Born in Garland, Texas; admitted to State Bar of Texas in 2006.
Joshua was licensed to practice law in Texas in 2006, and has primarily focused on employment law and civil litigation. He received a Political Science Degree from Baylor University, where he was also active in local, state, and national politics. After graduating from Baylor, Joshua taught 6th grade social studies for two years at Coyle Middle School in Rowlett, Texas, where he was voted favorite teacher by the students both years.
In 2003, Joshua returned to Baylor to pursue a degree in law. After graduating cum laude from Baylor Law School in 2006 and serving on the Baylor Law Review as its Senior Executive Editor, Joshua began his legal career in the labor and employment section at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, one of Dallas’s premier law firms. While at Akin Gump, Joshua represented and counseled numerous Fortune 500 Companies on labor and employment matters, including trade secret and covenant-not-to-compete claims, wage and hour litigation, Title VII, ADEA, FMLA, and ADA/ADAA discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, and labor grievance and arbitration under the National Labor Relations Act and collective bargaining agreements. Joshua’s litigation experience in employment matters includes cases in Texas, Oklahoma, California, Arizona, and New Mexico state and federal courts, as well as the 5th and 10th Circuit U.S. Courts of Appeals and before the National Labor Relations Board.
In 2011, Joshua left the practice of law to become the Executive Pastor of Antioch Community Church in Norman, Oklahoma. While there, he directed the development and implementation of church-wide strategy and structures and oversaw management of the church’s operations, finances, and staff. During his time on staff, the church more than doubled in size, purchased a worship facility debt free, and began the process of launching several missionaries and church plants overseas and in the United States.
After serving the church in Oklahoma for four years, Joshua returned to his Texas roots in 2015 to rejoin the practice of law. Since that time, he has represented and counseled numerous individuals and companies on a broad variety of matters, including employment law issues, breach of contract, partnership disputes, business formation and dissolution, and other commercial litigation matters. Joshua is a skilled litigator with practical, real world experience overseeing employees, finances, and strategic direction for an organization. Joshua uses this varied experience to help clients strategically and creatively achieve their goals.
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
- U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
Associations & Memberships
- State Bar of Texas
- Dallas Bar Association
- Rockwall Bar Association
- Former Member, Council for National Policy
- Member, Board of Advisors for Normandy Community Church
- Member, Normandy Community Church
- Member, Board of Directors for Exile International
Baylor University, B.A. – Political Science, 2001
- Best Debater, Public Debate Club, 2000
- Chairman, Texas Federation of College Republicans, 1999-2000
- Second Vice Chairman, College Republican National Committee, 1999-2001
Baylor University School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 2006
- Senior Executive Editor, Baylor Law Review, 2005-2006
- Order of the Barristers
- Author, Saved by the Bell: An Overview of Liability Rules for Professional Employees of Texas School Districts, 57 Baylor Law Review 833 (2005).
- Finalist, United States Southwest Regional American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition, 2004