Joe Rose is a California trial lawyer and founder of Rose Law, APC. Before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Rose was a firefighter and paramedic for many years.

Practice Focus

Sacramento Injury Employment Lawyer Joe RoseJoe Rose is a California lawyer and law professor helping technology and digital-age service employees, executives, franchise owners, creatives, licensed professionals, pubic safety employees, public employees, organizations, entrepreneurs, public agencies and business owners find practical solutions to legal challenges involving employment and partnership disputes, workplace investigations, mediation, contracts, compliance, trade secrets, unfair competition, interference, severance agreements, labor and employment law, and civil litigation. He is based in the Los Angeles and Sacramento areas, practicing statewide.

He focuses his practice primarily on labor and employment law and litigation, employees, employers, labor organizations, labor unions, workplace investigations, and mediation in cases involving unlawful harassment, retaliation, discrimination, wage and overtime disputes, defense of public safety officers, defense of healthcare and licensed professionals, commercial and business disputes, whistleblower and qui tam actions.

Rose’s cases routinely involve negotiation, mediation, private arbitration, administrative trials before judges, boards or commissions, and bench or jury trials in state and federal courts.

Education & Experience

Rose received his Juris Doctor with honors from Lincoln Law School of Sacramento, where he excelled in many academic subjects and trial and appellate advocacy competitions. He was recognized for trial skills by the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2004, and is a 2013 graduate of the renown Spence Trial Lawyers College.

In addition to advocating for his clients, Rose shares his knowledge with law students at his alma mater where he has been on the faculty since 2005.

Statewide California Practice

Because Joe Rose’s clients come from all over the Golden State, Rose Law APC maintains a capitol office near Sacramento on the Highway 50 corridor in Gold River, and Southern California offices near Highway 101 in Westlake Village and Ventura.

Bar Admissions

Joe Rose is admitted to the State Bar of California, the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the United States Tax Court and all federal district courts in California. He founded Rose Law in 2004.

Community Service

Honors & Awards


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Governor Vetoes Bill To Provide Binding Arbitration to State Supervisors

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The Bill of Rights for State Excluded Employees permits, among other things, excluded employee organizations to represent their excluded members in their employment relations, including grievances, with the state. That…
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Frlekin v. Apple (9th Cir. 15-17382 9/2/20) Waiting and Exit Search Times 

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The panel reversed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant Apple, Inc., in a wage-and-hour class action brought by employees who sought compensation under California law…


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Labor & Employment Attorney | Westlake Village | Ventura | Gold River