About Steven Joseph

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Embracing the Culture, Celebrating Milestones, and Achieving Zen

Steven Joseph is a first-generation American, veteran attorney, negotiator, prolific speaker, and a modern humorist. He’s a real New Yorker. A fully cured overweight person, Steven is a five times Boston Marathon runner and 16 times NYC Marathon runner – balancing it all perfectly through the art of Zen.

Yet Steven believes he is smart enough to know that he hasn’t figured everything out, except for crankiness. Learn more about Steven Joseph through his blogs.

Empowering People Through Words and Actions

Steven Joseph currently serves as Second Vice President for Western World Insurance Group. He served as the Chair of the Dispute Resolution Committee of the TIPS Section of the ABA from 2010-2011 and the Co-Chair of the Litigation Section’s Professional Liability Committee from 1999-2002. 

Given his extensive background and expertise, Steven has spoken and written on managing professional liability actions and negotiation techniques for numerous prestigious groups. He has presented and published his work with the Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Practicing Law Institute, Corporate Counsel of America, and the American Bar Association.  Steven is a proud graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Want to connect with Steven Joseph on LinkedIn?

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Steven Joseph – The Writer and Crankiness Expert

Steven Joseph is an excellent attorney and a remarkable writer. He’s gone from writing comprehensive legal briefs to penning award-winning non-fiction for children and adults.

Being a son of a Holocaust Survivor, Steven recognizes and celebrates his Jewish heritage. Most of his writing is based on the concept of survival, which was ubiquitous in the household he grew up in, and acknowledgment which, he learned through his zen practice. As a crankiness expert, Steven can help you manage your emotions, embrace your crankiness, and improve communication with friends and family.

Steven is the author of the Mom’s Choice Award-winning The Last Surviving Dinosaur: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris and The Crankatsuris Method: A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness. Sign up to stay informed.