Cozen O’Connor: Greenbaum, Josh M.

Josh M. Greenbaum

Member

Philadelphia

(215) 665-2788

(215) 701-2388

Josh concentrates his practice in construction law litigation, product liability, casualty defense, commercial litigation, and complex tort litigation. He has handled all types of litigation matters, including product liability cases, security and premises liability cases, dram shop cases, lead paint litigation, construction litigation, oil and gas litigation, and breach of contract claims.

Josh has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict, including major jury trials in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has also handled cases in other jurisdictions including, but not limited to Alaska, Arizona, California, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Texas, and Washington. He also has tried numerous bench trials, administrative law hearings, and private and compulsory arbitration cases. In addition, he has mediated many matters in alternate dispute resolution forums. Josh has argued appeals in New Jersey appellate courts, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Pennsylvania Superior Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

Josh co-chairs the Real Estate & Construction Industry Group of Cozen O'Connor. He also formerly served on the board of directors at Cozen O'Connor. 

Josh is the past president of the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel and a past committee member of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and the Philadelphia Bar Association State Civil Committee. He is an active member of the Construction Law Society of America. Josh currently serves on the Board of Trustees, Mercy Career and Technical High School, Philadelphia, Pa. and the Board of Directors, The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia.

Josh attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 1981, and earned his J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 1988.

News

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

64 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 21, 2019

Super Lawyers has selected 64 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 23, 2017

Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition based on a rigorous peer-review that has been developed and defined for more than 30 years.

Cozen O’Connor Continues to Grow West Coast Presence with Addition of William Walsh

March 31, 2014

Cozen O’Connor has hired experienced commercial litigator William Walsh as a member, further expanding the firm’s litigation strengths in its Seattle office. Mr. Walsh has successfully represented numerous clients in court in a variety of areas, particularly with regard to aviation, products liability, and professional liability matters.

Cozen O’Connor Names Shareholders to Board of Directors

August 23, 2011

Cozen O’Connor Names Shareholders to Board of Directors

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers By Law & Politics

May 29, 2008

Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that 42 attorneys from the firm’s Philadelphia and West Conshohocken offices have been named 2008 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers by Law & Politics, and will appear in the June 2008 issues of Philadelphia magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.

Cozen O’Connor Member Josh M. Greenbaum Lectures On Product Liability For AAIS

May 07, 2008

Cozen O’Connor Member Josh M. Greenbaum Lectures On Product Liability For AAIS

Publications

A Supplemental Whitepaper Addressing Sandy's Impact on Commercial and Residential Property Owners and Construction Companies [Cozen O'Connor Whitepaper]

January 23, 2013

This whitepaper provides an overview of construction related issues potentially raised by storm damage, including delay claims, areas of responsibility of municipalities and design professionals, environmental concerns and other topical matters.

Dram Shop Liability: The Exposure is Greater Than You Think [Cozen O'Connor Whitepaper]

May 06, 2010

Dram Shop Liability: The Exposure is Greater Than You Think - Cozen O'Connor Whitepaper - A sporting event between historic rivals, a concert given by a major pop star, a bar or
restaurant at which one celebrates a birthday, new job, or a dinner out, and a banquet hall hosting
a wedding, anniversary, or office party.While these venues often host exciting and celebratory events, their commonalities, all too often, combine to result in unfortunate and, sometimes, tragic
consequences.

Before Facing a Lawsuit: What Every Establishment Needs to Know [Cozen O'Connor Presentation]

September 07, 2009

Before Facing a Lawsuit: What Every Establishment Needs to Know - Cozen O'Connor Presentation -

Dangerous Liaisons: What to Do Before Things Go Wrong [Constructor Magazine]

January 28, 2009

Dangerous Liaisons: What to Do Before Things Go Wrong - Constructor Magazine - An indemnification or hold- harmless clause in a construction contract shifts liability and protects parties involved in the agreement.
Take a typical scenario: an owner hires an architect and a general contractor to design and build an addition. The general contractor hires various subcontractors. During construction, a collapse occurs, causing extensive damage and injuries. The injured workers file lawsuits against the owner, architect, GC and various subs.

A Pre-Trial and Procedural Roadmap for Defending Food-Related and Other Mass Tort Litigation [Cozen O'Connor Whitepaper]

October 12, 2007

A Pre-Trial and Procedural Roadmap for Defending Food-Related and Other Mass Tort Litigation - Cozen O'Connor Whitepaper - This past year has seen a wide variety of news coverage related to our nation’s food
supply. In early 2007, the FDA promulgated guidelines pertaining to fresh cut produce.
Concerns surrounding contaminated spinach, green onions, other vegetables and most recently,
beef have led to various recalls by manufacturers and others in the industry.

The Care and Feeding of an Expert Witness - Watch Out, They May Bite! [STRUCTURE]

October 01, 2007

The Care and Feeding of an Expert Witness - Watch Out, They May Bite! - STRUCTURE -

Events & Seminars

Past Events

PLRB/LIRB Large Loss Conference

November 26, 2007 - Washington, D.C.

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1988
  • West Chester U. of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1981

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America 2018-2020

Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated AV Preeminent Lawyer

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2014-2019

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Construction Law Society of America
  • The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia