Josh Bendor’s practice focuses on appeals, civil litigation, and professional liability. His work often involves constitutional or major issue litigation, and he has represented clients in a variety of complex, high profile lawsuits in Arizona. He also represents lawyers and law firms in malpractice actions and disciplinary matters.
Josh maintains an active pro bono practice, primarily in the areas of immigration and civil rights. In 2018, he was named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project.
Josh graduated from Yale College and Yale Law School. Before joining Osborn Maledon, he worked in politics and government and clerked for two federal judges: Judge Paul A. Engelmayer of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and Judge Andrew D. Hurwitz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
J.D., Yale Law School, 2013
B.A., magna cum laude, Yale University, 2005
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2016
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2015
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Andrew D. Hurwitz, 2015 - 2016
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, Paul A. Engelmayer, 2013 - 2014
Note, Curing the Blind Spot in Administrative Law: A Federal Common Law Framework for State Agencies Implementing Cooperative Federalism Statutes, 122 Yale L.J. 1280 (2013) (with Miles Farmer).
Note,Municipal Constitutional Rights: A New Approach, 31 Yale L. & POL’Y Rev. 389 (2013)
An Education Strategy to Promote Opportunity, Prosperity, and Growth, Brookings Institution (Feb. 2007)(with Jason Bordoff and Jason Furman).