Born and raised in Wheeling, Josh attended West Virginia University and played on the WVU Hockey Team for four years. After working in the trucking and heavy equipment auction industry, he decided to become a lawyer and join his father’s law firm. He attended and graduated from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. While at Capital Law, Josh had the distinction of becoming the first First-Year law Student in school history to be chosen to the school’s Moot Court Team and separately, along with his partner, won the intra-school moot court competition, arguing in front of the Ohio Supreme Court.
Following law school, Josh focused his practice on Ohio based cases while working for his father. In 2013, he joined Toriseva Law as a full-time associate and has been an integral part of building the firm into what it is today. Josh is licensed to practice law in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. He is admitted to the following courts: United States Court of Appeals, United States District Court of West Virginia, the Unites States District Court for the Northern District Court of Ohio, the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. Josh previously served on the West Virginia State Bar Board of Governors as the State Representative for the First District (Ohio, Brooke, and Hancock Counties). This is a peer-elected position that has a three-year term and provides representation to the West Virginia State Bar for all the licensed lawyers in the district.
Beyond hockey and the law, Josh enjoys time spent with his dogs. Once, on a trip in New Mexico, a stray dog made its way to Josh at a gas station. With no owner in sight and a confirmation from the gas station attendant that the dog was a stray, Josh brought a new friend back to Wheeling.
As to his work with the team at Toriseva Law, Josh says, “We fight important battles for our clients. I love how we all work together for that one common purpose – the best possible advocacy. Our secret is teamwork.”
– Josh heads Toriseva Law’s Civil Litigation section.
– A former long-haul, over the road truck driver, Josh still holds a valid CDL.
– Josh has also worked as an auctioneer.
– After working in the trucking and heavy equipment arena, Josh entered law school at 27 years old.
– Josh looms large over Toriseva Law at a towering 6 foot 4 inches.
– The practice of law runs in Josh’s family, his father and his maternal grandfather were local lawyers, and his great grandfather was a judge in Wetzel County, West Virginia.