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Biography

Josh has spent more than two decades counseling clients and litigating all types of business and real estate disputes. He has extensive experience handling land use and zoning matters, as well as trust and estate litigation. Josh has represented clients in jury and bench trials, appeals, and before numerous zoning boards. He also has handled complex electronic discovery matters, antitrust and trade practices litigation, debtor/creditor relations and bankruptcy proceedings, intellectual property litigation, and class action lawsuits over the course of his career. Josh continues to counsel a diverse group of clients – ranging from entrepreneurs and churches to large corporate entities – on a variety of topics including business and real estate matters, organizational and governance issues, and policies and procedures. He also has served as a mediator in zoning and land-use related litigation.

Josh is also active in civic and charitable organizations, having served as the chairman of the board for the Nashville Conflict Resolution Center, which provides free and sliding-scale mediation services to those in need in Davidson County, Tennessee, as well as chair of the Nashville Bar Association’s Chancery and Circuit Courts Committee. He remains active in those organizations, as well as the Nashville Bar Association’s Real Estate and Federal Courts Committees. Josh also has served as a director, officer and member of the executive committee for the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, Tennessee—a non-profit that has been promoting historic preservation and community development in that area for more than half a century.

Josh regularly speaks throughout Tennessee and Kentucky on a variety of topics, including real estate, zoning and land use planning, electronic discovery, social media, ethics and alternative dispute resolution. He has served as a guest lecturer at the University of Kentucky and the Nashville School of Law.

Josh earned his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he served as an associate editor of the Kentucky Law Journal and vice president of the Equine Law Society. He also graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in journalism and political science, where he was co-editor-in-chief of The Kentuckian. Josh and his wife, Susan, reside in Franklin, Tennessee, with their son and daughter.

Other Info About Josh

Education

Law School

University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1999

Undergraduate School

University of Kentucky, B.A., 1996

Bar Membership

Josh is licensed to practice in the following states:

Indiana

Kentucky

Tennessee

Courts

Josh is admitted to practice before the following courts:

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

United States District Courts for the Western, Middle & Eastern Districts of Tennessee

United States District Courts for the Eastern & Western Districts of Kentucky

United States District Courts for the Northern & Southern Districts of Indiana

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Nashville Bar Foundation, Fellow

Kentucky Law Journal, Associate Editor and Outstanding Second Year Staff Member

University of Kentucky College of Law: Best Oral Argument, Legal Writing Seminar; CALI Awards, Evidence and Family Law; and Vice President, Equine Law Society

University of Kentucky, Alpha Lambda Delta and Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Societies

Congressional Intern, Kentucky’s Third and Sixth Districts

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association

Nashville Bar Association (Member, Chancery and Circuit Courts Committee; Member, Real Estate Committee; Member, Federal Courts Committee)

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC; Planning Committee, Tennessee/Kentucky Idea Exchange, 2013; Co-Chair, September 2013)

Nashville Young Leaders Council (Fall Class 57)

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Nashville Conflict Resolution Center (Former Board Chair and Executive Committee Member; Member, Advisory Board)

Historic Preservation—Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, Tennessee (VP of Sponsorship and Development; Member, Board of Directors; Member, Executive Committee; former VP of Preservation)

Historic Preservation—Next Generation Heritage Foundation (former Member, Board of Directors)