Joshua L. Ellis



Josh is an attorney in Ward, Hocker & Thornton’s Lexington Office.¬†Before joining WHT, Josh gained valuable experience and training in research, writing and civil litigation serving as staff attorney for Fayette County Circuit Court Hon. Judge James D. Ismael Jr. After attending Wake Forest University and prior to completing law school at the University of Kentucky, Josh played five years of professional baseball in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.¬† Today, he draws on his experience in professional sports to bring a results-oriented approach to resolving cases for his clients.


Fayette County Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Admitted to Practice

U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 2018
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 2018
Kentucky, 2016



J.D., University of Kentucky, 2016
B.A., Political Science, Wake Forest University, 2007


Lexington, KY