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Wes, Josh

Joshua J. Wes

Josh Wes focuses his practice in the area of product liability litigation, primarily defending pharmaceutical and medical device companies in complex actions in state and federal courts.

He has worked on an array of litigation teams, including teams defending orthopedic implant, pelvic mesh, transdermal drug-delivery, and Cox-2 inhibitor medication actions. He serves as national and local counsel and handles cases at the state and federal trial court levels, including multi-district litigation, coordinated proceedings, and class actions. In addition to defending pharmaceutical and medical device cases, Josh also handles commercial litigation matters, including unfair competition claims, antitrust actions, and breach of fiduciary duty actions.

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (J.D., 2005); Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Articles Editor
Biola University (M.A., with honors, 2002)
Biola University (B.A., cum laude, 2000)
State Admissions
California, 2005
Federal Admissions
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States District Court, Eastern District of California
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States District Court, Southern District of California

Representative Trials

  • Member of trial team that defended medical device manufacturer in six week jury trial alleging injuries from allegedly defective hip implant
  • Member of trial team that represented pharmaceutical company in five week jury trial arising out of the alleged theft of trade secrets from a database as part of a clinical trial to have a new drug indication approved

Representative Matters

  • Coordinated defense of all aspects of pharmaceutical and medical device cases (opioid and NSAID prescription medications, orthopedic implants, surgical trocar, hernia mesh patch, etc.) in state and federal courts
  • Defended orthopedic manufacturer in high profile personal injury action brought by celebrity plaintiff
  • Defended action in New York federal court against major telecommunications company for alleged violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act
  • Defended action in California state court and federal Bankruptcy Court against former Board of Director of defunct public company against allegations of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty


  • “Developments in the Law of Federal Jurisdiction and Forum Selection: The Anti-Injunction and All Writs Acts in Complex Litigation”, 37 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 1603 (2004)
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association