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Joshua Sabert Lowther, Esquire is a native of coastal South Carolina who currently resides in Savannah, Georgia.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of South Carolina, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree, magna cum laude, from the John Marshall Law School.  While at the John Marshall Law School, Mr. Lowther ranked fifth in his graduating class, and was the recipient of the prestigious Wig and Gavel Award, by nomination of the faculty, for his being the "most likely to succeed in the practice of law."

Since his becoming an attorney, Mr. Lowther has practiced law exclusively in the field of criminal defense.  He began his career by defending clients in federal and state courts in the Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan area, and has since limited his practice exclusively to defending clients in federal trial and appellate courts nationwide.  By his doing so, it was no longer necessary for Mr. Lowther to maintain an office in any particular geographical location; therefore, his firm's principal office is now located in Savannah, Georgia, from where he continues his national federal trial and appellate practice.

Mr. Lowther is admitted to practice in the US Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh, Tenth, Ninth, and Eighth Circuits; the US District Courts for the Districts of Colorado, Georgia (Northern, Middle, and Southern), Illinois (Northern), North Dakota, Texas (Eastern and Southern), and Wisconsin (Eastern).  Additionally, Mr. Lowther may represent clients in ANY federal district, appellate, or administrative court in the nation.


Practice areas


  1. Federal Crime: 100%
    18 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

27 total 

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  • Harry D. Dixon Jr.

    "I have known Josh for the past nine years, and I have worked with him on numerous federal criminal matters. He possesses an almost encyclopedic knowledge of federal criminal law and procedure; he works well with his clients and other attorneys; and he is a gifted trial lawyer. Josh is a tireless and zealous advocate for those whom he represents. I look forward to working with him in the future."


    Harry Dixon Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • James Edward Dangerfield

    Despite being a Gamecock, Josh Lowther is a fine lawyer and a fine man. I was an intern in a prosecutor's office when Josh first started out defending people and the Fourth Amendment. He was the living personification of any number of protagonists from John Grisham's novels. To my knowledge, Josh never sought the security of government employment nor did he ever slow down in his quest to become the fine lawyer he is. Josh has a presence. He's very much the man on top of his game in court. He's fearless, leaving no avenue unexplored (figuratively and literally), no matter the dangers. There's quite a few very "dangerous" places Josh has gone on behalf of his clients. Unlike many of us who'd just assume hear about where there was a shooting or robbery or something else awful, Josh will go there and talk to the witnesses himself and look for other witnesses unknown. If you need a lawyer with a presence, with skill, with determination and courage, you need Josh Lowther.


    James Dangerfield Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

National Federal Defense Group

Post Office Box 8281
Savannah, GA, 31412


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199808/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wig and GavelJohn Marshall Law School1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/FounderNational Federal Defense Group2003 - Present
AttorneyLowther & Walmsley, PC2001 - 2003
AttorneyJoshua S. Lowther, PC1999 - 2001
Associate AttorneyIke Duru & Associates, P.C.1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Federal Defense AttorneysN/A2003 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1998 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1998 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaN/A1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re: J.C. [federal investigation]:We convinced the government not to prosecute.
In re: K.J. [federal investigation]:We convinced the government not to prosecute.
United States v. R.M., et al.Although the other defendants were sentenced to imprisonment ranging from 13 to 133 months with restitution, we convinced the court to sentence our client to 3 years of probation and no restitution.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, AtlantaN/AJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of South CarolinaEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1994