Joshua P. Lushnat

Shareholder || Detroit (Metro)

Josh is a shareholder in Ogletree Deakins’ Detroit (Metro) office specializing in employment litigation and arbitration representing employers of all sizes. He also counsels employers from across the country on best practices and risk mitigation strategies.

Josh has extensive experience in complex litigation matters in both state and federal courts, including single-plaintiff and collective actions, and has arbitrated multiple suits through to a final decision on the merits. Josh prides himself on developing and executing litigation strategies designed to meet unique client objectives, while defending and resolving any given matter. His experience includes defending claims filed under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA), the Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act (PWDCRA), the Whistleblowers’ Protection Act (WPA), and the various other state and federal laws applicable to the modern day employment relationship.

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Josh practiced with a Detroit area commercial litigation firm handling a variety of matters in the commercial, employment, and class action arenas. Before that, he graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from Wayne State University Law School, where he received several awards and completed an internship with (then) Chief Judge Gerald E. Rosen of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He was also a published and contributing member of Wayne State Law School’s Journal of Law in Society.

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Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education – Labor and Employment Section Advisory Board Member
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Association
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education – New Attorney Advisory Board Member (2016-2018)


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