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Joshua Erlich

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Office: (703) 791-9087
Fax: (703) 722-8114

1550 Wilson Blvd #700
Arlington, Virginia 22209

The primary focus of Josh’s practice is to find creative ways to help clients. Client problems often require creative solutions and Josh prides himself on coming up with the best solution based on the individual needs of each client. More than anything else, Josh finds ways to use the law to help people who have been treated unfairly. This includes people of all races, religions, and genders, from entry level employees to executives, as well as small and medium size businesses in need of guidance.

Often times, Josh litigates employment issues, non-competition disputes, and cases focused on unpaid wages, commissions, or bonuses. At other times, Josh is focused on complex cases involving prisoners’ rights, sexual assault, and police misconduct. He also regularly works on other civil matters, defamation and contract issues.

When he’s not litigating, Josh works with individuals and businesses to provide legal guidance on a wide range of issues, including severance negotiations, employee handbooks, and compliance concerns.

Before Josh started his own firm, he was an Associate at McTigue & Veis, LLP. In that position, he worked on complex class action litigation and represented participants in employee benefit plans. He also served as a legal intern at the Department of Labor, Plan Benefits Security Division and in the Department of the Treasury’s Office of the Assistant General Counsel for General Law, Ethics, and Regulation.

Josh earned both his J.D. and his LL.M. in Taxation with a Certificate in Employee Benefits Law from Georgetown University Law Center. While at Georgetown, he was a Legal Research and Writing Fellow and worked as a research assistant for Martha Jo Wagner, an adjunct professor focused on ERISA litigation. He was a finalist in the American Bar Association’s Law Student Tax Challenge, LL.M. Division.

Josh graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge with a B.A. in History, a minor in Philosophy, and a B.A. in Classics. He is admitted to practice in the both Washington, D.C. and Commonwealth of Virginia. He has lived in Arlington since 2006.


Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.
LL.M., Taxation with Employee Benefits Law Certificate, May 2010
Finalist, 2009 American Bar Association Law Student Tax Challenge, LL.M. Section

Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.
Juris Doctor, May 2009

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Dual Degrees, May 2006: B.A., History; B.A., Latin

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Virginia State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
United States District Court, Western District of Virginia
United States Tax Court
Association Memberships

Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
Board of Directors

Virginia Employment Lawyers Association
Board of Directors

National Employment Lawyers Association

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

National Police Accountability Project

Virginia Equality Bar Association

Leadership Positions

Open Arms Housing
Board of Directors, 2015-present

First Shift Justice Project
Board of Directors, 2022-present


Washingtonian’s Top Lawyers (2020 – Present)

Arlington Magazine’s Top Lawyers (2021 – Present)

SuperLawyers, Rising Star, Virginia (2017 – Present)

SuperLawyers, Rising Star, Washington, DC (2017 – Present)

Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite, 2017