Joshua B. Lane is a skilled litigator with an established record of success for his clients. He concentrates his practice on representing clients in construction, real estate, and complex commercial disputes in both state and federal courts, as well as in private mediation and arbitration. He represents general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers from contract drafting though contract disputes, as well as property owners with all manner of defect and related insurance claims.
Mr. Lane is admitted to practice in Alaska State, Washington State, and in the United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington.
Prior to joining Ahlers Cressman & Sleight, Josh served as a judicial law clerk for Associate Chief Justice Charles Johnson of the Washington Supreme Court, extern for Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst (retired) of the Washington Supreme Court, and intern for Judge Ronald B. Leighton of the USDC of the Western District of Washington. He was also honored to be a consultant for the Mars Exploration Rover Project at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
J.D., cum laude, Seattle University School of Law, 2009
CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Criminal Law & Professional Responsibility
Co-Presenter, “How Environmental Citizen Suits Can be Used to Protect Tribal Interests and the Role of SLAPP Counterclaims;” 19th Annual Tribal Client Service Seminar For Tribal Leaders, Tribal Environmental Program Managers & In-House Counsel; Seattle, WA, March 2018
Co-Presenter, ” Enforcement Step One: Discovery of the Release, Access, the Initial Investigation, the PLP Notice Process, Due Process, and Liability Determination Investigation;” 18th Annual Tribal Client Service Seminar For Tribal Leaders, Tribal Environmental Program Managers & In-House Counsel; Seattle, WA, April 2017
Co-Presenter, “Enacting and Enforcing Tribal Law to Restore Natural Resources–A Case Study Using the Park Service Act as Model”: Part 1, The Tribal Law and How it Works; Part 2, Applying the Tribal Law in a Workshop Setting, Tribal Lands and Environment Forum, Uncasville, Connecticut, August 2016
Author, “Why ARE Judges Elected Anyway?” Pierce County Bar Association Bar News, September 2012
Co-Presenter, “Home Sweet Home: A Look at Residential Foreclosures,” Robert J. Bryan Inns of Court CLE, Tacoma, Washington, March 2011
Co-Presenter, “Congress vs. The President,” Seattle University School of Law CLE, Seattle, Washington, October 2008