Joseph Kolick joined Dickstein Shapiro in 1979, and was elected to partnership in 1988.Mr. Kolick
has a varied civil litigation practice with a focus on complex commercial disputes, labor and employment issues, and appellate advocacy.He
has litigated a wide variety of civil matters including disputes of every nature, with an emphasis on class actions and other complex civil litigations, labor and employment cases, and securities litigation.He also has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation.
A major part of his
practice over the years has involved seeking or defending against temporary restraining orders or preliminary injunctions.
AREAS OF CONCENTRATIONMr. Kolick
has appeared in most of the federal courts of appeal, representing both parties and other groups appearing as amicus curiae . The cases he
has argued on appeal have involved review of the actions of federal regulatory agencies, as well as the proper construction of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Act, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).Mr. Kolick
has been appointed by federal judges in several cases to represent employees with employment law issues and has successfully represented the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in an action challenging the constitutionality of state labor laws.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIESMr. Kolick
is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia (1979), and in the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia, First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits; and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.Mr. Kolick is active in the Firm's pro bono program, and is a former Chair of the Firm's Pro Bono Committee where he worked to form partnerships with leading public interest law groups.
EDUCATIONMr. Kolick received his B.A. in American civilization from the University of Pennsylvania (1975), and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center (1979).