I became a lawyer to fight for people who are denied their right to live in a fair society. By representing individuals who face discrimination at work or are silenced from speaking out against misconduct in their workplace, I hope to empower them to realize the promises of justice and equality that are at the foundation of our legal system.
"By representing individuals who face discrimination at work or are silenced from speaking out against misconduct in their workplace, I hope to empower them."
Joseph Abboud, a Senior Associate at Katz Banks Kumin, joined the firm in September 2016.
During his time at the firm, Mr. Abboud has been a fierce advocate for his clients in various employment and whistleblower matters, including several high-profile cases. In 2018, he was a key member of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s legal team during the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. For his work in that case, he was recognized by the Women’s Bar Association with the “Dare to Make an Impact” award and named a “Rising Star” by both The National Law Journal and Law360.
Mr. Abboud also represented members of Feminist United on Campus, a student group at the University of Mary Washington that was targeted with student-on-student cyber harassment that included death threats and threats of sexual assault, and an anonymous former aide of Rep. Patrick Meehan who accused the Pennsylvania congressman of unwanted sexual advances.
Mr. Abboud received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2015. He is a member of both the New York and District of Columbia bars.