Joshua A. Lesser Associate

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JOSHUA LESSER is an associate in the Monroe office of Hayes Harkey Smith & Cascio. Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Josh joined the firm in 2016 and practices primarily in the medical malpractice, insurance defense, professional defense and commercial litigation groups. Josh is admitted to the Louisiana State Bar, 2016; the U.S. District Court, Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana, 2016; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2016.

Education: Josh earned his B.A. from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2013. He earned his J.D., cum laude, and Certificate in Civil Law from Tulane University Law School in 2016, where he was a Justice of the Moot Court Board, Appellate Chair, and a member of the PACE National Environmental Law Appellate Moot Court Team. Josh was also a pro bono extern for the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Gulf Restoration Network, an environmental group that works to preserve of Louisiana's rich habitat and wildlife. While in law school, Josh was awarded the Tulane Law Dean’s Award, Rufus C. Harris Award, and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for the best grade in the class in E-Discovery and Digital Evidence as well as Securities Regulation.

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