Joia is focused on serving her clients and has and has been described as “attentive, thorough, and [one who] never missed a beat.” Joia works tirelessly to help her clients, navigating them through the legal process, organizing convoluted facts, sifting through mounds of evidence, and simplifying complex legal arguments. She has a wide breadth of experience, including representing federal employees in a host of legal issues, drafting employee handbooks, and assisting employers in properly classifying their workforce.
Prior to joining the Pierce / McCoy, Joia worked for a litigation service provider for six years navigating litigators and clients through the discovery process. She specialized in providing forensically sound data collections, forensic analysis, and issuing litigation holds. She has extensive eDiscovery experience. She has served clients on small state cases to large, multi-district lawsuits for pharmaceutical companies and international companies including Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, Boehringer Ingelheim, and GE. Joia has frequently presented CLEs focused on discovery best practices and also presented at National eDiscovery Leadership Institute and Relativity Fest.
Joia is a 2007 honor graduate of Messiah College with a degree in Biopsychology. After college, she worked for a medical education company planning, promoting and executing medical education symposiums for physicians on the international forum. She graduated from Regent University School of Law in 2012, and is licensed to practice in Virginia and the United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia.
In her free time, Joia enjoys cooking pasta dishes, gardening, and, when the opportunity arises, traveling overseas. Highlights of her travels so far include Greece, Switzerland and Moorea, French Polynesia. Next up: Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons.
- Regent University School of Law, J.D., 2012
- Messiah College, B.S. in Biopsychology, 2007
- Discrimination & Harassment
- Employment Contracts and Agreements
- Employment Law for Executives
- Employment Practices, Counseling, and Audits
- Government Employees
- Leaves of Absence & Accommodations
- Sexual Harassment
- Unpaid Overtime & FLSA Misclassification