Josh's Profile

Josh is a member of the Firm's Insurance and Financial Services Litigation practice group where he focuses on the representation of insurers, financial services clients, and other companies in complex litigation and other disputes. His primary focus in representing insurers in high-stakes coverage and bad faith disputes in Alabama and Texas. Josh has been selected for inclusion in “the Best Lawyers in America” for insurance law since 2021. He also has be recognized as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for insurance coverage since 2016, as well as a “Future Star” for insurance litigation by Benchmark Litigation.

Josh's Experience

  • Regularly represents insurers in a wide variety of insurance coverage disputes arising under various coverage lines, including directors and officers and other professional liability, commercial general liability, umbrella and excess, cyber liability, commercial property, equipment breakdown, auto, and homeowners.
  • Handles routine and complex coverage matters, including first-party, liability, and bad faith or extra-contractual litigation.
  • Regularly serves as monitoring counsel in connection with large, complex insurance coverage claims.
  • Regularly represents title insurers and insureds in a wide variety of real estate title litigation, including disputes regarding lien validity and priority, restrictive covenants, reformation, defalcation, and coverage.
  • Represents clients in class action lawsuits involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
  • Represents clients in commercial litigation involving a wide variety of other commercial matters, such as banking disputes and mass and class actions.

Josh's Accolades

  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Commercial Litigation (2021-present), Insurance Law (2023), and Litigation - Real Estate (2023)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star" for Insurance Coverage (2016 - present)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers "Rising Star" for Insurance Coverage/Business Litigation (2013 - 2015)
  • Recognized as a "Future Star" by Benchmark Litigation

Josh's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association

Admissions

State Bar: Alabama, North Carolina, Texas

U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle, Southern), North Carolina (Eastern, Middle, Western), Texas (Eastern, Northern, Southern, Western)

U.S. Court of Appeals: Eleventh Circuit

Education
  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
    • (2007, J.D., magna cum laude; Phi Kappa Phi; Cumberland Law Review, Associate Editor; Dean's Merit Scholarship)

  • North Carolina State University
    • (2004, B.A., cum laude; Hyatt Memorial Scholar)


Wednesday, September 28, 2022

MAYNARD EARNS TOP MARKS IN 2023 BENCHMARK LITIGATION

Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard) has earned the distinction of a Highly Recommended Litigation Firm and Highly Recommended Labor & Employment Firm in the recently released 2023 edition of Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide spotlighting the nation’s leading law firms and litigators. The list of Maynard lawyers recognized in the...

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Monday, August 22, 2022

200 Maynard Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023

Maynard is pleased to announce that 200 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, including 11 who are distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of expertise and 56 of the Firm’s younger attorneys who are recognized...

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

MAYNARD EARNS TOP MARKS IN 2022 BENCHMARK LITIGATION

Maynard, Cooper & Gale (Maynard) has earned the distinction of a Highly Recommended Litigation Firm and Highly Recommended Labor & Employment Firm in the recently released 2022 edition of Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide spotlighting the nation’s leading law firms and litigators. The list of Maynard lawyers recognized in the...

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