Joshua is an attorney in Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black’s (WRVB) Labor & Employment, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, and Intellectual Property practice groups.

He focuses his labor and employment practice on issues related to discrimination, E-Verify, I-9 compliance, harassment, healthcare reform, and unfair competition. His litigation practice concentrates on business torts, contract disputes, and intellectual property disputes.

Josh, a North Carolina native, graduated magna cum laude from Appalachian State University, where he was nominated for the Outstanding/Distinguished Senior Award. During law school at the College of William & Mary, he worked for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Materials Litigation and Enforcement Division in Rockville, Md. Throughout his second year of law school, Josh clerked for the Hon. F. Bradford Stillman, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Before attending law school, Josh served as a law clerk with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of the United States Trustee in Atlanta and spent four years as an investigator with a South Carolina firm.

Thought Leadership


Quoted in “Some Roanoke-Area Employers Face Insurance Mandate”The Roanoke Times

Speaking Engagements

  • VASHRRA | Roanoke/Southwest Regional Event
    October 18, 2019
  • VA Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration | VaSHHRA Regional Event: HR Legal Update
    October 9, 2019

Seminars + Events

  • 40th Annual Labor & Employment Webinar Series
    October 7 – November 4, 2021
  • HR LifeLine: 2020 Labor & Employment Webinar Series
    Every Thursday in October, 2020