Josh Ji


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Josh Ji

Josh Ji is a strategic advocate who specializes in complex litigation, particularly within the financial services industry. He has deposed and defended key witnesses, presented oral arguments, prepared expert witnesses and reports, managed discovery and law-and-motion proceedings, authored dispositive motions, prepared pre-trial filings, and negotiated settlements. Josh has also successfully represented clients in binding arbitration and in trial.

In addition to protecting private client interests, Josh maintains a robust pro bono practice. After serving as lead trial counsel in a prisoner civil rights action by appointment of the US District Court (C.D. Cal.) Pro Bono Civil Rights Panel, Josh was invited to speak about his successful representation at the OC Federal Bar Association’s annual pro bono event. In another pro bono matter, Josh second-chaired the cross-examination of the final witness called by the State of Alabama in a two-week federal trial, and that witness’s testimony was expressly discounted in the trial court’s ruling against the State defendants.



Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Central District of California


  • UC Irvine School of Law, JD, cum laude; Notes Chair/Executive Board, UC Irvine Law Review; Faculty Award in Civil Procedure; Dean's Merit Scholar
  • University of California at Riverside, BA, cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Activities


  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Josephine L. Staton, US District Court, Central District of California

Professional Affiliations

  • Commissioner, County of Orange - Campaign Finance & Ethics (2017-Present)
  • Chair-Elect, OCBA International Law Section (2021-Present)
  • Past Director-at-Large, Orange County Bar Association (2020-2021)
  • Past President, Orange County Korean American Bar Association (2019-2020)
  • Past Governing Council Member, UCI Law Alumni Association (2016-2019)


  • SARLs & Diversity Jurisdiction: Safeguarding 28 U.S.C. § 1332, 5 U.C. Irvine L. Rev. 1463 (2016)