Josh Saunders, Esq.

Senior Trial Attorney


Josh has been a public defender for over six years, practicing in Brooklyn and the Bronx. He is a graduate of New York University School of Law. While at NYU, he served as Article Selection Editor for the NYU Review of Law and Social Change. He also worked as an intern at the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Office of the Public Defender in Essex County, New Jersey, and at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem. He participated in the Comparative Criminal Justice and Community Defender clinics.


Prior to law school, he attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he was Phi Beta Kappa and received a B.A. mcl in Anthropology and History. He later received a M.A. in Anthropology (Folklore and Cultural Studies) in 2000 and won a National Science Foundation Fellowship for his research on globalization and media in South Asia.


Josh has also worked for several years as a freelance journalist, writing articles about topics as diverse as former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, Sri Lankan nationalism, jury nullification, and women in biker gangs. He published pieces in Lingua Franca, Legal Affairs, and other magazines.