A former felony prosecutor and federal judicial law clerk, Josh uses his experience and insight to represent the citizens of Kentucky and Ohio.
Before opening Josh McIntosh Law, Josh worked as a federal Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable William O. Bertelsman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky and as a felony prosecutor for the Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. Through working for Judge Bertelsman as well as the three years he spent representing the Commonwealth of Kentucky, he developed a strong passion for all aspects of being a trial attorney, including litigating, counseling, negotiating, writing, and researching. As a life-long citizen of the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati Area, Josh now devotes his practice to serving those in his community by providing them with high-quality, results-oriented legal representation.
During his federal judicial clerkship he further developed his excellent legal writing and research skills—both indispensable qualities for an effective trial attorney—which culminated in a published federal appellate opinion that he drafted for a case in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Additionally, during his time as a felony prosecutor, he cultivated his oral advocacy, counseling, and negotiation proficiency. For example, he represented the Commonwealth of Kentucky in numerous felony jury trials while contemporaneously managing an average caseload of above 140 felony cases, negotiating plea deals for these cases, and providing advice and counsel to police officers, victims, and witnesses on a daily basis.
After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in History, Josh earned his law degree at Salmon P. Chase College of Law, where he worked to hone his skills through his superior work ethic and passion for success. Results of his efforts included graduating in 2012 cum laude and in the top 20% of his class, serving as a lead editor on the Northern Kentucky Law Review and as a member of the Moot Court Board, the publication of two articles, and receiving the Henry Clay Scholar academic scholarship.
Past Employment Positions
United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky 2015-2016
Law Clerk to Judge William O. Bertelsman
Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Office 2012-2015
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
The Sanders Law Firm 2010-2012
Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Office 2012
Limited License Extern
United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky 2011
Federal Judicial Extern
Supreme Court of Kentucky, 2012
Supreme Court of Ohio, 2018
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2016
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 2016
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 2016
Criminal Justice Act Panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Kentucky Bar Association
Northern Kentucky Bar Association
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Ohio State Bar Association
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Cincinnati Bar Association
Martin v. Ohio County Hosp. Corp.: The Long Overdue Recognition of Post-Death Loss of Spousal Consortium and Justifications for Further Expansion of Kentucky Loss of Consortium Law, 38 N. Ky. L. Rev. 307 (2011)
Legal Ethics in Hollywood – Using the Inn of Court Pupillage Model to Teach Young Attorneys by Example, The Bencher, September/October 2012 Issue
Henry Hosea House, Board of Directors
American Cancer Society, Relay for Life of Campbell County
Highlands High School Constitutional Debate Team
Judge, University of Cincinnati Law Intramural Moot Court Competition
Guest Speaker, “Law Day” at Highlands High School and Dixie Heights High School
Street Law Instructor, Chase Pro Bono Program
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