Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Email: joeyl@bsjfirm.com

Phone: 615.254.8801

Joe P. Leniski Jr.

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Email: joeyl@bsjfirm.com

Phone: 615-254-8801

Joe P. Leniski Jr.

Member

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
– Mark Twain

During his career at BS&J, Joe P. Leniski, Jr. has served as the primary attorney on several of the firm’s largest antitrust, shareholder, consumer, wage and hour, junk fax and robo-call, and other class action litigations. Although his practice focuses on complex litigation, Mr. Leniski is also very active in employment-related litigation, representing Union-side clients in NLRB hearings and in collective bargaining matters, advising employee pension and health funds and their trustees, and fighting for personal injury victims.

Mr. Leniski is a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, served on the Tennessee Bar Association’s Committee to revise the Tennessee Business Corporations Act, and was named a Mid-South Rising Star in Antitrust by Super Lawyers for 2012 through 2016. He has also been named to the Class Action Trial Lawyers Top 25, Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Top 25, and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 for Civil Plaintiffs practice.

A 2003 graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, Mr. Leniski served as president of the Vanderbilt Bar Association, worked in the Vanderbilt Juvenile Practice Clinic, and won the Jordan A. Quick Memorial Award for Outstanding Leadership. He graduated cum laude from the  University of Notre Dame, where he interned for Congressman Tim Roemer and won an Indiana Collegiate Press Association Award for journalism.

Prior to joining BS&J in 2003, Mr. Leniski clerked as an intern for the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps at Fort Lee, Virginia, and at the U .S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee. He is an Eagle Scout.

Areas of Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Class Actions and Complex Litigation
  • ERISA
  • Labor and Employment
Education
  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2003
    • President, Vanderbilt Bar Association
    • Vanderbilt Juvenile Practice Clinic
    • Jordan A. Quick Memorial Award for Outstanding Leadership
    • University of Notre Dame, B.A., cum laude, 2000
      • Interned for Congressman Tim Roemer
      • Indiana Collegiate Press Association Award
    Bar Admissions
    • Tennessee, 2003
    • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 2004
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2005
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2005
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 2008
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2014
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2015
    • U.S. District Court Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, 2016
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma, 2017
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2019
    Professional Honors and Activities

    Awards

    • Super-lawyer, Antitrust Law
    • Mid-South Rising Star in Antitrust by Super Lawyers for 2012-2018
    • Class Action Trial Lawyers Top 25, 2017-2018
    • Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Top 25, 2017-2018
    • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 for Civil Plaintiffs practice, 2017 – present
    • Indiana Collegiate Press Association Award for Journalism, 2000
    • Jordan A. Quick Memorial Award for Outstanding Leadership, 2003

    Memberships

    • Public Justice
    • Vanderbilt Bar Association, President, 2002-2003
    • Nashville Bar Association, 2003 – present
    • Tennessee Bar Association, 2003 – present
    • American Bar Association, 2003 – present
    • Harry Phillips American Inn of Court, 2005-2006
    • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, 2004 – present
    • American Association for Justice, 2018 – present
    Community Involvement
    • Vanderbilt Juvenile Practice Clinic, 2001-2002
    • Cub Scouts of America, Den Leader
    • University of Notre Dame, ND Loyal program ambassador