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Joshua H. Reinitz

DUI and DWI Attorney at Nutley, NJ

4.9   30 reviews

also known as Josh Reinitz


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About Joshua

Learn Joshua’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    60%

    20 years

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    Defend adult and juvenile matters in Municipal, State Superior and Federal Courts in all aspects of cases from arraignment, through trial and, if necessary, appeals.

    20 years

  3. Appeals
    5%

    20 years

  4. Federal crime
    5%

    20 years

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%

    20 years

Offering Free Consultations. DWI and Criminal Defense Trial Attorney who provides a compassionate and vigorous defense to achieve the desired results for his client. Voted by his peers as the 2019 New Jersey State Bar Association's Municipal Court Practitioner of the Year. Josh was part of the first ever class of 21 attorneys statewide to be Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Municipal Court Trial Attorney and part of the inaugural group selected to participate in the New Jersey State Bar Association's inaugural Leadership Academy as a Leadership fellow.  Mr. Reinitz has been named eight times as a Super Lawyer or as a “Rising Star” in Criminal Defense/DUI by the New Jersey Super Lawyers.  Josh has been appointed by the Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve on multiple Committees and Working Groups related to the practice in municipal courts. He is currently a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Legislation and is a trustee of the Municipal Court Practice Section where he presently serves as the Immediate Past Chair. Mr. Reinitz is a sought after lecturer and has presented more than 20 seminars to other attorneys on DUI, Leadership and other Municipal Court topics. Josh has served as both a Municipal Prosecutor and a Municipal Public Defender in multiple municipalities throughout New Jersey.  Recognized as a skilled legal writer whose briefs have assisted in overturning multiple criminal convictions.  Also possess real world business experience thriving in the high pressure environment of an elite college basketball program.

 

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Licensed for 19 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/05/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Joshua

Joshua H. Reinitz
247 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ, 07110

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
2 year 8 month long case
Josh was great with communication, always responded to questions or concerns I had, over-explained answers with extreme details because of how worried I was of what could come of the charges, and attempted to keep discussions about the case as light and positive as he could in order to make me feel better about the situation. My case began at the start of Covid so it took almost 3 years to resolve, Josh kept the same price as I was charged at the start, always explained what would happen during each court date, and did a great job getting my dwi dismissed! Josh did an excelled job overall, I would highly reccommended, but hope I never have to work with him again!
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Posted by Merritt | March 1, 2021
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Police Officer
Josh successfully defended me with bogus administrative charges levied against me by my department. I couldn't be happier with the services he provided. I strongly urge any police officer in NJ to contact Josh if your department goes after you the way they did me. He knows exactly what administrators are trying to do and was always one step ahead. He is very knowledgeable and was easy to contact any time I had a question or concern.
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Posted by Michael | January 24, 2020
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Case for Mr. Healy
Very well rounded man. He new exactly how to handle to case and worked with me very well by keeping in contact with me and keeping me updated while I was out of state.
Posted by Sikander | August 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Good person, Good communication, gave me the lowest price for my situation (DWI) was honest and realistic about the case before, during, and after he got the DWI dismissed. He did what he said he would do. Hire him!!
Posted by Sarah | August 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Dui case
Mr. Reinitz was outstanding when the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed highly impossible. Not only was he able to defend me from a very significant subject that would have otherwise served a negative impact on my life his empathetic demeanor, accessibility, and courteous personality made me feel comfortable and hopeful during this rough time. I am extremely thankful for his service and I recommend Mr Reinitz with no reservations.
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Posted by Marrano | July 25, 2019
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The best attorney!
Last July I was involved in a dui case and couple other charges against me. From the moment I met him I new that he would do everything he could to help me. It was 10 month long process but I ended up getting my license suspended for 2 months and court fees. He worked so hard to help me and was NOT judgmental. He was always on my side. He is just 1 of a handful that changed my life and there is not enough words for me to describe how grateful that I had an attorney like him. He was realistic and never upfront with every bump we hit. He’s extremely experienced and professional and will definitely go the extra mile for you. The last day of court I left more then happy and grateful with tears in my eyes that someone would help me as much as he did. Thank you Josh!!! You were amazing!
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2019
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If you really want your case done & over with
I have to say that my case came out of absolutely nowhere, starting one sunny afternoon, and ending up in a nightmare of a world overnight. I had absolutely no idea what to do since it was the absolute first time I was ever arrested/charged and had virtually no guidance or support. I managed to get in a last minute appointment with this attorney that I needed before some important dates for my case were already coming up shortly, and after that point it's as if I handed all of my 'workload' over to the team and my job was completely done; just like that. That is exactly how it worked out too; I suppose our instincts are on point. I had no idea that all my cares & work for the case was over at that point but it more or less was, and I could manage to move on with my life as it was being handled during the entire length of the process. I really feel that this was the best choice to go with because it seemed like a direct/no bs approach with the interest of just getting it all done for you, with the added bonus of having control over many parts of the process as far as etiquette/communication/personal preferences. You also get your answers all at once, so you have an idea what you're dealing with/the outcome from your 1st consultation. As long as you simply 'show up,' when needed to, your job is done, and after it's over, it's over; just like that. Completely done, so you can sincerely move on with your life. I definitely feel for anyone that is inexperienced with the system, intimidated by arrests/the court process, or simply isn't as educated or familiar with the process to hire an attorney like this because they completely understand and work with you on an individual level. Everything from the time spent talking, to the costs and to our own efforts not being too taxing is on point, but I cannot mention more, how little you have to do compared to the work the team does. If you sincerely are interested in simply wanting your case over and done with so that you can relax and move on with your life, this is the direction to go in. Very flexible with time, appointments, payments, and even at court you have the option of either sitting by yourself in a corner removed from everyone, or front row with your attorney; it really is all up to you. You make the call on how you look, what you wear, how you act, and you really have total control other than suggestions from the team, if even asked. You can relax, be yourself, and rest assured that your case will be done & over with, minimizing as much stress as possible for you. To conclude, I literally felt that as soon as I hired this attorney, that I dropped all of my worries as well as the case onto someone else and that my job was done, with a certain happy ending of some sorts to come from it. That is precisely what happened. The entire case was thrown away, and there were about 7 charges total, btw. Then, it ended. We walked away and went onward with our lives and other worries. Without getting too specific about my particular case, it was a potentially very messy, expensive, and time consuming DWI/DUI case with about 7 additional charges slapped onto it, and within several months, it is as if it never happened. This is extremely serious and damaging to your life/employment opportunities potentially, especially if it is involving criminal charges. So keeping it vague I will say that again, it is as if my case never happened. A nightmare of an ordeal that could have potentially destroyed someone's life to a certain degree, vanished. Anyways, it's up to you guys on what you want to do, but I am still in disbelief over the outcome of my case. Who here dreams of the best case scenarios? Well, apparently one sunny afternoon that happened. Just like that. The fees are nothing compared to buying your life back. If you care about your life, I would invest in this attorney. Cheers!
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Posted by Richard B. | March 5, 2019
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Finding and choosing a lawyer is never an easy thing to do.
...but Josh makes the time spent worth it. Unequivocal recommendation for Josh and his staff and the service they provide. Extremely competent attorney with a unique understanding of the law and its nuances. His firm is built around a research oriented group of professionals that were able to apply pending state supreme court outcomes to my case even though it was not yet settled law. This allowed my outcome to be more favorable than initially expected. Josh is the consummate professional, always available and always willing to explain some of the more technical details of the law and how its applied. If you ever need legal help, put Josh at the top a very short list.
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2019
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Pharmacist
I was arrested for a DUI and 5 other tickets. Josh Reinitz came highly recommended to me. I met with a much higher priced attorney, but Josh had a very unassuming manner and clearly knew the law. My first conversation with him was thorough and I agreed right away. My case took almost 2 years and we went to court about 15 times. The original judge retired and we had a second judge. Josh never gave up. My level was 0.11 and after a lot of back and forth, we ended up at trial. Josh petitioned to have the arrest excused and then the reading itself. He explained everything thoroughly and consistently along the way. He brought in an expert witness that was also top notch. At the trial, Josh was organized, knew the law and had a plan. He explained the proceedings well. I almost clapped after his closing argument. After all was done, we won and I was found not guilty. It’s an incredibly stressful time, and having someone like Josh on your side made it bearable. I would highly recommend him without any reservation at all. He’s the best and I can’t thank him enough.
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Posted by Marilyn | March 8, 2018
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Joshua Reinitz
Joshua Reinitz, took care of my brother case, and I must say this process went by so smooth. He handle the case at his best knowledge. Thanks to Mr.Reinitz my brother was able to have his criminal charges dismissed. I must say I would highly recommend Mr.Reinitz! He is very knowledgeable at what he does! My family and brother can not thanks him enough for all the success that Joshua has contribute to my brother case. Once again Thank you Mr.Reinitz!
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Posted by Cosimo | June 30, 2017
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Josh is awesome!
Josh was such a big help during a very difficult time in my life. He was thorough, and extremely professional in handeling my case. From its inception, until the very end. I apperciate all of his efforts. He really did go above and beyond for me. Thanks again Josh!
Posted by Alex | June 28, 2017
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Optimal Results
Being someone that gets into a LOT of traffic related violations and having used many attorneys, it was quite easy to rank Josh as the best. He did not sugar coat anything and explained exactly what my situation was and gave me options. At the end of it all he resolved my case with the most favorable possible outcome. I was more than pleased and impressed. Thank you Josh.
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Posted by JB | February 16, 2017
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Best defense I could have asked for
While I was facing 3rd offense DUI charges, Mr. Reinitz kept me well informed throughout the very long legal process. He did not promise anything he could not deliver and left no stone unturned. After exhausting several options he was able to convince the prosecution to go way below the minimum mandatory requirements of my conviction. I was living out of state during most of the process and Mr. Reinitz was able to represent me without having to appear in court myself. I feel my rights were well defended by Mr. Reinitz. I made the right decision in choosing him for my defense and would recommend to anyone else facing criminal charges.
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2017
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Highly Recommend!
Highly recommend Joshua Reinitz for DUI/DWI. Joshua was extremely committed to ensuring that the best possible outcome was reached with my case. He was not only very strategic, but also professional and flexible. I was extremely satisfied with his service and overall outcome.
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2016
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DWI
Josh was my lawyer during my DWI case. He was a total professional. He was always truthful and reassuring. He explained all of my options and kept my confidence level at a constant. He did his research and gathered the proper reports that were needed in my case. Due to his diligence and knowledge of the law my DWI charge was dismissed. I would highly recommend Josh to anyone in a similar situation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2016
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A Professional Who Worked For The Interests Of Me & My Family First
I'm very happy with the quality of service and representation I received from Joshua Reinitz. I highly recommend Josh to anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney. Josh made the "impossible" possible for me and my family. Throughout the process Josh was always very professional he accommodated his schedule to see me after my work hours to discuss the case sometimes later than 7pm. He always explained everything very well which made me comfortable with every tough decision that we had to make. My case was complex as it had to do with immigration and Josh teamed up with an immigration attorney to make sure he was always doing the right thing and he did! He always looked out for the interest of me and my family first. Josh thank you! Keep up the amazing work!
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2016
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Great result
Talked me through everything and kept a positive attitude during a tough time. Not to mention, he came through with the best possible result. Highly recommended!
Posted by Natasha | February 3, 2016
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Pulling Out All The Stops... Literally
Joshua Reinitz is one of Jersey's finest lawyers in the business. Josh has represented me in a number of cases. Yet he always astonishes his clients, peers and court officials with his savvy research skills when interpreting the law. Josh acts in your best interest by finding results that best suits the client. Josh recently represented my mom in a preceding that involved him working along with her injury lawyer. The case presented challenges and would have been dropped by most attorneys. Josh rose to the occasion and returned a result that satisfied the injury lawyer and most importantly my mom. Josh is humble, kind and patient with his clients. Josh's best attribute... he doesn't fast talk or speak to his clients using law jargon. He talks as if he is in your shoes. Truly giving the best advice to you for what many find to be a difficult time. I thank God for Joshua Reinitz and I look forward to any future business I may need him for in the future.
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Posted by Danny | September 29, 2015
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Joshua Reinitz lawyer review
Great lawyer. Handled everything in a timely manner. Got me the results we were both looking for. Reasonable rates and worth every dollar. Very easy to get in touch with when you need to speak to him. If I need a lawyer again he is definitely my go to guy.
Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2015
Excellent Representation
Josh served as my attorney for a recent legal matter I had. His handling of my case was beyond anything I expected. From the moment we entered the courtroom he took charge of the situation and spent countless time with the prosecutor to ensure I received a fair outcome, which I most certainly did. I did not make representing me easy for Josh as I have a difficult and complex criminal background yet Josh fought hard for me and I'm able to be a contributing member of society today because of his thorough, hard and diligent work. I will recommend him with ease to anyone who needs representation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Iacullo Martino, LLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Greenberg & Minasian
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Rem Zeller Law Group
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Director of Basketball Operations
  • Rutgers University Women's Basketball
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Atttorney
  • Rothstein Mandell Strohm Must & Gertner
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Hon. Eugene H. Austin, J.S.C.
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • DWI Dismissed
  • DWI Dismissed
  • DWI DIsmissed
  • DWI Dismissed
  • Unemployment Appeal Won
  • Appeal Win
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Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Legislation Standing Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Immediate Past Chair of the Municipal Court Section
  • 2011 - Present
  • New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Office of Attorney Ethics - Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2015 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer Criminal Defense/DUI
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer Criminal Defense/DUI
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Municipal Court Practitioner of the Year
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • 2019
  • Rising Star Criminal Defense/DUI
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • 2016 New Leaders of the Bar
  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • 2016
  • Rising Star Criminal Defense/DUI
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Fellow
  • Leadership Academy, NJSBA
  • 2015
  • Rising Star Criminal Defense/DWI
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star in DWI/Criminal Defense
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Certified Attorney - Municipal Court Law
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • 2014
  • New Jersey Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star DWI Criminal Defense
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Garden State Scholar
  • Rutgers University
  • N/A
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • What to do when you get that call
  • Municipal Court
  • 2016
  • Solo Small Firm Conference
  • Municipal Court Practice
  • 2016
  • Municipal Court College
  • Driving While Suspended
  • 2016
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Convention
  • Municipal Court 101
  • 2015
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • Trying Cases in Municipal Court
  • 2014
  • Drugs, DWI and Serious Motor Vehicle Cases in Municipal Court
  • Driving While Suspended/Probationary Drivers
  • 2014
  • Current Legislation Affecting Municipal Courts
  • Municipal Court Legislation
  • 2014
  • Municipal Court College
  • Driving While Suspended
  • 2013
  • Handling Drugs, DWI and Serious Motor Vehicle Charges
  • Driving While Suspended/Probationary Driver's License
  • 2013
  • Laurick and Other Post Conviction Relief Motions
  • Post Conviction Relief in Municipal Court
  • 2012
  • Presentation for Youth Offenders in Essex County
  • 4th Amendment Constitutional Rights to be Free of Illegal Search and Seizure
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (15)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known both Joshua Reinitz and Anthony Iacullo for several years, in connection with both my trial and appellate practices. Both of these attorneys are excellent. They have full knowledge of law and procedure, and conduct themselves according to the highest ethical standards. Clients retaining them can be confident that their matters will be handled in a thorough and thoughtful manner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joshua H. Reinitz, Esq. He is a passionate and smart advocate who is dedicated to his clients and their defense. He takes his time to review and push every possible defense issue."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joshua. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Reinitz is a phenomenal attorney who works extremely hard for his clients. I have seen the excellent work he has done on a number of occasions and believe he is an excellent advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. He is knowledgeable and compassionate - an asset to the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Always well prepared. Fights for what is right."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh is a dedicated and diligent attorney who fights extremely hard for his clients' rights. Client are lucky to have him as an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joshua is a diligent, no-nonsense attorney and his work ethic is unmatched. Attention to detail and the ability to understand client's needs are his strongpoints. I highly recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in need of legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Josh at a marketing program. I am impressed by his energy and interest. I recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Other
"I met Joshua at a conference several weeks ago. Joshua has an excellent grasp of the complexities of NJ DWI/DUI law. I would highly recommend him to any individual seeking an experienced, knowledgeable, and zealous advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Determined and effective advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I am amazed at the determination that Josh demonstrates on each occasion I have the opportunity to watch him work. He is always striving to reach the best possible outcome for his clients. His career is full of instances where he has overcome substantial odds, has risen to the challenges faced in his matters, and has succeeded where others have failed. He is a fine member of the bar and it is a privilege to call him my colleague."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Josh is a conscientious advocate who takes a practical approach to solving problems."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Josh is an excellent, hard-working attorney. He combines a diverse background of experience with a passion for the law and his clients, providing them with outstanding professional services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joshua. He is a zealous advocate for his clients."
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