A Dedicated Team of New York Employment Law Attorneys

Employees who have suffered discrimination, been deprived of wages or otherwise subjected to injustice on the job often feel powerless to fight back. Many believe that they simply do not stand a chance against the army of lawyers that large corporate employers can summon. Even pursuing a claim against a smaller employer can still feel like the balance of power is greatly against you, the employee. Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP has been defeating some of the nation’s most powerful employers and their high-priced attorneys on behalf of wronged employees and applicants since 1997. Our NYC employment law attorneys have built their reputations in New York and throughout the United States as relentless advocates for victims of discrimination and illegal employment practices. Working both individually and together, our legal team has scored a number of impressive legal victories on behalf of both individual workers and groups of employees who suffered every type of injustice in the workplace.

Our legal team

The law firm of Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP comprises five attorneys. Each is well versed and experienced in employment law generally, but also maintains individual areas of concentration. Together, our legal team's experience and talents give our firm the ability to competently represent employees and applicants in a wide array of employment law matters before both federal and NY administrative panels and courts. Our team includes:

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Charles Joseph practices in the areas of workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and hostile work environment, whistleblower compensation and protection, Family and Medical Leave Act violations and wage and hour claims. He handles both individual suits and class actions.

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D. Maimon Kirschenbaum practices in the areas of sexual harassment, workplace discrimination and whistleblower retaliation. He is also one of New York’s leading plaintiffs' advocates in the specific area of wage theft in the hospitality industry.

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Denise Schulman practices in the areas of sexual harassment, discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, FMLA violations and wage and hour claims.

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Josef Nussbaum practices in the areas of workplace discrimination, retaliation and wage and hour violations.

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Lucas Buzzard practices in the areas of workplace discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, FMLA violations and wage and hour claims.


The combined talents of our legal team have allowed Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP to build a strong reputation for tenacity and success as a comprehensive employment law practice. Additionally—thanks in no small part to the efforts of firm partner D. Maimon Kirschenbaum—we are well known for our work in the specific area of tip theft and wage and hour violations in the restaurant and hospitality industry. We have achieved frequent, regular, large- and high-profile legal victories against well-known restaurants, celebrity chefs and banquet halls.

Contact our experienced team of NYC employment law litigators

If you have suffered an injustice in the workplace, including wage and hour violations, discrimination, retaliation or a hostile work environment, our experienced and effective legal team at the law firm of Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP may be able to help. Our firm has prosecuted violations of employee rights in both state and federal courts on behalf of both individuals and entire classes of employees in New York, and, with the assistance of local counsel, throughout the country. Call us today to arrange a complimentary initial appraisal. We are available by phone at (212) 688-5640. We can also be reached online. Se habla español.