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Nossaman LLP

E. George Joseph

Managing Partner

T 949.477.7636
F 949.833.7878
18101 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 1800
Irvine, CA 92612

George Joseph has extensive experience representing employers in litigation and counseling employers on a wide range of personnel issues, including discipline and termination procedures, layoffs, harassment and discrimination, severance agreements, wage and hour issues, flexible scheduling arrangements, vacation, sick leave and other benefits, leaves of absence, and employee disabilities. 

Among the services Mr. Joseph provides are drafting of employee handbooks and personnel manuals, comprehensive reviews of existing policies and procedures, and seminars on issues such as sexual harassment, discrimination, wage and hour, and medical leave laws.

He also represents private companies, public agencies, contractors, and design professionals in a wide variety of construction-related disputes, including contract payment and delay claims, construction defects, mechanics' liens and related remedies, land subsidence, and inverse condemnation.

Mr. Joseph regularly appears at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts and before arbitrators and administrative agencies. He is a successful mediator of disputes, having served as a volunteer settlement officer and court-appointed mediator in a wide variety of matters. In addition, he is often privately retained for mediation services.

Representative Work

Represented the owner of an automobile dealership in successful defense of action by employee for alleged breach of employment contract, and in prosecution of cross-claims for employee theft. Favorable trial judgment obtained.

Successfully defended a health maintenance organization in an action for alleged wrongful termination of employment, and discrimination. Summary judgment granted.

Represented a healthcare company in successful defense of an action for alleged breach of employment agreement and business torts. Summary judgment granted.

Obtained summary judgment for a government contractor in successful defense of an action for alleged disability discrimination.

Successfully defended a claim for alleged pregnancy discrimination against a medical research firm. Plaintiff dismissed claim without payment.

Represented a medical partnership in defense of an action for alleged sexual harassment. Negotiated favorable settlement after summary adjudication.

Successfully defended a health care company in class action for alleged wage and hour violations. Class was not certified and case settled for a nominal sum.

Awards & Honors

Rated AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers list, 2014-2019

E. George  Joseph
E. George  Joseph



J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 1983, Order of the Coif; American Jurisprudence Award in Labor Law

A.B., Cornell University, 1980



Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Committee on Construction Litigation

Orange County Bar Association, Construction and Employment Law Sections

Awards & Honors

Rated AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers list, 2014-2019

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