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I have been intrigued with the criminal justice system since I was a little kid. This interest led me to study criminal justice at Michigan State University in 1996. My studies at MSU then sparked my interest in the legal field, which led me to study law at MSU College of Law in 2000. My career in law, as a private practice attorney, then began in 2003.


I believe that a great attorney possesses more than one positive attribute. You can be the smartest guy/gal in the world, but if you can't effectively communicate your legal position to a judge or jury than you are worthless as a lawyer. Likewise, you can be the most charismatic guy/gal on the block i.e. a great communicator, but if you do not have a good understanding of the law (and rules/procedure that go with it) than you will ultimately look like a fool in the courtroom. I work hard at keeping up with the law as well as developing different strategies to effectively communicate for and on behalf of my clients.


Legal principals aside, I also believe that a being a well-rounded person is important to a successful law practice. I work hard on my faith in God, my marriage, my family, my general fitness, my friendships (both personal and professional), my finances, and my organizational skills. I believe that my success in these areas have contributed greatly to my practice. 


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    13 years
  2. Family: 40%
    13 years



Hourly ($70-175/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Richard William Schaaf

    Josh is a very intelligent attorney. He has a wealth of knowledge and is always willing to help his fellow attorneys.


    Richard Schaaf Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Brian M. Thomas

    I endorse this lawyer. Josh is not afraid to take a case a trial, and has received not guilty verdicts because of his hard work, dedication, and outstanding trial skills.


    Brian Thomas Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Bales, Lepley & Rubin

511 Fort Street
Suite 200
Port Huron, MI, 48060


MIActive And In Good Standing200305/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lockwood Memorial ScholarshipMSU College of Law2002
D. Charles King (Full) Academic ScholarshipMSU College of Law2001
Book Award (highest grade) in Crim Law/Torts/Con LawMSU College of Law2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerBales, Lepley & Rubin2005 - Present
AssociateBeauchamp, Kelly, Whipple, Zick & Keyes2003 - 2005
Summer AssociateDykema Gossett2002 - 2002
ClerkLakeshore Legal Aid2001 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Criminal Defense Attorneys of MichiganN/A2008 - Present
State Appellate Defender's OfficeMember2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of MichiganMemberN/A
St. Clair County BarMemberN/A
MSU College of Law - Law ReviewSenior Editor2001 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Criminal Sexual Conduct 3rd DegreeNot Guilty on all Charges
Possession of Child Pornography / Using a Computer to Commit CrimeNot Guilty on all charges
Felonious AssaultNot Guilty on all charges
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor Summa Cum Laude Top of Class2003
Michigan State UniversityCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts with High Honor2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MSUImmigration Practices in the 21st CenturyN/A