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Providing Thorough Resolutions to Employment-Related Problems

If you are an employee or job applicant who has been treated unjustly and unlawfully, whether a victim of discrimination, harassment or deprived of due wages and benefits, you will likely find the experience confusing, tedious and emotionally stressful.

My firm has a proven track record of providing quick resolutions to employment-related problems. As an experienced Irvine Labor and Employment Attorney, I provide superb legal guidance to clients in Orange County and throughout Southern California in all aspects of state and federal labor law issues, including:

  • Unpaid wages
  • Unpaid overtime
  • Wrongful termination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Employment discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Whistleblowing
  • Retaliation
  • Medical leaves
  • Disability
  • Employment contracts
  • Severance pay
  • Internal investigations
  • Unfair business practices
  • Labor board claims
  • Improper tip-pooling
  • DFEH claims
  • EEOC claims
  • Affirmative Action
  • Age Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Class Actions
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Employee Benefits
  • FLSA & Wage & Hour
  • FMLA
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Title VII
  • WARN

In the legal community, my Firm is recognized as a team of aggressive and hard-hitting litigation experts, noted for our preparation, attention to detail and zealous advocacy on behalf of clients. As an experienced Irvine Labor and Employment Attorney, I regularly appear before the trial and appellate courts of the States of California, before various Administrative Law tribunals, the U.S. District Courts and the U.S. Courts of Appeal.

We believe that effective legal representation can best be measured by the results obtained. Our results speak for themselves, including a win rate of 85% in over 50 civil cases tried to verdict, plus 12 verdicts or settlements in excess of a million dollars.

As a skilled Irvine Labor and Employment Attorney, I represent  clients throughout the greater Southern California area including the cities of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Century City, Santa Monica, Long Beach, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Anaheim, Fullerton, Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Mission Viejo, San Clemente, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego.

If you or someone you know in Orange County or anywhere in Southern California needs the assistance of an experienced Irvine Labor and Employment Attorney, call Joel W. Baruch today at 949-864-9662 , or complete the contact form provided on this site to schedule your free consultation.

Attorney Profile

Attorney Joel W. Baruch

Bar Admissions

  • State of California, 1979
  • US District Court, Central Division, CA, 1989
  • US District Court, Southern Division, CA, 1989


  • J.D., University of California Hastings College of the Law
    • San Francisco, CA, 1976
  • B.A. University of California, Los Angeles
    • Los Angeles, CA 1972
    • Honors: Summa Cum Laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Former President of Harbor Bar Association
  • CAOC (Consumer Attorneys of California), Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Member of The National Association of Distinguished Counsel – Nation’s Top One Percent
  • Member of The National Trial Lawyer’s Top One Hundred – Civil Plaintiff’s Recognition for The State of California
  • Member of the National Trial Lawyer’s Class Action – Trial

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