Joshua Tom joined the ACLU of Mississippi as Staff Attorney before being promoted to Legal Director. Prior to joining the ACLU of Mississippi, Joshua was in private practice doing corporate litigation.
Joshua returned to the South after living in the North East for over a decade, most recently in Brooklyn, NY. He is a native of Memphis, TN, and his parents are natives of the Mississippi Delta.
Joshua studied literature and economics at Vanderbilt University and law at Boston University, where he was a member of the Law Review. Afterward, he practiced complex corporate litigation at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York. Passionate about fairness, justice, and equality, Joshua moved from corporate to civil rights law and to the ACLU of Mississippi.