Focusing his practice exclusively in the areas of governmental liability and employment law, Joseph provides defense counsel and risk management to municipalities, counties, water districts, educational institutions, and other governmental entities throughout Arizona. He helps these clients develop policies and procedures that reduce the risk of litigation, including policy reviews, internal investigations, risk management, executive and staff training, and various other employment issues facing governmental entities.
Before joining JSH, Joseph worked for three years as a Deputy Public Defender with the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office. During law school, he gained foundational governmental experience with three clerkships, including an internship and clerkship in the PD’s Office, as a Certified Limited Practice Student with the Child and Family Law Clinic at the University of Arizona, and as a legal extern with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Joseph is a Michigan native. In his free time, he enjoys fantasy football, traveling the country, attending symphonies, and watching Michigan football.
Professional Associations & Memberships
- Public Risk Management Association, Arizona Chapter; Member
- Arizona Law Review, 2014-2016
Presentations & Publications
- “Social Media and the First Amendment: A Practical Guide for Elected Officials,” Co-Presenter, Elected County Officials, May 2021
- “A Prisoner’s Beef with Nutraloaf: At What Point Does Prison Food Become Cruel and Unusual?” Arizona Law Review Journal
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D., 2016
Robert J. Hooker Scholarship Recipient
Superior Honors, Fall 2013 Legal Writing
Central Michigan University, B.S., Political Science; B.S., Sociology, 2012
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona 2019