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Joshua A. Verde

Employment and labor Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   112 reviews
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  • Licensed for 11 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joshua

Learn Joshua’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    50%
    Sexual harassment, retaliation, overtime violations, EEOC/TWC-CRD, FMLA, Workers' Comp Discrimination, FLSA.

  2. Wrongful termination
    20%

  3. Discrimination
    15%
    Discrimination in Employment - Title VII, EEOC, ADEA, etc.

  4. Aviation
    5%
    Aircraft acquisition, pilot certificate actions, FAA enforcement.

  5. Contracts and agreements
    5%

  6. Litigation
    5%
    General Civil Litigation

BOARD CERTIFIED IN LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW. INITIAL CASE EVALUATIONS ARE ALWAYS FREE.

Josh is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Josh represents a diverse variety of clients including individuals and businesses. Josh focuses primarily on litigation with an emphasis on labor & employment matters, corporate transactions, and aviation. Josh is an experienced airline transport pilot with more than 20 years and 6,500 hours of flying experience. Josh is often sought for expert testimony and media consulting in aviation-related matters.


In addition to managing The Verde Law Firm, PLLC, Josh served as general counsel for a Houston-based oilfield services company. While serving in that capacity, Josh worked with outside legal counsel and financial advisers to guide the company through a complete financial restructuring that resulted in the elimination of nearly $100 million in contingent liabilities and a nine-figure sale of assets. The Verde Law Firm, PLLC continues to advise energy companies in employment matters, restructuring, and contracts.

Knowing the importance of pro bono work and giving back to the community, the attorneys at The Verde Law Firm, PLLC are encouraged to volunteer their time and expertise to assist those clients who are not able to afford legal representation. In connection with this commitment, Josh has volunteered at the legal clinic at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston and has served on the Houston Bar Association Fee Dispute and Law & The Media Committees. The Verde Law Firm, PLLC attorneys committed to additional community pro-bono assistance following the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey on Houston and volunteered at the University of Houston Law Center. Josh earned the CARE recognition badge from the State Bar of Texas for his commitment to pro-bono work. Josh also served as the technology committee chair for Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg during her transition into office in 2017.

Josh has obtained successful results for clients in state and federal courts in Texas and has won appeals in Texas appellate courts and the Fifth Circuit.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 6 ...

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Location

The Verde Law Firm, PLLC
12012 Wickchester Lane
Suite 330
Houston, TX, 77079

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  112 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Rhea | April 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended -Employment Law
Grateful for his experience and knowledge. Josh, took a stressful situation for me and turned it into a positive outcome. Very thankful for his help in guiding me every step of the way. His communication and calmness is exactly what is needed when you find yourself in a longtime employer dispute. Highly recommend Josh and his firm to work for you and outcome you will be pleased with.
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Posted by Kaleigh | July 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Texas!!
I can’t thank Josh enough for all of his hard work and time throughout my case. He replied quickly to emails and phone calls, and never stopped working to ensure that I would have the best possible outcome. He protected my name, digged for every bit of information he could find, and was confident through times when it seemed like the odds were against us. He is willing to listen and guide you in the right direction and keeps you informed every step of the way. I am more than pleased with the settlement and will never forget what he has done for me and my family. I will always be grateful for all of his efforts on my behalf. He is a knowledgeable great lawyer, and overall, just a good guy who genuinely cares about his clients. I cannot recommend this firm enough. Thank you Josh!!
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Posted by Amir | April 22, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Top shelf attorney!
Josh is a top notch employment attorney with a vast knowledge of the state and federal laws. He is a true professional who shares his expertise generously and is ready to help and give very helpful advice. He and his staff were very responsive and accommodating when I called and asked for advice. Highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a top lawyer in Texas for wrongful dismissal or any other employment case, with very high integrity and deep knowledge.
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I contacted the Verde Law firm as I needed legal assistance with an employment separation agreement. I soon had a zoom meeting with Josh Verde who clearly and concisely explained the agreement and its implications. He patiently answered all my questions, addressed my concerns, explained my options, and set realistic expectations. He immediately started working on my case and provided timely updates throughout. He quickly achieved a very positive outcome. Josh is empathetic and personable, but at the same time works hard for his clients. I trust him completely. I believe it is important to work with an attorney who is board certified in labor and employment law as Josh is. I am very grateful and highly recommend Josh and his team.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good outcome
Joshua, Was very professional and was able to resolve my case fast with an agreeable outcome. I was kept up-to-date with the details of the case and treated with respect. I would recommend Verde Law to anyone looking for legal help.
Posted by Valerie | November 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent employment attorney
The Verde Law Firm represented me in a difficult and challenging employment matter. Josh and his team were professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate. Josh Verde took all of the burden of my situation and guided me through it with continuous updates and minimal hassle for me. Throughout my case, he kept me well informed, provided concise legal explanations, and was empathetic to my situation. He was direct and straightforward, while also maintaining a level of trust and ability to easily communicate with. Josh obtained a positive outcome for me and I am truly appreciative of that. I highly recommend Josh Verde and his team.
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Posted by Andrew | July 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Successful Outcome Achieved
Mr Verde represented my interests through my resignation and following mediation case with an ex-employer. Great communication and attention to detail throughout the process with an empathetic and practical attorney.
Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Employment
I hired Mr. Verde to represent my employment discrimination litigation. I was delighted with the result and how Mr. Verde handled my case. He is professional, friendly, accommodating, and easy to work with. In addition, he is also well-connected with his clients and puts much effort into each occurrence to meet his client's expectations. Mr. Verde is prompt in answering emails or calls. He would always be available to answer any questions that arise. I enjoyed working with him. I highly recommend him for any legal proceedings you may have.
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Posted by Kaylie | April 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation!!!
Josh was amazing every step of the way! If you want someone that is thorough and does his research, he is your guy! His communication and feedback was always on point, and I never had to wait to get a response to any questions I had throughout my lawsuit process. I highly recommend him as your legal expert!
Posted by Kathryn | April 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Document Review & Lawyer-2-Lawyer Discussion
My sincere thanks to Josh for all his help (including the stress relief) with document review and lawyer-to-lawyer discussion. Extremely fair as well! Highly recommend!!
Posted by Kathryn | March 2, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Genuine appreciation
I contacted several lawyers with respect to discrimination. Not only was Josh the only one to call me back but he did promptly. Spoke at length with me on the phone and provided free consultation and advice. It was more than I expected, and I genuinely appreciate it especially since my case was already past the statute of limitations. He went out of his way to try and help and again I genuinely appreciate it :)
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Posted by Kristopher | January 2, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great professional
Mr. Verde is a really great attorney who is very knowledgeable. It was truly a pleasure speaking with him. I can honestly say that I’ve learned a lot.
Posted by Mario | November 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Better call Josh
This was my first time calling a lawyer and The Verde Law Firm made it so easy. I was very impressed by the response time and how much Josh cares about getting everything you deserve. If you want to win, call The Verde Law Firm.
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I hired Joshua Verde for guidance while terminating a contract with a company I worked for. Specifically, he helped me navigate a pretty stringent non-compete clause. I found Joshua to be highly informative as well as honest and caring. Five stars!
Posted by Jazzmyn | October 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT LAWYER!
Josh was such a God send! He is truly an amazing lawyer! I was going through such a difficult time with my previous employer and Josh stepped in right away and lifted an extreme burden on me. He was tough, thorough and kept in constant communication with me the entire time. My family and I are truly grateful for him and would recommend him to anyone dealing with employment issues.
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Posted by Christine | October 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Experience
Simply put, Josh is amazing. He takes the time to listen to everything you have to say, asks insightful questions, and ensures that you're ready for anything that might come your way. He responds promptly to emails and missed calls, and answers your question in its entirety. Not once did I feel uncomfortable, and even if I had (what I considered to be silly) questions, he never made me feel small. He set expectations from the very beginning without misleading you, and understands that you're going through a rough time in life. His foresight and ability to predict potential hurdles made me feel confident and assured that Josh was the right attorney for the case. While I never hope to go through my personal experience that led me into retaining him, I will have no hesitancy in contacting him again in the future should I need his services.
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Posted by Ashley | October 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
Josh is a fantastic attorney! From our first conversation, I knew he would be there to support me throughout the process. Josh exceeded all my expectations. I’m so thankful for his help.
Posted by Chioma | August 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expectional Attorney
Josh Verde is a great attorney, he has been my lawyer for the past two years and has done an excellent job in fighting for me and protecting my interest.Attorney Josh goes above and beyond for his client, I highly recommend him.
Posted by Judith | April 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best of the best
Josh Verde is amazing at what he does. Words can’t express how grateful and happy my family and I are with his service. At a very hard and emotional time we found light at the end of the tunnel with Josh. He is so professional he takes the time to explain every step and process. Communicating with him is so easy he always gets back to you. He truly works hard to get you what you deserve. His secretary Valerya is great, super sweet and helpful. I 100% recommend Mr. Verde.
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Contract Dispute
I would recommend Josh to anyone. Attentive, hard-working and knowledgeable.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • The Verde Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • 165th Civil District Court, Harris County, TX
  • 2012 - 2012
  • In-House Counsel
  • Platinum Energy Solutions, Inc.
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Intern
  • Harris County District Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2012
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Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Florida)
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002
  • University of Central Florida
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • TDFPS v. Mitchell
  • Affirmed (Favorable)
  • LaRue et al v. Stan Stanart et al
  • Success

Associations

  • Houston Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Harris County District Attorney Transition Team
  • Chair - Technology Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, LGBT Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Labor & Employment Section
  • 2013 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Harris County Democratic Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Law & The Media Committee
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Fee Dispute Committee Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Care Commitment Badge
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Care Commitment Recognition
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2015
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Aviation Summer Academy - TSU
  • Careers in Aviation 2011
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (10)
Endorse Joshua
Business Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Verde is one of the best in the industry. He takes a sensible approach with his clients and their legal problems. I have always known him to be a straight forward thinker that uses common sense logic to complex solutions. I would certainly hire him to represent me or a member of my family."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Mr. Verde on a matter and found him to be a very capable, knowledgeable, and hard-working attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, who provides so generously to the AVVO community and gives sound legal advice."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Josh is an effective a litigator. I would highlight his professionalism and ability to find creative solutions to advance a client's case."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Josh is a very passionate attorney who cares about his clients. He believes in both the rule of law. Most importantly he has a firm grasp on the concept of justice and equality for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Josh and I have worked together in the past and he is very knowledgeable of the law. He works hard for his clients to ensure they receive quality representation."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with Joshua Verde on several matters. He is an excellent lawyer who works hard to get the best possible outcome for his client. He has a wide range of legal knowledge and experience, and I highly recommend Mr. Verde for your legal needs."
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