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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Iowa, 2013, Dean's Award in Trusts and Estates
    • B.A., cum laude, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2005, Sociology and Psychology
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 2014
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2013
Josh Emberton loves a good puzzle. He enjoys taking an intricate and complex problem and breaking it down to its most basic parts in order to better understand it and eventually find a solution. Josh applies this same strategy to legal issues he is faced with as an attorney. He understands that the best way to solve a puzzle is to first develop a plan of attack and then implement it efficiently. Josh knows that, like a puzzle, to solve a legal issue you have to start with a roadmap of how to solve it. Josh's life experiences and legal education give him a unique ability to appreciate how several small problems can combine to create a large and complex problem. This appreciation is a fundamental aspect of effective problem-solving. Josh takes the time to examine issues from all sides and angles. He's not satisfied with simply finding an answer, but strives to find the very best answer.
  • Took the lead role in the prosecution of a lawsuit involving claims of defective product liability and breach of warranty, among other claims, arising from our client’s purchase of contaminated grass seed.  After multiple mediations and extensive discovery, the suit was settled favorably for our client just a few weeks before trial was set to begin.  
  • Took the lead role in the prosecution of a lawsuit on behalf of a small business owner concerning the owner’s prior purchase of the business and the seller’s breach of the sales agreement and the warranties included therein.  The result of the litigation was that Mr. Emberton’s client obtained a nearly 30% reduction in the purchase price of the business.   
  • Mr. Emberton regularly advises and pursues legal action on behalf of landlords against tenants in large commercial real estate developments and properties to obtain the payment of rent and/or eviction of the tenant when necessary.  
  • Formed an integral part of a litigation team representing hundreds of farmers and landowners along the Missouri River who brought a Fifth Amendment takings lawsuit against the United States in the Court of Federal Claims.  As a team member, Mr. Emberton provided analysis of important legal issues faced by the clients and was responsible for coordinating the discovery process for documents related to damages.
  • Defended against motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment filed by multiple defendants in a case involving claims of products liability, negligence, breach of contract, and others.  The Court sided with Mr. Emberton’s client, the plaintiff in this instance, and all counts and claims were preserved for trial.
  • Successfully negotiated the settlement and dismissal of a lawsuit concerning ownership of agricultural property in Missouri, in which the opposing parties alleged adverse possession of Mr. Emberton’s clients’ land.  As a result, Mr. Emberton’s clients retained legal ownership of all property in dispute. 
  • Employed procedural and local court rules to obtain the dismissal of a potentially multi-million dollar employment discrimination case brought against Mr. Emberton’s client by a former employee.