Joshua D. Holleb was born in Chicago, Illinois. Josh graduated Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, in 1979, with a B.A. in Political Science. In 1983, Josh received his JD, with high honors from Chicago Kent College of Law. Josh is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association, the Lake County Bar Association, and the Chicago Chapter of the Labor and Employee Relations Association. Josh was named to the Top 100 Labor Attorneys in America in 2007 and 2008 by the Labor Relations Institute.


Josh advises, counsels and defends employers in labor and employment law matters. Josh represents clients in labor and employment litigation, including class action wage and hour litigation, employment discrimination litigation, litigation involving breach of confidentiality obligations, non-compete agreements and breach of fiduciary duties, in various state and federal courts, as well as before the National Labor Relations Board, the EEOC, state human rights agencies, and before labor arbitrators. In addition, Josh's practice involves representing and counseling employers in collective bargaining, arbitration, union representation campaigns, NLRB matters, multi-employer fringe benefit trust fund matters, and counseling clients on maintaining a non-union workplace. Josh is actively involved in training supervisory and management employees in employment law compliance, anti-harassment programs, and consulting with clients with respect to implementation and administration of drug testing and drug-free workplace policies.

Currently, Josh is counseling clients non-stop on COVID-19 Coronavirus issues, both in union and non-union settings.


Josh is admitted to practice law in Illinois and in various federal courts, including the Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.


Josh represents clients in a wide variety of industries including automobile and heavy equipment dealerships, wholesale food distribution, high technology, wind energy, manufacturing, transportation, logistics, healthcare, financial services, retail, and construction.


Josh is an avid Chicago Blackhawks fan and also plays hockey year round.

Joshua D. Holleb




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