Joseph Tojarieh received his undergraduate degree in 2006 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he double majored in History and Political Science and graduated summa cum laude (top 5%) from the university’s prestigious Honor’s College. While at UCLA, he was a member of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society and Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honors Society.
After graduating from UCLA, Mr. Tojarieh attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He served as the Note and Comment Editor and Staff Writer on Loyola’s International and Comparative Law Review. He also served as a board member of Loyola’s Student Bar Association in 2007 and 2008. Mr. Tojarieh received his law degree in 2009, when he was only 23 years old. He was one of the youngest members of his graduating class.
Immediately after receiving his law license in 2009, and with less than a few thousand dollars, Mr. Tojarieh started his own law practice, focusing on plaintiff-side employment, consumer, and personal injury matters. Since then, he has built a successful and thriving law practice and has collected millions of dollars on behalf of his clients.
From 2016 to 2018, Mr. Tojarieh was selected to the Super Lawyers California Rising Stars list, a distinction received by only 2.5% of the attorneys in Southern California. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process that includes peer evaluations and independent research. Candidates for Super Lawyers are first nominated by their peers, then evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Final selections are reviewed by a Blue Ribbon Panel of attorneys.
In 2018, The National Trial Lawyers selected him as a Top 40 Under 40 attorney, which is reserved for the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended to a select few attorneys who possess high marks in leadership, reputation, influence, and stature measured by objective and uniformly applied standards in compliance with State Bar rules.
Mr. Tojarieh was also selected as an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating™ by Martindale-Hubbell®. This rating is the highest rating an attorney can get from other lawyers. The award means other lawyers rank Mr. Tojarieh with the highest level of professional excellence for his legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards. Martindale-Hubbell is considered by many as the gold standard in attorney ratings.
Martindale-Hubbel has also awarded Mr. Tojarieh with a Silver Client Champion Client Review Rating™, based on how his clients have rated him for his communication, responsiveness, and quality of service.
In addition, Mr. Tojarieh is a recipient of Avvo’s Client’s Choice Award based on outstanding reviews from his clients. Avvo is a leading legal database that provides clients with legal information through manuals, questions and answers, and forms. It is one of the most trusted sources for attorney reviews and referrals.
Moreover, Mr. Tojarieh is a Lead Counsel Rated attorney. To earn a Lead Counsel Rating, an attorney must have substantial legal experience and receive numerous peer recommendations. In addition, Lead Counsel Rated are expected to conform to strict ethical standards.
Mr. Tojarieh has been admitted to practice in all California state courts, all United States district courts of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
He is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), a statewide organization of hundreds of California attorneys who devote a major portion of their practices to representing employees in individual and class action employment matters. For decades, CELA has filed briefs and argued as amicus curiae before the California Supreme Court in many landmark employment law cases. In addition, Mr. Tojarieh is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), which is one of the largest consumer attorney organizations in California and has had a significant impact on pro-consumer legislation.
Mr. Tojarieh has extensive experience in legal research and fact investigation. He is a LexisNexis and Westlaw certified legal researcher and completed a rigorous, 16-week fact investigation course. Additionally, he received certification as a Google Power Searcher, after having completed the official Google certification examination with a perfect score.
Mr. Tojarieh is also active in charitable and community organizations. He co-founded Kol Ahava, a non-profit organization that raises money for worthy causes through exciting, unique events. Kol Ahava is powered by young professionals who volunteer their time. It incurs little to no overhead, resulting in nearly 100% of the proceeds raised from its events going to the intended beneficiaries. To date, Kol Ahava has placed over $300,000 in the hands of the less fortunate.