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Court Admissions


Joshua is licensed to practice in all Arizona courts and to practice before the United States District Court, District of Arizona.


Professional Associations


National Employment Lawyers Association, Member

Arizona Employment Lawyers Association, Member

State Bar of Arizona - Employment Law Section, Member

Arizona Cannabis Bar Association, Member

Maricopa County Bar Association, Member


JD, cum laude, Arizona Summit Law School.  Joshua was a Merit Scholar and the recipient of CALI awards in Evidence and the Law of Armed Conflict.  He was also the Senior IT Editor for the Arizona Summit Law Review.


BA, summa cum laude, Aurora University.  Joshua was a member of Alpha Phi Sigma national honor society.


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About Joshua


Joshua is an Arizona employment attorney who works with his clients to resolve workplace disputes.  Joshua is an advocate for his clients in all matters of employment conflict and regularly represents clients in matters of discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, and wage disputes.


After working in a traditional full-service law firm, Joshua opened the Law Office of Joshua Black, PLC in 2016.  The Law Office of Joshua Black, PLC is a boutique law firm focusing exclusively on employment disputes.  Joshua and his team make it their mission to help Arizona employees fight discrimination and mistreatment in the workplace.  Joshua and his team believe that one of the most important things an employment lawyer can do is to give employees a voice when they would otherwise have none.


Joshua regularly represents his clients in both state and federal court and appears in agency proceedings before the US Department of Labor (DOL), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Arizona Attorney General Civil Rights Division (ACRD), the federal Merit System Protection Board (MSPB), and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  Joshua has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars for his clients and more importantly has held Arizona employers accountable for their actions.  


Joshua also makes media appearances related to employment law and has been a guest on FOX10, 3TV/CBS 5, NBC 12, ABC 15, KJZZ, KTAR, and other news stations discussing employee rights.


Speaking Engagements

Medical Marijuana & the Workplace, Arizona State Bar Annual Convention, December 2, 2020, Speaker.


Employment Laws & Workers' Compensation in a COVID World, Maricopa County Bar Association, October 8, 2020, Speaker.


Unemployment & COVID-19, Live Webinar Series, April 13-27, 2020, Speaker.


Constructive Discharge and Coerced Resignations, Arizona Employment Lawyer's Association Annual Conference, February 28, 2020, Speaker.

Navigating Toxic Employment Relationships, Labor & Employment Law Section, State Bar of Arizona, December 17, 2018, Speaker.

Prop 206 - New Wage and Overtime Requirements, Lunch & Learn Series, February 2017, Speaker.

NLRA: Restricting Social Media at Work, Lunch & Learn Series, January 2017, Speaker.

FLSA: Overtime Review, Lunch & Learn Series, December 2016, Speaker.

An Introduction to Employment Law, Lunch & Learn Series, November 2016, Speaker.

FMLA Foundations, Lunch & Learn Series, October 2016, Speaker.




30 Years Later, How the ADA Impacts Arizona's Workplace,, November 2020, author.


How Prop 207 and Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Affect the Workplace,, November 2020, author.


Understanding Veterans' Rights at Work,, November 2020, author.


Paid Time Off to Vote? You May Qualify!,, November 2020, author.


Election Day is Near: Are You Required to Give Employees Time Off to Vote? Likely!, Greater Phoenix In Business Magazine, October 2020, author.


Justice Ginsburg's Lasting Impact on Workplace Equality,, October 2020, author.


Arizona Named Top 10 for Women's Equality in the Workplace,, August 2020, co-author.


Unemployment Benefits Extended: A Temporary Solution,, August 2020, co-author.

Working in the Summer of COVID: Three Essential Topics to Cover With Returning Employees,, July 2020, co-author.

Historic Victory for LGBTQ Workers,, June 2020, co-author.

Department of Labor Cracks Down: Local Business Violates Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act,, May 2020, co-author.


EEOC Hits Pause Button: Delays Workers' Right to Sue,, April 2020, co-author.


Three Ways to Maximize Unemployment Benefits, The Sunday News, SanTan Sun News, April 2020, author.

3 Things to Know to Maximize Unemployment Benefits During COVID-19, AZ Big Media, April 2020, author.


Understanding Recent Changes to Unemployment in Arizona,, March 2020, co-author.

Quarantined With Pay: The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act,, March 2020, co-author.


Sweeping Changes to FMLA: Breaking Down the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act,, March 2020, co-author.

Saying Goodbye to Unwanted Guests: The Applicability of the Arizona Residential Landlord Tenant Act to Transient Occupants, Arizona Summit Law Review, Fall 2014, co-author.


Proceed With Caution: The Unrealized Cost of Pursuing Liquidated Damages Clause, published in the Arizona Journal of Business & Real Estate, August 13, 2014, and the Record Reporter, August 8, 2014, co-author.



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