Joseph S. Persoff


Los Angeles
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A dedicated employment litigator, Joseph Persoff is determined to help clients both comply with the law and stay true to their business models. His experience with employment claims and class action suits includes playing an instrumental role in drafting appellate briefs and trial court motions, including summary judgment motions, post-trial motions and anti-SLAPP motions, as well as arguing multiple cases before courts of appeal. Well-versed on a range of employment issues, Joseph has offered critical support on matters that involved discrimination, retaliation and harassment.


  • Argued cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Court of Appeal.
  • Drafted appellate briefs, petitions for writ of mandate and petitions for review to the California Supreme Court.
  • Prepared trial and appellate court motions, including oppositions to demurrers, motions for summary judgements, anti-SLAPP motions, motions in limine, motions for new trial and motions to dismiss an appeal.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • Los Angeles County Bar Association


  • Los Angeles World Affairs Council: Young Professionals

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable Harry Pregerson, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit: Judicial Extern (2013)


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • California


  • J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 2015; Southern California Law Review, Senior Submissions Editor
  • B.S., Syracuse University, 2010


In The Blogs

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Employment Law Spotlight
California Supreme Court: Payroll Companies Not Liable to Client's Employees for Unpaid Wages
By Joseph S. Persoff
February 14, 2019
The California Supreme Court has cut off another avenue for employees to sue payroll provider companies for unpaid wages. California courts have previously found that employees cannot sue a payroll company under a theory that the company...
Employment Class Action Blog
California Courts Limit Derivative Wage Statement Claims
By Joseph S. Persoff
August 29, 2018
A common tactic for plaintiffs bringing wage and hour claims is to tack onto those claims an inaccurate wage statement claim under California Labor Code § 226. Here’s an example: A plaintiff brings a claim alleging that she was not paid...