Josh Leadford is a partner with Masud Labor Law Group, and joined the firm in 2011. Josh takes a no-nonsense approach to the practice of law and zealously defends his clients' interests. Josh is recognized by his clients and peers as a creative and adaptable advocate who provides practical advice and realistic options.
During his tenure with Masud Labor Law Group, Josh has represented our employer clientele in a wide range of labor and employment matters, including litigation, arbitration, mediation, unfair labor practice matters, collective bargaining, employment audits, charges of discrimination, employment investigations, and other related matters. Josh has a proven track record of securing successful results on behalf of our clients. Josh had significant experience dealing with labor and employment related issues before joining Masud Labor Law Group. He focused his undergraduate studies on human resources and earned a degree in Human Resource Management from Central Michigan University. After graduating from CMU and beginning his legal education, Josh clerked with the Michigan Employment Relations Commission, where he assisted in drafting a number of decisions ruling on unfair labor practice charges and related public sector labor law issues.
Secured a judgment of nearly $300,000 through summary disposition proceedings and successfully defended the case before the Michigan Court of Appeals
Litigated complex political discrimination matter through the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, along with a companion case filed with the Michigan Administrative Hearings System, ultimately securing a judgment of approximately $200,000 for our client
Has successfully arbitrated contract grievances challenging the discharge and serious discipline of union employees, along with a number of matters defending employers' interpretation and application of union collective bargaining agreements
Collectively bargained several union contracts on behalf of employers in both the private and public sector, and successfully addressed serious economic issues, including unfunded pension liabilities amounting to tens of millions of dollars
Defended numerous charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board, Michigan Employment Relations Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Michigan Department of Civil Rights
Graduated Magna Cum Laude from law schoolBoard Member of the Valley Society of Human Resource Managers