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Joshua M Deere

Joshua M Deere

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Immigration, Personal Injury, Asylum

About Me

Colorado Springs attorney Josh Deere represents clients in immigration, criminal defense and personal injury cases.  Mr. Deere has received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in the areas of immigration law, litigation and general practice, and has been named a Top 40 Under 40 lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers organization in the areas of criminal defense and plaintiffs litigation.  He has extensive courtroom experience ranging from small matters to multi-million dollar, complex litigation matters.  He has represented clients in state court at the trial, appellate and Supreme Court levels, as well as in Federal District Court, and the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.




Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Immigration: 32%
    11 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 32%
    11 years
  3. Personal Injury: 31%
    11 years
  4. Asylum: 5%



Hourly ($200/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Yasser Fernando Sanchez

    I endorse this lawyer. He is an honest, hard working and diligent attorney. I have known him for over 5 years and find him to be a great professional and asset to the legal community.


    Yasser Sanchez Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Shawn D. Meade

    Josh is an honest and skilled attorney. I have personally witnessed him get cases approved that even the Immigration Judge didn't believe would be approved. Josh is a great advocate in immigration and in other areas.


    Shawn Meade Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

Deere Law, LLC

2 N Cascade Ave
Suite 1220
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903


AZResigned 200603/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Client FavoriteAvvo2012
Awarded Excellent Attorney RatingAvvoN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentDeere Law, LLC2014 - Present
AttorneyHanes & Bartels, LLC2011 - Present
PartnerColeman & Deere, PLC2010 - 2011
Managing Attorney over Litigation DepartmentKoglmeier Smith, PLC2008 - 2010
AttorneyDavis Miles, PLLC2006 - 2008

Association NamePosition NameDuration
El Paso County Bar AssociationTrustee2013 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
El Paso County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Colorado Springs Diversity ForumBoard Member2011 - Present
Association of Landlord Tenant AttorneysN/A2008 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaN/A2006 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Utah State BarN/A2004 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Member2004 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Williams v. Baugh, 214 Ariz. 471, 154 P.3d 373 (App. 2007)Precedent setting decision prompted an 84% reduction in plaintiff's claim.
Britt v. Steffen, 205 P. 3d 357 (Ariz. App. 2008)Precedent-setting opinion prompted attorneys' fees payment of over $50,000
Fair Housing and ADA discrimination defensePrevailed on Motion for Summary Judgment in Federal District Court

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Publication NameTitleDate
Apartment Owners Association of California"How to Deal with a Hostile Tenant"2011
Multi-Housing NewsWhat Immigration Reform Means to Landlords2011
Arizona Real Estate Investors Association Publication“How to Deal with a Hostile Tenant”2010
Arizona Real Estate Investors Association Publication“Renting to Illegal Immigrants: What Legal Concerns Should a Landlord Have?"2010
Arizona Real Estate Investors Association Publication“Collecting Rents if Your Property is in Foreclosure”2010
The Landlord Times• “The Illegal Immigrant Debate: Should Landlords Require Proof of Legal Status Before Renting?”2010
National Business Institute SeminarLandlord-Tenant Law from A to Z2010

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
U OF TNLawJuris Doctorate2004

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Guest SpeakerPremises Liability2010
CLEBankruptcy Law Basics for Landlord-Tenant Attorneys2010
Guest SpeakerHow to Secure Employment and Succeed in the Early Years of Legal Practice2009
Continuing Legal Education SeminarLandlord-Tenant Law from A to Z2009
Chamber Meetings (multiple)Immigration Law and the Legal Arizona Workers Act2008
Chamber MeetingGeneral Immigration Law and the Utah Small Business Development Center.2008
Speaker SeriesImmigration Law for Business Owners2006