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Joshua Alan Waldman

Litigation Attorney at Irvine, CA

5.0   19 reviews
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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Joshua

Learn Joshua’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    25%
    I represent small to medium sized businesses and high net worth individuals with respect to business disputes of all types, including contract, employment, real estate, intellectual property and securities issues.

    21 years, 100 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements
    25%
    I represent small to medium sized businesses and high net worth individuals with respect to business disputes of all types, including contract, employment, real estate, intellectual property and securities issues.

  3. Employment and labor
    25%
    I represent small to medium sized businesses and high net worth individuals with respect to business disputes of all types, including contract, employment, real estate, intellectual property and securities issues.

    21 years, 25 cases

  4. Litigation
    25%
    I represent small to medium sized businesses and high net worth individuals with respect to business disputes of all types, including contract, employment, real estate, intellectual property and securities issues.

    21 years, 250 cases

I REPRESENT SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED BUSINESSES AND HIGH NET WORTH INDIVIDUALS WITH RESPECT TO BUSINESS DISPUTES OF ALL TYPES, INCLUDING CONTRACT, EMPLOYMENT, REAL ESTATE, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND SECURITIES ISSUES.

I represent small to medium sized businesses and high net worth individuals with respect to business disputes of all types, including contract, employment, real estate, intellectual property and securities issues.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2015
Client's Choice
2023 2015

Location

Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George, LLP

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Gary | April 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true asset to our organization
Josh and the firm have been a great asset and friend to our organization for many years, helping us with a wide array of legal matters, both small and large. He is always thorough in his process, very up front and honest, doing what is best for our organization. We use Josh for international supplier contracts, employee contracts, employee disputes, and he has also helped in matters outside the scope of his practice by looping in others in his office or outside his firm to help our organization in any way possible. I highly recommend Josh to other businesses.
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Posted by Andres | April 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved us from a potentially costly settlement (Responsive, Thorough, Knowledgable, Fair)
As a budding entrepreneur I've had the fortunate problem that young growing companies face where there are too many responsibilities for a small staff to do leading to not having all the necessary policies in place to safely protect our company against unethical players. An action taken towards our company forced me to quickly need a lawyer to help represent us in a legal matter. Josh was recommended to me by my best friend who has worked with him before and was very satisfied. I had reached out to Josh a year ago regarding a review of a 1099 contract (which in the end fell through and so I did not contract him then). I got a very good feeling then as his responses were clear, quick, informative, personable and very helpful. When I reached out to him this second time there was a lot I needed to learn and decide in a very short time-frame. Due to our goodwill approach to doing business we had a lot more legal exposure in this matter than I ever would have considered possible for a small company wishing to do well by others. On the first call Josh was helpful in putting all the facts forward and explaining the various scenarios that could possibly play out and recommended a plan to follow to help resolve this as quickly and cost effectively as possible. Throughout 3 weeks of calls, emails, fact searching and finally a negotiation he was able to guide us through a very complex landscape of tricky regulatory legislature to reach a resolution that was much less expensive emotionally, time-wise and financially than anticipated (by a significant amount). This situation could have ended up costing our company a sum that could easily put a small team like ours out of business. As I expressed to Josh, I can now look back and feel gratitude that this unpleasant situation happened as it has allowed us to learn and put in place the necessary policies to make our company compliant with local and federal law to ensure similar problems don't occur to us in the future. Consulting a good lawyer ahead of time is like investing in a good insurance policy. Once problems arise having an excellent lawyer at hand to help and guide you is worth its weight in gold. I am thankful to Josh not only for the legal support he gave, but his humanity and the emotional support extended in dealing with this delicate and potentially harmful situation. I found the transparency and professionalism he practices not only in his work but in his billing a refreshing and unexpected surprise to the anticipated notions about lawyer fees. Though it is best not to need them, it is important to have a lawyer of trust and excellence as part of your team for if/when it is needed. I am happy to now have a working relationship with Josh for all future needs our company might have as we continue to thrive. I recommend Joshua Waldman warmly. But don't just believe me or all the consistently outstanding reviews he has, reach out to him and let his excellence convince you first hand.
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Posted by Jared | March 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Right Lawyer
Joshua, is the lawyer you hope your business hires and you pray the other party doesn't. Calculated and in control, Joshua led our business' to victory in a payment related lawsuit. I have referred Joshua to other businesses to help with contracts and agreements. The consensus is Joshua is the right attorney to work with for nearly everything business related.
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Posted by Allen | March 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding lawyer, highly recommended
Provided excellent advice and represented us in a serious and complicated matter that we would not have won without his expertise. Additionally, represented us in a contract dispute helping us resolve the dispute.
Posted by Ernest | March 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Retired Aerospace Superintendent and Engineer
Mr. Joshua Waldman was extremely professional and successful in recovering my full ownership of my home. He is very knowledgeable with contracts and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking such legal services.
Posted by Zubin Mowlavi | February 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strategic Guidance
Josh is not only an exceptional attorney, he's a great strategic thinker. Josh has supported us with several critical matters and has even come in to save the day when other counsel couldn't. I highly recommend engaging with Josh.
Posted by Daniel | February 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I used Josh services in numerous occasions . Employee Hand Books. Operation agreements for my companies .Successful litigation.Trademark.Company and personal matters.. Excellent service and advise. .
Posted by Misty | February 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hands Down - The Best!
Josh has been representing our business for over a decade on a wide range of legal matters. He is well rounded, knowledgeable and a savvy legal partner. He has managed complex negotiations and claims. If you are looking for an honest and reputable attorney - I would place my confidence in Josh!
Posted by Victor | June 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive, Thorough and Professional
Joshua assisted me with a substantial and complex executive employment agreement. He was able to cut through the agreement efficiently highlighting any areas of concern while offering sound real world advice on what I may have to accept and what to negotiate. His contract and labor law knowledge really showed. Also, his response time to emails and phone calls was excellent! Not once did I feel as though he was just trying to log billable hours. He listened and took a genuine interest in helping me get the best possible outcome. He exceeded all my expectations. Thank you Josh!
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Posted by David | April 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I retained Josh and the law firm for which he works to file a request for arbitration with FINRA in regard to a broker who mismanaged my account. Josh did an outstanding job of getting the case ready for mediation and he prepared an excellent and detailed mediation brief which was instrumental in obtaining a very favorable settlement at the mediation hearing. I was very pleased with his work and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Cole | April 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joshua is the best. Period
Joshua is a true professional, he knows how to solve problems and explains things clearly so that us "non lawyers" understand it. I had such a great experience with Joshua I've recommended him to my friends and family, and am currently using him for a second time. Highly recommend.
Posted by Mike | April 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Employment & Litigation Attorney!
Our company has been utilizing Josh and his firm, Burkhalter, Kessler, Clement & George for a little over two years now. Josh has assisted us on many things pertaining to employee/employer labor issues, contract negotiations/review as well as general business related services, and each time is responsive, thorough and timely. After retaining Josh and his firm, I can't imagine taking our legal matters anywhere else. His attention to detail, timely responses and immediate follow up to email inquiries are impressive. We have worked with many different "business legal firms" over the years and Josh and BKCG are by far the best.
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Posted by John | February 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST ATTORNEY, LISTENER, and EMPATHIZER!! If Joshua isn't in your contacts file you don't stand a chance. Get on Board.
I was about to see 22 years of hard work go literally "down the tubes" based on a dispute with my business partners. Having never needed an attorney in the past I didn’t know what to do or where to start. I did the only thing I could think to do which was to contact a lifelong friend who is an attorney for advice. He, without hesitation, told me to contact Joshua Waldman, "he is the best attorney for this type of legal matter". I immediately contacted Joshua and gave him a synopsis of the situation over the telephone and within 24 hours my wife and I were in his office reviewing our situation in detail. We left Joshua’s office with a sense of relief. Relief in the form of knowing that; to plagiarize an insurance companies slogan; “We were in Good Hands with Joshua”. When I got home I proceeded to write out the retainer check to engage Joshua’s services, but having spent the last 22 years in custom manufacturing I became accustom to hearing the voice of that little bird who sits on your shoulder and repeatedly whispers “get three vendors involved then make your selection”. So I did just that. I met with a total of 4 law firms over the course of the following 2 days. Those two days proved to be a huge waste of my time – none of the other firms made my wife and I feel nearly as comfortable as we felt with Joshua. Although the facts of my case and the ultimate settlement were complicated, the short version was that Joshua negotiated a deal that was even better than I could have hoped for. I was able to avoid litigation and get nearly everything I wanted in a settlement, and the deal Joshua negotiated meant that I didn’t have to give up nearly as much as I anticipated. And, to top it off, Joshua negotiated the deal in a way that required the other side to pay almost all of my attorney’s fees. I challenge ANYONE to work out a deal like that!! If you have any type of business dispute, I highly recommend Joshua as your go-to lawyer.
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Posted by Xandra | September 18, 2015
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Finra Mediation Handled with Compassion and Excellence
From my first phone call with Joshua to the resolution of our complaint, Joshua managed our selling away case with frankness, compassion and expert knowledge of the FINRA rules and securities regulations. His recommendations and experience helped us understand the scope of our case as well as past precedence in similar cases. His assistance and guidance through the FINRA mediation process was accurate and realistic.
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Posted by Happy Client | September 16, 2015
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Knowledgable, Capable, and Trustworthy Lawyer
We are incredibly fortunate to have had Josh on our side in resolving an issue surrounding our house. After discovering issues with our newly purchased home, Josh reviewed the documents surrounding our case and strategically assessed its strengths and weaknesses to help us understand our options. Josh took the time to understand our priorities and acted on our behalf with our best interests in mind. In addition to helping us make well-informed decisions, he also continually worked towards our goals and set expectations so that we were never surprised during the case. We were apprehensive about involving ourselves in a legal situation, but Josh took care of us from the beginning and kept us informed of any changes or meaningful progress in the case. He was able to mitigate our stress throughout the process because he knew what he was doing so we never had to worry. I was also impressed by his ability to engage the opposing counsel so that we were constantly making progress. He was the driving force in moving the case along when other parties had stalled or were unresponsive. He established rapport with the opposing counsel which I felt was beneficial at arriving at a settlement that was amenable to both parties.
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Posted by Parag | August 30, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney!
I would recommend Josh wholeheartedly to anyone needing help in civil or business matters. Josh made me feel very comfortable and taken care of through our entire case load. He is smart, competent, and doesn't back down from a challenge.
Posted by Corbett | May 8, 2015
I'm a BIG fan!
Josh is an excellent attorney. He helped my company navigate a contentious relationship with a nutty past-client, and he and his colleagues advised on language and drafted contracts for us that have proven integral to our day-to-day basis. I'm a big fan!
Posted by leroy | April 30, 2015
Very Satisfied Small Business Owner
Josh is a great lawyer and great guy. He went out of his way on many occasions to visit and really tried to understand how our operations worked and identified areas of potential risk. He quickly turned around a solution and helped with implementation. Even though Josh specializes in business litigation he also helped us with due diligence on some investments and their corresponding contracts. Josh and his team are an invaluable asset to any business team and we look forward to working together many more years!
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Posted by Darren | April 23, 2015
Needed a lawyer... got a great one…and a long term trusted advisor
Josh works tirelessly to help resolve any legal issue I face. He is responsive to my needs, both legal and the emotional distresses that those legal problems inevitably create. Through the course of our work together, he has always kept me informed, gave great advice and has delivered favorable results. He is friendly and easy to work with, yet aggressive when necessary. Josh certainly understands that final results drive the business. I have enjoyed working with Josh tremendously and would recommend him to others seeking legal counsel.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George
  • 2006 - Present

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2003
  • University of Arizona
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
Endorse Joshua
Litigation Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Josh. I have worked with and consulted with Josh on many legal issues and matters. He is smart and a great litigator."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I unequivocally endorse Josh! I've had the pleasure of working with Josh on several highly contentious litigation matters. He is a fantastic lawyer. He is very knowledgeable about the law, is a great strategist and very pragmatic in his approach to handling very sophisticated and challenging matters."
Business Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the privilege of working under Josh's tutelage for about a year. Not only is he one of the most skilled advocates I've ever known, but he also approaches both his cases and his relationships with the legal community with a rare genuineness. He was an excellent boss and mentor, and we achieved great results for our clients. While we're now on the opposite sides of the bar in consumer and employment matters, I would recommend his services to any business threatened with legal action, or really to anybody who just needs general advise and counsel in his areas of expertise. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Josh is a superior trial lawyer. From the early stages of developing a litigation strategy, all the way through getting a verdict, Josh meticulously and intelligently handles cases of all sizes and complexity, It is with the greatest confidence that I have Josh manage a significant portion of our cases."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Josh on a rather contentious business litigation matter and found him to be very detail oriented while also being able to always keep his eye on the big picture. He was a tireless advocate in that case and was instrumental in obtaining a very positive result for a demanding client. I have referred several matters to him since that time with all of those clients having been extremely complimentary towards Josh's abilities."
Business Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the pleasure of knowing Josh since 2011 when we crossed paths with clients who shared the same stockbrokers. In speaking with Joshua, he impressed me as an attorney who truly cares about his clients and will go to bat for them no matter how complex the issue. Since then, I've been pleased to refer clients outside my practice area to him, knowing he will provide the clients with true care and compassion coupled with excellent professional services."
Business Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh Waldman is my first source for any business litigation. He is a master at navigating the difficult terrain of complex litigation. He is the rare lawyer that can truly add value to a company by pursuing its rights, avoiding legal pitfalls, and helping business owners get out of court and back to business in short order. He is truly an Entrepreneur's lawyer and trusted counsel."
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