Joshua B. Kutnick

Joshua Kutnick is Of Counsel to James B. Goldberg & Associates. Joshua was born in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in Akron, Ohio. His family taught him that the greatest thing a person can do is to use his talents to help others and hopefully improve this world in some way. Josh went to college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he majored in English. While a student at Chicago-Kent College of Law, he began clerking for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Eventually becoming licensed under Supreme Court Rule 711, he tried over 50 felony trials while still a law student.

After working for an experienced criminal defense attorney, Josh decided to begin his own practice in 2001.

Most notably, in 2012, Josh successfully argued to Judge Stanley Sacks to declare the Illinois Eavesdropping Act unconstitutional. The case was part of a wave of change in an individual’s rights to record the police while exercising their public duties. He continues to be a leading authority of the topic of the Illinois Eavesdropping Act, and he continues to search for more eavesdropping cases to further challenge the Act.

Josh’s greatest ability is to analyze the strengths and weakness of both sides of a case, and to determine the best path that is in the client’s best interest. His personal style and courtroom acumen have been noted by many clients as his strongest traits. Clients remark that he is comforting but realistic in the office, yet in the courtroom he can be equally savvy and tactful. He shows his aggressive side when needed and stays calm when appropriate. His ability to explain the details of law and the criminal justice system is a great help to his clients and their families.