Federal Indian Law
Josh represents Native American tribes, wholly-owned tribal entities and individual tribal members in matters including land rights claims, contract disputes and taxation disputes. Josh navigates important federal Indian law concepts, such as sovereign immunity and jurisdiction.
Josh also works with tribes, their instrumentalities and lenders to finance major projects, often including Indian Gaming Regulatory Act-compliant casinos and operations.
Before joining the firm, Josh served as a judicial law clerk in the Minnesota Court of Appeals. During law school, he worked as a certified student attorney with the Menominee Public Defender Indian Law Clinic in Keshena, Wisconsin, and law clerk with a St. Paul firm, handling all aspects of Indian law. Before graduating, he successfully briefed and argued cases before the Minnesota Court of Appeals and Menominee Supreme Court — and won a jury trial.
Josh enjoys spending his spare time coaching mock trial and moot court teams at the high school, college and law school levels. Having grown up in Minnesota, he also spends a fair amount of time attending hockey games in the Twin Cities area.