Charlotte NC Employment Attorneys

Van Kampen Law

Welcome to North Carolina Employment Attorneys

Historically, North Carolina’s courts were widely recognized as some of the most conservative in the nation. As a result, only a small handful of firms in the state exclusively practice plaintiff-side employment law—Van Kampen Law is one of them.

Van Kampen Law’s primary clients are professional and executive-level victims of employment discrimination and sexual harassment. However, the firm recognizes that it is imperative to combat discrimination from the factory floor to the board room, and its attorneys pick their cases accordingly.

Van Kampen Law strategically takes on fewer employment law cases so that it can devote sufficient resources to match up favorably against the large defense firms employers invariably hire. By concentrating its practice exclusively on employment law in North Carolina, Van Kampen Law has established solid working relationships with many of the area’s employment law defense attorneys and in-house counsels, which often facilitates early settlement. To that end, many of the cases referred to Van Kampen Law are from defense attorneys against whom the firm has litigated.

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Aggressive Diplomacy

Van Kampen Law strives to be regarded as the most aggressive employment litigation firm in North Carolina. That said, the firm also works effectively and in good faith with area employers to settle matters amicably and confidentially if possible. While litigation may ultimately be necessary, Van Kampen Law’s initial approach with employers emphasizes diplomacy, open mindedness and mutual interests.

A Modern + Tech-Savvy Firm

Today, even the most basic employment discrimination cases involve the production of “electronically stored information.” The days of parties exchanging boxes of documents are over. Now, both the Federal and North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure require the parties to exchange documents electronically. We have the technology and expertise to navigate the vagaries of electronically stored information.

A Personal Touch with Clients

Attorney Josh Van Kampen often does more than zealously advocate for his clients- he enjoys taking extra time getting to know them. “I’m always meeting amazing people that happen to be caught in dire straits. I try to be more than their legal counselor, and by doing that, I’m a more passionate advocate.”

Approach to Litigation


Josh Van Kampen Employment Attorney


Joshua R. Van Kampen is the founder and leader of Van Kampen Law, PC in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In 2018, SuperLawyers rated Josh in its “Top 100” attorney list for all of North Carolina and in its Top 25 attorney list for Charlotte. At 46, Josh is among the youngest attorneys in North Carolina to receive these recognitions. The road to the SuperLawyers Top Lists started in Chicago, Illinois where Josh worked as an associate for two nationally recognized employment law defense firms: Seyfarth Shaw and Franczek Radelet. During his six years as a defense attorney, Josh defended Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller businesses in age, race, sex, disability, sexual harassment, traditional labor, and wage and hour litigation. Josh’s defense experience also included counseling employers on litigation avoidance and sexual harassment training.

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