For more than 40 years, the Ann Arbor Observer has been keeping its readers in touch with the people and places that make our city an easy place to love and a hard place to leave. Our law firm was recently honored when the Observer included a detailed profile of owner and managing partner Ashish Joshi.
The path to “Tree Town” began for 43-year-old Joshi in his native India, where he holds a law degree from Gujarat University, in addition to the one he earned here from the University of Michigan. Joshi has over the years built “a reputation as a gifted and aggressive litigator in criminal, business, international and, particularly, family law, where he specializes in some of the most bitter child custody cases.”
He is known as a passionate advocate in matters of parental alienation; cases in which an angry parent pits their child against the other parent in an effort to gain advantages in custody battles or related disputes. Joshi told the paper that he’s currently working on an international case of parental alienation before the European Court of Human Rights. Though he cannot discuss details of the dispute, Ann Arbor therapist Siri Gottlieb says the attorney has “a very nuanced understanding” of the complex emotions that roil these cases.
Grand Rapids attorney Amy Rademaker agrees, telling the Observer that Joshi is “zealous about mining the truth” and that he pushes other professionals – social workers, lawyers and courtroom staff – to pursue facts and justice just as avidly.
West Michigan therapist Randy Flood said Joshi is a diligent, smart advocate for his clients, leaving “no room for others to be incompetent or the courts to be without critical information in understanding a case.”
From his office at the corner of Huron and Platt, Joshi discussed the wide variety of legal clashes his firm tackles – criminal, family law, business and international disputes. “At the end of the day, litigation is about problem-solving,” he told the Observer. “I love what I do!”