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Josh Taggatz is a shareholder and trial attorney in Reinhart’s Litigation Practice, where he focuses on construction and commercial lease disputes. He represents clients ranging from individuals to major corporations and also handles litigation regarding purchase and sale transactions, easements, evictions and condominiums.

Josh’s clients include real estate developers, commercial landlords, contractors and property managers. He works to understand their specific objectives and craft legal strategies to efficiently resolve disputes while meeting those objectives. He approaches every case with a big-picture mindset that includes preparing for trial while also positioning clients for best outcomes in court or through settlement.

Leveraging extensive litigation and procedural knowledge at both the state and federal level, Josh collaborates closely with the firm’s real estate attorneys to strengthen his clients’ position in real estate and property-related cases. He is a proactive, level-headed and logical litigator, excelling at providing advice to help clients avoid future disputes. Clients appreciate his cost-effective, efficient approach to their cases and his ability to help them realize their ultimate goals.

Josh serves on Reinhart’s Ethics Committee and is a frequent presenter on topics such as multijurisdictional practice and conflicts of interest. He is active in the International Association of Defense Council, where he is a member of the Construction Law & Litigation Committee and the Trial Techniques & Tactics Committee.

Josh is competitive by nature and enjoys coaching his children’s sports teams and playing soccer, basketball and golf. 


  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin


  • Advocates for clients at trials and motion hearings
  • Assists with trials and depositions in complex commercial litigation
  • Researches and writes legal briefs and memoranda on various state and federal issues
  • Drafts motions, pleadings and discovery requests

Honors & Affiliations


  • Best Lawyers in America - Commercial Litigation; Litigation-Construction
  • Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition
  • Stone Scholarship recipient
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (member)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • American Bar Association

News & Insights


  • Creation of Easements in Wisconsin, co-presenter, Dane County Commercial Brokers Group, (June 14, 2023)
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Bizarre: Updates on Recent Ethics Topics, co-presenter, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Wisconsin Chapter, (November 3, 2022).