Joshua Michael Blane is an attorney dually licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey. Josh received his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey in 2018. Currently, Josh is working as an attorney at the Gray Law Firm, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. There, he fulfills his vision of protecting the rights of society’s most vulnerable members: the injured, the sick and the accused. Josh handles many complex personal injury cases throughout all phases of litigation.
Prior to joining the Gray Law Firm, Josh served a coveted one-year appointment as law clerk in criminal trial court to the Honorable Judge Lisa Miralles Walsh under whose tutelage he worked on numerous homicide, human trafficking, sexual assault and other criminal cases.
Josh also enjoyed an undefeated record defending criminal charges for the clients of the Rutgers Criminal and Youth Justice Clinic whom he represented in Essex County Special Remand Court. Adhering to the mantra that there is no adversary “too big” or “too powerful,” Josh also fought on behalf of incarcerated youth in New Jersey for greater educational opportunities and increased family visitation.
Moreover, Josh's experience working in the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division on Civil Rights and at the Union County Prosecutor's Office has provided him with an excellent opportunity to learn the ins-and-outs of criminal and civil prosecutions lead by State agencies. Josh’s criminal law background has served as an excellent proving grounds for his courtroom advocacy and oral argument skills.
In law school, Josh earned a certificate in Criminal Law and Procedure and also received the honor of having made the Dean's List. Josh has since dedicated his practice to civil litigation and criminal defense. There, Josh also earned a reputation as a top-notch legal writer, having been an editor for the Rutgers Law Record and having had his own scholarly work, Drowning in Data: How the Federal Rules Are Staying Afloat in a Flood of Information, selected as one of only a few works published in the Journal's 2017-18 edition.
Josh takes pride in achieving results for his clients through his zealous courtroom advocacy and diligent preparation. Josh believes that obtaining favorable results for his clients isn't a game of chance﹣but rather, that each successful outcome is a hard-won victory.