Josh is a Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Kansas. Josh is currently licensed to practice law in Illinois and Missouri, but not yet licensed in Kansas. Before that, he was in private practice litigating and trying cases on behalf of individuals with employment and civil rights claims. His cases routinely included allegations against major corporations as well as state and local governments. Josh was also part of the team that successfully briefed and argued State ex rel. Lampley and Frost v. The Missouri Commission on Human Rights. The opinion was the first Missouri Supreme Court decision to hold that sex or gender stereotyping is discriminatory under the State’s anti-discrimination law, and it cleared the way for viable claims of discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Josh went to law school at Washington University in St. Louis. While there, he did research on death penalty cases and writs of habeas corpus, and he was a judicial intern in both the St. Louis County Circuit Court as well as the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Josh also received the Don Summers Award in Professional Responsibility for obtaining the highest grade in his legal ethics class. He received his undergraduate degree in music performance from the Conservatory of Music at Lynn University, studying the trumpet.
When Josh joined the ACLU of Kansas, he also returned home. He is originally from Overland Park and now resides in the Kansas City area with his partner and their three children.