Joshua A. Gildea

Joshua A. Gildea

Co-Chair, Litigation & Trial Practice

Commercial Litigation • Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights • Intellectual Property • Landlord/Tenant Law

Joshua A. Gildea is a shareholder and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice. Mr. Gildea’s practice includes commercial litigation, civil litigation, bankruptcy, complex commercial matters, landlord tenant and construction matters. He also practices in the area of intellectual property law.


  • Robert E. Cook Honors College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.A., summa cum laude, 2000
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 2005
    • Wisconsin Law Review, Senior Editorial Board, Symposium Editor, Note & Comment Editor
    • Order of the Coif

Bar Admissisions

  • Pennsylvania
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional Organizations

  • Bar Association of Lehigh County
  • Northampton County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Honors & Affiliations

  • Named one of “Forty Under 40” by Lehigh Valley Business, 2014
  • Named a “Select Lawyer” in:
    • Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights Law, Commercial Litigation and General Civil Litigation, 2014
    • Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights Law and Commercial Litigation, 2015 – 2017
  • Selected for inclusion in 2012-2015, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Rising Star Edition

Projects & Accomplishments

  • Obtained victory for major national retail chain in jury trial of multi-million dollar commercial landlord action
  • Obtained summary judgment in commercial dispute between shareholders of disbanding business
  • Handled multi-million dollar intellectual property matter in both state and federal courts
  • Obtained recovery for site contractor in complicated bankruptcy litigation
  • Obtained relief in multi-million dollar merger & acquisition litigation in federal court



Community Activity

  • Lehigh Valley Zoo, Member, Board of Directors, 2014-present
  • Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley, Former Member, Board of Directors