Maynard Cooper & Gale and Nexsen Pruet have agreed to merge on April 1, 2023. Together we will be Maynard Nexsen.

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Josh's Profile

Josh is a Shareholder at Maynard and focuses his practice on defending insurance companies, banks, and other financial institutions in a variety of complex litigation matters. Josh routinely represents insurance companies in bad faith life and disability lawsuits, first-party property disputes, and third-party liability disputes, as well as represents managed care organizations in provider disputes and other claims disputes. In that role, Josh has defended insurers and MCOs in class actions, antitrust litigation, and other lawsuits throughout the country. Josh also provides regulatory advice to insurance companies regarding anti-fraud compliance.

Josh also has extensive experience defending financial institutions, debt buyers, mortgage companies, and mortgage servicers in claims arising from federal and state consumer protection statutes, including Truth in Lending Act (“TILA”), Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (“RESPA”), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (“ECOA”), and Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”). Josh also provides regulatory advice to clients regarding the CFPB, along with state and federal statutes and regulations.

Josh holds a joint J.D./M.B.A. which enables him to efficiently assess his clients’ needs across these practice areas, both in litigation and from a business perspective. In recognition of his achievements as a litigator, Josh has been named a “Rising Star” by Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2018, and he is listed in the Best Lawyers in America© “Ones to Watch.”

Josh's Accolades

  • 2022 NextGen BHM: Law Honoree
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Insurance Law, Litigation - Banking and Finance (2021-present)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star in Insurance Law (2018-present)


State Bar: Alabama

U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle, Southern)

U.S. Court of Appeals: Eleventh Circuit

  • University of Alabama School of Law
    • (2014, J.D., magna cum laude, Hugo L. Black Scholar; Alabama Law Review, Articles Editor; Campbell Moot Court Board; Sports & Entertainment Law Society, Vice President)

  • University of Alabama Manderson Graduate School of Business
    • (2014, M.B.A.)
  • Clemson University
    • (2010, B.A., President's List)

Wednesday, October 26, 2022


Maynard Shareholders Josh Hess and Ann Todd have been recognized as two of Birmingham Business Journal’s 2022 NextGenBHAM: Law Honorees. This annual list highlights up-and-coming attorneys based on their contributions to their firms and the community. Josh is a skilled insurance and financial defense attorney with experience spanning the areas...

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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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Monday, January 3, 2022

Maynard Elevates Ten Attorneys to Shareholder

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (January 3, 2022) — Maynard & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to announce the promotion of ten attorneys to shareholder, effective January 1, 2022. The Firm’s new shareholders include Alina Arbuthnot, Caroleene Dobson, Baker Findley, Charles Fleischmann, Mitchell Greggs, Josh Hess, Brandt Hill, Brannon Parker, Rich Pugh, and Ann...

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