Josh is a litigator devoted to consumer class action, personal injury and civil litigation matters. He takes pride in representing individuals and small companies against large corporations. Josh has been Court appointed as Class Counsel in a number of high profile nationwide class actions, where he has secured millions of dollars for consumers. Some of his notable cases include Moore, et al. v. GNC Holdings, Inc., 0:12-cv-61703-WPD (S.D. Fla.) (Class Counsel in a contested Nationwide class action involving creatine dietary supplement labeling); Teufel v. Karlin Foods Corp., 1:14-cv-23100 (S.D. Fla.) (Class Counsel in Nationwide class action involving "All Natural" food labeling); Barron, et al. v. Snyder's-Lance, 0:13-cv-62496 (S.D. Fla.) (Class Counsel in Nationwide class action involving "All Natural" food labeling); Bandell, et al. v. Massage Envy Franchising, LLC, 3:16-cv-.01236 (S.D. Cal.) (Class Counsel in Nationwide class action involving unfair and unconscionable consumer services contracts); Holliday v. Vitacost.com, Inc., 2015-CA-010160 (AA) (15th Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County, FL) (Class Counsel in Nationwide class action involving magnesium dietary supplement labeling); Vincent, et al. v. Method Products, PBC, 7:16-cv-06936-NSR (S.D.N.Y.) (Class Counsel in Nationwide class action involving mislabeled cleaning and household products); George, et a. v. Dr. Pepper/Seven Up, Inc., 1822-CC11811 (Circuit Court of City of St. Louis, MO) (Class Counsel in a 49-State class action involving Ginger Ale); and Medgebow v. Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc., (9:19-cv-80090 (S.D. Fla. (Class Counsel in a Nationwide TCPA litigation involving post-revocation text messages).
Before he represented the injured, Josh worked for large defense firms where he represented various insurance companies, corporations and governmental entities. As a result, he knows the methods employed by the defense to deny or limit the amount they will pay on a claim. He understands the importance of providing effective and competent representation when litigating against large defense firms. After seeing the injustice of deep pockets used to under pay individuals, Josh dedicated his practice to fighting for consumer justice and the injured. Josh is committed to providing candid, honest and professional advice by using this experience to inform his clients of both the strengths and weaknesses of his or her case.
He has a diverse personal injury practice, representing clients throughout the State of Florida who have been harmed by the negligent acts or omissions of others in various matters involving motor vehicle accidents, cruise ship accidents, premises liability, defective products, medical malpractice, construction accidents, and other personal injury matters.
His consumer class action practice focuses obtaining relief for consumers who have suffered financial harm due to unfair, false, deceptive, and/or misleading business practices. He represents consumers nationwide in a variety of fields, including but not limited to food and dietary supplement litigation, actions brought pursuant to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, data breaches, and other consumer protection related matters. He also handles insurance disputes for clients who have been denied claims under homeowners, business and rental policies. He is a recognized leader in his field, having been selected to the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Super Lawyers, Rising Stars list in the area of personal injury, and chosen as a 2014 Leaders in Law finalist by Lifestyle Media Group.
Josh attended law school at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, where he worked as a Certified Legal Intern representing economically disadvantaged clients. He was the Vice-President of The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), and served as the Associate Managing Editor of The ILSA Law Journal of International and Comparative Law. Upon graduation, he was awarded the distinction Order of Barristers, an honor society in recognition of excellence in the art of oral advocacy. He obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of Central Florida, where he was actively involved in student government and other campus organizations. He held various leadership positions throughout his tenure, including serving as Attorney General for the UCF Student Government Association and president of his fraternity.
Josh is a native Floridian raised in South Florida. He is oldest of five siblings, and lives with his wife, Laura, and two kids, Asher (2) and Ava (infant) in Cooper City, FL. He enjoys motorcycling, bicycling and being outdoors with family in his free time.
EDUCATION Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude University of Central Florida, B.S, Legal Studies, Magna Cum Laude
BAR ADMISSION All Florida State Courts Supreme Court of the United States. U.S. District Court, District of Colorado U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida U.S. District Court, Western District of New York U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, Pro Hac Vice U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Pro Hac Vice U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, Pro Hac Vice