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Joshua Walthall

(919) 801-6208



  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP - Of Counsel Attorney
  • North Carolina State Bar - Deputy Counsel
  • New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office - Attorney
  • Campbell University School of Law - Adjunct Professor
  • Wake Technical Community College - Instructor
  • United States Department of Homeland Security - Clerk to Honorable Judge Bruce Tucker Smith
  • Campbell Law Review - Business Editor

Joshua is an experienced trial attorney who focuses his practice on representing lawyers, physicians, nurses, dentists, land surveyors, engineers, real estate agents, accountants, and other professionals in legal proceedings before administrative licensing boards. He assists clients in navigating issues related to highly regulated professions, including the unauthorized practice of law and issues before the Board of Law Examiners. Joshua also provides confidential, practical advice to lawyers and law firms facing professional ethics dilemmas, including Bar or criminal investigations, employee theft, unfair competition and business practices, firm dissolutions, and other risk management. Joshua can also audit or investigate trust account records and provide guidance on how to correct trust accounting errors and maintain best practices.

Prior to joining the firm, Joshua worked at the North Carolina State Bar for nearly a decade, primarily prosecuting attorney misconduct. He has experience handling cases from pre-litigation and grievance stages through trial before several tribunals, including the Disciplinary Hearing Commission, North Carolina Superior Court, the North Carolina Business Court, and the North Carolina Court of Appeals. In addition to managing extensive discovery projects and investigations, Joshua has experience with trust account compliance issues both at trial and in financial audits. And as a former advisor to the Authorized Practice Committee of the State Bar, Joshua has experience assessing alternative business structures and handling unauthorized practice of law cases, prepaid legal services applications, interstate law firm matters, and regulatory complaints involving real estate agents, clerks, translators, business owners, out-of-state lawyers, technology companies, document drafting services, debt negotiation businesses, and financial professionals.

Prior to law school, Joshua worked in the land surveying, banking, and construction industries and was a middle school teacher and soccer coach.

When not practicing law, Joshua enjoys gardening, reading, canoeing, fishing, and spending time with his wife and four children.

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