Josh is a graduate of the Tulane University Law School where he received a certification in Environmental Law and was a member of both Environmental and Civil Litigation Clinics. He founded what is now Hansen, Howell & Wilkie, PLLC in 2004 as a general practice with a focus on real estate matters while growing the litigation practice. The firm is now heavily concentrated on Eminent Domain law and more than 90% of the work of the firm is representing businesses, families and individuals when their property is taken by a government entity or prviate utility.
Josh is a proud member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice where he has served in many roles, including two times as the Chair of the Eminent Domain and Land Condmnation practice section. He is a frequent speaker and presenter in continuing legal education seminars focused on eminent domain.
Josh lives in Raleigh with his wife and daughter. An avid fisherman, Josh is frequently stalking trout while fly fishing in the mountains or cruising the coastal waters in search of red drum and speckeled trout. He does manage to snag a few every now and again.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best of the Triangle- Law Firms||Triangle Downtowner Magazine||2015|
|Best of the Triangle - Law Firms||Triangle Downtowner Magazine||2014|
|Eminent Domain Lawyer of the Month||Attorney at Law Magazine||2014|
|Partner||Hansen, Howell and Wilkie, PLLC||2004 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||N/A||N/A|
|Trials Briefs Magazine - NCAJ||Getting to "Just Compensation"||2011|
|Tulane University Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Mountain Magic, NCAJ 2012||Eminent Domain Legislative Update||2012|
|North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Eminent Domain Section||Ethics - Negotiation and Tax Forms||2011|
|North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Eminent Domain Section||Severance Damages||2011|
|North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Eminent Domain Section||Ethics - Advertising, Fees and Disbursements in Condemnation Cases||2010|
|North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Eminent Domain Section||Getting to Know Your Property||2010|
|North Carolina Department of Transporation v. Smothers Warehouse, Inc.||Jury verdict in favor of landowner.|