Joel Westphal

Executive Director



Joel Westphal, Executive Director and Director of Client Relations, possesses more than 25 years of experience managing and supporting comprehensive, complex legal practices. His background includes maintaining client relationships, overseeing books and records, providing paralegal support, and managing human resources and staffing matters.

Mr. Westphal plays a crucial role in developing FH+H’s culture and promoting transparency and collaboration throughout the organization, as well as developing partnerships with company stakeholders, shareholders, industry regulators, and other relevant parties. He identifies, recruits, trains, and develops a talented team of employees who lead critical departments and manage strategic business functions. Mr. Westphal also oversees company operations to ensure employees and business practices comply with regulatory and legal requirements, and he collaborates with the Board of Directors to identify, create, and implement strategic plans to actualize business objectives. Among these many duties, Mr. Westphal also identifies potential risks and opportunities within the firm to protect business interests, as well as potential sources of investment and fundraising efforts.

Mr. Westphal’s work touches nearly every aspect of FH+H. He believes the key to a successful law practice is listening to clients, earning their trust, and serving their needs. His unparalleled ability to offer big picture solutions to clients’ problems, while never losing sight of the details, truly allows FH+H to set itself apart.

Mr. Westphal coaches his sons in baseball and soccer, counsels children with special needs in athletic endeavors, and serves on several Boards and Committees in the local community.

Education, Certifications + Licenses

  • Associate’s Degree, Business Management

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