigation. Prior to law school, Joseph completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa, where he earned his degree in Political Science in 2014.  Mr. Baratta then returned to Chicago for law school where he attended DePaul University College of Law.  While in law school, Joseph wrote for DePaul’s Journal of Health Care Law and was an active member in the Jaharis Health Law Institute.  Mr. Baratta was named to the Dean’s List multiple semesters and earned a CALI award (highest grade in the class) in Wills & Trusts.  Joseph made the most of his time in law school and spent a semester serving as a judicial extern for Justice Robert E. Gordon on the Illinois Appellate Court.  Prior to his graduation, he continued to gain substantial litigation experience while working as a law clerk in a products liability and retail practice group. In May of 2017, Mr. Baratta graduated from DePaul with his Juris Doctor, cum laude, and a certificate in Health Law.


  • Associate

Area of Practice

  • General Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2017
  • Northern District of Illinois, 2018


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL, J.D., cum laude, 2017
  • Certificate in Health Law, 2017
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, B.A., 2014

Legal Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association