Joseph Guza empowers his union clients through the utilization of skillful legal, organizing, and collective bargaining strategies.  Mr. Guza is passionately focused on serving his clients in all aspects of union-side labor law, including corporate campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, organizing drives, arbitrations, agency hearings (NLRB, PERB, and others) and all related court proceedings. 

Mr. Guza represents unions across the private, public and federal sectors, and regularly conducts steward training seminars, as well as seminars covering general labor law and labor law in the construction industry.

Before attending SUNY Buffalo Law School, Mr. Guza worked as a dockman for a large northeastern transportation company, and experience that kindled his passion for workers’ rights.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of New York
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York
  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York


  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2012 (Labor & Employment Law Program, Civil Litigation Concentration)
  • Boston College, M.A., 2004
  • Nazareth College of Rochester, B.A., 2002


  • "A Cure for Laryngitis: A First Amendment Challenge to the NLRA’s Ban on Secondary Picketing," 59 Buff L. Rev. 1267 (2011)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Secondary Picketing & the First Amendment,” LERA of WNY Law Night, March 2013
  • Member, AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
  • Member, Labor & Employment Relations Association (LERA) of Western New York
  • Member, Bar Association of Erie County
  • Member, Genesee County Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
  • Member, Coalition for Economic Justice
  • Member, American Bar Association