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Joseph D. Priory, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Labor and Employment, Wills, Trusts, Estates, Real Estate, First Amendment, Dispute Resolution.


Priory, Joseph Downs was born on July 7, 1944 in Trenton, New Jersey, United States. Son of Joseph A. and Leona (Downs) Priory.


Bachelor of Arts in Government, Georgetown University, 1966. Juris Doctor, Villanova University, 1969.


Association, Curtin & Heefner, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1969-1972;partner, Stockham & Priory, Bucks County, 1972-1975;counsel, director labor relations, Dow Jones & Company Inc., Princeton, New Jersey, 1975-1982;vice president labor relations, Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc., 1982-1984;vice president legal affairs, Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc., 1984-1990;counsel, Dechert Price & Rhoads, since 1990.


Chairman ethical standards board Lower Makefield, Township, Pennsylvania, 1978-1986, committeeman, 1978-1982. Member Center Philadelphia Development Corporation. Member American Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, Bucks County Estate Planning Council (president 1975-1976), New Jersey Press Association, Bedens Brook (secretary since 1987).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis; golf. Jogging; skiing; landscaping.


Married Sheila A. McNeil, July 26, 1969. Children– Jennifer Kerney, Colleen Barra, Sheila Downs.