Josiah Fricton is uniquely qualified to represent dentists, as he has been surrounded by them his whole life.

 

Both of Joe’s parents and several other family members are dentists, and he was the only kid growing up whose parents gave out toothbrushes for Halloween. Joe began his legal career as a law clerk for the Judge Jill Halbrooks of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and has been working with Clay Taylor, Esq. since 2009.

A Minnesota native, Joe attended the University of Iowa, and majored in History and Religious Studies. Joe has always wanted to help people, but also loved his humanities courses, so he chose law as a way to combine helping others with his passion for constructing persuasive written arguments.

After law school, Joe pursued a clerkship to help him understand how cases are decided from the opposite side of the bench. As a practicing attorney, his insight into a judge’s decision-making process has proven invaluable to his development of litigation strategies for each client’s unique needs. Working at the court of appeals also gave Joe firsthand insight into how the judges examined the work done in district courts.

Joe is known for listening intently to clients, taking the time to understand their questions and disputes, and fully engaging with the issues. He is also a tireless advocate in pushing cases along and won’t stop until a resolution is reached. He enjoys working with other attorneys and crafting strong arguments that encourage a fair course of action.

Joe and his wife Jenny have a son, Lucas. They volunteer to serve food at Loaves and Fishes. Joe is an active member of the Lake Harriet Yacht Club, and owns a sailboat that he races both on Lake Harriet and at numerous regattas in Iowa and Minnesota during the summer.


Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law (St. Paul, MN), Juris Doctor, magna cum laude (2008)

  • University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA), B.A. History & Religious Studies (2004)


Honors

  • William Mitchell College of Law Dean's List (2006-2008)
  • Editor of the William Mitchell Law Review for Volume 34 (2007-2008); Staff member for Volume 33 (2006-2007)
  • Author of “The Balance of Power: The Supreme Court's Decision on Military Commissions and the Competing Interests in the War on Terror” published in the Journal for the National Security Forum(2007)
  • Participant in the Constance Baker Motley National Moot Court Competition (2007)
  • Vice-President of the National Security Law Society (2007-2008)
  • Outstanding Achievement Award in Labor Law, Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section (2008)
  • CALI Highest Grade Award in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Labor Law, Worker's Compensation, and National Security Law (2007-2008)
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy-Deposition Skills (Boulder, CO) (2009)

Previous Employment

  • Minnesota Court of Appeals, Law Clerk, Judge Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks (St. Paul, MN) (2008-2009)
  • Hennepin County Attorney's Office, Law Clerk, Gang Division (Minneapolis, MN) (2007-2008)
  • Tenth District Public Defender's Office, Law Clerk (Stillwater, MN) (2006-2007)

Admitted to Practice: Memberships

  • State of Minnesota and U.S.District Court, Districts of Minnesota and Western Wisconsin American Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association (Young Lawyer's, Civil Litigation & Business Law Sections), Hennepin County Bar Association.