Joseph M. Albosta

Associate Attorney

Practice Areas


(989) 799-5000


Legal Assistant

Claudia Short

About Joseph M. Albosta

Joseph grew up in Saginaw and graduated from Heritage High School before attending Michigan State University. Joseph received his Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with focuses in Economics and Political Science from Michigan State University in 2001 and his Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University in 2009. He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2009. Joseph joined Shinners & Cook in 2019.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Joseph worked in the Michigan House of Representatives in Constituent Services and later as a legislative liaison for Rep. Herb Kehrl of Monroe. Joseph worked on task forces for Early Education and Long Term Care during his time in Lansing. After working in the legislature Joseph attended Michigan State University College of Law. While at MSU Law, Joseph was selected to participate in the Trial Practice Institute where he studied litigation and trial advocacy. Upon graduation, Joseph accepted a clerkship with the Honorable Fred L. Borchard (ret.) in the 10th Circuit Court.

After clerking for Judge Borchard, Joseph accepted an appointment to Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Saginaw County Prosecutor’s office. Joseph spent his time honing his trial skills convicting some of the most dangerous criminals in Saginaw County and securing justice for victims of violent crimes. Joseph was honored by the Michigan State Police – District 3, receiving a commendation for his work with the Bay Area Narcotics Enforcement Team (BAYANET). Prior to leaving the Prosecutor’s Office, Joseph was appointed to the position of Chief Appellate Attorney and has argued multiple times in front of the Michigan Supreme Court as well as the Michigan Court of Appeals. Joseph was also President of the Police Officers’ Association of Michigan – Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys of Saginaw.

Since returning to Saginaw, Joseph has served on the board of the William B. Mershon Chapter of Trout Unlimited. And the Fordney Club of Saginaw County.

Professional memberships

  • Saginaw County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan, Member

Community involvement

  • Fordney Club of Saginaw County, Board Member
  • William B. Mershon Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Advisor
  • Saginaw Club, Member
  • Michigan State University Alumni Club, Member

Favorite Quotes

“Live as if you were going to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were going to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt