Joshua is a partner in Burr & Forman's Financial Services Practice Group. He is admitted to practice law in five of the Southern states where the firm has offices (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee), focusing his practice on defending state and federal court litigation in these states, as well as across the country.
Joshua routinely defends individual and multi-plaintiff/class actions. He has almost two decades of experience defending lawsuits involving the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the FTC Holder Rule, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and alleged violations of state and federal law involving banks, credit card companies, insurance companies, mortgage and automobile lending institutions and servicers. Joshua also has extensive experience involving escalated reverse mortgage litigation in both state and federal courts across the country, including both the trial and appeal in the 2021 Florida Supreme Court case WVMF Funding v. Luisa Palmero, which held that, as a matter of law, a spouse who does not sign a reverse mortgage note is not a borrower on the loan. For the past several years, Joshua has also been heavily involved in landlord guarantor lease litigation across the country.
Since 2016, Joshua has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in the field of Banking and Finance, and was recently selected for inclusion by his peers in the fields of Commercial Litigation and Litigation Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants. Joshua has also been designated a top rated consumer law attorney in Birmingham, Alabama, and the Mid-South by Super Lawyers. Joshua frequently speaks and writes on various topics, including trial strategy, and federal and state statutes applicable to the financial services industry, including reverse mortgage litigation trends and specifically the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227, also serving as the author of the firm’s TCPA blog.
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