Joseph T. Baratta joined Rock, Fusco & Connelly, LLC in 2018 as an associate attorney, concentrating his practice in commercial litigation. Prior to law school, Joseph completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa in 2014 where he earned a degree in Political Science. Mr. Baratta then returned to Chicago to attended DePaul University College of Law, during which time he wrote for DePaul’s Journal of Health Care Law and was an active member in the Jaharis Health Law Institute. While at DePaul, Mr. Baratta was named to the Dean’s List multiple semesters and also earned a CALI award (highest grade in the class) in Wills & Trusts. Outside the classroom, Joseph served as a judicial extern for Justice Robert E. Gordon on the Illinois Appellate Court during the Fall semester of 2016. Mr. Baratta graduated from DePaul University College of Law, with honors, in 2017 and was admitted to the Illinois bar that same year. He has also been admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.


  • Associate Attorney

Area of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Professional Negligence
  • Construction Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Products Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2017
  • Northern District of Illinois, 2018


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

Legal Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association