Joshua S. Brewster was born and raised in rural Indiana. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2002. Joshua practiced civil rights law with the Indiana Civil Rights Commission for ten years, where he most recently held the position of Deputy Director and Chief Staff Counsel. In his years with the statewide civil rights enforcement agency, Joshua investigated, litigated and mediated claims of discrimination in employment, housing, education and public accommodations, and was particularly concerned with providing equal opportunities to people with disabilities.
Joshua maintained close working relationships with housing providers, educators and employers providing training and advice on compliance with state and federal law. Joshua also worked closely with other state and federal agencies to coordinate efforts in the enforcement of sometimes overlapping laws and regulations. Joshua has received extensive training in the enforcement of the federal Fair Housing Act and federal Equal Employment Opportunity laws. He has also represented debtors involved in mortgage foreclosure and bankruptcy.
Mr. Brewster moved to St. Mary’s County in late 2012 with his wife, Dr. Meenakshi Brewster, and their young daughter, where he has already become active in the community, serving on several County Commissions and non-profit boards. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and cycling on the beautiful roads of Southern Maryland.