Joshua R. Lounsbury

Joshua R. Lounsbury

Dayton, Ohio



Josh concentrates his practice in the area of Workers' Compensation defense and is a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation law by the Ohio State Bar Association.

Josh represents state-funded and self-insured businesses and public entities in the area of Workers' Compensation defense and related litigation. Josh has represented employers in more than 1,000 hearings before the Industrial Commission of Ohio. He also handles appeals of workers' compensation issues to the Common Pleas Court, the Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Ohio. In addition to representing employers at hearings and trials, Josh assists employers with day-to-day claims management, injury investigations, actuarial analysis, and cost-savings strategies.

Josh was named an Ohio "Rising Star" ten years in a row by Super Lawyers®. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the State are named to this list.

Community Leadership Activities

Friends of Aullwood

  • Board Member: 2006 - 2015
  • Secretary: 2008 - 2011
  • Vice President: 2011 - 2012
  • President: 2012 - 2014

Maple Tree Cancer Alliance

  • Board Member: 2011 - 2018

Wright Memorial Library

  • Library Advisory Council: 2011 - 2012
  • "Super Patrons" Committee: 2012
  • Board of Trustees: 6/2012 - present

Areas of Practice

  • Labor & Employment
  • Workers Compensation (Certified Specialist)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2005


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 2004
  • Michigan State University
    • B.A. - 2001
    • Honors: With High Honors

Published Works

  • Are They Coming or Going? An Analysis of the Coming-And-Going Rule and How it Applies to Home Health Aides and Nurses, Quarterly Review, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Winter 2014-15

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Dayton Bar Association