Overview

Josh Webb represents clients in the prosecution and defense of complex commercial litigation, trials, and appeals that involve a variety of business-related disputes. He has litigated and tried cases throughout the state of Florida, and in business and complex case divisions of courts and forums in other jurisdictions including New York, California, and Delaware. Josh devotes a substantial portion of his practice to representing individuals and firms in professional liability matters.

In addition to his litigation practice, Josh is actively involved with the Defense Research Institute, having served as the chair of DRI Young Lawyers and on the national steering committee for DRI Professional Liability. He also serves as the vice chair of the board of directors of Bok Tower Gardens, a public garden and National Historic Landmark in Lake Wales, Florida. Josh enjoys spending time with his growing family, and playing golf and tennis.

Honors

  • ABOTA National Trial College Fellow (2016)
  • DRI Albert H. Parnell Outstanding Program Chair Award (2015)
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012-2021)
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite - Up and Comers (2013-2014, 2017-2018)

Credentials & Experience

Education

University of Florida, B.A., 2004, cum laude

University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 2007, cum laude

  • Florida Blue Key
  • Justice Campbell Thornal National Moot Court Board

Bar Admissions

The Florida Bar

Court Admissions

All Florida State Courts

All Federal Courts in Florida

Experience

  • Obtaining summary judgment for Am Law 200 law firm and four firm shareholders in legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty action alleging nearly $100 million in damages.
  • Obtaining multiple multimillion-dollar arbitration awards for clients in various contractual and business matters.
  • Prosecution and successful resolution of breach of contract actions for leading global investment bank.
  • Obtaining summary judgment, affirmed on appeal, for Am Law 20 law firm in legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty action litigated over a decade and alleging millions of dollars in damages.
  • Successfully resolving breach of fiduciary duty claims against independent directors of bankrupt public company alleging hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.
  • Obtaining favorable settlement for global manufacturing company in complex product and contract action alleging millions of dollars in damages.
  • Multiple, successful representations of attorneys in investigative and disciplinary matters with The Florida Bar.
  • Lead counsel representation in multiple governmental investigations.
  • Successful resolution at trial of public company’s dispute with large franchisee, involving hundreds of millions of dollars, and resulting in favorable settlement.
  • Defeating class certification in toxic tort putative class action alleging decades of pollution and contamination against global industrial company.
  • Obtaining dismissal with prejudice of putative class action alleging variety of business torts and statutory claims against financial company.
  • Serving as trial counsel for law firm in legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty alleging millions of dollars in damages, and obtaining defense judgment as a matter of law after successful appeal of jury verdict.
  • Obtaining multiple favorable settlements for law firms in fiduciary duty claims arising out of trust and estate administration.
  • Successful resolution of alleged legal malpractice and putative class action against Am Law 200 law firm, after removal to federal court and defeating the plaintiffs’ request for remand.
  • Multiple representations of publicly traded hospitality company in successfully prosecuting and resolving claims arising from store operations and brand divestitures.
  • Obtaining dismissal of competitor’s hostile trade secret and non-compete action against publicly traded technology company.
  • Obtaining dismissal with prejudice of professional malpractice claims against accounting firm and accountant arising from acquisition of professional sports franchise.
  • Compelling arbitration of unjust enrichment action by business broker against private equity company arising from acquisition of portfolio company.
  • Lead counsel for publicly traded consumer goods company in prosecution and successful resolution of several international actions arising from failed acquisition.
  • Co-lead trial counsel for financial institution in prosecution and successful resolution after jury verdict of claims arising from underlying financial crimes.
  • Successful resolution of receiver’s legal malpractice claims against Am Law 100 law firm for millions of dollars.
  • Obtaining dismissal of fiduciary duty and other tort claims for director and officer liability against owner’s representatives in defunct professional sports league.

Professional & Civic

Community & Professional

  • Bok Tower Gardens: Vice Chair, Board of Directors
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Newsroom

Published decisions

  • FDIC v. Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A., 588 Fed. Appx. 853 (11th Cir. 2014)
  • Hansel v. Greenberg Traurig, P.A., 2D18-3971, 2020 WL 598403 (Fla. 2d DCA Feb. 7, 2020)
  • Raymond James & Associates, Inc. v. Terran Orbital Corp., SA CV 19-1916, 2020 WL 2495546 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 8, 2020)
  • Taylor v. Certified Legal Funding, 8:18-cv-27, 2018 WL 3860243 (M.D. Fla. July 3, 2018)
  • Lee-Bolton v. Koppers, Inc., 319 F.R.D. 346 (N.D. Fla. Mar. 20, 2017)
  • Wiand v. Stoel Rives LLP, 8:16-cv-1133, 2016 WL 8931304 (M.D. Fla. Dec. 27, 2016)
  • Sundial Partners, Inc. v. Atlantic Street Capital Management LLC, 8:15-CV-861-T-23JSS, 2016 WL 931135 (M.D. Fla. Mar. 11, 2016)
  • 22nd Century Group, Inc. v. Brink, 8:14-cv-2546, 2015 WL 13358152 (M.D. Fla. Mar. 5, 2015)
  • 22nd Century Group, Inc. v. Brink, 8:14-cv-2546, 2015 WL 476189 (M.D. Fla. Feb. 5, 2015)
  • FDIC v. Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A., 588 Fed. Appx. 853 (11th Cir. 2014)
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