Joe Tacopina was named to Billboard Magazine’s prestigious R&B/Hip-Hop 100 Power Players list in 2018. Joe, who was cited for his representation of rapper Meek Mill, was named to the list alongside co-counsel Brian McMonagle.
According to Billboard, “The high-profile defense attorneys teamed to convince the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that their client Meek Mill should be freed on bail, rather than spend two to four years in prison for violating his probation on a 10-year-old conviction. Mill went free in April, and the two attorneys are now seeking to have Judge Genece Brinkley, who sentenced Mill to prison, removed from the case — because of an alleged grudge she harbors against the rapper — and, ultimately, to overturn Mill’s conviction. “She is the only roadblock,” says Tacopina. “And that roadblock will be moved.”