Joshua R. Van Kampen is the founder and leader of Van Kampen Law, PC in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In 2018 and 2019, SuperLawyers rated Josh in its Top 100 attorney list for all of North Carolina and in its Top 25 list for Charlotte. This follows Josh being named in the Top 100 List in 2017 as well. These are not lists ranking the top employment lawyers. Out of the 20,000 some lawyers in North Carolina, Josh is ranked among the top attorneys in any practice area. In his 40s, Josh is among the youngest attorneys in North Carolina to ascend into these elite rankings.
The road to SuperLawyers' top lists for North Carolina started in Chicago, Illinois where Josh worked as an associate at two nationally recognized employment law defense firms in Chicago, Seyfarth Shaw and Franczek Sullivan, from 1998-2004. During his six years as a defense attorney, Josh defended Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller businesses in age, race, sex, disability, sexual harassment, traditional labor, and wage and hour litigation. Josh’s defense experience also included counseling employers on litigation avoidance and sexual harassment training.
In 2004, Josh left a safe and lucrative career as a management-side attorney, to open a practice in Charlotte devoted exclusively to representing victims of discrimination, sexual harassment, unequal pay, wrongful discharge, retaliation, and wage and hour violations. It was the best decision he ever made.
Prior to forming Van Kampen Law, PC in July 2011, Josh was a partner at two of the premier, plaintiff-side employment law firms in North Carolina: Fosbinder & Van Kampen, PLLC and Patterson Harkavy, LLP.