Adult and Minor Guardianships. Seeking guardianship of a minor or adult family member can be a trying process. Whether due to mental or physical disability, sudden or anticipated, Josh supports individuals through the guardianship process to determine whether guardianship is necessary, and if so, the legal process required to obtain guardianship and ensure the safety of a loved one.
In a moment of family crisis, knowledge of the guardianship process is key. Along with representing family members seeking guardianship, Josh serves as a court-appointed attorney in the St. Louis City Probate Court, where he protects the interests of individuals for whom guardianship has been sought.
Probate and Fiduciary Litigation. Trustees and estate representatives owe a duty to the beneficiaries of a trust and heirs of an estate to perform their duties in accordance with the terms of the trust or will and the rule of law. Josh works with trustees, estate representatives, and beneficiaries alike to proactively reduce the risk of fiduciary disputes, and if disputes arise, to provide effective legal representation and achieve the best possible result for his clients.
Estate Planning. Josh assists his clients with designing, drafting, and administering their estate plans, including wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. He counsels individuals as they consider important personal, legal, and financial decisions regarding their estate to minimize estate tax and avoid probate.
In his community, Josh is a regular volunteer at Ministries Unlimited Food Pantry, and proudly mentors future lawyers as a judge at the annual Illinois Undergraduate Moot Court Competition.
During law school, Joshua clerked with a national law firm in one of their Illinois offices.
- Ministries Unlimited Food Pantry
- Model Illinois Government - Undergraduate Moot Court Competition, volunteer judge
- J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law (2018), Academic Excellence Award, Criminal Procedure
- B.A., philosophy, Millikin University (2015)
- The Missouri Bar
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, member