Josh Mahoney



Josh Mahoney is a trial lawyer in Faegre Drinker’s Denver office. Josh represents companies and their executives in a broad range of business disputes and white collar investigations and proceedings, with particular focus in contract, business torts, antitrust, trade secret and complex commercial cases.

Josh also maintains an active pro bono practice involving veterans’ benefits appeals and related issues through the firm’s Justice for Veterans Initiative.

Before joining the firm, Josh practiced commercial litigation at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago. He began his legal career as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Michael J. Melloy of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and for the Honorable Chief Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer of the Northern District of Illinois. Prior to that, Josh served as a paralegal for Iowa Legal Aid through the AmeriCorps program.

Personal Interests

While in college, Josh was a Division-I Football Academic All-America selection for the University of Northern Iowa Panthers. He was a finalist for the Academic Heisman and received the Walter Byers Award, which is the highest academic award the NCAA administers.

Josh maintains an active lifestyle in Denver and is a Boston Marathon qualifier.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado


VA accreditation


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Hon. Rebecca Pallmeyer, 2014-2015
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Hon. Michael J. Melloy, 2013-2014


University of Chicago Law School
J.D. with honors, The University of Chicago Legal Forum (articles editor) (2013)

University of Northern Iowa
B.A. in Economics and English, summa cum laude (2009)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • National Veterans Legal Services Program

Professional Associations

  • Faculty of Federal Advocates

Civic Activities

  • Center for Conflict Resolution – Auxiliary Board, 2016-19
  • LINK Unlimited Mentorship Program, 2012-present


  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019
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