Josef (“Joe”) Buenker is a native Houstonian and first generation American. Joe’s parents immigrated to the United States from Germany and taught him an appreciation for this country and the blessings that living here gives to us. Joe attended Rice University, graduating in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree. In 1989, Joe received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.
Joe has discovered that he really enjoys suing employers who cheat workers out of their wages. Joe and his firm also represent employers who are attempting to treat their employees fairly by assisting them in developing proper company policies, training and lawful compensation policies. The right to be paid properly for services provided to one’s employer is a fundamental, important right, and the law provides a powerful method to enforce that right. Joe and his team of dedicated employee’s rights attorneys delight in helping workers who have been wronged in the workplace.
Joe is also involved in his community; he has volunteered with The Leather Apron Foundation, a local non-profit organization that offers assistance to needy persons in his neighborhood, volunteers at his children’s school, and is active in his church and his neighborhood association.
When not practicing law, Joe enjoys spending time with his family, running, reading, hunting and developing his skills on his backyard smoker.
- Rice University, B.A. in Political Science and German Studies, 1986.
- University of Houston Law Center, J.D. 1989.
- Buenker, J. The Interpreter’s Guide to the Vehicular Accident Lawsuit. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters LTD, 2005.
- Buenker, J. and Teichman, D. “Revelations of a Case Style in a Vehicular Accident Lawsuit,” lexicool.com, April 2005