Josh Brown

Josh Brown

Indianapolis, Indiana

Josh Brown is a franchise attorney with a national practice helping business owners make smart franchise decisions. Josh works with new and emerging franchisors to help them work through their legal challenges and grow through the franchise model. This includes assisting with business set up, trademarking, licensing issues, employment matters, HR issues and all other legal-related matters pertaining to a franchise or licensing structure.  Additionally, he helps entrepreneurs identify and pursue good franchise opportunities. Finally, when a franchise relationship breaks down, Josh helps his clients with litigation and workout arrangements. 

Josh is a recognized Indiana Super Lawyer, Franchise Legal Eagle, and Immediate Past Chairman of the Board for a national non-profit organization (College Mentors For Kids) that provides weekly mentoring for at risk youth. 

Before becoming an attorney, Josh worked in business management, sales, marketing, and operations for several businesses, including two franchise systems. He combines his business background, entrepreneurial skills, and legal experience to help entrepreneurs in all aspects of their business growth, with a focus on franchising.

Josh is the creator and host of Franchise Euphoria, a top-rated podcast that sheds light on the evolving world of business franchising. In addition to all things franchising, Josh enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and playing golf.  To learn more or tune in to the Franchise Euphoria podcast, click here:


  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
    • Juris Doctorate
    • Honors: Valparaiso University Moot Court, Participant & Board Member, 2004-2006
    • Law Review: Valparaiso University Law Review, Articles Writer & Editor, 2004 - 2005
  • Indiana University
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Franchise Times, Franchise Legal Eagle, 2014 - 2018
  • Super Lawyer, 2018 - 2019
  • Super Lawyer, Rising Star, 2010, 2014-2017
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, President’s Award for Service to the Association, 2019
  • Dr. John Morton Finney, Jr. Award for Excellence in Legal Education

Past Employment Positions

  • The Honorable Nancy H. Vaidik (Chief Judge Indiana Court of Appeals), Judicial Clerkship

Pro Bono Activities

  • Indianapolis Bar Association Board Member, 2018-2019
  • Vice President of the Indianapolis Bar Association, 2018
  • Immediate Past-Chairman of the Board for College Mentors for Kids & Executive Committee Member, 2018-2019
  • Chairman of the Board, College Mentors for Kids, 2015-2017