Josh focuses on representing clients in resolving disputes through litigation or alternative means of dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. He also advises clients on natural resource-related issues, including water law. Josh endeavors to keep his clients’ objectives top of mind and develop efficient solutions to achieve those objectives.
- Representation of federally-recognized Indian tribes on a variety of matters, including trust litigation against the United States and enforcement of tribal treaty rights
- Representation of clients throughout Oregon on various water law matters, including water right certification, water right transfers, and water right protests
- Representation of hydroelectric project owner regarding bond financing dispute
- Representation of landowners on a variety of real estate disputes, including easement and right-of-way disputes
- Representation of Oregon community associations focusing on dispute resolution, creative problem solving, and governance issues
- Representation of Oregon attorneys in defending legal malpractice claims
- Representation of title companies with respect to title and escrow issues
- Representation of financial institutions on various issues including creditors’ rights
- Representation of clients involved in construction defect disputes
Professional and Community Activities
Josh is the co-author of Contracts Created by Agreement and Contracts Created by Operation of Law, CONTRACT LAW IN OREGON 2008 Supp. (OSB CLE), Contracts Created by Agreement and Contracts Created by Operation of Law, CONTRACT LAW IN OREGON 2003 Revision (OSB CLE), Amended and Supplemental Pleadings, OREGON CIVIL PLEADINGS AND PRACTICE 2012 Revision (OSB CLE), Amended and Supplemental Pleadings, OREGON CIVIL PLEADINGS AND PRACTICE 2006 Revision (OSB CLE), and Amended and Supplemental Pleadings, OREGON CIVIL PLEADINGS AND PRACTICE 2001 Supp. (OSB CLE).
Josh currently serves on the Oregon State Bar’s Legal Services Program Committee, which strives to keep Oregon’s justice system open and accessible to all. He was also the Chair of the Oregon New Lawyers Division of the Oregon State Bar for 2007.
Josh is a member of the board of trustees for the High Desert Museum.
Josh joined the firm in 2000 after serving as a judicial clerk for the Honorable David V. Brewer at the Oregon Court of Appeals. He is married and has two sons. He and his family regularly enjoy many of the outdoor activities that Central Oregon offers, including mountain biking, running, and skiing.
Education and Awards
Josh obtained a B.S. in Forest Management from Oregon State University in 1995. He then attended Willamette University College of Law, receiving his J.D. in 1998.
Admitted to Practice
Josh is admitted to practice in Oregon; California; United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; United States District Court for the District of Oregon; and the United States Court of Federal Claims.