Joshua Moonesinghe

Josh Moonesinghe is a trial attorney at Braun & Braun, LLP.  Mr. Moonesinghe began his legal career at Braun & Braun, initially working as a student law clerk for two years before joining the firm as an attorney in 2017.

Mr. Moonesinghe has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of litigation matters ranging anywhere from business disputes to personal injury.  He handles all aspects of his cases from pre-filing through trial and prides himself on being a trusted adviser to his clients as well as a zealous advocate.

Mr. Moonesinghe has a wide range of legal experience and has argued numerous motions before various California Courts.  Less than a year after being admitted to practice law in California, Mr. Moonesinghe tried and won his first jury trial in which he successfully argued an entrapment defense and obtained an acquittal of all criminal charges against his client.

Mr. Moonesinghe received his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law with a specialization in Business Law.  While in law school, he served as Publicity Chair for UCLA Law’s Asian/Pacific Islander Law Students Association (APILSA), participated in UCLA’s Corporate Law Clinic, and was a recipient of a merit-based scholarship.

Prior to Braun & Braun, Mr. Moonesinghe has had the privilege of working for a number of Los Angeles based law firms, a prominent financial services start-up company, and the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.  In addition, he has volunteered with several non-profit organizations including Public Counsel, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, and Venice High School’s Teen Court program.

Before attending law school, Mr. Moonesinghe co-founded EquityEats (now inKind Capital), a crowdfunding company designed to raise capital for local bars and restaurants.

Mr. Moonesinghe completed his undergraduate studies at UC Santa Barbara, where he graduated early and with high honors.

Education

  • UCLA School of Law (J.D., 2017)
  • University of California Santa Barbara (B.A., Psychology and Sociology, 2012)
  • University of Sussex (study abroad program)