Josh Littlejohn

With a broad base of experience in complex litigation—including securities fraud, corporate governance, SEC whistleblower, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury—Josh Littlejohn plays a key role on the Motley Rice securities litigation team, particularly cases involving healthcare.


Josh represents public pension funds, unions and institutional investors in both federal and state courts. He also represents people with catastrophic injuries, victims of medical malpractice and corporate whistleblowers. Josh works directly with clients and has been involved in all aspects of the litigation process, including case evaluation, fact and expert discovery, resolution and trial.

Among other complex securities matters, Josh has been involved in litigation against Wells Fargo; 3D Systems Corporation; St. Jude Medical, Inc.; Pharmacia Corporation and NPS Pharmaceuticals. Josh has also been involved in the groundbreaking securities fraud litigation against NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange, among other defendants, related to high frequency trading or “HFT.” Along with other Motley Rice lawyers, Josh is currently South Carolina liaison counsel in a securities fraud class action on behalf of investors against SCANA Corporation related to its failed nuclear reactor project.  

More recently, in addition to securities matters Josh was a member of the Motley Rice negotiating team that helped secure a resolution with a major U.S. auto manufacturer on behalf of Takata victims.

Early in his career at Motley Rice, Josh worked on discovery in mass tort litigation against drug manufacturers, including Merck & Co., Inc. related to the drug Vioxx.


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  • J.D., Charleston School of Law, 2007
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Asheville, 1999


  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Association for Justice

Licensed In

  • South Carolina

Admitted to Practice Before

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the District of South Carolina

Awards and Accolades

  • Super Lawyers®

    2013–2017 South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars list
    Securities litigation; Class action/mass torts; General litigation


Corporate Takeover Litigation

When directors and officers of a public company decide to undertake a corporate transaction such as a merger, acquisition or leveraged buyout, we work with company shareholders to help maximize share value and to avoid conflicts of interest and corporate waste, providing them with the information needed to cast an informed vote.

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