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Joseph Paller Jr.

Joseph Paller Jr.

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: June 26, 2018




Joseph L. Paller, Jr. is a principal of Gilbert & Sackman. He represents labor unions, employee benefit plans, and plaintiffs in class action litigation. The Daily Journal has ranked Paller as one of the top 75 employment attorneys in California. He was ranked as the “2017 Lawyer of the Year” in the greater Los Angeles area in the field of Labor Law - Union. Paller is one of a handful of lawyers in North America who has been elected as both a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel in recognition of his contributions to those fields of specialization. He has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer for 15 consecutive years, as well as by Best Lawyers in America, and many similar organizations. Paller is chair of the Personnel Commission of the Los Angeles Unified School District, which provides civil service protections for 38,000 classified employees in the nation’s second largest school district. He has served on the Commission since 2001. He was honored as the 2017 Distinguished Personnel Commissioner by the California School Personnel Commissioners Association. Since 1995, Paller has served as an employment dispute arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee in Washington, D.C. He served as chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association from 1993 to 1994, and has been a member of the Section's Executive Committee since 1987.

Paller has been admitted to practice law in California, Nevada, New York and Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law.  He teaches Labor Arbitration.
 

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