Josh Joel
  • JD, Georgia State University College of Law
  • BA, Liberal Studies, Excelsior College
  • Bachelor, Talmudic Literature and Rabbinic Ordination, Yeshiva Beis Yisroel – Talmudic College
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Georgia Bar
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Trustegrity
  • Planning Committee, Defense Research Institute
  • A Compelling Interest? Using Old Conceptions of Public Health Law to Challenge the Affordable Care Act’s Contraceptive Mandate, 31 Ga. St. L. R. 613 (2015)
  • What Every Defense Attorney Needs to Know About Sexual Harassment: A Primer, Georgia Defense Lawyer, Winter 2018
  • Employment Case Law Update, Georgia Defense Lawyer, Winter 2018
  • Buyer Beware: Navigating Successor Employment in Asset Purchase Agreements, For the Defense, January 2019
  • When Job Applicants Lie: Implementing Policies to Protect Your Company, Workforce Magazine, June 1, 2019
  • Employees Anonymous: Alcoholism, Addiction in the Workplace, and the Twelve Steps to Handle Them, March 2021
  • After Bostock: Counseling Clients on Their Employment Law Obligations to LGBTQ Employees, For the Defense Magazine, April 2021
Can Speak To You About
  • Business Law
  • Employment Counseling
  • Discrimination Retaliation
  • Wage and Hour
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Workplace Safety
  • Human Resources
  • Website Accessibility
  • Employment Agreements

Josh Joel

Employment & Business Counsel

Josh is a passionate employment and business lawyer who provides pragmatic, business-minded solutions to the full range of business-related legal issues facing small to midsize businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs. Josh’s goal is to alleviate his clients’ legal concerns so they can focus on their business. He discusses these topics and other issues faced by entrepreneurs, business owners and employers alongside rotating colleagues, partners and experts as the host of the weekly Been There, Do This Podcast.

Josh came to Stanton Law with experience in employment litigation, disputes, and counseling at mid-size and large law firms in Atlanta. Josh graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from the Georgia State University College of Law, where he served as Legislation Editor for the Georgia State Law Review and interned for Chief Justice Hugh P. Thompson of the Supreme Court of Georgia. After law school, Josh served as a staff attorney at the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Born and raised in Atlanta, he also lived nearly a decade in Israel, where he obtained his undergraduate degree and rabbinic ordination. He is proficient in Hebrew and has worked extensively with Israeli-based startups and other companies.

Josh represents and counsels employers in a wide range of matters, including restrictive covenants, discrimination, wage and hour, OSHA, and FMLA, among others. In addition, Josh has developed a niche specialty in ADA Title III accommodation, including online and website accessibility issues.

Outside of work, Josh is a proud father of five children and is passionate about family, personal growth, community service, and leadership. Josh currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Torah Day School of Atlanta, including chairing their legal advisory committee and has held various Board of Trustees roles at Congregation Beth Jacob. He also volunteers his time with a number of other non-profit organizations. He is an avid cyclist and can often be found cycling through the streets and trails around Atlanta.