Josh’s practice focuses on state government litigation, appellate practice, the Right-to-Know Law, and grand jury investigations. His experience includes appellate matters before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Superior Court, and the Commonwealth Court, as well as several matters in the Commonwealth Court’s original jurisdiction. Josh also advises clients on interactions with state government, including advice regarding enacted or pending legislation/regulations, potential challenges to state government laws and administrative decisions, and responding to state government inquiries.
Outside of the firm, Josh is a youth baseball coach and the elected secretary of the board of the local little league. He volunteers annually as a judge for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, which includes an appellate advocacy competition for high school students, and as a judge at Drexel University Thomas E. Kline School of Law for first-year oral arguments in Legal Methods.
Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University (J.D., summa cum laude, 2009)
Managing Editor, Drexel Law Review
Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Fellow
University of Iowa (B.A., with high distinction in Political Science, 2002)
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom (2000-2001)
U.S. District Court, New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Speaking and Publications
“Domesticating A Foreign Document Subpoena in Pennsylvania: Save Time to Comply with Pennsylvania’s Notice Rule”, Kleinbard Blog, May, 2017.
“Pennsylvania Right to Know Law and How to Limit Public Exposure to Your Private Records”, Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce, June, 2016.
Co-Author, “Local Counsel and the UIDDA: Must You Retain? Should You Retain?”, The Legal Intelligencer, July 29, 2015.
“Filing a Pennsylvania State Court Appeal: a Guided Journey with Tips and Tricks”, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, April 2015.
Recognition and Accomplishments
Josh was recognized as a Rising Star in the area of appellate law by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in 2016. He was also listed in Drexel Magazine’s 2016 Forty under Forty. Drexel Magazine publishes their Forty under Forty list annually. Their list is comprised of the most innovative, impressive and inspiring young alumni.
Prior to joining Kleinbard, Josh was an associate at Conrad O’Brien PC. He is a former federal law clerk and the valedictorian of the inaugural class of the Drexel University School of Law. Prior to practicing law, he spent several years in retail management, where he learned the importance of customer service.
Outside of the firm, Josh is a youth baseball coach and a member of the board of the local youth baseball league. He volunteers annually as a judge for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, which includes an appellate advocacy competition for high school students, and as a judge at Drexel University Thomas E. Kline School of Law for first-year oral arguments in Legal Methods.