Practice Areas: Employment law has been Mr. Hollander’s primary practice area for the better part of his career. His practice is broad and includes the defense of employers and insurance companies against a variety of employment and related claims in both federal and state courts and administrative agencies. He regularly counsels and represents employers in matters involving the protection and enforcement of trade secrets, severance agreements, non-compete agreements and other employment agreements. Most recently, his litigation practice has included defending securities fraud claims in both federal and state courts.
Mr. Hollander is Employment Panel Counsel for several major insurance carriers with several of those relationships extending thirty years and more.
Alternative Dispute Resolution: Internationally recognized for his depth of expertise in civil and employment law, Hollander is a member of National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM), the leading alternative dispute resolution firm in the U.S. As a highly respected neutral, Hollander is called upon by NAM to arbitrate and mediate employment and related cases.
In 2016, Hollander was one of only 10 U.S. attorneys to be featured in Financier Worldwide’s Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution Handbook.
Admissions: Mr. Hollander is admitted to practice in Kansas state and federal courts.
Education: Mr. Hollander received his juris doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1976. He graduated cum laude from Wichita State University in 1973.
Memberships & Associations: In addition to being a founding member of Joseph, Hollander & Craft, LLC, Mr. Hollander is a member of several professional associations, including the Wichita Bar Association (President, 2001-2002), the Kansas Bar Association (President, Employment Law Section, 1993-1994), the American Bar Association, the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, and the Defense Research Institute. He was also a member of the Editorial Review Board for the Kansas Labor Letter from 1998 to 2000. He has served as a member for the Management Labor Employment Roundtable from 2000 to present, and he is a Charter Member and former President of the Wesley E. Brown Inn of Court. He also served as an Adjunct Professor at Friends University Masters Program, teaching Management Labor Relations.
Ratings and Recognitions: Mr. Hollander has earned Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest “AV” rating for lawyers. He has also been consistently recognized by multiple peer reviewed publications including: U.S. News & World Reports “Best Lawyers in America” in Labor and Employment Law (2009— present; Chambers USA “Leading Individual in Employment Law – Litigation” (2009—present); Thomson Reuters “Super Lawyer” designation in both Kansas and Missouri – Employment Law (2011—present). U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers has recognized Mr. Hollander a number of times, including: 2018 Wichita Lawyer of the Year—Labor Law Management; 2014 Wichita Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law – Management; and 2012 & 2016 Wichita Lawyer of the Year for Litigation – Labor and Employment