Overview

Josh Bendor’s practice focuses on civil litigation, appeals, and professional liability. His work often involves matters of public law, including constitutional law and election law, and he has represented clients in a variety of complex, high-profile lawsuits in Arizona. He also represents lawyers and law firms in malpractice actions and disciplinary matters. His commercial litigation clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses.

In 2021, Josh was recognized by Best Lawyers for his Appellate Practice. Southwest Super Lawyers has recognized him as a rising star since 2019. 

Josh maintains an active pro bono practice, primarily in the areas of immigration and civil rights. He also serves on the boards of the Florence Project and the Morris Institute for Justice.

Before joining Osborn Maledon, Josh clerked on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He graduated from Yale College and Yale Law School. 

Awards

  • Best Lawyers®, Appellate Practice, 2021
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Constitutional Law, 2019-2022
  • Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project, Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2018
  • Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education, Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona, 2018

Activities

Professional Activities

  • Phoenix Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, Member, 2022
  • State Bar of Arizona, Appellate Practice Section
  • Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, Board Member, 2019-Present
  • William E. Morris Institute for Justice, Board Member, 2018-Present
  • Phoenix Environmental Quality & Sustainability Commission, Member, 2018-2020
  • Phoenix Legal Action Network, Steering Committee, 2017-2018

Insights

  • The Broadening of Attorney Discipline, CLE Presentation to the City of Phoenix Law Department, June 2021
  • Ethics in Pro Bono Representation, CLE Presentation to the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona’s Civil Litigation Panel Volunteer Training, April 2021
  • Ethics & Social Media, CLE Presentation to the Federal Bar Association, May 2018 (with the Hon. John J. Tuchi and Jessica Beckwith)

Publications

Radio Appearances