A native of Huntsville, Alabama, Josh Chesser is a partner in the firm’s Alabama office. He concentrates his practice on construction and business litigation, as well as transactional work. Josh received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Auburn University. While at Auburn, Josh was the Vice President of the Tau Sigma honor society, and a participant in the Auburn University Global Business Experience in Central Europe. He also interned in the offices of Congressman Robert “Bud” Cramer, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the 5th District of Alabama, and Senator Ted Little, representing the 27th District of Alabama.
In 2009, Josh was awarded his Juris Doctor degree from Tulane University School of Law where he was a managing editor of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal and earned the honors distinction in the Tulane Trial Advocacy Program. While at Tulane, Josh represented indigent clients at the Tulane Civil Litigation Clinic and was a member of the Tulane University Legal Assistance Program, the Sports Law Society, and the Tulane Chapter of the American Inns of Court. During law school, he also clerked for United States Department of Justice and received a certificate in mediation through the Intercultural Negotiation and Mediation program conducted by the Institut für Anwaltsrecht at the Humboldt University Law Faculty in Berlin, Germany.
Josh acquired experience in construction accounting, management, and operations during his time spent as an employee of his family’s business, Shelby Contracting, Inc. in Huntsville, Alabama. Prior to joining Krebs Farley & Dry, he practiced for nearly twelve years at Smith Cashion & Orr in Nashville, Tennessee. Josh enjoys coaching youth sports, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC v. Osram Sylvania, Inc. and Quadrelle Realty Svcs., LLC, 2017 WL 5992361, Dyer County Circuit Court, No. 2011-CV-47
Wesolowski v. Republic Parking System, LLC; Broad Street Land Co., LLC; Chattanooga Land Co., LLC, Hamilton County Circuit Court, No. 19-C829
DH Companies, LLC v. Harmony Hospitality, LLC, Davidson County Chancery Court, No. 20-0359
Factory Mutual Insurance Co. and Commonwealth of Kentucky, Div. of Risk and Ins. Svcs. v. City of Murray, Calloway County Circuit Court, No. 19-CI-00143
Pierson v. Whitlock and Great White Express, LLC, Maury County Chancery Court, No. 20-436
Joshua K. Chesser, Recent Developments in Environmental Law: Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act (Norton Construction Co. v. United States Army Corps of Engineers, 280 F. App’x 490
(6th Cir. 2008)), 22 Tulane Envtl. Law. Journal 461 (2008).
EVENTS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Presenter, Liability in the Performance of Building Inspection Duties and Liabilities and Pitfalls in the Fire Protection Industry.
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES
Alabama State Bar Association
Kentucky State Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
Tennessee State Bar Association
American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law
Greater Nashville Auburn Club
Nashville Junior Chamber
Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel
2204 Whitesburg Drive
Huntsville, AL 35801
Complex Commercial Litigation
Real Estate Litigation
J.D., Tulane University Law School (2009)
B.A., Auburn University (2006)
BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee
U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts of Alabama
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Supreme Court