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Joseph Wayne Rose

Employment and labor Attorney at Westlake Village, CA

4.9   97 reviews

also known as Joe Rose


Licensed for 18 years

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    35%
    Unpaid wages and overtime, retaliation, discrimination, whistleblower, qui tam, wrongful termination, trade secrets, labor relations, unions.

    18 years

  2. Licensing
    25%
    Defending healthcare, real estate, insurance, law, finance, and other professionals during government investigations and prosecution of charges seeking to revoke, suspend, or discipline their licenses, barring or limiting their practices.

    18 years

  3. Administrative law
    20%
    Professional license defense, public and state and local administrative agency law, appeals of public agency decisions, administrative writs of mandate, regulatory advocacy.

    18 years

  4. Class action
    5%
    Wages, overtime, work hours class and collective actions under the California Labor Code, Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).

    18 years

  5. Discrimination
    5%
    Prosecuting, defending, and investigating workplace claims of pregnancy, age, sex, gender, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, disability, marital status, religious, military or veteran status, genetic, and other illegal forms of discrimination

    18 years

  6. Real estate
    5%
    Representation of responsible brokers and agents concerning transaction legal issues or Department of Real Estate matters. Representation of litigants in real estate disputes.

    18 years

  7. Wrongful termination
    5%
    Prosecuting, defending, and investigating workplace claims of wrongful or unlawful termination in the public and private sectors.

    18 years

I am an employment lawyer in California. I started my legal career in 2001 after a successful public service career as a firefighter and paramedic. I founded my own law practice in 2004, and I've represented literally thousands of laborers, trades and crafts workers, licensed professionals, labor organizations, and small business employers in all industries throughout California's public and private sectors.

I handle cases involving unpaid wages and overtime, unlawful discrimination or workplace harassment, wrongful termination, administrative defense of licensed professionals, trade secrets, employment and civil litigation, workplace investigations, and class actions. I've recovered millions for California workers, and successfully defended really tough cases.

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Your professional license is by far one of your most valuable assets. The attorneys of Rose Law zealously advocate for the rights of professional licensees throughout California who are under investigation or threatened with discipline.
Licensed for 18 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 09/12/2022

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

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4.9 / 5.0
  97 customer reviews
Posted by Diane | April 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended Lawyer
If you are looking for the best representive you can find for a labor dispute, look no further. Joe is fearless and not afraid to take on county government. He is very knowledgeable in employment law, Unions, FLSA, and wage and hour rules. Joe understood my case right out the gate and never lost his professionalism throughout the case. I was reinstated to my job with full back pay and made whole through arbitration. Joe is the best you can get. He receives my highest marks!
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Response from Joseph Rose April 23, 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this note, Diane. I have been amazed by your grace, poise, and courage throughout this ordeal. I have truly appreciated our team approach as attorney and client to tackling your complex case. It has been my honor and privilege to fight at your side to win the justice you deserve!
Posted by Darrell | July 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Small Business Owner
I have been the owner of a small business for over seven years. For most of these years I have had Joe Rose and his firm on retainer. They have provided exceptional service, always prompt in responses and insightful with their advice. I believe Joe has prevented us from multiple lawsuits by reviewing the documentation of potential terminations. You would be crazy not to have Joe on retainer if you are a small business owner.
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Response from Joseph Rose July 8, 2019
Thank you, Darrell, for taking the time to leave this note for me. It has been a pleasure serving you as your small business attorney. Preventative law, much like preventative maintenance, is always the best (and least expensive) in my experience. Whenever an entrepreneur hires, fires, supervises, manages, and evaluates employees in California, it is imperative to have an established relationship with trusted employment counsel at your side who truly knows your business. In addition to being a skilled businessman and entrepreneur, I have always found you to be exceedingly and admirably fair and generous with your team.
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Posted by Katie | November 20, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Above and Beyond
We contacted Joe to help our daughter with an employment issue. The case wasn't enough for Joe to take on officially, but Joe still took the time to get to know the facts in the issue, get to know our daughter and gave her some excellent guidance and advice. He even helped her compose a letter to her employer. All this was done without any payment. We are extremely grateful as he helped her maintain her power and dignity in the situation. This was definitely above and beyond what was called for!
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Posted by Corryn | November 16, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
Joe Rose was very helpful and went above and beyond to help me in every way that he could. I am so grateful for all of his help and would recommend hiring him!
Posted by Kevin | September 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review of Joe Rose
I hired Joe as my attorney to help deal with an audit complaint from the department of real estate. Working with Joe was great. He always took the time to make himself available to speak with me and was always prompt in his email responses as well. I had an audit with my real estate brokerage that needed a response to the DRE. Joe worked with me to draft and submit a response and I was pleased with the outcome. Joe was very knowledgeable on the subject matter and gave great advice. Highly recommended!
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Posted by Chuck | August 2, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
CFO
Joe has been extremely helpful to our business in multiple areas including CA employment law, on a project basis, evolving to an on retainer arrangement. He provides our new business outstanding legal advice without incurring the cost of an in-house counsel.
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
Worked with me to achieve positive results. Always communicated and followed through. Asked questions when needed and guided me through my litigation process. I would highly recommend the service of Joe Rose to anyone under scrutiny from their employer.
Posted by Kevin | July 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing every step of the way!
Joe Rose has helped us immensely over the years. Always amazing and professional with great results.
Posted by April | May 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I cannot recommend Joseph enough!
Joseph Rose is an outstanding attorney. We have been working with Joe and his team since 2019 and they have consistently exceeded our expectations. Aside from being very knowledgeable and professional, Joe truly makes us feel supported and cared for. Joe makes you feel like you are his only client and is available for anything you may need, no matter how big or small. If you are looking for an attorney who will be your strongest advocate, by your side throughout, and treat you as a top priority, Joe is the best to do it! 
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
AMAZING EXPERIENCE!
Joe is a wonderful attorney and over all amazing human being. I had a completely false complaint submitted to the Board of Registered Nursing against me. Joe took the time to calm me down (because this was very scary) and was with me EVERY step of the way. Thankfully he called them out on their inconsistencies and helped me get a “no action” ruling. Additionally, he is the quickest responder to emails I have ever met. He is thourough, reasonably priced, and he actually gives a darn about you and your case. God forbid I have any further issues with the BRN, I will be going to see Joe.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional attorney
Our company needed help with defending against a lawsuit. Joe was fair with his fees and honest about the pros and cons of our case. He represented us well and was great to work with. I would definitely recommend him.
Posted by Diego | November 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joe is a fighter!
If you need legal representation look no further! Joe and his team are dedicated, hard working and great communicators, always keeping you on the loop, he helped me with a discrimination and wrongful termination case.
Posted by John | August 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best legal representation one could ask for
Joe and his staff were attentive and answered all the questions I had. They gave sound legal advice that I found out later was 100% on point with what had happened to acquaintances of mine. That was not only comforting but also reassuring that I could count on what I was being told and I could begin the process of making plans and get on with my life. I would recommend Joe and his staff to anyone going through a tough legal bout.
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Response from Joseph Rose March 24, 2022
I think your headline says it all, John: "Best legal representation one could ask for" is what we strive to deliver for all of our clients. I'm glad you found we hit the mark when serving you. Thank you for taking a moment to share your positive experience here on Avvo!
Posted by Becky | August 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Representation with EMSA
Joe was very knowledgeable and compassionate. He helped me retain my paramedic license. It would be a mistake to represent yourself. His experience and knowledge with public safety personnel is well worth the cost of representation!
Response from Joseph Rose March 24, 2022
You were a joy to work with, Becky. I'm gratified we worked together to achieve a great result at trial for you! And thank you for taking time to share your positive experience as a client of ours.
Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Joe and his team worked me through a very difficult personnel matter. It was a pleasure to work with him and find resolution. Highly recommened
Response from Joseph Rose July 16, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us!
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
License Defense
I am currently going through an appeal to obtain my license, Joe took his time explaining to me the process and the best way of handling the situation. He is very knowledgeable with the laws and regulations when it comes to license defense. He took half an hour out of his day to break it all down to me. I would highly recommend his services to anyone who is having trouble obtaining they're professional license , you will be in good hands with Joe Rose.
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Response from Joseph Rose March 24, 2022
Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us. I'm glad we were able to help!
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful!
I reached out to Joseph regarding a compensation issue with a former employer. The situation ended up resolving itself, but Joseph was able to share some advice and find some relevant law that would have been very helpful in the event that I had to push the matter. I'll definitely have him in mind in the future if similar situations arise!
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Response from Joseph Rose May 3, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience. And, most importantly, I am glad the compensation issue resolved successfully!
Posted by Alexandrea | January 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience with a great lawyer!
Joe Rose was great from beginning to the end. I needed representation for an accusation against my state license. Joe explained the process from the beginning. He always explained everything to me through every step and answered all questions I had. He made me feel like he always had my best interest at heart. I feel like I could not have had this great an outcome if I didn’t have Joe as my lawyer. I’m so glad I hired him for my case.
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Response from Joseph Rose January 27, 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review, Alexandrea. You were an amazing person to work with and I am so glad we were able to achieve a great outcome for you. And thank you for all the hard and important work you did to help accomplish success in your case!
Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Communication
First off I just wanna say thank you to Mr. Rose for his knowledge understanding and expertise regarding employment and labor law. Mr Rose responded to my phone message promptly. His knowledge and patience guided me in the right direction while seeking the proper representation for my particular case. I'm very Satisfied with our interaction. My rating is five stars 11 out of 10. Highly recommended! Thank you
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Response from Joseph Rose April 8, 2021
We really try hard to provide excellent communication with all our clients. It is so gratifying to see when our efforts pay off. I know taking the time to leave an online review can be an inconvenience, to say the least, so I am most appreciative that you invested a few moments to write about your "five stars 11 out of 10" rating. Thank you!
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Posted by Kevin | January 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Job!
My personal need for legal counsel was to obtain my financial license through the Department of Insurance. During my interviews of several firms, no attorney showed the compassion, empathy, or willingness to help me like Mr. Rose. Joe chose to treat me as an individual as opposed to a case file number, and this showed throughout my dealings with him. Joe acted quickly and in no time at all had my license granted to me, avoiding extra hoops that I would have had to jump through, had I hired another firm. Thank you Joe!!!! I would most definitely recommend joe to anyone in need of his services.
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Response from Joseph Rose April 8, 2021
Hi Kevin, I am tardy in responding to your online review, but I still wanted to take a moment to tell you how much I appreciate you taking the time and effort to share your positive experience here. I was so delighted when we were able to swiftly get your Department of Insurance license issued. I hope things are going well for you professionally now that is has been a few months since then. Joe
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-450 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Law Professor
  • Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney and Managing Shareholder
  • Rose Law APC
  • 2004 - Present

Education

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Graduate
  • 2013
  • Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
  • Juris Doctor (cum laude)
  • 2004
  • Cosumnes River College
  • Associate of Arts
  • 1999
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • Paramedic
  • 1988
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Legal Cases

  • Female construction manager harassed, fired, confidential settlement
  • Confidential settlement reached.
  • Financial elder abuse and notary public negligence, jury verdict
  • Jury verdict
  • Technology workers not paid and forced to sign releases for partial wages
  • Confidential settlement
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Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • United States Tax Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2005 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2005 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2005 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2005 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • California Bureau of Real Estate
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker (No. 01765500)
  • 2004 - Present
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College Alumni Board of Directors
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • El Dorado County Fire Protection District Board of Directors
  • Chair
  • 2007 - 2011
  • El Dorado County Fire Protection District Board of Directors
  • Chair
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Cameron Park Community Service District Board of Directors
  • Director
  • 1992 - 1993
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Attorney
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2013
  • Oustanding Student Trial Advocate
  • Americal Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • 2004
  • Outstanding Student Appellate Advocate (Moot Court)
  • Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • OE3 Winter Training
  • Voluntary and Ordered Statements in Government Employment
  • 2014
  • 2011 SFAC Spring Conference, Santa Barbara
  • California Labor and Employment Law Update
  • 2011
  • 2010 SFAC Conference, Monterey
  • California Labor and Employment Law Update
  • 2010
  • 2009 SFAC Conference
  • Labor and Employment Law Primer
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (28)
Endorse Joseph
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Been around the block many a time - quite experienced and a nice guy to boot!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joseph Rose is a fantastic attorney. If I still practiced in Northern California, I would refer all of my labor cases to Mr. Rose. He excels in legal writing and oral argument and works tirelessly for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Joe Rose for 17 years; since our time in law school. Only because I am limited by AVVO am I not able to endorse Joe for additional areas of practice. He is a first rate legal practitioner. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of the civil law. I have discussed cases with him and I have worked on cases with him and he is a deep thinker with a keen sense of strategy and purpose when he handles his cases. He cares about his clients and he fights very hard to make sure they get the best outcome possible."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe Rose is a tremendous lawyer. Joe is genuinely concerned about his clients and provides a level of service that is unmatched. I would recommend Joe to anyone who wants the best warrior for their case."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is an ethical and skillful advocate for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe is an excellent lawyer who truly cares for his clients. He will work hard towards the best solution to resolve your legal matter. Joe and I met when we attended the one month long Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers' College in Wyoming. I was very impressed by Joe, his devotion to his cases and to becoming the best lawyer he could possibly be. He is a proven leader in his field. He was instrumental in resolving an important case that I was working on. If you have an employment or other civil matter, do yourself a favor and hire Joe. I would hire Joe and would refer my friends and family to him without hesitation."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the privilege and honor of working with Joe Rose over the course of a two year period on a very complex and difficult matter in Federal Court. Joe is a remarkable and talented lawyer in so many areas, it's difficult to know where to begin in recognizing his abilities. His insight, wisdom and zealous advocacy were remarkable and of tremendous benefit to both my and our mutual client. I would entrust any client of mine, as well as my own case, to Joe to handle."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. What sets Joe apart is his ability to connect with people. He is a retired firefighter and because of that, he puts people and client's first. He is top notch litigator with tremendous knowledge of both CA and Federal law relating to labor, employment, and worker rights. He has training through Gerry Spence's trial lawyer academy, giving him a skill set most attorneys don't possess. Any lawyer who is willing to run into a burning building, is the kind of lawyer I would want on my side."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is smart and kind. He listens to clients and has a great presence in the court room. I would highly recommend Joe to anyone seeking an attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Friend
"Joe has special success in employment and labor law and I highly recommend him. He has demonstrated extraordinary commitment by graduating from Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, a program few lawyers have the will and tenacity to complete."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe Rose is a great lawyer and cares deeply about ensuring success for his clients!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Joe Rose on several cases where I handled the civil rights litigation for his union labor member. I recommend him without reservation, he is an outstanding lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe Rose is an exceptional lawyer and a very good man. His professionalism and dedication to the rights of his clients is unique. I would trust him with any legal matter, and wholeheartedly endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is a dedicated and talented attorney. I would recommend him to anyone looking for favorable results."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Mr. Rose a long time, and I believe the sharpest and most versatile attorney I know. He is resourceful and responsive to changing circumstances, and regularly achieves amazing outcomes for his clients."
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