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Josue Aparicio

Josue Aparicio

Senior Counsel
(415) 995-5094


Josue is a skilled litigator who specializes in representing public and private employers in state and federal employment litigation involving claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and breach of contract. He also has extensive experience handling complex wage-and-hour class action litigation.

Prior to joining Hanson Bridgett, Josue represented a variety of gig economy workers in class actions involving claims of worker misclassification, overtime, minimum wage violations, and meal and rest period violations, as well as representative actions under the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). As a former workers' rights attorney, he understands the key legal strategies on both sides of employment litigation and applies his unique insight to obtain successful outcomes for his clients.

Using his broad experience, Josue counsels employers regarding workplace policies and procedures, including exempt and contractor classification, drug and alcohol policies (including medical and/or recreational cannabis use), and employee discharge. He is also well versed in drafting and enforcing arbitration agreements and class action waivers in employment disputes. Josue has litigated a number of arbitration-related issues and authored a scholarly article advocating for reform to the Federal Arbitration Act that considers the impact of the gig economy on America's workforce.


J.D. Golden Gate University School of Law ( 2017 )
B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara ( 2011 )

Academic Distinction

Executive Articles Editor, Golden Gate University Law Review

Witkin Award in Trial Advocacy

Jon H. Sylvester Award for Leadership

Student Bar Association, President

Labor & Employment Law Association, Co-Founder and President

Pro Bono Honor Society, Member

Admissions and Courts

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

California Minority Counsel Program, Annual Business Conference Planning Committee

Bar Association of San Francisco, Member

San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association, Member

Best Lawyers (2023-2024)

Super Lawyers, Employment Litigation (2020-2023)

Judicial Extern for the Honorable Judge Ignazio J. Ruvolo, California Court of Appeal, First District (2017)