Josh Messer is an associate in the litigation group. Prior to joining Osborn Maledon, Josh completed clerkships at the Arizona Supreme Court, the Arizona Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. Through those clerkships, Josh gained an inside view of state and federal law as well as the start-to-finish of the appellate process.
Josh graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. While in law school, he was an articles editor of the Arizona Law Review and was awarded the Dannie Lee Chandler Award for Advancement of First Amendment Values. He also served as a teaching fellow for several substantive constitutional law classes, distilling complex topics into easy-to-understand information.
He earned his undergrad from the University of Wyoming, where he was selected as the Outstanding Male Graduate for the 2014-2015 school year. At UW, Josh majored in molecular biology and chemistry, with particular experience in oncogenesis and DNA repair. This gives Josh a unique perspective on the interaction of science and the law – in fact, Josh’s student note explored the interactions between government-mandated Internal Review Boards and First Amendment principles.
Outside of the law, Josh is a lifelong Eagles (the band, not the football team) fan. He stays connected to the scientific community through his membership in the American Association for the Advancement of Science and enjoys adding to his vinyl record collection.