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Joshua Ashworth Goff

Criminal defense Attorney at Newport News, VA

4.8   17 reviews

also known as Josh Goff

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
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About Joshua

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Upon graduation from The College of William & Mary School of Law, Josh clerked for the judges of the Henrico County (VA) Circuit Court, where he gained first-hand knowledge into the judicial decision making process.  Josh then used this knowledge to start his own firm in 2012.  Since that time, Josh has provided vigorous representation to hundreds of clients in bench and jury trials ranging from traffic offenses to first degree murder, as well as representing individuals in the Court of Appeals of Virginia and Supreme Court of Virginia.

 

 

 

Josh grew up in Charlotte County, Virginia, where he graduated valedictorian from Randolph-Henry High School.  He then attended the College of William and Mary, graduating magna cum laude with a degree in Government before attending The College of William & Mary School of Law.  He resides in Newport News.

 

Location

Goff Voltin, PLLC
739 Thimble Shoals Blvd.
Suite 1004
Newport News, VA, 23606

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Kevin | January 8, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Joshua Goff is a great lawyer he got my DUI case thrown out of court he use great law skill and got right to the bottom of this case he spoke up and made good points that needed to establish in the court of law.He did explaining to me want was going on in this case
Posted by Tempest | October 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
ONE OF THE BEST
Joshua Goff is a walking VA Code encyclopedia that can articulate a very strong defense for his clients. He is the type of attorney you NEED in any criminal matter. When I first spoke with him on the phone, he was very professional, compassionate, knowledgeable, and confident in his ability to defend the case… in court he transformed into a ferocious beast, showing no compassion to the opposition, and swung one of the biggest bats I ever seen in court. I am more than happy with the result and I could tell that Mr. Goff was proud of himself. That was clear indication that he challenges himself to be the best and he cares about his work. The best part about Mr. Goff is that you can tell he is passionate about what he does and being in the courtroom is his element. No matter how bad you think your case is… TRUST HIM! Doesn’t matter what your case is or what you look like… do yourself a favor and at least call him. He is affordable and is ready.
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Posted by SG | December 17, 2019
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Excellent Attorney
Mr. Goff is a very great attorney and I great at his job. He was referred to me from a close friend of mine. I had false charges placed out against me. Before the trial he ensured I was comfortable with what will take place and had enough countermeasures to ensure my case was going to be dismissed. Walking into to court room. I had not doubt he had my back 100%. All, charges were dismissed.
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Posted by frank | February 11, 2019
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Not Guilty
I have enjoyed a working relationship with Josh Goff from this practice. I originally met Mr. Goff in a Young Professionals group and after speaking with him realized not only his expertise in legal matters but also the care and compassion he has for his clients makes him a great attorney. I have used Mr. Goff for legal matters involving previous employees as well as consulted with him in a number of other legal matters. Mr. Goffs reputation proceeds him in the legal community; and Goff and Voltin is considered to be one of the top rising stars for legal counsel on the peninsula.
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Posted by Justyn | November 4, 2018
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Threat in writing felony dismissed
I hired josh in Newport News for a felony threat written to the mother of my children from me while incarcerated while the proof was the letter itself josh took it to trial scaring the crap out me only to pull out a flawless victory I mean he had the judge say to him son I don’t like what I have to do but you proved your case judge told me I probably had one of the most black and white cases in history but with mr Goff expertises and researchers working all the time he found ways to get me up out the way thank god
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Posted by Joseph | May 8, 2018
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Unmatched Professionalism
I was charged with reckless driving (78/55) in York County, VA and risked serious consequences. Due to having several speeding tickets AND a DUI on my record already, other attorneys that I spoke with provided little to no reassurrance in a positive outcome. Then, I found Mr. Goff who was reassurring and comforting about my case. He was experienced and calculated, even setting aside time to practice responses to questions i may be asked before my court date. He exuded an unmatched level of professionalism and confidence throughout the entire process. I am pleased to say that due to Mr. Goff's strategic approach and polished skill, he was able to get my reckless driving charge reduced from 23 over to a speeding charge of only 10 over (65/55)! I would highly recommend Mr. Goff for any matter. Thanks again Josh!
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Posted by Carlton | April 24, 2017
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Outstanding Service
I was involved in an accident where I was accused of Following too Close. Mr. Goff was direct, precise and incredibly professional. In five minutes I was vindicated for hitting a car parked in the middle of the road. I felt from the beginning that this was not my fault and he proved it very quickly. His office staff is great also. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I hope you never need a defense attorney but if you do, call Mr. Goff. I know you'll be more than satisfied.
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Posted by Morgan | May 17, 2016
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Huge win!
Josh did a great job representing me. He is authentic and committed to providing the best service possible. The legal system can be daunting for the layman, but with Josh in my corner my case was dismissed. I would hire him again and if you need an attorney call this guy!
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic Violation
I hired Josh to represent me on a traffic violation. Even with my long list of prior violations, Josh was able to get my ticket dropped after attending driving school. I would highly recommend Josh to anyone in need of legal counsel.
Posted by Lisa | February 22, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent advice
I contacted Mr. Goff to help me explore my options when my relative was injured in a nursing home. He offered me sound advice . I found him to be competent, honest and forthcoming with information and helpful suggestions. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Will | February 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Assault & Battery Charge - A Win
I retained Joshua on a simple assault and battery charge in which I was involved in Newport News. His counsel and advice through the process and relationship with the prosecutor served in my most favor. The prosecutor's findings were found insufficient. I would recommend him to anyone who is being criminally prosecuted on the Peninsula.
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Posted by Philip | February 6, 2016
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3 Traffic Violations - Dismissed!
I hired Josh based on a reference from a good friend as the go-to-guy for traffic related offenses on the Peninsula. I unfortunately had put myself in a situation with 3 tickets in 3 municipalities in 90 days. Josh was able to netogitate with the courts on each offense and I walked away with all dismissed. I cannot say more about his abilities and candor with the courts. A job well done.
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Posted by Andre | November 28, 2015
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Awesome Lawyer
Mr. Goff, represented me zealously just recently, And was able to have my charges dropped and me probation reinstated. He cares about his clients and I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2015
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A Beacon for Justice
Josh was able to provide me with an expert opinion regarding my family law circumstance. In a highly complicated situation, Josh provided flawless legal counsel which led to a quick resolution of the matter. Josh is definitely the best attorney I know and he does his job with the utmost integrity.
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Goff did an outstanding job in my case. He is always very diligent in returning phone calls and working on my case. While he is nice and approachable in person, he is very aggressive in court. I saw a lot of other attorneys in court and Mr. Goff was by far the best prepared and most aggressive. Highly recommended.
Posted by Ehab | August 11, 2013
Best criminal defense Lawyer. Did what others couldn't.
My previous lawyer was unable to get me bond for weeks. The old lawyer didn't even have time to visit me, or answer my calls. I was advised by a friend to hire Joshua, and that he was an excellent lawyer. Best decision I could have made. he met with me the same day, and got me bond the next day. He comes off as a nice guy at first.. which concerned me. I was worried he wouldn't be assertive enough in court. but hes one of the few lawyers who actually spends time researching the case instead of just "winging it" and counting on a plea bargain. On my court day, I was amazed. it was like he was a different person. there really was "no more Mr.Nice-guy". he made the prosecution look downright stupid. Even the judge had to ask, "so what did the defendant do wrong?". CASE DISMISSED. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of quality legal representation. Like my friend said, "hes one of the few lawyers who actually works hard and isn't corrupted by the money..yet".
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2023
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Disappointed Client
I was referred to this attorney and he came highly recommended, looking at the Google reviews and the extensive "knowledge" that was noted, I thought it was a no Brainer to higher him! Although, I could have retained another lawyer at a cheaper rate. I wish I would went with a court appointed lawyer and saved $2500.00 because he did absolutely nothing to help me. I payed in full way before my court date and never received a call or consultation (which was odd in my experience). I had to call multiple times just to follow up and see if i could do anything prior to my case to help, no advice was given. My discovery was requested a day before my court case and our first meeting was in the court room for about 5 minutes basically telling me to take a plea deal. I had a DUI and refusal. I was convicted of a DUI and the refusal null processed which basically means nothing was done, I would have achieved the same results representing myself or just pleading guilty to start with. There was no Alcohol test done so you would think it was a win, he didn't even try to get it reduced to wet wreckless or anything. His entire attitude and disposition showed me he really didn't care about the outcome of my case or about me at all. He showed up late each time and was very sinister while speaking with him. I absolutely wish I would have went with another attorney. I have a perfect driving record and no previous criminal record. I subsequently have to have Interlock for 12 months that cost $90. Per month, $400.00 for asap, $220.00 for restricted license and $500.00 in court cost. This is insane and can cause economic hardship for anyone on a budget. You have to have a FR44 on your Insurance which also increases your premium. I made a bad decision the night of my DUI charge and the day I retained this lawyer. I've been bleeding money every since. I get that the law is the law and consequences are standard for certain offenses but I can't help feeling like I had an attorney who didn't care about me. I recommend him to someone else prior to my case outcome. Another mistake. 2023 showed me alot, I'm thankful that I can afford to pay the cost and I have the tenacity to comply with all my obligations. The commonwealth or this attorney will never see me again. If you're going to refuse, refuse everything the field test and breathalyzer, you might spend 6 hours in jail but it will help your case in the future. I made a mistake that will stay on my record for ever, and possibly prevent future career opportunities. You only get one chance, this is your future. I would advise to always speak up for yourself, and if not satisfied excersise your right to request different counsel, the court will grant you a continuance, you may pay a little more because they will still deduct fees for whatever so called work they did, but it could possibly save your record and future. Most importantly obey the law people!! Lesson learned!
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Law Office of Joshua A. Goff
  • 2012 - Present
  • Clerk
  • Henrico County Circuit Court
  • 2010 - 2011

Education

  • College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • College of William and Mary
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Client
  • Dismissed
  • Commonwealth v. Client
  • Felony reduced to misdemeanor
  • Commonwealth v. Client
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Hampton Restorative Justice Committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • I'Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Newport News Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Hampton Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Conference
  • Rules of Professional Conduct
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (13)
Endorse Joshua
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I first encountered Josh when I worked in Hampton. Josh tenaciously fights for his clients and knows criminal law well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is an excellent attorney who always shows up prepared and argues vigorously on behalf of his clients. I highly recommend him to anyone needing a criminal defense or family law attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh has always impressed me with his ability to research and pinpoint the issues in each case, and is a highly effective advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Josh for several years. He is always well-prepared, and just as important for a trial lawyer, he can think on his feet."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is a conscientious attorney who fights hard for his clients. He has an easy going manner and likable personality which puts his clients at ease. He has a good working relationship with the prosecutors and court personnel. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is an extremely sharp attorney who is very good at spotting issues/holes in the prosecution's cases. He has a very good understanding of the rules of evidence so prosecutors better come prepared when its time to try cases. He works hard and advoctes zealously for his clients. I fully endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is the definition of a "true advocate." He is one of few attorneys who is able to honestly and fearlessly advocate for clients whether before a Judge or Jury. He is experienced and an asset to the profession. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Josh because he is an exceptional attorney. He is personable, diligent, and a true zealous advocate for his clients."
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Newport News Criminal defense Lawyer Joshua Ashworth Goff
Joshua Ashworth Goff
Criminal defense Attorney
Newport News, VA
Licensed for 13 years
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