ATTORNEY & MEDIATOR
I litigate employment and civil rights cases, serve as a mediator for civil disputes, and provide employment law advice.
1984 – 2003
2003 – 2009
2009 – 2012
2012 – 2018
2018 – 2023
I was born and raised in Wisconsin. The first in my family to attend college, I was lucky to have amazing educators and mentors who taught me to revere knowledge, question the status quo, and always stand up for the little guy. I knew I wanted to be a lawyer in 2nd grade. In high school, I was a top athlete, class president, and newspaper editor.
During my senior year and for two summers after graduation, I owned a residential painting business that employed 18 people. I went to college at the University of Minnesota, where I studied philosophy and political science. During undergrad, I worked full-time in investigative loss prevention and part-time as a top-40 radio DJ.
I also went to the University of Minnesota for law school, where I quickly focused on civil rights and employment law. While studying, I worked as a teaching assistant and as a top-rated and nationally-recognized LSAT instructor. I graduated with honors in 2012.
I started my legal career working with an excellent trial lawyer. I quickly learned a lot. By 2014, I was handling my own cases. For example, I led the successful fight for marriage equality in the Dakotas, secured legal protections for vulnerable persons at the Minnesota Supreme Court, and helped a whistleblower recover millions of dollars.
After becoming partner in late 2018, I largely managed our law firm for four years. As the firm grew, so did I -- both personally and professionally. In 2019, I began serving as outside general counsel, officer, and board member of a multi-state manufacturing business. In 2021, I started mediating civil disputes. I found it refreshing to incorporate these positive and resolution-based components to my work. In 2022, I started an investigative podcast about missing person cases: Simply Vanished.
I took my law practice solo in 2023. I am grateful for, and humbled by, the opportunities and experiences I have had thus far. I am also excited about the future. If I might be helpful to you, please let me know. I look forward to hearing your story!
5-Star Google Review
Carter - Minnesota
“I reached out to a few different firms about a potential discrimination case. My gut told me after speaking with Josh that this was the support I needed. I was in a tough spot in life and in the areas I was struggling Josh picked up the slack and helped guide me in the right direction. He unintentionally offered moral support, positive reinforcement, and was still extremely professional and respectful. I cannot say enough positive things about my experience with Josh, not only did we accomplish what we intended to accomplish but he made it easy on me and my family and did the heavy lifting. I pray that I never go through what I went through again, but if I did or even a friend or family member did, this is the only place I would recommend they go for consultation and representation. Josh and his team will take care of you professionally while being authentic and genuine and most important, honest. 5 stars, 10/10, A+, however you like to grade your services, Josh knocks it out of the park with a perfect score. Thanks again for your hard work and dedication, it never went unnoticed."