Joshua S. Brewster graduated from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis in 2002. Joshua practiced civil rights law with the Indiana Civil Rights Commission for ten years, where he rose to the level of Deputy Director and Chief Staff Counsel. In his years with the statewide civil rights enforcement agency, Joshua investigated, litigated and mediated claims of discrimination in employment, housing, education and public accommodations, and was particularly concerned with providing equal opportunities to people with disabilities. Joshua maintained close working relationships with housing providers, educators and employers providing training and advice on compliance with state and federal law.
Joshua also worked closely with other state and federal agencies to coordinate efforts in the enforcement of sometimes overlapping laws and regulations. Joshua has received extensive training in the enforcement of the federal Fair Housing Act and federal Equal Employment Opportunity laws. Entering the private practice of law when he moved to St. Mary’s County in 2012, Joshua has focused on employment, landlord/tenant and adult guardianship cases. He is frequently appointed by the Circuit Courts of Charles, St. Mary’s and Calvert to represent adults alleged to have a disability in guardianship proceedings.