Who are you?
I’m Josh Christensen. I grew up in north central Iowa in a small town called Coulter. I am a former high school math teacher and high school football, baseball, and golf coach.
Who do you represent?
I work for individuals who have had their health, property, or life taken from them through the negligent acts of someone else.
What led you to this work?
I enjoy helping people work through problems. I also have a passion for the concept of justice. Through working at RSH Legal, I can pursue both of these traits by helping people obtain justice for what has been taken from them.
What motivates you to do what you do?
There is something special about being able to help people that are not in a position to help themselves. Whether it is answering a client’s questions or advocating for a client to an insurance company or a jury, I am motivated by the pursuit for justice for that client. I am grateful for the trust that our clients place in our team to seek justice for them.
What do you do when you’re not working as an attorney?
I am a professor at Coe College in Cedar Rapids. I teach wonderful students in the business department and social and criminal justice department. I also help coach the football team.
When I am not in the classroom or the courtroom, I am usually involved in some type of athletic endeavor. I officiate high school football, basketball, and baseball. I am also the coach of an adult amateur football team called the Midwest Rampage. During the college football and basketball seasons, I also get the pleasure of working as an official statistician for the television networks who broadcast Iowa, Iowa State, and UNI events.
If you weren’t an attorney, what would you be doing?
I would be a teacher. When I graduated law school, I started working as an attorney. It did not take long for me to realize that I missed teaching too much to abandon it completely. Thankfully, I now get to both teach and practice law. It is a great combination! Practicing law makes me a better professor and being a professor makes me a better attorney.