E. Joseph Giroux, Jr. has spent his entire legal career representing labor unions and jointly administered employee benefit funds. That career began as a law school clerk with the firm of McMahon & Crotty. After graduation and admission to the bar in 1977, Mr. Giroux continued as an associate and partner in the firm until its dissolution in 1984. From 1984 to 2002 Mr. Giroux maintained his own law firm until joining with Ms. Creighton, Mr. Pearce and Mr. Johnsen to form the firm of Creighton, Pearce, Johnsen & Giroux.
Mr. Giroux is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts and Masters degree and the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law where he graduated magna cum laude.
Mr. Giroux has extensive experience representing private and public sector unions before arbitrators, administrative agencies and state and federal courts and in representing jointly administered ERISA employee benefit funds.
Mr. Giroux is a long-time member of the Labor Law sections of the Erie County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, and American Bar Association. He has been a member of the Lawyers Coordinating Committee of the AFL-CIO since it inception. He has been selected for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America since it began publication in 1983. In 2007 he was listed in Buffalo Spree magazine’s Superlawyer edition for New York State. Mr. Giroux is a faculty member of the New York State Industrial Labor Relations School of Cornell University and is a member of Cornell Adjunct Faculty -Upstate, New York State United Teachers Local # 37-950 an affiliate of American Federation of Teachers (AFL-CIO). Mr. Giroux is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Labor and Employment Relations Association of Western New York (formerly IRRA),.
Mr. Giroux has served for many years as an officer and Director of Springville Youth, Inc. and is currently Treasurer of the not-for-profit organization that provides recreation for youth in Southern Erie County.