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Joseph H. Laverty

Joseph H. Laverty

Managing Shareholder of Davenport office
Member of Firm's Executive Committee
Davenport, Iowa

JOSEPH H. LAVERTY is a Wessels Sherman Joerg Liszka Laverty Seneczko P.C. Shareholder. Mr. Laverty focuses his practice on representing management in all areas of labor and employment law. His experience includes counseling and handling cases for management on employment issues involving discrimination and harassment, retaliation, covenants not to compete, personnel policies and procedures, unemployment compensation, wage and hour law and employee performance and discipline. He has represented employers in a variety of employment disputes before state and federal agencies and courts.

Mr. Laverty also works from the St. Charles, Illinois office of Wessels Sherman.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • Juris Doctor cum laude
  • St. Ambrose University
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Business Administration
    • Major: Economics


  • Effective Documentation
  • Hasta la Vista Baby! How to Say Goodbye to Employees Without Seeing Them Again in Court
  • Stop Jerks in Their Tracks - Defensible Discipline Techniques, Helping Employers in a Tough Economy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Bar Association, Member
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member
  • Rock Island County Bar Association, Member
  • Scott County Bar Association, Member
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Senior Professional of Human Resources Management (SPHR)