Attorney Josh Stigdon joined the firm in 2016.  His practice includes criminal defense, real estate transactions, family law and divorce, corporate, and municipal law.

Josh is an experienced trial attorney, and is in the courtroom litigating almost daily.


In his free time, Josh enjoys spending time with his family, politics, running, and fishing, and is an avid Kentucky basketball fan.

  • J.D., Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, cum laude (2010)
  • B.S., Indiana University, magna cum laude (2006)
  • Indiana (all state courts)
  • Kentucky (all state courts)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
Professional Associations, Memberships, and Affiliations 
  • Public Defender, Switzerland County, Indiana (2010-2015)
  • Public Defender, Jefferson County Indiana (2010–present)
  • Public Defender, Scott County Indiana (2016 – present)
  • Member, Scott County Bar Association
  • Member, Jefferson County Bar Association (President, 2013-2014)
  • Member, Indiana Bar Association
  • Member, Kentucky Bar Association

Representative Matters

Litigation and Trials

  • Representing individuals and businesses in a wide variety of litigation and trial matters, including personal injury claims, civil litigation, business and real estate disputes, divorce, and breach of contract

Criminal Defense

  • Representing individuals charged with all levels of misdemeanors and felonies and probation violations, including drug charges, drunk driving, and domestic battery.
  • Currently serving as a public defender for Scott County and Jefferson County, where he has represented hundreds of defendants.
  • Often representing clients in CHINS (Children in Need of Services) actions concerning child neglect, removal, and proceedings to get children back from foster care.

Real Estate

  • Drafting mortgages, deeds, and closing documents
  • Conducting insured closings and issuing title insurance policies
  • Easement disputes and mechanics’ liens
  • Property line disputes
  • Mortgage foreclosure matters

Business and Healthcare Representation

  • Representing and advising individuals and businesses on a wide variety of matters, including business formation, disputes, and litigation.

Municipal Representation

  • As Counsel to the City of Austin and Scott County School District 2, advising these clients on matters including ordinances, bonds, contracts, employment, and other municipal matters.