Josh Raines specializes in defending businesses of all sizes in general negligence, premises liability, and employment litigation.
Prior to joining Greene & Roberts LLP, Mr. Raines served as a Deputy District Attorney, where he prosecuted both misdemeanor and felony crimes. As a criminal prosecutor, he took multiple cases to jury and bench trials and never lost any contested hearings out of the dozens he litigated. He also successfully argued in front of the court's Appellate Division.
Mr. Raines obtained his Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law, where he served as an Associate Editor of the California Western Law Review, received the American Jurisprudence Award for Academic Excellence (Highest Grade in Class) in Trial Advocacy and Legal Skills II, and was a Finalist (Distinguished Advocate) for the California Western School of Law Moot Court Honors Board Appellate Competition. During law school, Mr. Raines served as a law clerk for the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California, the Special Prosecutions Division of the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, and the San Diego City Attorney's Office, Criminal Division.
Mr. Raines is currently serving our nation as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate for the United States Air Force Reserve. As an Air Force Judge Advocate General, he is an expert in the areas of military justice, national security, and international law.
Prior to being a lawyer, Mr. Raines had a successful career in finance, business development, and law enforcement. He is a U.S. Air Force combat veteran who deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003 to 2004.
In his free time, Mr. Raines enjoys sailing, kayaking, biking, and spending time with family.