Biography

A former U.S. Army psychological operations detachment leader and certified chemical, biological radiological and nuclear agent responder, Joshua Watts uses his cleared experience to assist facilities and individuals with clearance regulation, litigation and investigation. As a certified paralegal and current law student, Joshua assists the firm’s clients with matters relating to industrial security, security clearance law and civil litigation.

Joshua’s experience includes case schedule management and docketing for the firm’s litigation practice group. His knowledge of the rules of procedure and local court rules allows Joshua to interface with court officials and clients to support favorable case resolution.

Joshua has earned a certification from Lexis Nexis in professional legal research and extensive training in a variety of Thomson Reuters research products to include Westlaw, Monitor Suite and Practical Law, which supports a comprehensive and efficient approach to case resolution.

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law  (J.D. Candidate)
    • Anticipated graduation Fall 2019
  • Webster University  (B.A., 2015)
    • Legal Studies
  • Webster University  (Paralegal Certificate, 2015)
  • St. Charles Community College  (A.A., 2012)
    • General Studies

Background

Prior to joining the firm, Joshua was a paralegal for another St. Louis area law firm. Joshua has interned with a Missouri Circuit Judge and assisted in conducting, among other things, courtroom proceedings, warrant issuance, probation revocations and legal drafting. Joshua also interned with the City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office where he assisted in the prosecution of cases primarily relating to fraud and white collar crime.

In 2009, Joshua joined the U.S. Army Reserve as a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist, and was assigned to an experimental biological weapon detection unit. In 2014, Joshua was promoted into a psychological operations unit where he served as the non-commissioned head of the headquarters component.