Chapman University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science;
Chapman University, Juris Doctor in Law
Office Location: 328 N. Glassell Street, Orange CA 92866
Office Hours: 8 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
Office Phone: (714) 628-2694
Josh Flynn-Brown is from Redondo Beach, California. He has been an attorney at the Institute for two years but while in law school he worked at the Institute every year since summer 2009. He graduated from Chapman University School of Law and also earned his undergraduate degree from Chapman University. While attending college he published a book titled “In Defense of the President” in 2007.
In 2011 he received the Outstanding Clinical Student Award from the Clinical Legal Education Association. In addition, while in law school he published a law review article with the Center for Judicial Process at Albany Law School (and prior to the ObamaCare ruling) titled "Constitutional Implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Does the Individual Mandate and Penalty Provision Pass Constitutional Muster?”
As an attorney at the Institute he published a law review article with Suffolk University Law Review titled “Analyzing the Tension Between Military Force Reductions and the Constitution: Protecting an Officer’s Property Interest in Continued Employment.” In addition, he published a law review with UC Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly titled “Analyzing the Constitutional Implications of the Department Of Veterans Affairs Process to Determine Incompetency: Is the Federal Government Violating the Second Amendment and Due Process?” (to be published Spring 2014)
At the Institute, Josh has participated in state and federal litigation and has worked on a wide variety of cases and issues including wrongful foreclosure, loan modification, unlawful detainer, temporary restraining order/preliminary injunctions, eminent domain, landlord/tenant, car repossession, elder fraud and abuse, debt collection, discharge upgrades, medical evaluation board/physical evaluation board claims, Traumatic Group Life Insurance, and VA claims. Notably, Josh engaged in litigation against a large national bank for wrongful foreclosure and breach of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. The matter successfully resolved in favor of a single mother and Army vet owning her home free and clear of a mortgage. Josh has also acquired tens of thousands of dollars for World War II veterans defrauded by senior living facilities. He has also successfully upgraded discharges resulting in post-9/11 GI Bill coverage as well as acquiring full retirement and medical for improperly discharged veterans. In addition, he participated in TSGLI litigation against the federal government and represented the matter with his colleague, Susie Thompson, in the Federal Court of Claims. The matter eventually settled for the maximum amount allowed by law. He has also negotiated down debt for World War II veterans and Iraq/Afghanistan war veterans saving tens of thousands of dollars.
Josh currently represents over 30 Air Force Officers in a high profile illegal separation case involving federal law and constitutional due process actions. His work on the matter resulted in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal and “Letters to the Editor” section. He was also instrumental in the drafting of federal legislation, the Keep America’s Promises Act, and acquiring the support of many national service organizations in furtherance of the legislation which was designed to redress the harms caused by the illegal separation. In addition, he has been quoted in the Air Force Times, Daily Caller and ABA Journal. One of his Air Force clients was also the focus of a Time Magazine Online article. Josh has also published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on the military pension system as well as the Orange County Register regarding the VA interfering with Second Amendment rights.
Josh is admitted to practice in California and the United States District Court - Central District, Federal Court of Claims and is a VA certified attorney.