Portrait of Joshua ThaneJosh Thane is a partner at haltom & doan. With an impressive track record spanning over 15 years, Josh has artfully steered hundreds of cases across the judicial landscapes of Arkansas and Texas. His legal journey has been marked by notable achievements with his Haltom & Doan colleagues, including securing substantial plaintiff verdicts and obtaining numerous no-liability jury verdicts for defendants. Josh’s courtroom prowess is characterized by its breadth and depth.

During his tenure with Haltom & Doan, Josh has crafted exceptional skills in all facets of litigation. As a seasoned trial attorney, he has taken the lead as first-chair counsel, skillfully conducted and defended depositions, crafted persuasive pre-trial and post-trial briefings, adeptly handled pre-trial and post-trial hearings, meticulously selected jury panels, and conducted compelling examinations and cross-examinations of pivotal fact and expert witnesses.

Beyond the courtroom, Josh has successfully resolved cases spanning diverse legal realms, including patent infringement, antitrust, breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, business partnership disputes, and personal injury. His extensive range of experience allows him to provide clients with sound counsel, whether steering towards early resolution or navigating the intricacies of a trial.

In 2023, Josh was once again selected to the Texas Super Lawyer list by Thomson Reuters and recognized as an Up & Coming Intellectual Property Litigator by Chambers & Partners. He is a Fellow of the Arkansas and Texas Bar Foundations and currently serves as the Chairman of the District 1 Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas. Josh is also an Associate Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society. He is an active member of the State Bar of Texas, the Arkansas Bar Association, the Northeast Texas Bar Association, the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association, the Texarkana Bar Association, and the Texas Association of Defense Counsel. Notably, he is a Past President of the Texarkana Bar Association, and a distinguished graduate of Leadership Texarkana, class of 2009, and the Arkansas Bar Association Leadership Academy, class of 2014.

Outside of practicing law, Josh enjoys spending time with his beloved wife and two cherished sons. They love all things outdoors, cheering on the Razorbacks, Saturdays spent at the ballpark, good food, and fun fellowship.

  • Business and Commercial
  • Class Actions

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • B.S. – University of Arkansas (2004)
  • J.D. – University of Arkansas at Little Rock (2007)
Awards & Honors
  • Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Star” – Thomson Reuters (2012-2014)
Publications / Seminars
  • Texas Bar CLE course –“Choosing and Courting a Jury: Picking a Jury in a Patent Case” – May 2018
  • Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference – “Power of Persuasion in a Paperless World.  Writing for the Re-Wired Brain” – October 2014
Representative Reported Opinions
  • E-Lynxx Corporation v. Innerworkings, Inc., et al., 958 F.Supp.2d 569 (M.D. Pa. 2013)
  • Clear with Computers, LLC v. Altec Industries, Inc., Case No. 6:14-cv-79, Case No. 6:14-cv-89, 2015 WL 993392, (E.D. Tex. Mar. 3, 2015), aff’d, No. 15-1525 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 9, 2016)
  • Eolas Techs. Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc., 521 Fed. App’x. 928 (Fed. Cir. 2013) (mem.)
  • Southern Wine v. Mountain Valley, 712 F.3d 397 (8th Cir. 2013)
  • Southern Wine v. Mountain Valley, 646 F.3d 526 (8th Cir. 2011)
  • Arkansas State Courts
  • Texas State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
Professional Affiliations
  • Litigation Counsel of America - Associate Fellow
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • American Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association (House of Delegates Member 2016-2017)
  • Eastern District of Texas Bar Association
  • Northeast Texas Bar Association
  • Southwest Arkansas Bar Association
  • Harrison County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Texarkana Bar Association (President, 2013-2014; Vice President 2012-2013, Secretary 2009-2011)
  • Texarkana Young Lawyers Association
  • Graduate of Arkansas Bar Leadership Academy
Community Involvement
  • Texarkana Chamber of Commerce
  • United Way of Greater Texarkana (Former Board Member)
  • Graduate of Leadership Texarkana