Josh D. Gruenberg


San Diego Attorney Josh Gruenberg prepares every case for the courtroom, investing extensive time and resources on depositions, investigations and evidence gathering.  He handles employment law matters such as sexual harassment, retaliation and discrimination cases, as well as serious injury cases.

Throughout the years, Josh has earned numerous local and national distinctions and awards for his work vigorously representing individual plaintiffs.  In 2014 and 2019, Josh was named one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” (Civil Plaintiff area) by National Trial Lawyers Association. He is also San Diego Daily Transcript 2015 Top Attorney (Employment and Labor Litigation), and has earned that distinction in six of the last seven years.  From 2008 through 2024,  Josh has been selected as a Super Lawyer, an achievement bestowed upon only 5% of attorneys in California.  He was named a San Diego Magazine Top Lawyer in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2019.  Josh has also recently been selected as one of the “Best Attorneys in America” in the area of Personal Injury Litigation, by U.S. News and World Report.  He has twice been awarded the Consumer Attorneys of California’s President’s Award, and twice received the Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego.  Josh was also awarded “Best of the Bar” by the San Diego Business Journal.

Josh has served on the boards of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego and Consumer Attorneys of California.  He is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the AAJ, and NELA.  He is also an instructor in the San Diego Inn of Court.

Josh has been recognized as an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell®. The AV Peer Review Ratings, which identifies lawyers with the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards, is a reflection of his expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence.  In 2019 and 2020, Josh received recognition by Best Lawyers in Southern California in the area of Personal Injury Litigation.  This designation is based entirely on peer review. Best Lawyers methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.  Josh is part of a select group of San Diego lawyers recognized for their legal abilities and professional ethical standards.

Josh is a winner of multiple U.S. National Rowing Championships, and is a competitive cyclist.

Josh Gruenberg 2023 Trial Lawyer of the Year