Joshua develops and executes legal strategies that further his clients’ interests, with a focus on regulatory matters and civil litigation within the utility space.
An experienced attorney and policy advisor, Joshua advises the firm’s energy, environment, transportation and mining clients on utility law, administrative law and business litigation at the state and federal level. He leverages his experience as general counsel for the Missouri Public Service Commission to provide an insiders’ perspective on regulatory compliance issues.
Joshua’s clients benefit from his diverse legal background. As general counsel for the Missouri Public Service Commission, he advised state policy-makers and stakeholders on compliance with state ethics laws and regulations. Prior to joining the PSC, Joshua represented agribusiness and renewable energy developers, small business owners and entrepreneurs―structuring one of the first biomass-fuel cooperatives in the U.S., negotiating commercial contracts, advising on corporate governance, environmental and financial regulatory compliance.
Well-versed in litigation strategies, Joshua successfully defended state PSC actions in state circuit courts, the Missouri Court of Appeals, the Missouri Supreme Court and U.S. district courts.
He leads a multidisciplinary Federal Energy Group representing the state of Missouri at the FERC and activities within regional transmission organizations (RTOs).
Joshua’s renewable energy experience includes structuring a "521" cooperative marketing association producing agricultural biomass for energy, ensuring state and federal securities law compliance in a multi-state offering.
Provided legal counsel to the board of directors of a community bank shut down by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation after the 2008 financial recession during a U.S. Department of Justice investigation.
Advised public officials on compliance with ethics regulations and laws in the states of Missouri and Kansas.
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- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
Kansas City School of Law, University of Missouri, JD
Washburn University, BA