Former Deputy Counsel to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Joshua Pratt, Joins Holtzman Vogel

Tallahassee, FL  – October 4, 2022 –   Holtzman Vogel Baran Torchinsky & Josefiak PLLC (“Holtzman Vogel) is pleased to announce that Joshua Pratt, former Deputy General Counsel to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, has joined the firm’s Tallahassee office where he will work on litigation and compliance matters.

While at the governor’s office, Josh managed a wide-ranging portfolio including high profile litigation, judicial appointments, and legislative priorities. Prior to working in the Executive Office of the Governor, he served as a law clerk to Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater and Judge Lee Ann Reno of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Before that, he served as a law clerk to Justice Charles T. Canady of the Florida Supreme Court. Josh received his undergraduate and law degrees from Florida State University.

“We are thrilled that Josh has joined us from the Governor’s office and will help to represent our growing roster of national political and regulatory law clients,” stated Jill Holtzman Vogel, managing partner and state senator for Virginia. “His experience is exemplary and we know he will make a great impact immediately.”

Josh’s arrival follows other high-profile hires at Holtzman Vogel as the firm continues to expand its national practice. In 2021, eight attorneys who came from the former Hopping Green & Sams expanded the firm in Tallahassee, Florida. In 2022, the firm opened an office in Phoenix, Arizona.

About Holtzman Vogel Baran Torchinsky & Josefiak PLLC

With offices in Washington DC, Virginia, Florida and Arizona, Holtzman Vogel is nationally-recognized for providing cutting edge legal strategies to the country’s most high-profile individuals, corporations, and advocacy organizations. The firm specializes in navigating sensitive, high-stakes regulatory and litigation matters. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, non-profit corporations, trade associations, charities, state legislatures, municipalities, political campaigns, PACs, and national party committees engaged in issues at the federal, state, and local level.  The firm’s lawyers represent an unprecedented consolidation of respected leaders in the field of political law, government investigations, business and non-profit compliance, litigation, environmental law and land use. Lawyers at the firm worked for decades at the highest levels of law and policy, serving in the White House, the Cabinet, federal agencies, the Department of Justice, the Federal Election Commission, the United States Senate, the House of Representatives, for governors, state legislatures, state executive branch agencies, and at every level of national party committees. The firm and its lawyers are recognized in the areas of political and environmental law by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, U.S News and World Report Best Law Firms, POLITICO, and other publications.  For more information, please visit


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