Josh has defended employers against a variety of employment-related claims including claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under both federal and state laws, such as the THRA, Title VII, ADA, and ADEA, as well as wage and hour claims under the FLSA and similar state laws. Josh also has experience litigating trade secret and non-compete claims, and counseling management regarding issues related to union organizing.
During law school, Josh completed a judicial externship with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee and a summer clerkship with the Tennessee State Attorney General's Office. He also served as Student Bar Association President. After law school, Josh served a one year clerkship for Magistrate Judge Diane K. Vescovo of the Western District of Tennessee.
- Represented client in class and collective action litigation involving allegations of tip credit violations and unpaid overtime and uniform maintenance fees under federal and state wage and hour law
- Represented client in federal court litigation involving allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation under federal and state law
- Represented trucking client before administrative agency regarding allegations of disability discrimination
- Represented client in federal court litigation involving allegations of religious discrimination and retaliation under federal and state law
- Represented client in hospitality industry in mutli-plaintiff litigation involving allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination under state law
Recent Speaking Engagements
- "Employment Law Update," 2012 Tennessee Society of CPA's Industry Conference
- "ADA, FMLA, and the Interactive Process," 2012 Tennessee Bankers Association Human Resources Conference
- "Gossett v. Tractor Supply Co., Inc. – Is Summary Judgment Still an Option for Employers?" Nashville Bar Journal, February 2011