Lisa F. Joslin


Lisa F. Joslin

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Lisa F. Joslin has been a partner of Gleason, Dunn, Walsh & O'Shea since January 2009, and concentrates her practice in employment and labor law litigation and counseling, commercial litigation, contract negotiation, construction law, dispute resolution, business counseling, and workplace investigations and training.

Ms. Joslin represents and counsels the firm's individual, corporate and union clients in all types of employment and labor law matters, including: harassment, discrimination and retaliation; employment and partnership agreements; separation agreements; workplace training and investigations; personnel policies; disciplinary action; and restrictive covenants (non-solicitation, non-competition and confidentiality agreements). She has extensive experience in negotiating, litigating and arbitrating labor and employment law disputes.

Ms. Joslin conducts independent workplace investigations involving harassment, discrimination, retaliation, civil rights violations, bullying and workplace violence; and conducts workplace training concerning all aspects of employment law and human resources.

Ms. Joslin's practice also includes litigation of matters involving real property, fair credit reporting, education, negligence and intentional torts.

Ms. Joslin has earned an "AV ®️️ Preeminent ™️️" Peer Review Rating;* was recognized in "Best Lawyers in America" in 2019-2022, for her Labor and Employment Litigation practice, and named "Lawyer of the Year" in 2022, for her work in Litigation - Labor and Employment in Albany; was named a "New York Super Lawyer" for the years 2011-2021; and was named one of the 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers in the United States, by Lawdragon, for 2019-2021.

Practice Areas

  • Employment Litigation
  • Labor Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Construction Law
  • Real Property Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Education Law
  • Public and Private Sector Labor Relations
  • Negligence
  • Appellate Practice

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Vermont
  • United States District Courts: Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals: Second Circuit


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Albany Law School of Union University, 1997
  • Member, Justinian Society
  • B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo, 1994


Ms. Joslin is a frequent lecturer on litigation and employment law matters, including:

Investigations of Workplace Misconduct; Litigation Techniques; Trial Advocacy; Performance Evaluations; Privacy in the Workplace; Discipline and Termination; Employment Handbook Essentials; Employment-At-Will; Hiring Hazards; Disciplinary Action; Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation in the Workplace; Rights and Obligations under the ADEA; Employment Law Updates; State Division of Human Rights (SDHR) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Agency Proceedings; Compensatory Damages for Psychological Injury; New York State Law Remedies; Conducting Effective Depositions; General Municipal Law §207-c; and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Professional Associations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association, New York Chapter
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Capital District Women’s Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Vice President, Board of Directors, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York, 2000-2005
  • Member, Board of Directors, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York, 1999-2005
  • Member, Mission Delivery Policy Committee, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York, 2004-2010
  • Multiple appearances on WTEN’s Morning News Legal Project Helpline, 2003
  • Youth Soccer Coach, Latham Circle Soccer Club Recreation League, 2011-2013
  • Youth Softball Coach, Latham Lassies Club Recreation League, 2009-2011

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