Joel Waelty has been dedicated to employee rights in Silicon Valley since 2003. He represents employees in all sectors of the workforce, from the agricultural industry and manufacturing to high technology. He prides himself on providing custom litigation plans for each client based on their particular employment situation. Whether learning the latest technology regarding integrated circuitry or understanding seniority systems at union shops, he seeks to master each work setting and tailor the litigation to that particular case. He has navigated cases through all aspects of litigation, including trial and appeal. He brings that experience to bear for each client, seeking to maximize the outcome of each case.


  • UC Hastings College of the Law, Juris Doctor, 2003
  • UC Berkeley, B.A., 1997

Case Results

  • Confidential v. Valley Transportation Authority, $1,490,000 (Auto v. Light Rail Vehicle) 2014
  • Confidential: $700,000 (Gender Discrimination/Retaliation) 2015
  • Confidential: $614,800 (Long Term Disability) 2014
  • Confidential: $370,000 (Disability Discrimination; Failure to Accommodate) 2014
  • Confidential: $330,000 (Whistle blower/Sarbanes Oxley) 2017
  • Confidential: $280,000 (Sexual Harassment) 2017
  • Confidential: $245,000 (Slip & Fall) 2017
  • Confidential: $172,000 (Long Term Disability, ERISA) 2014
  • Confidential: $162,500 (Pregnancy Discrimination) 2015

Activities & Affiliations

  • California Bar Association, Member
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Of Counsel, Jachimowicz Law Group

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Federal Trial Courts: Northern and Eastern Districts of California
  • U.S. District Court of Appeals - 9th Circuit 

Published Cases

  • Barbarino v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., 83 F.Supp.3d 913 (N.D.Cal. 2015)
  • Robles v. Gillig LLC, 771 F. Supp. 2d 1181 (N.D. Cal. 2011)
  • Cline v. Homuth (2015), 235 Cal.App.4th 699 (185 Cal.Rptr.3d 470)