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Joshua Erlich

The Erlich Law Office, PLLC

2023 Winner


1550 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 700, Arlington, VA, 22209 Get Directions


  • Employment


Joshua Erlich is a litigator focused on civil rights and employment issues. He passionately advocates on behalf of his clients and their rights — their rights to be paid for their labor, their rights to be free of invasive and unconstitutional police action, and their rights to be free from discrimination and harassment. 

Josh is the founder of the Erlich Law Office, a civil rights and employment
firm in Northern Virginia. Josh graduated from the Louisiana State University and received both
a JD and an LLM from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Josh serves on the boards of the Virginia Employment Lawyers Association, the Metropolitan  Washington Employment Lawyers Association, as well as the permanent supportive housing non-profit Open Arms Housing and a workers’ rights organization, The First Shift Justice Project.

Josh has been recognized as a top lawyer by various organizations and publications, including Washingtonian Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, and Super Lawyers. He also serves on the faculty of the Virginia Bar’s Harry L. Carrico Mandatory Professionalism Course.

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Association Certifications

Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association-Board of Directors
Virginia Employment Lawyers Association-Board of Directors
National Employment Lawyers Association-Member
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association-Member
National Police Accountability Project-Member
Virginia Equality Bar Association-Member




Employment Issues
Civil Rights

Honors & Awards

Washingtonian’s Top Lawyers-2020-2023
Arlington Magazine’s Top Lawyers-2021-2023
SuperLawyers, Rising Star, Virginia -2017-2023
SuperLawyers, Rising Star, Washington, DC-2017-2023
Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite- 2017


Louisiana State University-B.A. History
Georgetown University Law Center-JD, LLM

Additional Information

Leadership Positions
Open Arms Housing-Board of Directors, 2015-present
First Shift Justice Project-Board of Directors, 2022-present

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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

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