U.S. District Court, Eastern District
Josh is an associate at Weintraub Tobin, working with various practice groups, including litigation, labor & employment, real estate, and intellectual property. He divides his time between the firm’s Sacramento and San Francisco offices, supporting clients in both locations.
Josh earned his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, where he was an active board member of the UCLA Moot Court Honors Program and a Staff Editor for the UCLA Entertainment Law Review. As one of the highest-ranking members in the UCLA Moot Court Honors Competition, Josh was selected to represent the program at the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition in San Francisco, CA. Prior to graduation, he was selected to receive the 2012 Karen Dorey Award, which is annually awarded to a high achieving graduate whose baccalaureate studies were completed at a California State University.
Prior to joining the firm, Josh was an associate at the largest firm in the Central Valley, McCormick Barstow LLP, where he represented and counseled clients in a variety of litigation matters, with an emphasis in commercial litigation, intellectual property, and professional liability defense.
Outside of the office, Josh enjoys baseball, traveling, and fitness-related activities.
J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 2012
B.A., California State University, Fresno, 2009
President’s List, 2007-2009; The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi; Golden Key International Honor Society
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Sacramento County Bar Association, Litigation Section
American Bar Association, Real Property, Litigation Section, Young Lawyers Division
The Bar Association of San Francisco
Friends of Front Street Shelter, Inc.
Karen Dorey Award, 2012
Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017 – 2019
Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2018 & 2019 – Litigation: Intellectual Property
JD Supra 2019 Readers’ Choice Top Author Award – Trademarks