Joshua joined the firm in 2010 as a law clerk in the Jefferson City office and as an attorney in 2012. Joshua earned a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Social Studies Education from the University of Missouri. After graduating, he moved to South Korea where he taught English to Korean students. After two years, Joshua returned to the USA, where he enrolled in the University of Missouri Law School. Joshua graduated with his Juris Doctor degree in 2012. He is a member of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, the Cole County Bar Association, and the Missouri Bar Association.
Joshua began his career focusing on the defense of rural electric cooperative in condemnation matters. As part of his work in this area, Joshua second-chaired three jury trials, and two bench trials, deposed landowners and land value experts, examined witnesses at trial, and briefed and argued various motions.
Joshua currently focuses his practice on workers’ compensation defense and medical fee dispute defense. He has represented clients in most corners of the state: from New Madrid to Kansas City, and Springfield to Hannibal. He has tried or settled 75+ workers’ compensation cases. He has represented his clients on appeal, including briefing and orally arguing the issue of whether an accident was caused by an unusual strain. Joshua has extensive experience at all stages of a workers’ compensation case including initial investigation, fact and expert depositions, coordinating with expert doctors, medical record review, mediation, hearings, and appeals.
Joshua has tried three medical fee dispute cases asserting a statute of limitations defense and prevailed in each case. Joshua also has extensive experience in the motion practice for medical fee disputes in the form of Requests for Award on Undisputed Facts which provide for a swift end to medical fee disputes without the need for a hearing.
- The Missouri Bar
- Federalist Society
- Appellate Procedure
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liablilty
- Insurance Litigation and Defense
- Corporate Business and Municipalities
- Estate Planning and Probate
- Family Law
- Real Estate
- Workers’ Compensation
- University of Missouri – Columbia (B.S. Education, 2004; J.D. 2012)
- Sacred vs. Secular: NEPA Again Proves to be an Ineffective Tool to Protect Sacred Land, 18 MO. ENVTL. L. & POL’Y REV. 504 (2011).