Joshua Kerner grew up in Norfolk, Virginia and attended Virginia Commonwealth University; earning a Bachelor of Arts in History. Mr. Kerner earned his Juris Doctor along with a certificate in Maritime Law from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2020. He is admitted to the Virginia State Bar.
Mr. Kerner’s introduction to law began in undergrad, while working in marketing for a personal injury firm. In law school, he worked for a criminal defense firm and the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Kerner previously worked in Newport News as a staff attorney in the areas of insurance defense, state worker’s compensation, and federal worker’s compensation under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. His Chaplin & Gonet practice is focused primarily on insurance subrogation.