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Joshua W. Branch

Managing Partner

The Athens Personal Injury Attorney

Joshua W. Branch focuses on personal injury trial work. He has been representing clients in the Athens and Atlanta area for 18 years.

Josh’s interest in law began at the early age of 16 when he began working in a law firm as a high school student. Attending depositions and being inundated with the legal profession at an early age and with an inherent ability to argue succinctly, it was known by many that Josh would become a lawyer from an early age. Growing up around medical doctors has also proved advantageous for Josh in his legal practice, in that he has learned and become familiar with a person’s physiology, which is continually being applied to his practice of personal injury law in Athens.

He attended undergraduate school at the University of Georgia and went to law school at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida.

Josh began his legal career in Pensacola, Florida working at an insurance defense firm, though his passion was always to help individuals rather than corporations. After enduring Hurricane Ivan, he was forced to move from Pensacola and eventually relocated to Athens, Georgia where he is devoted exclusively to pursuing justice for plaintiffs. Dedication to the injured individual’s plight remains his devoted pursuit.

    Awards
    • Super Lawyers
    • Million Dollar Advocates
    • Best Business Rating 2022
    • Avvo 10.0 Top Personal Injury Attorney | 2014-2019
    • The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers | 2014-2019
    • 2017 Best of Athens Personal Injury Attorney
    • AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® | 2015-2019

    Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

    • Georgia, 2005
    • Florida, 2004
    • Supreme Court of Georgia
    • Supreme Court of Florida
    • Court of Appeals - State of Georgia
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of the State of Georgia
    • U.S. District Court Middle District of the State of Georgia
    • U.S. District Court Middle District of the State of Florida

    Professional & Bar Association Memberships

    • American Association for Justice
    • State Bar of Georgia
    • State Bar of Florida
    • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Western Circuit Bar Association
    • Athens Trial Lawyers Association
    Education

    • B.S. University of Georgia Undergraduate School
      Athens , GA 1998
    • J.D., Florida Coastal School of Law Graduate School
      Jacksonville , FL 2002
    Community Involvement

    Josh spends his free time supporting local charities including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Northeast Georgia Foodbank and serves on the Board of Directors for the Athens Area Habitat for Humanity. As a way to tie together his career and giving back to the community, Josh serves as the chairman of People’s Law School, a free community program designed to increase awareness and education of basic legal issues. Below are just some of the organizations and charities that our team at The Law Offices of Joshua Branch support:

    • Food Bank of Northeast Georgia
    • Athens Area Habitat for Humanity
    • St. Mary's Foundation
    • Wounded Warrior Project
    • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    • American Red Cross - Northeast Georgia Chapter
    • Special Olympics
    • YMCA
    • Family Counseling Services of Athens
    • PAH Orr Brain Tumor Center Fund - Piedmont Foundation
    • The United Methodist Children's Home
    • Oconee Regional Humane Society
    • Nancy Travis Childcare Project
    • Muscular Dystrophy Association
    • Georgia Legal Services
    • Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
    • Project Safe
    • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
    • UGA Miracle
    • Catholic Center at UGA
    • Camp Kesem at UGA
    • Athens Community Council on Aging
    • YWCO of Athens
    • Make-A-Wish Foundation
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