Joshua Chumbley

Partner

Joshua M. Chumbley is a Partner in the St. Louis office of Foley Mansfield. He focuses his practice in Toxic and Mass Tort litigation, specifically, asbestos defense. Josh is involved in all phases of litigation, including written discovery, conducting depositions, preparing motions, attending court hearings and bringing matters to resolution. He has also assisted several commercial businesses with lease negotiations and tenant rights.

Josh offers his clients unique perspectives based on his experience in a variety of litigation situations, including conducting lead examination in numerous depositions of varying claims and fact patterns. He uses this experience and insight to develop effective strategies and responses and advise clients of likely outcomes in complex legal situations.

Outside of his legal work, Josh has assisted with many philanthropic efforts in the St. Louis community including the Motion for Kids program and setting up events with Operation Food Search. He has also represented several individuals in pro bono matters, including arguing a successful claim for unpaid wages in front of the Illinois Department of Labor.

While in law school, Josh served as an assistant Ombudsman and clerked at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Missouri. He also served as a Taylor Mattis Fellow where he helped mentor, tutor and guide first year law students. He also received the CALI Academic Excellence Award in Property I, Contracts II, Civil Procedure II, Advanced Torts, Administrative Law and Employment Law. He graduated law school with magna cum laude honors.

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  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Toxic & Mass Tort
  • Southern Illinois University, JD, magna cum laude, 2012
  • Southern Illinois University, B.S., cum laude, 2006
  • Missouri State Bar Association; 
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Academic Excellence Award - Property I, Contracts II, Civil Procedure II, Advanced Torts, Administrative Law, Employment Law - Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch®, 2022-2023

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