Joshua T. Chilson

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Josh is a respected leader in the legal community having served as the President of the Clearwater Bar Association. He currently represents the Sixth Judicial Circuit on The Florida Bar Board of Governors which regulates the practice of law for the State of Florida.

Josh practices exclusively in the areas of personal injury and social security disability, having represented clients in most all types of personal injury matters including auto accidents, wrongful death, premises liability incidents, defective products and most other types of negligence actions involving serious injuries.

During law school, Josh completed prestigious internships with then Chief Judge of Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal the Honorable David L. Levy and in the U.S. Department of Justice at the United States Attorneys’ Office for the Middle District of Florida. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates forum and has been recognized by multiple organizations for his dedication to the law including Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite and the Clearwater Bar Association who awarded him their top honor, the 2016 Clearwater Bar Ralph Richards Award.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Auto Accidents
  • Premises Liability Incidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Social Security Disability
  • All Other Negligence Cases Involving Serious Injuries

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES

  • The Florida Bar
    • Board of Governors, 6th Judicial Circuit 2016-Present
    • Board of Governors Disciplinary Review Committee
    • Board of Governors Rules Committee
    • Sixth Judicial Circuit UPL Committee 6A & 6B Designated Reviewer
    • Sixth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee 6A, 6B & 6C Designated Reviewer
    • Client Security Fund Designated Reviewer
    • Board of Governors Liaison City, County & Local Government Section of The Florida Bar
    • Board of Governors Liaison to Law Related Education Committee of The Florida Bar
  • Clearwater Bar Association
    • Recipient 2016 Ralph Richards Award
    • Recipient of Two President’s Awards
    • President (2014-2015)
    • Board of Directors (2008-2016)
    • Past Chair Bench Bar Committee
    • Past Chair Civil Practice Section
    • Past Clearwater Bar Foundation Trustee
    • Past President of Clearwater Bar Young Lawyers Division

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

  • 2017 Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2016 Clearwater Bar Ralph Richards Award
  • Two Clearwater Bar President’s Awards
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star 2009-Present
  • Florida Trend Magazine Legal Elite Up & Comer Multiple Years
  • 2013 Leadership Pinellas Graduate
  • 2002-2004 Newman University National Alumni Board Member
  • 2003 Newman University Harvey Ablah Top Student Award
  • 2002-2003 Newman University Student Government Association President

COURTS

  • Supreme Court of the State of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

EDUCATION

  • Newman University, Bachelor of Science, Sociology & History (Double Major) (2003)
  • St. Thomas University, Juris Doctor (2006)

PERSONAL

  • Married to Michelle Chilson, RN since 2009; One daughter: Olivia, 3
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