Joel S. Poremba

Of Counsel

Joel Poremba is a seasoned business litigator with 23 years of experience. He has represented small and medium sized companies as well as global corporate entities including a global media company with assets over $1 billion. He successfully represented an NFL player, disabled while playing on national television, in a multi-million dollar ERISA claim against the NFL venued in the Ninth Circuit.  He subsequently prepared the client for a feature and interview on ESPN’s show “Outside the Lines” regarding the NFL’s handling of disabled players. Prior to that, he represented insureds for nearly ten years in insurance bad faith matters.

Mr. Poremba is also the author of the Holocaust memoir “My Name is Staszek Surdel: The Improbable Holocaust Survival of Nathan Poremba, the Last Jew of Wieliczka”. The memoir explores the stories of survival, tragedy and hope against the backdrop of the resilience of a nine-year old Polish Jew between 1939 and 1945. It entails a heroic resistance story, the Holocaust, Poland and anti-Semitism.

Mr. Poremba is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego and Western State University, College of Law