Joel is Counsel at WeissLaw LLP and manages its California office. He received a Bachelor of Economics from U.C.L.A. in 1986 and his J.D. from Southwestern School of Law in 2007. Mr. Elkins is admitted to the Bar of the State of California and the United States District Courts for the Central, Southern and Northern Districts of California.
Mr. Elkins has broad experience in class actions and derivative litigation, assisting in the successful prosecution of dozens of shareholder and consumer class actions, including serving as lead counsel in the published decision of Kowalsky v. Hewlett-Packard Co., 771 F. Supp.2d 1156 (N.D. Cal. 2011). During and following law school, Mr. Elkins performed pro bono work at Bet Tzedek Legal Services and currently volunteers at Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles.