Bryan Schwartz Law Hires Joseph Spadola as Summer Associate at the Oakland-Based Civil Rights, Employment Law Firm

May 25, 2012, Oakland – Bryan Schwartz Law is pleased to announce that Joseph Spadola has joined the firm as a Summer Associate. Mr. Spadola, a student at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Berkeley Law), is the recipient of the Employee Justice Fellowship for 2012, from the Foundation for Advocacy Inclusion & Resources (FAIR).

Mr. Spadola recently completed his second year at Berkeley Law, where he is Editor-In-Chief of the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law and a member of the California Law Review. During law school, Mr. Spadola has served as the Director of the student-run Workers’ Rights Clinic, which provides free legal services to low-wage employees in the Bay Area. He also interned at the Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center and the East Bay Community Law Center, both non-profit organizations dedicated to serving underrepresented populations. Mr. Spadola has also excelled academically, having received the American Jurisprudence Award (best in class) in multiple courses, including Contracts and Torts, and High Honors in Employment Law. 

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Spadola lived in Europe for six years and earned his PhD in philosophy from the Sorbonne in Paris. He came to law school to engage more directly with the social and moral issues that he encountered in his philosophy work. Raised by a working-class family, Mr. Spadola wishes to dedicate his career to helping underserved communities achieve equitable and fulfilling working conditions, and thereby support their families and cultivate their fullest human potential.       

Attorney Bryan Schwartz opened the practice in January 2009. Bryan Schwartz Law is dedicated to continuing the struggle for civil rights and equality of employment opportunity and helping Americans from every background to achieve their highest career potential. The firm focuses on individual, class, and collective actions involving discrimination and retaliation, harassment, denied disability accommodations, whistleblower reprisal, wage and hour violations, federal employees' rights, and severance negotiations.