Joshua W. Branch
Joshua W. Branch focuses on personal injury trial work. He has been representing clients in the Athens and Atlanta area for over ten 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.
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.
Josh enjoys sports, politics and music in addition to his passion for law. He 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.
J.D., Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, FL, 2002
B.S., University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1998
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
American Association for Justice
State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Florida
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Western Circuit Bar Association
Athens Trial Lawyers Associations
Athens Area Habitat for Humanity