Joshua R. Langdon

Joshua R. Langdon

Josh Langdon joined Wood + Lamping in 2016 after being an associate attorney for Scott E. Knox for several years. He has extensive experience in representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) clients throughout Ohio and Kentucky in a variety of areas. His practice focuses on probate law and estate planning, family law and employment law. Josh also serves children as a Guardian ad Litem in custody cases in Domestic Relations and Juvenile court, as well as in Probate Court cases.

Josh is now actively involved with the Cincinnati Bar Association, serving as the Chair for the LGBT Interests Committee. He is also the Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Committee formed with the sole task of revising the Ohio statutory code post-Obergefell. Josh is involved in the community as a member of the Board of Directors of CASA for Kids of Kenton and Campbell County, Inc., and a member of the Board of Trustees of Pro Seniors, Inc. Recently, Josh was appointed to a 3-year-term on the Ohio State Bar Association Council on Diversity Initiatives. He also presented at the National LGBT Bar Conference in San Francisco, CA, where he sat on a rock-star panel and discussed LGBTQ Rights in the Heartland.

Josh received his Bachelor of Arts from the College of Charleston and his Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He was Treasurer of the South Carolina College Republicans and worked for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation in Washington, D.C. prior to entering law school. While at UC, Josh was President of Out & Allies, the LGBT student group, and a member of the Moot Court Honor Board.

Josh's bar admissions include Ohio; Kentucky; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, and Eastern District of Kentucky

Josh lives in Over-the-Rhine with his husband Nick and their two Labrador Retrievers, Charlie and Roxie.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Cincinnati Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Northern Kentucky Volunteer Lawyers
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
    • Committee Member: Domestic Relations, Estate Planning & Probate
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Council Member: Advisory Council on Diversity Initiatives
    • Board Member: Family Law (Chair of Subcommittee formed to change the Ohio Revised Code post-Obergefell v. Hodges)
    • Committee Member:  Estate Planning & Probate, Young Lawyers
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
    • Board Member: Basic Estate Planning Committee; LGBT Interests (Chair)
    • Committee Member: Diversity and Inclusion Committee
    • Committee Member: Domestic Relations Court, Estate Planning & Probate, Young Lawyers Section, Elder Law, and Taxation
  • LGBT Bar Association
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project of Cincinnati


  • National LGBT Bar Conference Presentation (San Francisco, CA)
    • LGBTQ Rights in Heartland: How Middle America Influences Law and Culture (2017)
  • Ohio State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Presentations
    • Highlights & Pitfalls of the New Gender Neutral Forms (March 2016)
    • U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality (June 2016)
    • Back by Popular Demand - Update on Same-sex Marriage Equality and Gender Neutral Forms (August 2016)
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
    • LGBT Interests Symposium Presentation
      • Update on LGBT Law Post Trump
    • Continuing Legal Education Presentation
      • Same-Sex Marriage Issues Post-Obergefell (2015)
      • Family Law and Estate Planning Issues Relevant to Real Estate Post-Obergefell (April 2016)
      • Sexual Orientation and Identity: LGBT Update on Legal Issues in the Workplace (September 2016)
  • Various Presentations on LGBT Issues to Companies and Small Businesses (i.e. Macy's, Fifth Third, etc.)
  • HOME: Emerging Issues in Fair Housing Summit
    • LGBTQ Housing Rights

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • State of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Civic Involvement

  • CASA for Kids of Kenton and Campbell County, Inc.
    • Member of Board of Directors (2015 - Present)
  • College of Charleston Alumni Association
    • Cincinnati Chapter President
  • Equality Cincinnati P.A.C.
    • Endorsement Committee Member (2014 - Present)
  • Starfire Council
    • 2017 FlyAway Committee Co-Chair
  • Pro Seniors, Inc.
    • Member of Board of Trustees (2017 - Present)


  • "Cincinnati Pride: Why Businesses Are Progressing on LGBT Issues" (May 2017)
  • "LGBTQ Rights in Post-Trump America" (April 2017)
  • "The Legal Struggle for Transgender Rights" (July 2016)
  • "The T in LGBT - The Next Civil Rights Battle" (June 2016)
  • "Real Property Issues Post-Obergefell" (December 2015)
  • "Family Law Issues Post-Obergefell" (July 2015)
  • "Issue Spotting: Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages Post-Obergefell" (June 2015)