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Josh Mandel is a member of the Litigation Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Miami Office. Mr. Mandel represents clients in federal and state courts, and is experienced in all stages of litigation, from drafting complaints through dispositive motions, discovery, settlement, jury trial, and post-trial proceedings. He is also experienced in representing clients during internal investigations.

Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Mr. Mandel served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Paul C. Huck of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Mr. Mandel was previously an associate for two years in the Cleveland, Ohio office of a full-service law firm, where he defended clients in federal and state courts in matters involving civil rights, defamation, fraud, and breach of contract.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Representation of a public entity regarding private property rights and land use regulations relating to a habitat conservation plan.
  • Represented defendants in a defamation case that garnered national media attention after a six-week jury trial.°
  • Secured summary judgment for defendant on issue of first impression in Ohio.°
  • Defended clients against civil rights claims before the EEOC and Ohio Civil Rights Commission.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Mandel prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

  • Executive Intern, Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office, 2016
  • Judicial Intern, Hon. John J. O’Sullivan, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2016

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, the Florida Bar
  • Member, the Ohio Bar

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 2018
    • Editor-in-Chief, University of Miami Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
  • B.A., Oberlin College, 2012
Clerkships
  • Hon. Paul C. Huck, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2020-2021
Admissions
  • Florida
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee