Joshua L. Rubenstein – Associate
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Joshua Rubenstein joined the 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 a 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 the 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 the President of Jewish Family Service, a member of the Jewish Federation Board and the J-Grad board, and is a Lemann-Stern scholar (2010-2011).
Joshua is 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.
Joshua is licensed to practice law in Louisiana, Texas, Georgia and Washington.