Joshua is an experienced trial attorney who focuses his practice on representing lawyers, physicians, nurses, dentists, land surveyors, engineers, real estate agents, accountants, and other professionals in legal proceedings before administrative licensing boards. He assists clients in navigating issues related to highly regulated professions, including the unauthorized practice of law and issues before the Board of Law Examiners. Joshua also provides confidential, practical advice to lawyers and law firms facing professional ethics dilemmas, including Bar or criminal investigations, employee theft, unfair competition and business practices, firm dissolutions, and other risk management. Joshua can also audit or investigate trust account records and provide guidance on how to correct trust accounting errors and maintain best practices.
Prior to joining the firm, Joshua worked at the North Carolina State Bar for nearly a decade, primarily prosecuting attorney misconduct. He has experience handling cases from pre-litigation and grievance stages through trial before several tribunals, including the Disciplinary Hearing Commission, North Carolina Superior Court, the North Carolina Business Court, and the North Carolina Court of Appeals. In addition to managing extensive discovery projects and investigations, Joshua has experience with trust account compliance issues both at trial and in financial audits. And as a former advisor to the Authorized Practice Committee of the State Bar, Joshua has experience assessing alternative business structures and handling unauthorized practice of law cases, prepaid legal services applications, interstate law firm matters, and regulatory complaints involving real estate agents, clerks, translators, business owners, out-of-state lawyers, technology companies, document drafting services, debt negotiation businesses, and financial professionals.
Prior to law school, Joshua worked in the land surveying, banking, and construction industries and was a middle school teacher and soccer coach.
When not practicing law, Joshua enjoys gardening, reading, canoeing, fishing, and spending time with his wife and four children.
He has taken hundreds of cases to trial and has extensive experience in professional licensing matters.
Worked The Field
Before law school, Joshua worked in the land surveying, banking, and construction industries and was a middle school teacher and soccer coach.
Get In Touch
Feel free to reach out to me over email, phone, this website, or text if you have an issue with a licensing board or administrative agency. I never charge anyone a dime to have an initial phone call and figure out if they would benefit from my help. And I’ll be candid with you about whether or not you need a lawyer: I’ve told countless prospective clients that they shouldn’t pay me anything because they don’t need my help. My mobile number is 919-801-6208, and my email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Reach out anytime.