Joshua Karsh is a shareholder in the Chicago law firm Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. He has been practicing law since 1991 and started work on his first whistleblower case that same year. Josh graduated from Yale College, magna cum laude, in 1986 and from the University of Chicago Law School in 1989. After law school, before entering private practice, he clerked for two years for United States District Court Judge Hubert L. Will.
One federal judge has praised Josh for doing a “spectacular job. He [is] knowledgeable about the facts and the law, articulate, honest, sensitive to the clients he represent[s] and respectful to and respected by his opponents … [earning] my highest recommendation.” Another has praised him for his exceptional tenacity, stating: “I want to tell you I’ve never seen such litigation in 11 years on the bench that was more difficult than this one … I actually expected, to tell you the truth, at some point that the plaintiffs would just give up because it was so hard, but they never did… And, in fact, they achieved a settlement of the case, which I find remarkable under all of these circumstances.” A state court judge who hired Josh to represent her personally has praised him as “a brilliant, highly skilled and experienced litigator.” Josh has also been recognized by his peers as an Illinois Super Lawyer® , an Illinois Leading LawyerSM and is AV rated (“preeminent”) by Martindale- Hubbell.
In addition to representing whistleblowers, Josh has represented and recovered tens of millions of dollars for clients in landmark class actions, including Lewis v. City of Chicago and Ramirez-Cruz v. United States.
Josh is an elected member of the prestigious American Law Institute; serves on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Lawyers Committee For Civil Rights Under Law; and is proudly a member of the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund, a nonprofit, public interest organization dedicated to combating fraud against the government and protecting public resources.
He has spoken about issues relating to the representation of whistleblowers, including a presentation entitled “The False Claims Act: Combatting Fraud on the Government.”
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