Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
State of New Jersey
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Memberships, Affiliations & Legal Honors
Philadelphia Bar Association
Federal Courts Committee
Investigator for Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention
Temple Inn of Court
Historical Society of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Areas of Practice
- Civil/Business Litigation
- Personal Injury
- Election Law
J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2000
Note/Comment Editor, Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review
B.A., University of Michigan, 1997
Joshua Roberts, Esquire
Josh Roberts is a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area. He grew up in Bucks County, attending Council Rock High School (1993). Josh attended the University of Michigan, majoring in Political Science (B.A. 1997), and then attended Temple University Beasley School of Law (J.D. 2000). Josh currently resides with his wife and son in the Art Museum Area of Philadelphia.
Mr. Roberts is an experienced litigator with a diverse background. He began his legal career in 2000 as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph D. O’Keefe in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. While clerking for Judge O’Keefe, Mr. Roberts was exposed to a wide variety of legal issues, including complex mass tort cases, issues relating to minors, and probate matters. Josh also served on panels for the bar association and court personnel regarding amendments to court procedures and the implementation and maintenance of the court’s electronic filing system.
Following his clerkship with Judge O’Keefe, Josh clerked for the Honorable Timothy J. Savage in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 2002-2006. While clerking for Judge Savage, Mr. Roberts dealt with a broad array of federal civil issues, including § 1983, qualified immunity, antitrust, insurance coverage, bad faith, employment discrimination, statutory interpretation, intellectual property, ERISA, social security and habeas corpus.
Josh’s time clerking with both Judge O’Keefe and Judge Savage has given him a unique and experienced perspective on the intricacies of federal and state practice in the Philadelphia area, including specialized knowledge of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Pennsylvania Rules of Court. In this capacity, in 2013-14, he served on ad hoc committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association that prepared a report and recommendation on sweeping proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
In September 2006, Mr. Roberts joined the Philadelphia office of McCarter & English LLP, a 400-lawyer firm with offices up and down the Northeast Corridor. At McCarter & English, Mr. Roberts’s practice focused on general business and commercial litigation. He participated in litigation and appellate proceedings before state and federal courts, as well as handling private arbitrations. He gained experience in a variety of areas, including complex securities, insurance coverage, breach of contract, non-compete agreements, product liability, and prisoner’s civil rights. Mr. Roberts also managed and coordinated large scale electronic discovery projects.
Mr. Roberts has specialized knowledge and experience of the Pennsylvania Election Code, Pennsylvania’s Campaign Finance Law and Philadelphia’s Campaign Finance Law. Mr. Roberts has litigated election matters before the Commonwealth Court. He has served as Treasurer of several Political Action Committees and he has regularly interfaced with the Philadelphia Board of Ethics on both election and campaign finance matters.
Josh Roberts has served as an Investigator for the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Committee on Judicial Selection and Retention.
Josh currently serves on the board and as Legal Counsel to the Board of Directors of the Fairmount Community Development Corporation, a 501(c)3 non-profit located in Philadelphia’s Art Museum District. The Fairmount CDC provide business development services to new and established merchants, and culturally diverse social events for the community. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Cresheim Trail, a non-profit, volunteer, community initiative working to build a multi-use trail in Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties primarily along an old railroad right-of-way.