Joshua L. Rubenstein – Partner
Joshua Rubenstein joined Blake Jones Law Firm L.L.C. in 2008 after spending eleven years working for judges and defending cases throughout the United States on behalf of companies with asbestos and product liability claims.
Joshua is a graduate of Newman School in New Orleans, and Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he received an undergraduate degree in English and Political Science in 1994. He returned to New Orleans and received his law degree and a Certificate of Specialization in Maritime Law and Honors in Trial Advocacy from Tulane in 1997.
He was active in Moot Court, representing Tulane at the 1996 John R. Brown National Admiralty Competition, where he was a semi-finalist in an issue of whether a casino boat bartender was a Jones Act Seaman. He was also a finalist at the Ruby R. Vale Corporate Law Competition in Wilmington, Delaware in 1997.
While in law school, Joshua clerked for Judge Roland Belsome, whose docket handled divorce and other family law matters. He then interned with Judge Patricia Rivet Murray at the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal.
From 1997 to 1998, Joshua was the judicial law clerk to Judge Ethel Simms Julien of New Orleans’ Civil District Court, where he assisted the judge with motion days, jury charge conferences and all other aspects of motion and trial practice.
In 1998, Joshua entered private practice, ultimately becoming a partner in a multi-state regional law firm, representing clients in cases in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, Maryland, California, Oregon, and Washington. While challenging, this multi-state practice kept him away from his native New Orleans.
As New Orleans gained momentum and energy after Hurricane Katrina, Joshua wanted to get more involved in his hometown. He joined Blake Jones Law Firm L.L.C. in 2008 and specializes in maritime, auto and 18-wheeler personal injury, and asbestos and silicosis claims. He also represents local businesses in personal injury and commercial disputes.
Joshua also gives back to the community. He is currently on the Executive Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and chairs the allocations process. He is a former President of Jewish Family Service of New Orleans, former member of the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana Board, and was a Lemann-Stern scholar (2010-2011).
Joshua was honored to have been named to Gambit’s “Forty Under Forty” in November 2010 for his work in New Orleans as an attorney and civic leader. He was also honored to serve as a 2016-2017 Vice Chair of Jewish Federations of North America’s National Young Leadership Cabinet, which is one of the nation’s premiere philanthropic leadership development programs.
Joshua is licensed to practice law in Louisiana, Texas, Georgia, Washington and Alaska.
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