Josh Mahoney represents clients facing complex commercial disputes, including construction mediation and litigation, breach of contract, criminal and civil antitrust, and business torts. He has significant experience navigating disputes through all stages of litigation around the country in federal and state courts and in private arbitration.

Past Experience

Josh previously practiced commercial litigation at an international law firm in Chicago. He began his legal career as a judicial clerk for the Hon. Michael J. Melloy of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and for the Hon. Rebecca Pallmeyer of the Northern District of Illinois. Prior to that, Josh served as a paralegal for Iowa Legal Aid through the AmeriCorps program.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

VA accreditation 

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Hon. Rebecca Pallmeyer, 2014-2015
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Hon. Michael J. Melloy, 2013-2014


University of Chicago Law School
J.D. with honors, The University of Chicago Legal Forum (articles editor) (2013)

University of Northern Iowa
B.A. in Economics and English, summa cum laude (2009)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • National Veterans Legal Services Program

Civic Activities

  • Center for Conflict Resolution – Auxiliary Board (2016-2019)
  • LINK Unlimited Mentorship Program (2012–present)

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