Josh is a member of and practices within the Commercial Litigation Group.  He is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Texas.  Josh concentrates his practice in the areas of general and commercial civil litigation.  Further, Josh also advises clients in the oil and gas industry in all phases of exploration and production, including land and title issues, and operational and regulatory issues.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2013
  • Texas, 2014

Civic Involvement

  • Webb Park Civic Association, President

Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2021
    • Ones to Watch, Litigation – Construction, 2021
    • Ones to Watch, Oil and Gas Law, 2021

Education & Honors

  • Louisiana State University, J.D.,D.C.L., cum laude, 2013
    • Ruby R. Vale Corporate Moot Court Competition, Top Four Finalist, 2013
  • Rhodes College, Political Science, 2010

Experience

  • Obtained successful result in representation of a national media entity in a defamation action. 
  • Represented a multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company in a series of contractual indemnity lawsuits. 
  • Issued numerous oil and gas title opinions, including original/drilling title opinions, supplemental title opinions, division order title opinions, leasehold title opinions, surface title opinions, and acquisition title opinions.
  • Negotiates and draft contracts for upstream and downstream energy companies, including joint operating agreements, purchase and sale agreements, supply agreements, surface use agreements, rights of way, leasehold assignments, and various other contracts.
  • Advised client regarding acquisition of rights of way for a FERC regulated natural gas pipeline and provided representation in actions to condemn expropriation rights of way.
  • Advised client regarding acquisition of rights of way for a petroleum products pipeline and provided representation in actions to condemn expropriation rights of way.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Author, "Unfortuitous, fortuitous events: Force Majeure in Louisiana," Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, October 1, 2020.
  • Author, “Physician’s Guide to the False Claims Act – Part II,” Louisiana State Medical Society, December 15, 2017.
  • Author, “Physician’s Guide to the False Claims Act – Part I,” Louisiana State Medical Society, June 15, 2017.
  • Author, “Physician’s Guide to the Anti-Kickback Statute – Part II,” Louisiana State Medical Society, January 16, 2017.
  • Author, “Physician’s Guide to the Anti-Kickback Statute – Part I,” Louisiana State Medical Society, October 31, 2016.
  • Author, “Physician’s Guide to Stark Law – Part II,” Louisiana State Medical Society, September 27, 2016. 
  • Author, “Physician’s Guide to Stark Law – Part I,” Louisiana State Medical Society, August 24, 2016. 
  • Author, “Lights, Camera, Action! The Implied Certification Theory Takes Center Stage,” Health Law, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Spring 2016.