Josh Stanton is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer with a track record of success even in the most difficult cases.
Josh comes to Perry Law after completing a two-year research and teaching fellowship at Vanderbilt Law School, where he served as a clinical professor and co-director of the school’s Criminal Practice Clinic. While at Vanderbilt, Josh authored multiple amicus briefs in support of criminal justice reform and successfully represented numerous defendants charged with felony offenses in the state courts of Nashville, Tennessee.
Prior to Vanderbilt, Josh was an associate at an elite international litigation firm. As an associate, he assisted recording artists, professional athletes, actors, and business executives resolve a variety of legal problems. Josh was also a key team-member in the defense of a billion-dollar licensing dispute on behalf of a Fortune 500 client.
Josh has dedicated the majority of his professional career to public service. In addition to representing indigent clients through his fellowship at Vanderbilt, Josh maintained a substantial pro bono case load as an associate, and previously served as a public defender in Memphis, Tennessee, where he graduated from the esteemed Gideon’s Promise training program. Prior to law school, as a member of Teach For America, Josh was a middle and high school teacher at a public school expulsion program outside New Orleans, Louisiana.
New York University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, 2014)
University of California, Berkeley (B.A., Philosophy, 2007)
Shelby County Public Defender’s Office, Assistant Public Defender (2015-2019)
Hon. Jon P. McCalla, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
“Substantive Due Process and Pretrial Detention: Implications of Strict Scrutiny for the Law of Bail” (The Review of Litigation, Volume 41, Number 3)
“Democracy at Risk: Are The Florida Election Police Violating the Law?” (Just Security, October 2022)
“Has a Trump Tipping Point Been Reached? Analyzing The NY Attorney General’s Case Against Trump” (Just Security, September 2022)