• Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois


Huntington University (B.S., English Education, magna cum laude, 2009)

Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2015) 


Joshua J. Cauhorn is an associate in Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella’s Litigation practice group. Mr. Cauhorn earned his B.S. in English Education, magna cum laude, from Huntington University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. 

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cauhorn held a consulting role at an independent school on Chicago’s West Side where he led an effort to develop a multifaceted financial and organizational strategic plan. He was also an intern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois as well as a judicial extern at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Cauhorn was a summer associate with Burke, Warren in 2014.


Mr. Cauhorn has experience representing small and mid-size businesses in a variety of commercial litigation matters, particularly in contract-related causes of action and with an interest in international cases.  Mr. Cauhorn has both pursued and defended lawsuits on behalf of clients. Representative cases on which he has worked include:

  • Defending a construction and development company against the foreclosure of a mechanics’ lien.
  • Representing former real estate agents in an Illinois Wage Act and breach of contract suit against their former real estate brokerage.
  • Pursuing a large Fortune 500 energy company on behalf of a locally-owned small business in a breach of contract suit.
  • Representing a life insurance company in a number of interpleader actions at the state and federal level, each of which resulted in the client’s early and efficient dismissal.
  • Representing an American corporation in a suit for damages against a French company under the Uniform Commercial Code and United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods for a defective machine.
  • Pursuing an insurance company on behalf of a mid-size company for a breach of its duty to defend.
  • Representing a car dealership in its consumer fraud and defamation claims against a car rental company from which it obtained temporary vehicles for its customers.
  • Pro Bono: Obtaining a favorable settlement for a tenant who was wrongfully evicted from his apartment and whose personal property was damaged after his landlord allowed a pest infestation to overtake the building.

Honors & Awards

  • National Champion and National Best Advocate in the 2015 ABA National Criminal Justice Competition
  • Phillip H. Corboy Trial Fellowship, Member and 2015 Captain
  • Illinois Judicial Council Scholarship Award 2013-2014
  • National Champion in the 2013 William W. Daniel National Mock Trial Competition
  • CALI Award, Evidence
  • CALI Award, Appellate Advocacy
  • CALI Award, Advising Not-For-Profit Organizations
  • CALI Award, Federal Litigation Practice


Mercy Home Associate Board, Member

Regional Strategy Team for Illinois Leaders for Educational Equity

Chicago Hope Academy, Board of Directors

Instructor and Coach in the Philip H. Corboy Fellowship for Trial Advocacy at Loyola University Chicago, a prestigious trial advocacy program regularly ranked in the top ten in the nation. This year, Josh is coaching the team competing at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s Tournament of Champions, held at the University of California—Berkeley.



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