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Joshua Samson Falakassa

Employment and labor Attorney at Sacramento, CA

4.8   13 reviews

also known as Falakassa Law, P.C.

  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2013
    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.

Mr. Falakassa’s practice focuses on vindicating employees’ rights in single plaintiff discrimination suits, wage & hour class and representative action litigation, and other employment claims.

Education
Mr. Falakassa received his Bachelor of Arts in History, summa cum laude, with a minor in Public Affairs from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Mr. Falakassa earned his Juris Doctor from UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where he was awarded a Prosser Prize for his academic achievement.

Experience
As a former associate at Anderson Kill P.C., a Vault 150 leading mid-size law firm specializing in insurance coverage litigation, Mr. Falakassa gained significant experience litigating against insurance companies on behalf of plaintiffs. As an associate at Kulik, Gottesman and Siegel, LLP., an AV-rated law firm, Mr. Falakassa litigated on behalf of a diverse range of clients in cases involving real estate, employment, fiduciary-partnership, and business disputes. Most recently, as an associate at the Haines Law Group, Mr. Falakassa focused on representing plaintiffs in class and PAGA representative wage and hour litigation.

Recognitions
Mr. Falakassa has a 10.0 Avvo Rating and was recognized as a Super Lawyer, Rising Star in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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Location

Falakassa Law, P.C.
1010 F Street, Ste. 300
Sacramento, CA, 95814
Falakassa Law, P.C.
1901 Avenue of the Stars STE # 450
Los Angeles, CA, 90067
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Jamie | November 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!!
Joshua is the best lawyer!! He exceeded my expectations. He got the job done, and in a timely manner. All my questions were answered, he was patient, thorough. I was very satisfied with outcome of my case. I would most definitely hire him again if I had another employment issue!
Posted by Rasheedah | August 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Northern CALIFORNIA Client
Attorney Falakassa, is polished with professional excellence. I would most definitely recommend him. I appreciate his help greatly.
Posted by Jon | August 2, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Jon Assa
Outstanding lawyer. Answered all my questions. Very thorough and professional.
Posted by Al | May 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely sharp and knowledgeable
Joshua is my go-to lawyer after my last few interactions with him. He's extremely sharp, very knowledgeable about his craft and industry, and has tons of experience that showed to be useful when I worked with him. He's also very honest and kind -- this makes him very easy and nice to work with.
Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Client
I'm so happy I worked with Falakassa and not another lawyer. He fought for my case when it wasn't looking good. Any other lawyer would have given up on my case but he fought for me until the end. I would recommend him and call him again if I'm ever in need of a lawyer.
Posted by Josh | March 10, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Solid Insight From An Aggressive Attorney
I have gotten to know Mr. Falakassa over the last few years, and he is an aggressive and insightful litigator. He is trustworthy and ethical and responsive to his clients and provides great customer service. I would highly recommend Mr. Falakassa for any business or individual who needs a valuable attorney and business mind
Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Business Attorney
I hired Joshua to represent me in negotiating and facilitating the purchase of a dental practice. Josh did a good job securing my interests in the transaction. He was always very responsive and explained everything very thoroughly. He was very fair and did not over bill. I will continue to utilize Josh as a resource for my legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer, very knowledgable and responsive, great results
The moment I met Mr Falakassa I knew I was in good hands. I required Mr. Falakassa to review and negotiate a Non-Disclosure Agreement I was entering in connection with some commercial properties I was offering to potential buyers . Josh was very knowledgable and determined to make sure that I my interests were adequately protected. He also made a few calls on my behalf and favorably resolved some contract issues. He provided personal attention that I have never experienced with any other attorney. He kept me informed and was a great teacher of complicated issues. I would recommend Mr. Falakassa to anyone who is in the real estate industry.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable Attorney and Reasonable Fees
Joshua did a fantastic job advising me on a real estate note buyout agreement with my lender. He negotiated the terms and conditions with the buyer and bank and facilitated the deal quickly. Josh always returns my emails and calls promptly and answered all questions. He is truly on my side and I consider him a go to for any real estate legal questions.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Greatest Real Estate Attorney
Mr. Joshua Falakassa provides consulting and legal representation in connection with my real estate portfolio. Whether it is giving advice on a Real Estate Sale Agreement or Broker Agreement, Mr. Falakassa answered all of my questions thoroughly and immediately provided me the revisions/edits I needed. He is very thorough and keeps me informed via email and phone every step of the way. Mr. Falakassa also represents me in lawsuits, where a tenant had not paid rent. His ability to utilize the most effective and budget conscious strategy is what I appreciate the most. Mr. Falakassa has my full faith and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a effective and practical attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Start-Up and Business Attorney!
Mr. Falakassa helped me get my Online Marketing start-up company up and running. He take his time to understand your business and goals and always provides thoughtful and timely advice. Mr. Falakassa was invaluable in drafting our Independent Contractor, Employee and other essential Agreements. Mr. Falakassa has also arranged several meetings with Ventura Capital Firms and Angel Investors, which helped my start-up get the funding needed. I continue to utilize Mr. Falakassa as a primary resource for all my start-up business legal and business needs. He is not only a great lawyer, but an avid and practical business man. It is with much gratitude that I endorse Mr. Falakassa.
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Posted by Shawn A. | December 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Mr. Falakassa
I highly recommend Mr. Falakassa as a great real estate and HOA attorney. As the president of my HOA in Encino, CA, I was in need of guidance on a variety of matters concerning my HOA , including voting, corporate compliance, assessment collections, demand letters, CC&R modifications etc. Mr. Falakassa is extremely hard-working, organized and intelligent. He was always available and responsive to calls and emails. His rates are very reasonable and he provides a degree of customer service and promptness that I rarely see from attorneys. Even when I needed some extra advice or documents, he provided them to me without additional charge. Mr. Falakassa did everything to get the job done to my satisfaction in a timely manner. I strongly and without hesitation recommend Mr. Falakassa.
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Posted by John | November 9, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Unprofessional
I completed an intake interview with this firm and was informed that the attorney was interested in the case. A second meeting was scheduled. The attorney did not show up. No attempt was made to reschedule or cancel. The next day, in response to my e-mails asking what happened, I received a sloppy response stating the attorney changed his mind. My time was wasted and disrespected. I shudder to think what this level of professionalism would have produced had we gone forward.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-45%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Falakassa Law, P.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Anderson Kill, P.C.
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Kulik, Gottesman, Mouton & Siegel, LLP
  • 2014 - 2015

Education

  • UC Berkeley SOL Boalt Hall
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Younessi v. Labeltex Mills
  • In progress
  • Westport vs. Specialty Risk Services
  • Trial in progress
  • Westport vs. Specialty Risk Services
  • Trial in progress

Associations

  • State Bar of California, Real Property Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Iranian American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Farsi
  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Prosser Prize in Insurance Coverage and Litigation
  • UC Berkeley School of Law
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law
  • "Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements Post-Concepcion"
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Le Tip Conference
  • California Labor Code for Employers CLE
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (16)
Endorse Joshua
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh's understanding of wage and hour laws are exceptional to say the least. He is versed in the nuances of the law. I totally recommend this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Falakassa is a very talented, creative, dedicated and hard working attorney who serves his clients to the fullest extent of his abilities. He gets the best recovery possible for his clients with skill and integrity."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Josh for many years, and he is a great advocate. He is savvy, very sharp, and an all-around outstanding attorney. I endorse Josh and would recommend him for any employment, real estate, or general business legal work."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is an excellent attorney, counselor and advocate for all his clients. He is a strategic and aggressive litigator and a brilliant transactional lawyer. I look forward to the growth of his practice and contributions to the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mr. Falakassa. He is a dedicated and and overall diligent attorney. He goes the extra mile for his clients and it shows in his results."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Falakassa for more than 6 years and I can attest to his professionalism and honesty with all of his endeavors. I definitely recommend and endorse Mr. Falakassa with your litigation cases."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Mr. Falakassa, and he is an outstanding attorney with excellent advocacy skills and superior legal knowledge. He is a detail oriented and thoughtful attorney dedicated to efficiently resolving client problems."
Insurance Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joshua is a driven, young attorney with an uncommon knowledge of the Insurance Code and a knack for holding insurance companies accountable, be it by maximizing insurance recoveries or holding their feet to the fire with bad faith litigation. I highly recommend his services to anyone who needs help wading the waters with or against insurance companies."
Real estate Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Falakassa is a hard-working, highly intelligent, zealous advocate for his clients. He consistently gets positive results while maintaining great communication with clients and attorneys alike. He does everything it takes to get the job done to the satisfaction of those he represents. I strongly recommend Mr. Falakassa."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh is a go-getter with a passion for his clients and possesses the drive to get excellent results for them."
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