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Joseph Sbuttoni III

Senior Counsel

(619) 230-7759
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San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101

Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071


J.D., University of Tennessee School of Law, 1994
B.A., with high honors, University of Tennessee, English Literature, 1990

Joe Sbuttoni is senior counsel in Gordon & Rees's San Diego and Los Angeles offices, and a member of the firm's Labor & Employment practice groups.  Mr. Sbuttoni is an experienced labor relations and employment litigation attorney.  He has extensive experience representing employers in California and nationwide with respect to all aspects of Union-management relations, in a variety of industries such as hospitality, heath care, transportation, and automotive retail.  
Specific Union-management issues Mr. Sbuttoni handles on a regular basis include management training, strategizing for, and responding to, Union organizing drives, defending unfair labor practice charges, and litigating the same before the National Labor Relations Board.   Mr. Sbuttoni also has significant first-chair collective bargaining and trial experience.
In addition, Mr. Sbuttoni handles a full range of sophisticated employment law matters for employers under State and Federal law, including wage and hour issues, and discrimination and harassment claims.  He also maintains an active Administrative law practice.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Sbuttoni was a field attorney with Region 25 of the National Labor Relations Board, where he was immersed in law and procedure under the National Labor Relations Act.