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Joshua Y. Joel

Joshua Joel focuses his practice on the representation of employers on matters related to discrimination, wage and hour, Family Medical Leave Act, OSHA investigations, negligent hiring and retention, and directors and officers liability. He manages pre-suit settlement negotiations, mediation, discovery, depositions, and pre-trial preparation. Joshua’s experience includes serving as a staff attorney for the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the defense of employers in EEOC and OSHA administrative proceedings, as well as litigation in state and federal court.



  • Obtained summary judgment and dismissal of two federal lawsuits involving retaliation and hostile work environment claims on the basis of the Plaintiffs’ religion. 
  • Obtained summary judgment on federal lawsuit involving claims of race and sex discrimination, unpaid overtime, and FLSA retaliation.
  • Obtained dismissal of a federal lawsuit by a former employee alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.°
  • Obtained partial summary judgment on federal hostile work environment claim.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Joel prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Staff Attorney, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2015-2017
  • Judicial Intern, Chief Justice Hugh P. Thompson, Supreme Court of Georgia, 2014
  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Alford J. Dempsey, Jr., Fulton County Superior Court, 2013

Recognition & Leadership

  • Recipient, Greenberg Traurig Pro Bono Awards, Honorable Mention, 2019
  • Member, Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, 2017-Present
    • Vice Chair, Employment Law Section, 2017-Present
  • Member, Defense Research Institute, 2017-Present
    • Member, Planning Committee, 2019 Employment Law Seminar
  • Member, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 2017-Present
  • Vice President, Congregation Beth Jacob, 2015-2016 and 2017-2018
    • Past President, 2016-2017
    • Member, Board of Trustees, 2013-2019
    • Chair, Personnel Committee, 2015-2016, 2017-2018


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Georgia State University College of Law, 2015
    • Order of the Coif
    • Legislation Editor, Georgia State University Law Review
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Excelsior College, 2011
  • Rabbinic Ordination, Supreme Rabbinical Court of Jerusalem and Toras Chaim Rabbinic Seminary, 2011
  • Bachelor in Talmudic Literature, Yeshiva Beis Yisroel, Talmudic College, 2007
  • Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Hebrew, Conversational