Joseph A. Gawlowicz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employee Benefits Attorney in Rochester, NY

Trevett Cristo
 | 2 State Street, Suite 1000
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: 585-340-1776
Fax: 585-454-4026
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Employee Benefits (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (50%)
Attorney Profile

Dedicated to guiding public and private organizations, individuals and unions through labor and employment law issues, Joseph A. Gawlowicz is an attorney at Trevett Cristo. He handles cases in the Rochester area, as well as in Syracuse, Buffalo and throughout Upstate New York.

The path to resolution is rarely the same from case to case. Mr. Gawlowicz is well-versed in alternative dispute tactics to bring matters to a favorable close without having to go to litigation. This not only preserves a client’s resources, but it is also more time-efficient.

However, there are some cases in which going to court may be the only way to secure a fair outcome. In those issues, Mr. Gawlowicz is an experienced trial attorney whose thorough preparation pays off in the courtroom. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of New York.

Due to the time he spends with clients on all sides of an issue, Mr. Gawlowicz is able to see the big picture and the possible outcomes. He successfully resolves cases involving a range of issues such as retiree benefits, compliance, advising trustees, collective bargaining, employment contracts and discrimination claims.

In 1997, Mr. Gawlowicz earned a Bachelor of Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology, receiving a Master of Science from the same school in 2003. He then attended the University at Buffalo School of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctor in 2006.

Today, Mr. Gawlowicz is dedicated to finding ways to improve his service to clients. As such, he is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section and the Monroe County Bar Association. He is also a published author.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Employee Benefits
  • 50%Employment & Labor
Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Labor Law


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Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017

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About Joseph Gawlowicz

Admitted: 2007, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • Rising Star in Employee Benefits/Employment & Labor Law for 2014, Upstate New York Super Lawyers magazine
  • Rising Star, Superlawyers, 2014 - 2017 

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Dept. of Veterans Affairs Accredited Veterans’ Representative
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member, MENSA
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • New York, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • New York State Courts
  • U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “New York State Bar Association: Report of the Task Force on the Future of the Legal Profession,” April 2011
  • NY Paid Family Leave Law, SMACNA, 2017

Educational Background:

  • Rochester Institute of Technology, Master of Science Information Technology
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major: Photojournalism

Industry Groups

  • Private And Public Sector Unions And Related Benefit Funds
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Office Location for Joseph A. Gawlowicz

2 State Street
Suite 1000
Rochester, NY 14614

Phone: 585-340-1776

Fax: 585-454-4026

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Last Updated: 4/1/2019

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