Joshua B. Zugish

Of Counsel || Birmingham

Joshua Zugish is Of Counsel for the Birmingham office of Ogletree Deakins. He is a former Senior Associate Legal Counsel with the Colorado State University System, where he provided counsel in all areas of student affairs law, policy and regulatory compliance, litigation and institutional risk management. Josh has extensive litigation experience and has favorably resolved a variety of complaints involving the US Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education and the Colorado Civil Rights Division.

Josh has also taught the Law of Higher Education as adjunct faculty for graduate programs at Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado.

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  • J.D., University of Montana School of Law, 2000
  • B.A., The Evergreen State College, 1998

Admittance to Practice

  • Alabama
  • Colorado
  • Montana

Professional Activities

  • President, Larimer County Bar Association (2017-2018)
  • Board of Trustees, Colorado Legal Aid Foundation
  • Alabama, Colorado, and Montana Bar Associations
  • Colorado Bar Foundation
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys


  • NASPA Student Affairs Law Conference - "ADA/Section 504 Updates" - New Orleans - December 2017
  • NASPA Student Affairs Law Conference - "Title IX Investigations and Updates: Legal Updates and Practical Advice" - New Orleans - December 2017
  • MAGNA Publications Webinar - "Title IX and ADA Compliance for Faculty" - February 2016
  • MAGNA Publications Webinar - "Students of Concern: Law and Case Studies" - June 2011
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys, Spring Workshop - "Distressed and Dangerous Persons on Campus" - New Orleans - March 2011
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys, Annual Conference - "Accommodating Student Psychiatric Disabilities in a Post-Virginia Tech World" - Washington, D.C. - June 2010

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