Joshua S. Goodrich, J.D., LL.M.

Joshua S. Goodrich, J.D., LL.M., is the Managing Member at Lighthouse Litigation, PLLC. He is a Michigan-barred Attorney, Mediator, Professional Investigator, Drone Pilot, Photographer, and Cybersecurity Instructor.

Before becoming a lawyer, Joshua worked in the Information Technology departments of Southwestern Michigan College, Cornell University, and Miami University. He is a cybersecurity professional with industry certifications from (ISC)² in Cybersecurity and from CompTIA in ITF+, Cloud Essentials, A+, Network+, Server+, Security+, and Project+. Additionally, he is trained as a Certified Ethical Hacker. In this role, he concentrated on “red team” penetration testing, identifying weaknesses in various companies’ cybersecurity infrastructures.

During law school, Joshua served on the American Bar Association Law Student Division Board of Governors. There, he represented the law schools comprising the 9th Circuit in the ABA-Law Student Division. It was during his law school tenure that he underwent his first training in Alternative Dispute Resolution, initiating his journey to become a mediator.

Courts Admitted to Practice

    • Admitted to practice in All Courts of the State of Michigan
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
    • United States Court of Appeals – Federal Circuit
    • United States Tax Court
    • United States Court of Appeals – Sixth Circuit
    • Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Membership

    • State Bar of Michigan
      • Section Membership
        • Alternative Dispute Resolution
        • Appellate Practice
        • Business Law
        • Consumer Law Section
        • Criminal Law
        • Information Technology Law
        • Intellectual Property Law
        • Litigation
        • Solo & Small Firm
    • American Bar Association
      • Section Membership
        • Center for Professional Responsibility
        • Civil Rights and Social Justice
        • Dispute Resolution
        • Forum on Air and Space Law
        • Legal Education and Admission to the Bar
        • Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law
        • Taxation
        • Young Lawyers Division
    • Kalamazoo County Bar Association
    • Ingham County Bar Association
    • National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)

Volunteer Work

    • Board Membership

      • Michigan Board of Dentistry (Public Member)
        • Served on the Disciplinary & Rules Subcommittee
          (Appointed by Governor Rick Snyder in May 2018)
    • Mediator (Civil, Domestic, Adult Guardianship, Adult Guardianship, & Special education)

      • Eastern District Pro Se Prisoner Early Mediation (2024-Present)
      • Volunteer Mediator Gryphon Place Dispute Resolution Center (2016-2020) 

    • Pro Bono Attorney Work

      • Legal Services of South Central Michigan 2021-Present
      • Know Your Rights Expungement Fair  Feb. 2020
        Lakeshore Legal Aid (Detroit, MI)

Mediator Training

  • Introduction to Mediation (California) 32 Hours 2011
  • Domestic Relations Mediation (Michigan)
    • With Domestic Violence Screening 48 Hours 2016
  • General Civil Mediation (Michigan) 40 Hours 2017
  • Michigan Special Education Mediation (Michigan) 16 Hours 2017
  • Agriculture Mediator Training  8 Hours 2018
  • Adult Guardianship Mediation Training (Michigan) 16 Hours 2020
  • USDA Farm Service Agency Program Update 1 Hour 2020
  • Getting Past Impasse Advanced Mediation Training (Michigan)  8 Hours 2017
  • Mediator Wisdom Advanced Mediation Training (Michigan) 8  Hours 2021
    • Reflection, Imitation, and Experience
  • Michigan State Bar ADR Summit (Michigan) 8 Hours 2023
    • “Good Trouble” and Mediation Trap
    • Where the Search for Justice Meets the Neutrality
  • Michigan State Bar ADR Annual Conference (Michigan) 8 Hours 2023


    • DePaul University (2022-2024)

      • National Cybersecurity Teaching Academy Certificate Full Scholarship
      • Award Pending Summer 2023
    • Western Michigan University (2022)

      • Career and Technical Education Standard Teaching Certificate Classes
    • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, (2015),

      • LL.M. International Tax (magna cum laude)
        • Concentrations:
          • Compliance and Risk Management
          • United States Tax Law
    • University of Dayton School of Law, (2014),

      • LL.M. Intellectual Property and Technology Law
    • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, (2012),

      • J.D.  (cum laude)
    • Università Di Bologna (Bologna, Italy)

      • Partnership with Brooklyn Law School
        • Classes: Global Issues in Tort Law
        • Comparative Constitutional Law
    • Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (Nice, France)

      • Partnership with Thomas Jefferson School of Law
      • Courses: International Internet Law
      • Reconcile Cultural Diversity & Free Trade
    • Miami University, (2009)

      • B.A. in Political Science
      • A.A. in Business Management
    • Southwestern Michigan College, (2004),

      • A.A.S. in Microcomputer Programming
      • A.A.S. in LAN/Hardware Support

Continuing Legal Education

The State of Michigan does not require Michigan Attorneys to take any minimum number of CLE’s to keep up competency. Our team thinks it is important to stay up on the latest trends and changes in the law, to help navigate our clients through the legal obstacles before it becomes a problem.  To view this provider’s list please click here.

Designation: Lawyer
Call: 269-312-7435