Thierman Buck Partner Joshua Buck has successfully recovered more than $42 million in unpaid wages on behalf of employees across the nation. Over the past 8 years he has represented employees in virtually every industry, such as casino employees, limousine drivers, call center employees, warehouse workers, and financial service employees, to name a few. Joshua’s legal career highlights include successfully arguing the Integrity Staffing Solutions/Amazon.com Inc. case in the 9th Circuit. That case sought to recover unpaid wages for Amazon.com warehouse workers who had to undergo mandatory security clearances before leaving the warehouse facility and were not compensated for that time. Even though the federal portion of that case was later overturned by the United States Supreme Court, it raised important labor issues that affect workers nationwide, and the state law class action for workers in numerous states remains viable.
Fighting for the rights of employees has been a priority in Joshua’s life even before deciding on a career as an employment lawyer. Nearly a decade ago, he served as a union organizer in the LA area, where he focused on improving the rights of employees in a variety of work environments.
Joshua graduated cum laude and obtained his Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California and later served as a judicial clerk for Ron D. Parraguirre at the Nevada Supreme Court.
He is the current President of the Nevada Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and has served as a featured speaker for NELA and other organizations on cutting edge issues in wage and hour law. He is also a contributor to the preeminent legal publication on state wage and hour law across the country.
When not at work, you are likely to find Joshua cooking, playing basketball or traveling. He is fluent in Spanish and has lived abroad in Venezuela and Mexico, and currently resides in Lake Tahoe with his wife and 5 year-old daughter.