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Joshua T. Gehres

Joshua T. Gehres

Associate
Direct Dial: (813) 418-3824
Fax: (813) 229-3502
jgehres@mpdlegal.com
Office Location: Tampa

Overview
Professional Involvement
Publications & Speaking

Joshua Gehres joined the firm in 2018 and practices in the area of complex commercial litigation, with concentrations in construction defect claims and suretyship law. Before joining Mills Paskert Divers, Joshua practiced at a well-respected medium size law firm where he handled various litigation matters. While in law school, Joshua was an editor for The Florida Law Review and served as an extern for The Honorable Philip Lammens, Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Prior to law school, Joshua earned his MBA and B.S. in Finance from Florida State University while lettering on the football team.

Practice Areas 

  • Practice Areas
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Suretyship

Admitted to Practice

  • Florida

Education

  • The University of Florida, Levin College of Law; J.D. cum laude, 2016
    • Dean's List Fall 2013-Spring 2016
    • The Florida Law Review, Editor
    • Election Commissioner, Student Government
    • Law School Ambassador
    • Teaching Assistant: Legal Drafting, Appellate Advocacy, Trial Practice
  • Florida State University, Master of Business Administration, 2013
    • Dean’s List: Fall 2012-Spring 2013
    • Varsity Football Team (Full Scholarship)
    • Golden Torch Award, 2012
    • Matt Schmauck Academic Commitment Award, 2012
    • Academic Award for Offense, 2012
    • ACC Academic Honor Roll, 2012
    • Varsity Football Team (Full Scholarship)
  • Florida State University, B.S., Finance, 2012 
    • Varsity Football Team (Full Scholarship)
    • Academic Award for Offense, 2009, 2010
    • ACC Academic Honor Roll, 2009, 2010, 2011

 

Professional, Trade, and Philanthropic Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    • Forum on the Construction Industry
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
    • Fidelity and Surety Law Committee
    • Litigation Section

  • The Florida Bar
    • Trial Lawyers Section
    • Young Lawyers Section

  • The Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Construction Law Section
    • Trial and Litigation Section

Selected Honors & Recognitions

  • Hillsborough County Bar Leadership Institute, 2017-2018
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Professionalism and Ethics Committee, 2017-2018

Selected Publications

  • Tips for Young Lawyers: "Honest Advice for a New Attorney," in Trial Advocate Quarterly, Volume 36, Number 3.