Joshua A. HajekDirector
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th and 11th Circuits
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
- J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 1999
- B.A., History/Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1994
Josh is a Director and a member of the Appellate Litigation, Construction, Litigation, and Condominium, Cooperative & Homeowner Association Law Groups.
Josh began his practice working in the Pittsburgh office of Cohen & Grigsby in 1999, then relocated to the Firm’s Florida office in 2004.
His experience includes complex business litigation, insurance coverage, real estate/construction litigation, shareholder/member disputes, business torts and contractual disputes, non-compete agreements and employment disputes.
Josh also works closely with the Firm’s condominium and home owner association clients and practitioners in matters involving enforcement of association rules, regulations and covenants, contract and construction related disputes, and association governance.
- Director, Wilshire Pines II Condominium Association
- Member, Allegheny County Bar Association
- Member, Collier County Bar Association
- Member, Thomas S. Biggs Section of the American Inns of Court
He has been a guest lecturer for the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Specialized Legal Research Class. He also presented a program, entitled “Survivor Skills – Research Review for the New and Summer Associate,” for the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the Western Pennsylvania Law Library Association.
In 2007, he co-authored “The Winds of Change: What Every Florida Homeowner Should Know About the New Insurance Act,” which appeared in the Cohen & Grigsby Review. The article discusses the Insurance Industry Accountability and Protection Act.
In addition, he wrote an article entitled “A Practical Guide to Mandatory Mediation in Florida” for the Cohen & Grigsby Review in 2005. In the article, Josh states, “Solving disputes through negotiation, rather than litigation, has become the preferred means of resolving civil cases in the United States.” In Florida, the growing preference for mediation led to the enactment of statutes requiring mediation in nearly all civil cases.