Josh Walden is an
associate in the San Diego office, where he primarily represents clients in
special education and student matters. Mr. Walden is a member of the firm’s
Student Services and Special Education Practice Group. Mr. Walden also assists
school districts in legal matters regarding labor & employment and
governance and leadership.
Mr. Walden began
his career with F3 as a law clerk. In addition to his work with the firm, Mr.
Walden served as a law clerk for the San Diego Unified School District’s
Office of the General Counsel. He previously served as a judicial extern for
the Honorable Jill L. Burkhardt at the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District of California. Mr. Walden previously assisted in special education
matters at the University of San Diego School of Law’s Education &
Disability Clinic and the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program’s Education Law
Advocacy Project. He was also a research assistant to the Associate Dean and
Professor of Special Education Law Margaret Dalton at the University of San
Diego School of Law.
Prior to attending
law school, Mr. Walden was an instructional aide in a general education and a
special education classroom at a K-8 school through City Year Sacramento.
Mr. Walden earned
his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2018.
Mr. Walden served as the Comments Editor for the San Diego International Law
Journal and the Treasurer and Secretary for the University of San Diego
School of Law’s Advocates for Children and Education. A graduate of the
University of California, Davis, he received his Bachelor of Arts in
Psychology with a double minor in Spanish and Professional Writing.
Outside of his professional activities, Mr. Walden volunteers with Big Brothers of San Diego County. He speaks conversational Spanish.