Josh’s practice focuses on the defense of cases involving personal injury and wrongful death. He represents companies and the insureds of several large insurance carriers against claims arising from the alleged negligent use of motor vehicles, products liability and premises liability.
Josh started as an associate at Smith Freed Eberhard in 2001. He has been a partner since 2008. Josh leads a group of attorneys that specialize in trying cases and effective pre-trial litigation. Josh typically tries several cases a year to jury verdict.
Prior to joining Smith Freed Eberhard, Josh gained experience in civil litigation, criminal defense, and family law clerking at a firm in Salem, Oregon. While attending law school, he spent time in London, UK, where he served as a Solicitor’s clerk for a high profile firm advocating on behalf of individuals alleging human rights violations.
Josh regularly gives presentations to claims professionals on legislative updates regarding Oregon and Washington insurance law. Below is a list of Publications and Presentations that Josh has authored or presented: