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Josh Harris Camson

Criminal defense Attorney at Collegeville, PA

4.6   9 reviews

About Josh

Learn Josh’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    15%
    All areas of criminal defense including misdemeanor and felony charges. I represent people in preliminary hearings up through trial and appeals.

    10 years

  2. Violent crime
    15%
    Including assault, homicide, etc.

    10 years

  3. Appeals
    10%
    I have litigated appeals in all courts in Pennsylvania including the PA Supreme Court, Commonwealth Court, and Superior Court.

    10 years

  4. Child abuse
    10%
    I regularly represent people fighting CYS for their children. I also represent people who have been indicated as perpetrators of abuse by the Department of Human Services or CYS.

  5. DUI and DWI
    10%

    10 years

  6. Domestic violence
    10%

  7. Juvenile law
    10%
    I represented juveniles in delinquency court across Pennsylvania. I have handled trials in delinquency cases for sex crimes, violent crimes, and drug crimes.

  8. Other
    10%

  9. Sex crime
    10%

Josh has handled criminal cases ranging from DUIs to homicides. He represents parents fighting to get their children back from CYS, and serves as the guardian ad litem for children in care. He has practiced in trial courts across Pennsylvania, as well as the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Before moving to Eastern Pennsylvania to start Camson Law, LLC, Josh was a partner with CamsonRigby, LLC. Before he began his career in criminal defense, Josh worked as a law clerk for The Honorable Paul Pozonsky in Washington, PA.

Josh worked in three different prosecutors’ offices during law school. In those offices Josh handled all types of cases, ranging from capital homicide cases to retail thefts. In the Chester County District Attorney’s office Josh handled hundreds of cases at the magistrate level and conducted many preliminary hearings.

Before law school Josh worked as a political consultant.

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Licensed for 12 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/05/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/01/2022

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

Contact Josh

Miller, Turetsky, Rule & McLennan, P.C.
3770 Ridge Pike
Collegeville, PA, 19426

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2020
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Best chance at ChildLine Appeal
Josh Camson is a wonderful attorney who isn’t afraid of a challenge. I found Josh doing a google search when trying to have my name expunged from the child line registry in PA. I incorrectly and unfairly was indicated as perpetrator in 2007 . I was very young and afraid to fight back because of the fear of losing my son. I thought that if Bucks county children and youth would indicate me when I clearly did nothing wrong after the other person admitted that my son was in their care that they would certainly not hesitate to do so. After calling many attorneys who specialize in this I began to loose hope because they all declined to take my case or did not call back at all. Josh called me personally and spent about a half hour discussing what I was trying to do, and the history involving this incident . I also had a timeline for when this needed to be done by (02/01/2020). Mr. Camson was empathetic , understanding , and confident he could help me and decided to take my case. I am so glad I found Josh on google. He was prompt replying via email, when I had an urgent issue he would call me back immediately. I was very anxious about this whole process and worried I would not have my clearance in time for my deadline. It is with great happiness and gratitude that I express how happy I am with all Mr. Camson did for my family and I. My hearing was yesterday 01/31/2020, he was on time , well prepared as we prepped the day before via phone , but most importantly , Josh helped me WIN MY CASE! I will recommend him to anyone in this predicament . Josh Camson is your best chance at receiving a fair hearing and trial with Child Line in regards to having your name expunged , not only did he fight good cause but he also proved to the court that this case was incorrectly investigated and came to an incorrect conclusion which enabled my name to be removed from the registry effective immediately. I requested my new clearance online last night and was able to view it the same day because of how Josh pushed the importance of this. Thank you SO MUCH, I will eternally be grateful for how you helped my family move forward.
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Posted by Brittany | August 16, 2019
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Excellent Trial Lawyer
My husband was facing extremely serious charges. We knew that if my husband was convicted of these charges it would devastate our family and change his life forever. We chose Mr. Camson to represent my husband initially because of his compassion and attentiveness to our case. But his ability to control a court room blew us away. He is confident without being arrogant. He is intelligent, but explains the law in a way so his client and others can understand everything. He can truly make people see things from his perspective. Mr. Camson answered every question we had with patience. During the trial it was made clear that he has excellent jury appeal. When he spoke they listened with intent. If you want results, hire this extraordinary attorney! We cannot thank Josh enough for that “Not Guilty”!
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Posted by leslie | October 12, 2017
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Most Helpful
Josh represented my son during a very difficult time in our lives.... he was the only one we encountered that treated all of us with dignity and respect and he realized my son made a mistake and that mistake did not define the kind of person and man he has become. I would absolutely recommend him.
Posted by Kristina | June 17, 2017
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Custody Hearing
I won my custody hearing so i am very happy with Josh's representation. He is great with communication and always calls back in a timely manner. I would definitely use Josh again.
Posted by Cindy Carter | February 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney!
Josh Camson is an amazing attorney. My son was facing serious charges and Josh showed nothing but confidence and compassion through it all. He is an amazing litigator. I can't even begin to tell you how much he did that was above and beyond. Thank you Josh!!! NOT GUILTY!!
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Can't judge a book by its cover
First and foremost, I'd like to congratulate Mr. Camson for his victory on my behalf. I'll admit that in the beginning I had concerns about his quiet and reserved demeanor. Throughout many of our discussions I never felt his confidence. However, from the first day of trial, Josh undoubtedly controlled the court room. Which in return felt like he knew what he was doing all along.
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2015
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Divorce representation
Josh Cameron represented me in my recent divorce. Mr. Cameron was professional in his behavior and able to represent me in a manner that allowed the divorce to take place quickly and without unnecessary hostility between myself and my spouse.
Posted by Jim | November 17, 2015
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Confident
Mr. Camson is a very confident and organized attorney. His mannerisms at first had me questioning his ability for an aggressive format that I was looking for initially. However, as time went on I had become very comfortable with his tactics, opinions and overall outlook handling my case. During our hearing, he made a (in my opinion) a questionable and unexpected decision. After a quick recess, I agreed with his tactic and agreed to move forward with his decision. (With Confidence) After reading the verdict of our case, we not only WON, but in the written verdict I could see a direct coloration of the judges interpretation of the law in supporting his decision to the arguments in which Mr. Camson had laid out during the hearing. I certainly would recommend Mr. Camson.
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2017
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Horrendous representation
After spending $1200 retainer (or about $100 an hour travel time as Mr. Camson put it, he arrived several minutes late and unprepared. The information I gave him concerning the case he ignored. After sitting silently through the states case he offered no mitigating circumstances and left me totally hung out to dry. Pathetic and a colossal waste of money. After saying he was sorry he told me he would do research on how the verdict might affect my gun permit to make up for it but I never heard from him again.
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Response from Josh Camson September 18, 2017
Every lawyer has an absolute duty to keep all information relating to a client's case confidential. In an abundance of caution and out of respect for my duty of confidentiality, I am not at liberty to respond to the substance of this comment. However, I would encourage any potential clients to review all of the other very positive reviews on this site. As they reflect, I have a reputation for showing up prepared and advocating zealously for every client.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • CamsonRigby, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Washington County Court of Common Pleas
  • 2010 - 2012

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Felony Robbery Case
  • Not guilty on all counts

Associations

  • American Bar Association Standing Committee on Professionalism
  • Committee Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers' Division Zone 6 Co-Chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Criminal Justice Section - Chairman
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association, House of Delegates
  • Pennsylvania Delegate
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Center for Professional Responsibility
  • Young Lawyer Liaison
  • 2012 - Present
  • Section of Litigation Ethics & Professionalism Committee
  • Website Editor
  • 2009 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Murray S. Love Trial Advocacy Award
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • 2009
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • 2008

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Washington County Bar Association Summer Bench Bar
  • No Chance of Going to Jail: A Criminal Law Primer
  • 2017
  • Summer Bench Bar
  • Breaking Bad: The Ethics of Better Call Saul
  • 2015
  • Washington County Winter Bench Bar
  • Bridge the Gap
  • 2014
  • Washington County Summer Bench Bar
  • Seinfeld and the Law
  • 2013
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • General Practitioners' Update: Law Practice Management
  • 2013
  • American Bar Association
  • Ethical Pitfalls for New Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Washington County Summer Bench Bar
  • Civility: You Get What You Give
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Josh is a tremendous advocate for his clients. He is a well-respected in his field and a known quantity among lawyers and judges. We've discussed cases and shared experiences in the past, and his knowledge and perspective is a valuable resource. Highly recommend Josh Camson!"
Family Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Josh and I worked in different capacities on a family law case and he provided exceptional professionalism. His knowledge was impeccable and he was devoted to advocating on behalf of his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recently spoke with Joshua on a panel. Josh did a great job on the ethics portion, and added his bitterlawyer.com wit to the session!"
Unknown Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Camson is a great trial lawyer. He has outstanding jury appeal and a thorough knowledge of trial law. I endorse Attorney Camson without question."
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Collegeville Criminal defense Lawyer Josh Harris Camson
Josh Harris Camson
Criminal defense Attorney
Collegeville, PA
Licensed for 12 years
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