Practice Areas
Land Use and Development 
Employment Law
Corporate and Securities
State Admissions


As a partner at Thompson Burton, PLLC.  Josh advises clients on zoning, land use, and
regulatory compliance matters, helping them secure the entitlements necessary to
achieve their development goals. Josh advises businesses on a variety of corporate issues,
including commercial agreements and negotiations, providing strategic legal advice on
critical issues and projects, and acting as external general counsel to businesses. Josh also
counsels clients on labor and employment issues, from non-compete and trade secret
issues to defending discrimination claims and general compliance matters.

Josh’s previous experience includes serving as the general counsel for a leading
international automotive supplier. In that role, Josh gained a deep understanding of the
legal challenges facing businesses in today’s complex and ever-changing regulatory
environment. Josh was responsible for the legal work for the expansion of a major
manufacturing facility, including negotiation of economic development incentives from
the state government as well as the local Industrial Development Board in middle

Prior to his corporate in-house counsel work, Josh worked as an attorney with the
Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Department of Law, where
he advised the Metro Public Health Department, Metro Codes, Metro Human Relations
Commission, and the Hospital Authority. Josh has also worked directly for the
Metropolitan Council’s office as an attorney advising councilmembers and the Vice Mayor
on pending legislation.

Josh is a native of Gibson County and lives in Williamson County with his wife, Lindsay,
and their three children. In his spare time, Josh enjoys spending time with his family,
hiking, cycling, and generally enjoying the outdoors.



• Former Chair of the Nashville Bar Government Attorney’s Committee


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