Joshua D. Poyer is a seasoned trial and appellate lawyer whose practice focuses on complex international and domestic litigation in a wide range of substantive areas. He has taken discovery and handled litigation in cases across the world and has prepared matters for arbitration in the U.S. and in Europe. He is admitted to the bar in Florida and in several U.S. trial and appellate courts.
Josh graduated with honors from the University of Akron in 1999. In 2003 gained his J.D. (with honors) from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was a member of The University of Miami Law Review. The Review published his written submission a year after he graduated.
Joshua trained at AMK as a law clerk and joined the firm as an associate in September, 2003. Through more than a decade at the firm, he has worked closely with Henk Milne and Craig Kalil, taking discovery across the U.S., in the Caribbean, Asia, and Europe. His work has routinely involved the analysis of the application of substantive and procedural laws from multiple U.S. and foreign jurisdictions as they apply to the firm’s class action, complex multi-district and multi-country cases.
Just some of the many substantive areas in which Josh has had substantial experience are: domestic and international contract litigation; domestic and international civil theft litigation; all forms of domestic and international business litigation; all forms of property disputes (including international intellectual property rights and international marital property rights); non-competition disputes; Mareva injunctions and pre-judgment asset freezes; 28 USC § 1782 applications (for obtaining evidence for use abroad); domestic and international arbitrations; domestic and international frauds; asset-recovery litigation; multi-state, multi-district and class action insurance litigation; and otherwise the gamut of commercial cases.
From a thorough grounding in trial and appellate work by observing and assisting in all phases of state and federal trials and appeals, and foreign arbitral work, Josh has moved on to trying and winning complex multi-million dollar federal trials as first chair, procuring judgments on behalf of the firm’s clients. He has personally written numerous appellate briefs submitted to state and federal courts of appeal, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Wachovia Bank, N.A. v. Tien, 406 Fed. App’x. 411 (11th Cir. 2010).
American University of the Caribbean v. Tien, 26 So. 3d 56 (Fla. 3d DCA 2010).
Wachovia Bank, N.A. v. Tien, 2014 WL 7399064 (11th Cir. Dec. 31, 2014).
American University of the Caribbean, N.V. v. Caritas Healthcare, Inc., 484 Fed. App’x. 322 (11th Cir. 2012).
Tien v. Tien, 44 So. 3d 595 (Fla. 3d DCA 2010).
Note and Comment: United States v. Miggins: A Survey of Anticipatory Search Warrants and the Need for Uniformity Among the Circuits, 58 U. Miami L. Rev. 701 (2004).
In addition to an interest in genealogy, Joshua also belongs to a book club, enjoys boxing, and drifting rally cars around gravel roads, and frequently volunteers his weekends with No More Tears, a local non-profit organization that rescues victims of domestic abuse.
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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