Charles Joseph is a founding partner at Joseph & Kirschenbaum. Charles began his career as a litigation attorney with Debevoise & Plimpton, which he primarily represented corporate clients. In order to help workers who had been wronged by unfair employment and wage practices, Charles founded Joseph & Kirschenbaum, originally known as Joseph & Herzfeld, in 1997. Since then, he has helped Joseph & Kirschenbaum grow to be the respected law firm that it is today, winning numerous major legal victories for workers in all occupations and industries.
Charles has a long history of helping people who have been treated unfairly. He was honored by the Lawyer’s Committee for Human Rights for his pro bono work obtaining political asylum for China’s leading literary dissident, as well as refugees from Haiti, Pakistan, Sudan, and Ukraine. Charles also 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.
Charles’s pro bono work includes housing cases for indigent tenants, family law and child support cases on behalf of indigent women, and criminal appeals for indigent defendants.
In addition to his pro bono work, 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 has also received a 5-star rating on Avvo and has been selected by Super Lawyers® as a Super Lawyer from 2015 to 2023.
J.D., New York University School of Law
Bachelor in Religious Studies, Rabbinical College of America