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Joshua Erin Newstat

About Me

If you are currently facing criminal charges, it is absolutely necessary that you seek the assistance of an aggressive and dedicated criminal defense attorney from Lessem & Newstat, Attorneys at Law. Lawyers at the firm are experienced and competent, having a total of over 50 years of combined experience in criminal defense.  Attorneys Jeremy Lessem, Joshua Newstat, and Mark Lessem are committed to defending their clients and aggressively pursuing the outcome that is in each client’s best interests. They have experience defending clients who are facing all types of charges—felony or misdemeanor—and they have earned their respectable and esteemed reputation. Their service to clients in Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara has proven their dedication to doing their best for each individual. Do not wait any longer to contact a criminal defense lawyer from their firm today to learn more about how they can help you.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    11 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Violent Crime: 20%
  3. Domestic Violence: 20%
  4. DUI & DWI: 20%
  5. Personal Injury: 10%
    6 years



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Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Lessem & Newstat, Attorneys at Law LLP

1029 State St.
Suite 220
Santa Barbara, CA

Lessem & Newstat LLP

4515 Sherman Oaks Avenue
Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403

Lessem & Newstat, LLP

1801 Century Park East
24th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90067




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Achievements in LitigationVentura Criminal Defense Bar Associaton2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLessem & Newstat, LLP2011 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
NAMI VenturaDirector at Large2011 - Present
Ventura County Criminal Defense BarPresident2010 - 2011
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
DUICase dismissed because officer unlawfully pulled the vehicle over.
Domestic ViolenceCase dismissed as a result of pretrial investigation showing the alleged victim to be a liar, making up stories to prevail in a bitter custody dispute.
Kidnapping and Vandalism - mental healthCase not filed by the DA, client receiving much needed mental health treatment.
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Publication NameTitleDate
Defensive EndsLetter from the President2011
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of California at Los AngelesN/AN/AN/A
Loyola Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking Engagements
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Annual CPDA conventionLPS ConservatorshipsN/A