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Joshua Scott LeRoy

Criminal defense Attorney at West Palm Beach, FL

5.0   18 reviews
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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2005
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Joshua

Learn Joshua’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    LeRoy Law defends clients charged with any and all criminal charges in Florida. Be it a felony or misdemeanor LeRoy Law can and will defend you to ensure that your rights are protected. We strive for a dismissal in every case.

    18 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    A DUI is a criminal charge that can happen to anyone. While some people mistakenly drink too much, others are wrongly accused by police officers that misinterpret what they observe as impairment.

    18 years

  3. Domestic violence

  4. Sex crime

  5. Violent crime

  6. Juvenile law

  7. Speeding and traffic ticket

    18 years

I have lived in Palm Beach County, Florida for more than 30 years, of which I have spent the last 13+ practicing law in West Palm Beach.


With a passion for justice,  I have always fought for the rights of those entangled with criminal charges in an abusive criminal justice system.


I began my legal career at the Office of the Palm Beach Public Defender, where I was given the unique opportunity of defending thousands of clients with charges ranging from second degree misdemeanors to felonies punishable by mandatory life imprisonment. During that time I invaluable experience and knowledge of the criminal justice system.  


I am experienced trial attorney, and a skilled,creative legal researcher. 


Having participated in numerous trials and final violation of probation hearings, I understand the nuisances of the criminal justice system.  I have drafted and argued countless motions, specifically, Motions to Suppress and Motions to Dismiss, which have allowed for the charges in most of those cases to be dropped.  I have successfully argued to have drugs, firearms, child pornography, and confessions suppressed, as well as various felony criminal charges dismissed, including 2 cases for SELF-DEFENSE, commonly called STAND YOUR GROUND.




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Joshua Scott LeRoy
LeRoy Law, PA
224 Datura Street, Ste. 1416
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401


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  18 customer reviews
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Posted by James | November 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Walked me out of court with an active warrant.I went home instead of jail!!
This excellent attorney was able to get my case early terminated. This was shortly after successfully defending me against a willful probation violation which I was guilty of. Not only did I go home with all conditions reinstated we got a modification at the same time. Seriously folks who does that except a magician! I cannot recommend this man strongly enough to anyone who's had The Misfortune of becoming entangled in Florida's criminal justice system.
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Posted by Nora | September 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
My husband hired Mr. Leroy for me and we couldn't have picked a better attorney. With my background I was sure looking at serving a bit time. Even with the best attorney under my belt. I stayed on the straight and arrow and to my surprise Joshua was able to get me time served and let me continue my new way of life. I had been involved with identity theft and Mr. Leroy even weeded thru all the years that the person had been using my name without charging me an extra cent. He continued to go back and forth with the State Attorney for a couple months until getting the only conclusion acceptable to him. This man is a God send. Hopefully I will never need to but for certain this is the only attorney my family and friends will ever use
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
awesome person
He answered me honestly and even called me back with more very important information. God bless him and his need help call him
Posted by Sean | May 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
JOSH LEROY got the charge against me DISMISSED!
I contacted several attorneys after receiving a citation for Failure to Obey a Lawful Order, which is a criminal misdemeanor. Four lawyers contacted me back. Of those, one of them refused to represent me. Another told me that I didn't have much of a case and that I should take a plea deal. The third was a smooth talker who was confident he could get my case dismissed, but charged much more than I could afford. The fourth was Josh LeRoy. He let me know from the start that he was completely on my side and was almost certain he could get my case dismissed. His rate was half that of the other's. I was not sure who to trust, but I am so glad I chose Josh LeRoy. He is not a long-winded salesman who boasts about his previous cases like most attorneys. He told me my options and gave me a fair price. He let me know what to expect and that he would fight for the best possible outcome. My wife was very worried about the charge against me, but Josh reassured us that he would take care of everything, and he did. Two days before the scheduled court date, Josh contacted me to inform me that the charge had been dismissed! I am SO THANKFUL for my lawyer, Josh LeRoy! He did exactly what he said he would do, and for a reasonable amount. He kept me informed and handled everything. All of our contact was over the phone and through email. I never had to meet anyone or appear in court, which is great, although I could shake his hand and tell him thank you in person. I would recommend Josh to anyone who needs a great attorney, but doesn't want to pay through the nose for high-quality services. I hope I will never need a criminal defense attorney again, but if I ever do, Josh LeRoy will be my first choice.
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Posted by richard | August 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
fantastic results
I hired Mr LeRoy to handle my citation that I received from pbso. I am a cdl holder and couldn't afford to have points on my license, he had to go well above and beyond on my ticket since my company accidentally paid it and plead me guilty. Communication between not only his assistant but LeRoy himself I am very pleased to say that he kept the points off my license and out of traffic school. I highly recommend him to everyone I know and if ever in any trouble again he will be ty e first person I call.
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Posted by Parker | July 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Never gave up.
From the beginning I thought my case was hopeless. Josh had me come in his office explained the good the bad and the ugly about my case. Instructed me on what to do and what my options were. He was persistent on helping me get through this and to help turn my life around. He never seemed like it wasn't going to work out and kept high moral the whole time. On what seemed to be impossible to get through he managed to get me the minimum and helped reconstruct my way of being and now I am a different person. I highly recommend him for any situation that may seem unmanageable. He has a good heart and really cares about his cases . I'll always be grateful for my new chance.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best traffic attorney in West Palm Beach
Mr.Leroy was hired for a traffic ticket. He was very attentive and was honest about possible outcomes and communicated with me throughout the process. He got my case dismissed with no points or traffic school. I recommend him and would use his services again if needed. He was very affordable.
Posted by Deborah | April 13, 2015
Someone gave my son Josh Leroy's number when he was in jail for a traffic charge. Mr. Leroy treated this case as if it were the most important case in the country! The court appointed attorney that my son was going to use was agreeing that my son should loose his license for ten years. Mr. Leroy took the case and my son had only to pay a small fine and he had no points and no suspended license. My family has since used Mr. Leroy for different matters. There are not enough words to describe the integrity and skill that this attorney has.
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Posted by Leanne | December 5, 2014
Very professional and great
I absolutely found Mr.Leroy to be very professional, helpful and kept me informed. Hes honest and keeps information that I provided confidential. Thankyou so much.
Posted by Brandon | September 23, 2014
Best criminal defense attorney
Josh is very knowledgeable in the field in which he practices. I am a continuous client and I would recommend him to anyone in need of criminal defense in his field. He's very personable and will answer any questions you may have and will stand by your side. I highly recommend him. You would be a fool not to consider his services.
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Posted by Brad | August 21, 2014
Knowledgeable and Caring Criminal Attorney
I had an issue in South Florida / West Palm Beach. I was recommended to Josh LeRoy by a friend. He has done and continues to do an excellent job with my case. He keeps me informed of everything that is going on in my criminal defense case. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone who needs a Criminal Attorney. He is extremely knowledgeable about the law and he definitely is an attorney who cares about his clients.
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Posted by Ericka | July 29, 2014
Florida definitely needs more defense attorneys like Josh
I highly recommend Joshua Leroy because he is extremely knowledgeable about different case statutes, he is very thorough meaning he gives you realistic options instead of fruitless hope, and Josh is very reliable at answering inquiries and returning telephone calls. During my case, I always knew what was going on and what our plan "a" and plan "b" was, and my case was constantly back and forth to court for two years. Josh has stood by me since day one and there were times when I wanted to give in to what the state was offering and he kept me from making the worst decision of my life. The outcome of my situation was a withhold of adjudication, probation for two years and house arrest for nine months(and one of the charges were dropped).....far better than 5 to 10 years of prison time. Because of Josh, I can now move on with my life, apply to graduate school and never look back. Joshua Leroy gave me my second chance and for that, I will always be grateful because he had my back.
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2014
Joshua LeRoy Cares
We retained Mr. LeRoy to see if he could help in getting a termination/modification of our son's probation. He is very professional, yet caring about our cause, and made us feel at ease. He was quick to respond to any questions we had & always kept us informed of what's happening or what to expect. In the court room, Mr. LeRoy did a great job. We didn't get the termination, but got the modification. Due to the judge being happy our son hadn't had any violations in the 18 mths he's been on probation, he said we should come back in 6 mths to review the case for a possibility of some more changes. You can bet that we will be using Mr. LeRoy again! If you want someone who can offer excellent legal representation and fight for you, Joshua LeRoy is your guy.
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Posted by Patrick | February 17, 2013
The best Lawyer I have ever met
On August 8, 2012 my sex offender probation was terminated with less than 25% completed. I don't believe any other lawyer would have done the research and followed through with everything the way Joshua did. He and I were in constant communication on how to approach my case. He actually listened and we worked together. In my current position I work with many lawyers from across the state and Joshua is the only lawyer that I will recommend in criminal matters.
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Posted by Tommy | February 15, 2013
We need more Joshua LeRoy's in the world.
I can't say enough about Josh. My family and I came to Josh looking to get some help in dealing with probation. They (probation) were making up conditions that were not in accordince with the law. Abusing their power and making it almost impossible for me to find and secure a job. Thanks to Josh I'm now working again, I'm able to spend more time with my family. I highly recommend Josh to anyone needing a someone to fight for them. I learned more about what's going on with my case after talking with Josh for five minutes, than a whole year "fighting" my case and dealing with my former attorney.
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Posted by Scott | May 16, 2012
The Most Compassionate Lawyer on The Planet
Where most law firms require a retainer up front, Josh Leroy offers a payment plan that is affordable and reasonable, which sets him apart from the rest. He will even reduce his fee depending upon what type of criminal offense has been committed. Josh is a human being first, then a lawyer. Josh is not just my lawyer, he is my friend. If anyone needs excellent legal representation, Josh Leroy is the one you want to go with.
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Posted by George | June 16, 2011
Joshua is the best lawyer
My name is George Chambers and Joshua was the most outstanding lawyer I have ever had.. He goes above and beyond the job to do what is right by his clients.. Thank you very much Joshua
Posted by A.Baker | May 20, 2011
I am Happy to have Mr.Leroy as my counsel.
Joshua Leroy has been my attorney for nearly one year( I also have Scott Skier as counsel).I am very fortunate to have him as my counsel. I am currently charged with a series of very serious felonies and(both Scott and) Josh has been very helpful.He is VERY trustworthy. He always listens to everything I say and never seems to pass any judgement.He is prompt in returning my phone calls and emails.He answers all my questions. Most importantly both in the courtroom and otherwise he does what he says he will do,Follow through is very important to me . Josh has done a great job informing me of what currently is happening and what may happen in the future.In court proceeding he always prompt and very knowledgable.When he does something he explains to me why he is doing something that way.He keeps me up to date and informed constantly.Its nice to be a little more at ease during such a stressful time, I cannot imagine what it is like to have an attorney that is not as great. I am very happy to have Josh S.Leroy as counsel.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • LeRoy Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate
  • The Skier Law Firm, PA
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Powers, McNalis, Torres & Teebagy
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • The Office of the Public Defender, 15h Judicical Circuit
  • 2005 - 2009
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  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • 2005
  • Brandeis University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Stand Your Ground
  • Motion to Dismiss Granted
  • Robbery with a Firearm
  • Not Guilty
  • Accessory After the Fact to 1st Degree Murder
  • Not Guilty
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  • Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyer
  • 2016
  • Book Award - Estates and Trusts
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • N/A
  • Book Award - Civil Clinic
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • N/A
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  • Rowe v. State, 175 So. 3d 947 (Fla. 1st DCA 2015)
  • Case Law
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Public Defender
  • How to successfully cross examine a DUI Officer
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (13)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. LeRoy is a skilled and passionate criminal defense attorney. A former public defender and now private defense attorney for a number of years, you can rest assured that Mr. LeRoy will handle your case with care and attention. Whether you are being accused of DUI, drug possession or a felony, you can rest assured you are great hands with Mr. LeRoy!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. LeRoy is an incredibly talented and devoted attorney. His knowledge of the law is second to none, and his compassion and dedication to his clients is admirable. I highly endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for being a top-notch attorney in the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. LeRoy consistently provides informative answers in this forum. His writing is concise and well-reasoned. He does a fine job of observing if any pertinent facts that may be missing from a question, but which could affect the analysis. His passion shows through in his answers, as well. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Josh is a very talented and knowledgeable attorney. I have seen him countless times vigorously advocating for his clients in and out of court. He never stops working hard on trying to get the best outcomes for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joshua Leroy is a top notch criminal defense attorney. He has an intelligent legal mind and a strong courtroom instinct. Josh is an aggressive advocate who is highly respected in each courtroom. I recommend Josh without hesitation, he is a great lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Josh is a great lawyer. I first met Josh when we were Assistant Public Defenders at the Palm Beach County Public Defender's Office. Since the moment I met him I could tell he possessed the knowledge, intelligence, and trial skill to be an incredibly effective lawyer. I gladly endorse Josh."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
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 | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. When many attorneys would give up Mr. Leroy keeps pressing forward. With an impressive knowledge of criminal law, equally impressive trial skills, and a tenacious desire for justice, Mr. Leroy as an attorney I would recommend without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh is one of the most knowledgeable attorneys in the industry. He is up to date on all aspects of criminal law and procedure. He is a fierce advocate for his clients and will always fight for your rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joshua is a phenomenal attorney, whom I have observed on numerous occasions secure victory for his clients. He has all of the qualities that I would want in my attorney, he is extremely knowledgeable, is aggressive, and very attentive to all of his clients and cases. It is my privilege to endorse him. I have wholeheartedly referred to him all of my clients who have ever faced a criminal charge and every single one of them was thrilled with his level of service and outcome of their case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh is a great trial lawyer. One of the best!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Joshua LeRoy as a criminal defense attorney. Mr. LeRoy has an excellent education and uses it to the advantage of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Leroy for almost 5 years and I come away impressed with his legal knowledge every time we discuss relevant legal issues. Mr. Leroy is a cutting edge attorney who not only understands past legal decisions and how they apply, he also understands today's standard of criminal defense. Mr. Leroy is by far one the most aggressive criminal defense attorneys I know and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of criminal defense services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh is a dedicated lawyer that always gives each client 110% of his abilities and attention. There is no legal battle too small or large for Josh to take on. Any state attorney who is up against Josh knows that Josh is going to fight hard for his clients no matter the charge. Josh has a natural ability to think critically about the State's evidence and argue effectively on his client's behalf. I would highly recommend Josh to any person facing criminal charges."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. LeRoy is an outstanding advocate for his clients, a strong negotiator and a clever legal analyst."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Joshua Leroy - he is an excellent trial attorney whose skills and experience make him consistently successful in the courtroom. He is a tireless advocate for his clients with a passionate and astute legal mind."
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