Joshua D. Hershberger

Indiana Office

201 E. Main Street
Madison, IN 47250
(812) 274-0441 Voice
(812) 273-2329 Facsimile Email


Josh graduated Summa Cum Laude and was awarded the President’s Citation of Merit (PCC’s highest award) and the Eagles’ Award (PCC’s highest athletic award). He was also named to Who’s Who Among America’s Colleges. He received a full academic scholarship to Thomas M. Cooley School of Law in Lansing, MI. While in law school, Josh was elected president of the Cooley chapter of the Christian Legal Society, competed on the school’s ABA National Moot Court Team, joined the Thomas M. Cooley law review, and served as a teaching pastor at a local church. In the fall of 2010, Josh had the privilege of interning at Bopp, Coleson & Bostrom, one of the nation’s premier Constitutional law firms. During his internship, he helped with litigation in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court, defending a national non-profit against government officials, and providing compliance advice to non-profits and political organizations across the United States. After graduating from Cooley Magna Cum Laude, Josh started his own firm, Hershberger Law Office, in Madison, Indiana, and joined a local church as a teaching and worship pastor.




Tennessee – Application Pending





Thomas M. Cooley School of Law
Lansing, MI
Juris Doctor
Magna Cum Laude


Pensacola Christian College
Pensacola, FL
Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Minor in Speech Communications
Summa Cum Laude


Personally financed, with the aid of scholarships, 100% of undergraduate and graduate work





Director and Counsel, Church Law Institute – Director of the Bold Church Initiative


Partner, Crain | Schuette Attorneys – General practice, Non-Profits, Education Law


Founder, Hershberger Law Office – General practice, Non-Profits, Education Law


Associate Pastor, Cornerstone Baptist Church – Student Minister and Teaching Pastor


Intern, Bopp, Coleson, & Bostrom – Constitutional Law, Non-Profit Compliance





Winner, 2015 ADF Advanced Training Track


Board President, Choices for Women


Madison Courier Journal’s “30 under 30”


Thomas M. Cooley Law Review


Leadership Forum, Indiana Family Institute


Citation of Merit (PCC’s highest award)


Eagle’s Award (PCC’s highest athletic award)


Member, Jefferson County Election Board


Counsel, Christian Academy Madison


Chapter President, Christian Legal Society


ABA National Moot Court Team


President, Cooley Christian Legal Society


Who’s Who Among America’s Colleges


Intercollegiate basketball player


Josh recently joined CLI attorneys Brian Schuette and Larry Crain in forming a tri-state law firm, Crain | Schuette Attorneys. During his brief but eventful legal career, Josh has had the privilege of defending the evangelistic outreach efforts at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, IN, helping provide compliance advice to non-profits in all fifty states, assisting in the defense of the Choice Scholarship program before the Indiana Supreme Court, protecting ministerial free speech, testifying in front of various legislative bodies in the defense of religious freedom and assisting many churches and private with matters such as governance, risk management, religious freedom concerns and tax compliance.

As a minister and an attorney, Josh is passionate about encouraging and equipping churches to be bold and helping Christians to live out their faith everyday everywhere. In addition to the work he does for CLI, he blogs about related topics at

Josh has been married to his wife, Carissa, since 2007, and they have one daughter, Aryana. They currently reside in Hanover, Indiana.