Joshua B. Kaplan


“I like to help people, and I like to be challenged. Being a lawyer combines the best of both worlds.”

- Joshua B. Kaplan

“I like to help people, and I like to be challenged. Being a lawyer combines the best of both worlds.”

- Joshua B. Kaplan

Josh is an attorney in Obermayer’s Litigation Department, focusing on commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and appellate matters. He helps his clients navigate through problems and ensures they have a realistic understanding of the litigation process. Josh has experience representing clients facing a variety of business issues, including disputes among shareholders in close corporations, contract claims, and business tort litigation.

Josh treats his clients’ concerns as if they were his own. Therefore, he makes it a priority to keep his clients informed every step of the way. With this strategy, he can collaborate with them to remedy their concerns in the most mutually beneficial way possible.

In his free time, Josh enjoys being active followed by a little R&R. When he’s not running, camping, or backpacking, he can be found watching stand-up comedy, listening to music, and exploring South Jersey’s craft beer scene.

Josh has considerable experience in representing clients in complex commercial litigation matters at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts. Some of his more notable cases include:

  • Winning an arbitration on behalf of homeowners against their former contractor (award of ~$90,000).
  • Successfully obtaining summary judgment on behalf of the defendant in an action stemming from the sale of a commercial real estate parcel.
  • On behalf of an employer seeking to enforce a non-compete agreement, drafting an appellate brief successfully opposing defendant’s attempt to defeat an injunction that barred continued violation of the non-compete agreement.
  • Successfully opposed an appeal from a mandatory preliminary injunction in favor of his client, a commercial landlord, against the tenant’s guarantor.

Prior to joining Obermayer, Josh practiced at highly regarded Philadelphia firms. He has represented businesses and individuals in commercial litigation matters, as well as institutional investors and individual shareholders in complex securities fraud and derivative litigation. In addition, he spent four years building his legal skills as a staff attorney at the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Josh is active on the prisoner civil rights pro bono panel in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where he has obtained favorable settlements for two clients. Through his participation on the pro bono panel, Josh has worked with clients who were not properly protected or who received inadequate medical attention.

In law school, Josh was a legal research and writing teaching fellow where he co-taught the fundamentals of legal research and writing to first-year students, both in a classroom setting and in individual conferences. He also had the opportunity to hone his advocacy skills in Georgetown’s Criminal Justice Clinic.