Josh Heggem is a partner at
Pemberton Law. He practices in
the areas of labor and employment,
municipal, public school law, and
litigation. He works with public
entities, particularly schools, cities,
and counties in all areas of public
sector law. Josh has a wide variety of
experience handling employment
related matters, especially workplace
investigations, for both public and
private employers. He also has
experience litigating many different
kinds of legal disputes. He is a member
of the firm's Civil Litigation and
Employment & Labor Law practice
groups. He is licensed to practice in
both Minnesota and North Dakota, and
has experience representing clients
in federal and tribal court. Minnesota
Law and Politics Magazine recognized
Josh as a Minnesota "Rising Star" in
law in 2015 and 2016.
Josh grew up in Aitkin, Minnesota and graduated magna cum laude from Gustavus Adolphus College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Financial Economics and a minor in Political Science. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School graduating cum laude.
Josh is a Past President of the Otter Tail County Bar Association and was also the 2013-2014 President for the Seventh Judicial District Bar Association. In the community, he is the incoming President of the Board of the United Way of Otter Tail County, and served as the 2014-2015 President of the Fergus Falls Noon Rotary. Josh also volunteers as the attorney coach for the Battle Lake High School Mock Trial Team, which he coaches with his wife, Shauna.
Outside of the office, Josh enjoys golfing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, hunting and fishing, and traveling. He is also interested in music and theatre, and was involved in both while at Gustavus and during law school. Josh currently resides in Fergus Falls with his wife and three children.