Josh is a cannabis litigation attorney in the Seattle, WA office of Gleam Law. He is an experienced attorney with an extensive background in litigation. Prior to practicing as a Seattle cannabis lawyer, he handled cases in a variety of areas including defense of insured persons from personal injury claims, commercial and residential premises liability, construction defect, first party insurance coverage, claims under the Insurance Fair Conduct Act, and claims under the Consumer Protection Act.
After graduating with honors from the University of Southern California, Josh received his J.D. from Pepperdine University where he also graduated cum laude. While in law school, he completed a certificate program in Alternative Dispute Resolution at the top-rated Straus Institute for Alternative Dispute Resolution. Josh was also a member of the Pepperdine Law Review and served as a judicial extern to Presiding Justice Tricia Bigelow on the California Court of Appeal (Second District, Division 8). As a judicial extern, he authored opinions on a diverse range of criminal and civil legal matters including decisions on motions to access law enforcement officers’ personnel information where defendants alleged that arresting officers used excessive force or lied about the events surrounding the arrests.
Josh is admitted to practice in Washington and California, as well as the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington. Josh has a passion for travel, having previously lived in Fukui, Japan and traveled throughout Asia, Europe, and South America. He also enjoys cycling, capoeira, and getting out to enjoy the beautiful nature in the Pacific Northwest.