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Charles Joseph

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Phone: 212-688-5640
Fax: 212-688-2548

32 Broadway Suite 601
New York, New York 10004

Knowledgeable New York City Employment Attorney Charles Joseph

Attorney Charles Joseph is a founding partner at Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP. He is admitted in both New York and federal courts and is one of our firm’s class action litigators, pursuing wage and hour and other types of employee rights claims on behalf of large groups of similarly situated individuals.

Prior to forming Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP, Charles Joseph was a litigation attorney with Debevoise & Plimpton, where he practiced for more than six years, largely on behalf of corporate clients. In 1997, he went on to found Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP because he wanted to help workers who had been wronged by unfair employment and wage practices. Since then, he has helped Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP grow to be the respected law firm that it is today, winning numerous major legal victories for workers in all occupations and industries. This includes recovering nearly $100 million for workers throughout the country.

Charles is a graduate of New York University School of Law from which he received his Juris Doctor in 1990. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in history from the University of Edinburgh School of History, Classics and Archaeology with a focus on the history of the Middle Ages in northwestern Europe. Charles is fluent in Hebrew and Yiddish.

Charles is active in several professional associations focusing on employment law, including the National Employment Law Project, the National Employment Lawyers Association and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a supporter of the World Wildlife Fund and Make the Road NY, an organization supporting working class Latinos in New York by providing organization, advocacy, education and services.

In addition to all of this, Charles is actively invested in improving his vibrant and diverse community, and was honored for his pro bono work by the Lawyer’s Committee for Human Rights for his work obtaining political asylum for China’s leading literary dissident, refugees from Pakistan, Sudan and Ukraine as well as life-saving work getting the wife and children of a Haitian rural organizer out of hiding in Haiti and legally into the United States. Charles worked on behalf of The Center for Constitutional Rights to bring a mass-murdering eastern European political leader to justice under The Torture Victim Protection Act. He has also been active handling housing cases pro bono for indigent tenants, family law and child support cases on behalf of indigent women and criminal appeals for indigent defendants.

Bar Admissions New York State, 1991
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1992
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1992
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, 2006
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2006

J.D., New York University School of Law, 1990

Bachelor in Religious Studies, Rabbinical College of America, 1986

Professional Organizations

New York City Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

New York State Trial Lawyers Association

National Employment Law Project

National Employment Lawyers Association

Contact a dedicated advocate for workers in New York

Workers who suffered wage theft, discrimination or other on-the-job injustices need an advocate who knows the law and has their best interests in mind. Attorney Charles Joseph has dedicated more than 21 years of his career to fighting for workers in New York and throughout the United States who have been abused or taken advantage of by their employers. If you believe you have been denied wages or subjected to discrimination or harassment, contact our firm today to arrange a consultation. We are available by phone at 212-688-5640. We can also be reached online. Se habla español.

Client Reviews
"Just wanted to let you guys know that things have changed alot since the winning of our case against my employer. About 2 months ago, I was chosen to become one of the shift supervisors for security. It was an honor to be given this position, and a privilege to be the 1st female shift supervisor to ever to take on such a position." T.C.
"Thank you very much for representing me in my case against my former employer. You and your staff are excellent representatives, and I never thought I would have so much personal attention from a law firm. Again, thank you for helping me move on with my life." L.H.
"I would like to thank Joseph & Kirschenbaum LLP for all the services your firm provided for me in my time of need. You helped me through difficult and emotional times with understanding and great talent. I can't thank you enough for helping me get more of a settlement than I ever thought I could get." A.K.
"Thank you for your hard work and wonderful service in helping me win my claim. It was because of your help that I received a favorable decision. I'll recommend your services to anyone I know who needs help!" A.C.
"Everyone at your firm was so helpful and positive about my situation, I was immediately relieved to know I was not alone in my fight. And I could not be happier with the results." L.I.