Law Practice:

Josh joined Cosgrave as an associate attorney in 2016.  His practice focuses on OSHA compliance and litigation, and assisting employers in Oregon and Washington in all aspects of safety and health regulation.  Additionally Josh works closely with the firm’s litigation group on a wide range of issues, including personal injury, employment, construction and business disputes.

After law school, Josh served as a Federal Law Clerk for the Honorable Bernard G. Skomal of the United States District Court, Southern District of California.

Prior to joining the firm, Josh represented insurers and self-insured employers in Oregon and Washington regarding administrative law matters, including workers’ compensation and OSHA.

 

Education and Bar Admissions:

Josh received his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego, School of Law in 2013.  While in law school, Josh worked as a Law Clerk for the San Diego City Attorney’s Office and as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Jeffrey B. Barton of the San Diego Superior Court. Josh also served as Editor-in-Chief of the San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law.  Josh received his B.S. in environmental science and resource management from California State University, Channel Islands, in 2009.

Josh was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 2014 and the Washington State Bar in 2015.

Personal:

Josh moved to Oregon from San Diego in 2014 with his wife, and native Oregonian, Kristin.  Since then, Josh uses his free time to experience everything that the Pacific Northwest has to offer, including trips to the coast and hikes in the gorge with his wife and their son, Morrie.  Josh also enjoys playing golf, snowboarding, and watching his favorite baseball team, the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Josh’s wife is also a former City Councilor of Lake Oswego, so they both remain actively involved in the community, including the annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts.

Presentations:

“Legal Stew for the Hospitality Industry”
In October 2017, Josh presented at the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association Annual Convention

“What to do When OSHA Arrives:  Understanding Your Options and Rights During and Inspection”
In September 2017, Josh presented at the Associated Roofing Contractors of Oregon and Washington meeting

“What to do When OSHA Arrives:  Understanding Your Options and Rights During and Inspection”
In May 2017, Josh presented to at the Woodburn Rotary Club meeting

Publications:

“OSHA Enforcement Actions”
Lodging News, Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association, June/July 2017

Client Comments:

Thank you, great job!  Great team work and thank you Josh!