Staff Directory


Connection with BC

The Parent of two Alumni Sara (Macerelli) Barbisch (1996) and Jared Macerelli (2001); and now the Grandparent of two current students Lily Barbisch (2023) and Henry Barbisch (2025)


Years on the Board

3 years 



Joseph A. Macerelli concentrates his practice in the areas of medical malpractice and other professional liability, personal injury, insurance, and products liability defense. A seasoned trial attorney, he has more than 35 years of experience representing medical professionals, hospitals, and other healthcare providers in state and federal courts.


In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Macerelli employs other forms of dispute resolution when beneficial to his clients’ interests. An appointed alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mediator and arbitrator by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and certified through the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, he has successfully entered arbitration awards as appropriate, and mediated numerous cases to successful conclusion.


Mr. Macerelli is Past President of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County and the Pennsylvania Defense Institute. He also held a three-year term as the Pennsylvania State Representative for the Defense Research Institute.

Mr. Macerelli graduated from Duquesne University School of Law in 1981 and received a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1976.