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Joshua F. Brown

Joshua F. Brown

also known as Josh F. Brown

About me

I am the founder of the Law Office of Josh F. Brown, and creator of Indy Franchise Law.  My practice is completely focused on helping people located in the Greater Indianapolis area and through out the state of Indiana achieve success through franchising and small business ownership.  I do this in the following ways:

  • I help passionate, driven and focused individuals buy, own and sell reputable franchises; 

  • I advise small business owners considering expansion through franchising; 

  • I assist US-limited small to mid-size franchisors with set up, registration, and renewals; and 

  • I serve in the role of trusted advisor by providing outside general legal counsel for small business (under 50 employees) owners to help them achieve success, minimize liabilities, imporve efficiencies, maintain compliance, and improve ROI.  


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Practice areas


  1. Franchising: 75%
    9 years
  2. Litigation: 15%
    9 years
  3. Advertising: 10%
    9 years


Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Matthew Alan Griffith

    I endorse this lawyer. Josh is my go-to lawyer, whenever I have any question about franchise law or franchising. His depth of knowledge and experience in small business and franchising is outstanding. He's a virtual walking, talking encyclopedia on franchise law. And, his communication style makes it easy to refer clients to him, as clients can immediately connect to him, understand his advice, feel comfortable asking questions, etc. Thus, his clients learn quickly to trust him and to follow his great counsel.


    Matthew Griffith Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Josh F. Brown

12821 East New Market Street
Suite 250
Carmel, IN, 46032


INActive In Good Standing200610/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2010 Indiana Rising StarSuperLawyers2010
Dr. John Morton Finney Award for Excellence in Legal EducationIndianapolis Bar Association2010
Rainmaker AwardBose Mckinney & Evans2005
Best Oralist, Luther M. Swygert Moot Court CompetitionValparaiso University School of Law2004
Best Team, Luther M. Swygert Moot Court CompetitionValpariaso University School of Law2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/AttorneyLaw Office of Josh F. Brown, LLC2013 - Present
AttorneyS.K. Huffer & Associates, P.C.2009 - Present
AttorneyHostetler & Kowalik2008 - 2009
Judicial Law ClerkIndiana Court of Appeals2007 - 2008
AttorneyKightlinger & Gray LLP2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Indianapolis Bar AssociationNetworking Committee2013 - Present
Indianapolis Bar AssociationAppellate Practice Section: CLE Committee2010 - Present
Indianapolis Bar AssociationMeeting of Members Committee2010 - Present
Indianapolis Bar AssociationGolf Committee2010 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationAppellate Division2010 - Present
Indianapolis Bar AssociationYoung Lawyers Division: Education Committee2009 - Present
Indianapolis Bar AssociationYoung Lawyers Division: Bar Enhancement Committee2008 - 2009
Sagamore American Inn of CourtAssociate2007 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ronco v. StateThe Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s ruling was guilty of resisting arrest
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Valparaiso University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2006
Indiana University-BloomingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Indy Bar, CLEAnatomy of An Interlocutory Appeal2010