Josh M. Walden

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.  

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San Diego office
1525 Faraday Ave.
Suite 300
Carlsbad, California 92008
Phone: 760.304.6000
Fax: 760.304.6011

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