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Josh Hill

Military law Attorney at Bluffton, SC

5.0   23 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State MS
    Acquired 2009
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About Josh

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Defending Those Who Defend Us! Worldwide criminal defense of active duty military. 

Josh Hill is a former Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps who focuses his practice on military criminal defense and civil litigation involving servicemembers and veterans.

Josh commissioned as a Marine Officer in August 2006.  While on active duty, Josh gained extensive military justice experience while serving as both a prosecutor and defense counsel. In these billets, he served as lead counsel in a wide-variety of criminal cases including sexual assault, larceny, drug abuse and possession, assault consummated by battery, obstruction of justice, false official statements, misuse of government resources, unauthorized absence, adultery, and orders violations, consistently achieving positive results for his clients.

Josh also served as a deputy staff judge advocate while on active duty where he advised commanding officers and their staffs on the full spectrum of military justice and administrative law issues. In this capacity, Josh served as the supervisory attorney for equal opportunity/sexual harassment claims; personal injury claims involving loss or damage to government property; and in all civil matters involving potential litigation against the United States at MCRD/ERR Parris Island, South Carolina.

Prior to joining Military Justice Attorneys, Josh practiced pharmaceutical, medical device, and healthcare litigation with Butler Snow LLP in Oxford, Mississippi.  He won the 2018 Burton Award for distinguished legal writing.

Josh earned his law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law and is a member of the Mississippi bar.

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Location

Healy Law Group, LLC
20 Towne Drive, Unit 338
Bluffton, SC, 29910

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Posted by Raymond | July 15, 2022
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The Best Choice for a Military Defense Counsel
When I was put under investigation with my Command pending Court Martial, I didn't know who to turn to for help. Thankfully I came across MJA's law firm website and immediately hired Mr. Hill after consultation and looking over their reviews. After 7 long months of waiting, the week of my Court Martial came and I would see the fearlessness and confidence of Mr. Hill in the courtroom. He tore apart the government's theory piece by piece which would result in the outcome in our favor. I trusted him with my career on the line, and he was outstanding. I 10/10 would highly recommend Mr. Hill to anyone who is going through legal challenges with their command.
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Posted by Will | June 28, 2022
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Dedication to Craft
I was fortunate to stumble upon Mr. Hill during my initial search for legal representation back in September of 2021. My command suspected me of disobeying a lawful order and started processing me for separation. Through the diligent work of Mr. Hill and his fellow associates, the Administrative Separations Board members determined 'No Basis' for the allegations against me. It was a direct result of the countless hours Mr. Hill put into the written matters of the case that paved the road to victory. Every 6105 and adverse fit-rep the command issued was subsequently countered and torn apart. Mr. Hill is an unrelenting force within the legal sphere, working until the work is done. If not for the dedication to craft, that Mr. Hill demonstrates on a daily basis, the outcome of the case would have been significantly different. If you are seeking legal assistance, seek no further. You have already found the best.
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Posted by Dean | June 26, 2022
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Army requirements
Josh was great in explaining our options, providing us with a detailed plan and supported us during the entire process. He executed our plan and provided follow up to help us manage our expectations. He frequently checked in with us and addressed and issues and concerns. He was engaged right up to the very end.
Posted by Damon | April 12, 2022
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Military Titling & Indexing Petition for Expungement
Josh laid a course of action to petition against a "titling" from a military investigation on my criminal record and worked diligently through every step of the process to make my case. It was an uphill battle, requiring us to petition at each level of authority. It didn't come quickly and certainly not without effort - but Josh Hill brought in a big win for me that will have a positive change for the rest of my life. He was open & honest from the start, didn't make any promises & was real about what we were up against. What I appreciate about Josh is that he knows what he's doing. I consulted with other attorneys & it seemed like a cash grab with them - but with Josh I could tell he had experience. There was a good chance my petition could have been denied, but Josh worked it through to put up the best fight we could & it really paid off.
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2022
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Thank Heaven for Josh and MJA
I reached out to MJA in February 2022 after receiving my denial for a vaccine related religious accommodation. I was faced with involuntary separation and was totally out of my league. Josh and Gerry were extremely helpful and well-prepared to address my appeal on very short notice. I'm so thankful for this service, I would have been completely lost without them- Cpl, USMC
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Posted by Les | February 18, 2021
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Always Faithful
Josh is a hard nosed and dedicated attorney that will stand by you every step of the way in your defense. He is a true believer in justice. Josh will not quit on you and wont let you quit on yourself. His dedication to me as a client was unprecedented. I could not do enough to show my thanks and gratitude for all the great work he has done in regards to my career. I recommend Josh to anybody who may require legal representation within the Department of Defense.
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Posted by Aryeh | February 10, 2021
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Due diligence
Mr. Josh Hill is an example of an attorney who has a good sense of things and always does his due diligence. He is an expert in all areas of military law and a great human being to boot. I know that no matter the outcome of my legal matters, I have done the very best I can with an attorney like Josh on my side. I highly recommend him for his personal touch and his ability to cut through the issues to the heart of the matter. I wish him success in his career. If you ever need a military attorney, don't settle for the on-post OSJA or TDS folks. They simply cannot compare to the care and dedication that Josh can provide. G-d bless.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2021
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Commander's Investigation/GOMOR Rebuttal
I contacted Josh and his partner Gerald Healy after a Commander's investigation completed to help with a GOMOR rebuttal. I spoke with six other lawyers who said that I did not have a good chance and should wait for a Promotion Review Board to rebut the information. Josh and Gerald were the only ones that encouraged me to rebut sooner. I was initially worried that they were falsely positive to drum up business since they were the only outlier. However, all of their advice and the write up were spot on and the GOMOR was downgraded to a local. I would use them again and recommend them to others in a heart beat.
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Posted by Luis | February 2, 2021
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Caring and Excellent Attorney!
It would be nice to have the option to give Josh Hill more than five stars. In my eyes, and he also knows, he deserves more than that. Hill’s professionalism exceeded all my expectations. He is very modest and straightforward. Since my wife and I contacted him, he was unequivocal in how he will be proceeding with our case and the variants to have it solved. I am an Air Force Active Duty member, and after joining, I had an SCRA problem with a car dealership, and they had reported me to the credit bureaus. I had tried to resolve the issue with the dealership for three years without success. I needed to have this situation clear for my TS clearance, and I was getting nowhere. I felt that I had a case. I called many lawyers before I found Josh, but none of them gave me the confidence to resolve this matter. What sets Josh apart from other attorneys, in my opinion, is his caring nature. He first asks me for all the documents to analyze them and see if I had a case. When other attorneys asked for money first, he worked around my hours because he knew I was overseas. He frequently reached out to me to give me updates on my case. With all sincerity, I can’t praise Josh enough, and he went the extra mile for me. I feel that he went above and beyond his duty. Thanks to Josh Hill, today, I can continue with my goals in the military. Thank you, Josh, for the love of your job and your support!
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2021
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13 Year Old UCMJ Matter
I contacted attorney Joshua A. Hill on an old military law matter, a few months ago. From the very beginning, attorney Hill has provided me with the utmost courteous and expert legal advice. My issue was complex; but Josh was able to cut through to the heart of the matter and formulate a sound legal argument which will allow me to prevail in an upcoming hearing. THANK YOU to attorney Joshua Hill for taking on my case, for treating me with the dignity that I deserve--and for the clarity and acumen that he so expertly provided to my matter. And thanks for having my back! I would gladly recommend attorney Joshua Hill & Healy Law Group, LLC, Military Justice Attorneys for any UCMJ legal matter--whether you're active duty or a veteran, like me! They are THE BEST.
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2020
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GOMOR, downgraded to AR 15, to completely closed favorably
When I was faced with a situation that jeopardized my military career, I knew I needed help otherwise my command would’ve did as they pleased with my case. Josh was extremely professional, and answered all questions in a timely manner. He was aggressive and got my GOMOR recommendation downgraded to an Article 15. I never received either because Josh got the the case diminished completely and my flag removed favorably with no further actions!
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2020
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Excellent Lawyer who truly cares
My husband was facing Court Martial after being falsely accused of a crime. We hired MJA Gerry Healy and he brought on Josh Hill as well for our case. We were so impressed by Josh the first time we spoke with him. He is extremely knowledgeable in military law and willing to fight to find the truth. He has a great attitude about him and a no-nonsense demeanor. He worked diligently and refused to let anything stand in his way during our case. He kept us informed and checked in regularly. He was quick to answer questions and offer support. Because of the nature of my husband's case, scheduling and dates were consistently changing. Josh did not let it affect him and he remained engaged and professional the whole time. We are thoroughly impressed by Josh and we are so happy he became part of our defense team. Due to his efforts and hard work, my husband's name was cleared and his career was saved. Without Josh, that wouldn't have been possible. Thank you so much Josh, we are eternally grateful!
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Response from Josh Hill July 7, 2020
Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure representing your husband!
Posted by Brendan | June 15, 2020
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Fantastic and effective attorney, and I've worked with many...
I have unfortunately had a wealth of experience with attorneys of various disciplines over a year and half period of legal battles including military, criminal, civil, and family law. Of the six attorneys I have had to retain in that timeframe, and the many others I have consulted with, Josh Hill has been hands down the easiest to work with. Many attorneys will be difficult to reach or will try to nickel and dime you for every email or phone call. Josh is reliably easy to get in touch with, keeps you well informed, and has been nothing but generous and fair with his time and fees. The man has sound instinct and judgement, and fantastic planning and communication skills. He shifts gears quickly: we never had to go to bat for the initial reason I retained him - but the legal battlescape is capricious, and I later found myself on the hook for a matter that was related but not on the contract I signed. He was well within his rights to charge me new fees and write new contracts, but he didn't pull that move. He stuck with me, applied my initial fees to the new task, and put a lot of work into my matter over a year and a half after I had first hired him for a different reason. He constructed a 160-some page package for a two-star general on the ludicrous time constraint of about one week. His work directly resulted in the outcome that I desired. But here is the thing - I also listened to what he told me to do. If you do the same, you can have a good result. This is an effective and trustworthy attorney. What's more, he is the only lawyer who I think legitimately cared about my outcome. If you are seeking a military law attorney, this is the one you should hire.
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Response from Josh Hill July 7, 2020
Brendan, Thank you for the review! There is no question that you deserved the positive outcome we achieved. I'm glad to have been able to help.
Posted by Rodney | May 20, 2020
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Truly a Honest and Amazing attorney
Josh Hill is an amazing attorney!!! 3 year's ago I needed VA help with a Hip problem, I was told I could not get any medical help because of my military discharge from the United States Navy 33 year's ago. I called Mr.Hill an talking with him, he was very respectful , professional and most of all Honest. Whenever I had a question Mr. Hill was very accurate and informative during the whole process, Mr.Hill answered all my phone and followed up with all my concerns. After 3 year's working with Josh he was able to get my ( OTH : other than honorable discharge) upgraded to a Full Honorable discharge. I highly recommend Josh Hill to anyone that need,s help , and look forward to working with Mr.Hill in the future. Thank You Every Much Josh!!!
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Posted by Kyle | January 22, 2020
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Great attorney for a fair price!
Mr. Josh Hill has served as my attorney since 2018. He and his team worked diligently to ensure that my legal concerns were taken care of and resolved in a timely fashion. I received a positive outcome and this was thanks to Mr. Hill's hard work, unique insight, and attention to detail. Furthermore, his pricing tiers are straight forward, transparent, and fair. I highly recommend Mr. Josh Hill for any legal issues or concerns you may have within the military justice system.
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2019
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Positive Urinalysis Positive Honorable Discharge
When I was notified that I provided a positive urinalysis I without hesitation contacted Mr. Hill, I explained to him my situation and immediately decided to hire him after a phone call. After my command flew me back from deployment on 03/14/2019 I knew my time was limited, I needed a game plan, I notified Mr. Hill of my EAOS which was 06/02/2019, my command did not notify me of non judicial punishment until my last two weeks in the Navy. Mr. Hill was brutality honest when it came to the possible outcomes and highly advised that I elected for NJP not Court Martial. Since I was only two weeks away from my EAOS he suspected that my command would not have enough time to process me via administrative separation procedures. It was a tough pill to swallow but I took his advice. When push came to shove Mr. Hill submitted a letter of representation and was able to successfully defer an immediate Captains Mast by asking for more time in order to respond with written matters on my behalf. This now put me on my last week in the Navy, miraculously beyond all doubt I manged to have Captains Mast on my last working day 05/31/2019, I was found guilty of article 112A and was rewarded reduction to the next inferior pay grade. My DD214 is as follows: Honorable/RE-R1/ E-4/Member advanced to PO2 but not promoted at time of separation (rank remained the same) With my Re Entry code I plan on doing the reserves as if this never happened. Mr. Hill did me a favor since my command waited so long to contact me and start the process that he decided not to charge me the 500$ retainer fee each month, I cannot thank this man enough and only wish that if you're reading this and need legal advice please contact him.
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Posted by Meredith | February 4, 2019
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The best representation I could have dreamed of for my daughter.
I am very thankful to have found Josh to represent my daughter who was facing an administrative separation from the Marine Corps. She had done nothing to deserve this and tried to navigate the system on her own to fight it at first. By the time I was aware of her situation, some time had passed and quick action was necessary. I was immediately impressed with Josh’s thorough, reassuring and competent manner during our initial phone call. After speaking to four other attorneys, and much research online, Josh stood out significantly. It was a trying time, as I had no prior knowledge of how the military legal system worked and had never had to hire an attorney before. Josh was proactive, thourough, and very conscience in his representation of my daughter. He did an excellent job of explaining the process, outlining options and presenting us with his recommendations. His communication was very timely and we felt that he was easily accessible. Emails, texts and phone calls were promptly acknowledged and returned when necessary. My daughter received a favorable outcome that I know would had not of happened without Josh’s outstanding representation. For that I will be eternally grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2018
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Great service
Josh provided timely, thoroughly researched and well written legal advice within a tight time frame. Josh cares about his clients and will go above and beyond to advocate for them within the military legal system. Josh’s background in the Marine Corps gives him a terrific foundation to address myriad issues for clients in any of the branches of service.
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Posted by Lori | October 11, 2018
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Best Experience-Best Outcome-Best Service
My son is serving currently serving in the military. The military wanted to admin. Separate him for something so minor it was ridiculous and unfair. When you are going against the powers to be in a military, the person serving in the military really has no say in their outcome. The attorney's on base were compassionate and told my son this is not right and how unfair it, and they explained some legal rights but there is nothing they could really do and my son did not have a voice in this matter or any attorney on base that could help him. My son found Attorney Joshua Hill through a friend in the military who had a great outcome. We hired Joshua Hill immediately. He spoke to us with such calm and confidence, instantly putting our fears to rest. During this entire situation, he communicated constantly. Whenever we had a question or concern he was quick to respond. He handled this situation so well and knew the right thing to say to my son's commander for a good result, along with well-written letters he sent to the CO. Within a short couple weeks, it went from my son getting discharged to being able to stay in and it dropped, thanks to Joshua Hill. The relief we felt when we received that phone call from Joshua Hill was something I cannot even describe. If you want someone who will communicate with you and for you, fight for you, and extremely professional, hire Joshua Hill. You will NOT be disappointed! Lori
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Posted by Kerri | September 28, 2018
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Recommending, advising and informing!
Mr. Joshua Hill did a wonderful job working with us in a legal suit. End state, a victorious outcome, and this was directly related to the strong counsel we received. He consistently put our interests at the forefront, advising what was the best approach, and explaining in detail why that approach would resonate best in the courtroom. If you are looking for an attorney who will listen to your concerns and feel that he is personally and professionally invested in results, Joshua Hill is your attorney. I was astonished by the level of knowledge Mr. Hill possesses while proving he is strategic and a true courtroom tactician. He is confident and can convey the right message. It was a great partnership and I highly recommend him for legal counsel.
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Military Justice Attorneys
  • 2019 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Healy, Hafemann & Magee, LLC
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Of Counsel
  • Butler, Snow, O'mara Stevens & Cannada
  • 2014 - 2018
  • JAG
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 2009 - 2014
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Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Missouri State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Summa Cum Laude
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Naval Officer Not Required to Show Cause for Retention at BOI
  • Officer Not Required to Show Cause for Retention at BOI
  • Veteran Separated Over 30 Years Ago Receives Honorable Discharge
  • Discharge upgrade to honorable
  • Army Officer Recovers Monetary Damages for SCRA Violations
  • Officer Recovers Monetary Damages for SCRA Violations
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Associations

  • Mississippi State Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar, Military Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2022
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2018

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Burton Award
  • Law 360 Distinguished Writing Award (Law Firm)
  • 2018

Publications

  • Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 10
  • Epidemiology and the NFL Collide
  • 2017
  • Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 8
  • Storm Clouds Gather: An FDA Proposal To Eliminate Generic Preemption
  • 2015
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Military law Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Josh brings his wealth of knowledge, experience, and zeal to every case. He treats each client with the utmost respect and handles their case with care and precision. His passion for justice on his clients' behalf is contagious, and the proof is in the favorable results they receive - time after time."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Josh is a terrific advocate and litigator. I have observed him handle the most complex and difficult cases and get positive results for his clients. A highly effective communicator, he seizes upon critical facts and law to craft persuasive motions and arguments. During trial, his effective technique of examining witnesses and holding the attention of the jury, ensures his client’s interests are protected and well represented. Having served as a prosecutor, he understand all aspects of a criminal case and knows how to identify strengths and weaknesses in his own case and the opposing counsel’s. A devoted husband and father, he displays genuine sincerity to those who are impacted by the criminal defense system and always looks out for the best interest of his clients."
Federal crime Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Josh Hill is one the most effective attorneys I have ever worked with in nearly ten years of practicing law. He is a tireless and tenacious advocate with a natural talent for persuasion. More than anything else, however, his character and integrity garner respect and trust from everyone who cross his path."
Military law Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Josh is one of the most innovative and effective attorneys I have encountered in a court martial. He is a consummate professional and zealous advocate for his clients. If a friend or love one were pending charges, I cannot think of an attorney that I would recommend over Josh."
Military law Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the privilege of working with Mr. Hill recently regarding an administrative discharge matter. The administrative package that Mr. Hill submitted on behalf of our client was the best I've seen in several years. Mr. Hill is a talented legal writer and our client's career was depicted in a compelling manner that resulted in him receiving a honorable discharge. Mr. Hill has my highest recommendation and I will not hesitate to refer service members to him in the future."
Military law Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh Hill is a hard working and intelligent attorney. He had a great reputation when he was a Marine Corps judge advocate and he has establish the same reputation in civilian practice. I endorse this attorney with no reservations."
Military law Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joshua is an exceptional attorney capable of handling a wide variety of legal issues."
Military law Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Josh is an incredibly talented, smart and aggressive attorney. He is a champion for his clients and his results speak for themselves."
Military law Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hill is a gifted legal writer, and has shown a great ability to defend his clients in their time of need. Mr. Hill has continually demonstrated a high level of understanding of military law. His legal acumen, and his fearless determination has proven to be a winning formula for his military clients."
Military law Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have known Josh professionally for close to 10 years. Josh is a natural trial lawyer with an unmatched work ethic, a keen eye for the details that matter, a courtroom presence to match. I would seek him out for my legal team."
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