Professional Biography

Joshua L. Kaul Counsel

  • Madison

    D +1.608.294.4007

    F +1.608.663.7499


    1 East Main Street, Suite 201

    Madison, WI




Josh Kaul is a litigator with significant trial experience. His practice focuses on voting-rights and other election-related litigation. Josh has tried cases challenging restrictive voting measures under the Voting Rights Act and the United States Constitution in federal courts in North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Josh worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in Baltimore. Josh led the prosecution of a case in which three defendants were convicted of conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering and he participated in the prosecution of a witness-murder case. Josh also served as the lead prosecutor through the original indictment of members of rival gangs that were involved in murders, shootings and other crimes.

Josh has worked on matters before courts of appeals and the United States Supreme Court as well. He has argued twice before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Before he became a federal prosecutor, Josh worked as an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Jenner & Block and as a law clerk to the then-Chief Judge of the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Josh is a graduate of Stanford Law School, where he served as President of the Stanford Law Review.

Related Employment

  • United States Attorney’s Office, District of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, Assistant United States Attorney, May 2010 - January 2014
  • Jenner & Block LLP, Washington, D.C., Associate, August 2007 - May 2010


  • Hon. Michael Boudin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2006 - 2007




Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Wisconsin

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida


  • Stanford Law School, J.D.,
    with distinction
    , 2006,
    President, Stanford Law Review;
    Co-Editor-in-Chief, Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
  • Yale University, B.A., Economics and History,
    cum laude
    , 2003