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Joshua Blanchard

Criminal defense Attorney at Greenville, MI

5.0   12 reviews

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About Joshua

Learn Joshua’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    48%
    I provide aggressive criminal defense to clients who want to fight the charges against them. I pride myself in providing personalized service to all my clients. I'm available for confidential consultations and jail visits seven days per week.

  2. DUI and DWI
    47%

  3. Sex crime
    5%

Greenville criminal defense lawyer Joshua A. Blanchard joined Blanchard Law in 2010. He focuses his practice exclusively on defending the accused and arrested throughout Michigan and has handled numerous cases in front of juries and at all level of state and federal criminal court. In addition, he is certified in administering field sobriety tests and has been well-trained in a number of techniques in order to provide a depth of insight to every one of his clients. Mr. Blanchard is recognized by his peers by Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ as well as an elected member serving on the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Board of Directors. To learn more about Joshua Blanchard’s practice, or to get his help on your case, call Blanchard Law today. 

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Trial Lawyer Joshua Blanchard is a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College.
Josh Blanchard with Legendary Trial Lawyer, Gerry Spence at the 2010 Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming.
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Licensed for 13 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 2009
Updated 12/26/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Blanchard Law
309 S Lafayette Street
Suite 208
Greenville, MI, 48838

Reviews

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Posted by Royce | February 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Josh did a great job got me from 4 year felony to minor fine . Would greatly recommend him for your issues.Very informative during the process
Posted by Abby | October 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best I could ask for
Fantastic lawyer. Josh Blanchard went above and beyond what I expected. He replied quickly to all of my questions at any time of the day, even outside of normal business hours. He is knowledgeable and very hardworking. He is honest, and he fought aggressively for my case and got me the best results I could have asked for. I'm so thankful for his hard work, he truly has helped me in the best way possible. I would recommend him to anyone that is looking for a fantastic criminal lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2015
Open intoxicant case
Josh was recommended by another lawyer to assist in representing me with my case. He was very professional and thorough with every aspect of my case. His clear explanation of the service that he would provide and what the probable outcome would be was very helpful in deciding to hire him to represent me. The final outcome of my case exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend Josh to anyone needing a trial lawyer's service.
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Posted by William | March 30, 2015
Josh deliver's a knock out punch with a Nolle Prosequi motion granted
I had some divine intervention in my case in hiring Josh. I had become aware of charges made against me after moving out of Michigan and knew that I would have to deal with them at some point even though they were non-extraditable. I had stumbled upon a bio of Josh while looking through a Top 50 Lawyers in Michigan website. A few weeks later I was picked up in the state I was in by my bondsman and brought to jail. I asked my mother to find an out of town attorney to take on my case. And on her first attempt she found Josh's name and sent him not knowing that he was the one that I had been interested in hiring. Needless to say I hired him on the spot. The county prosecutor did not make it easy and broke plenty of rules and bent the laws along the way in an attempt to harass or intimidate Josh and myself. Josh handled everything in stride with great professionalism and calm allowing me to stay the course and see the case through. And the results were nothing more than phenomenal. Josh secured a rare and unheard of win. His motion for dismissal via Nolle Prosequi was granted. The case was dismissed "with prejudice" and the three day jury trial was cancelled. If you are looking for a competent attorney and not just another suit with a "used car salesman" approach to handle your case I would recommend Josh Blanchard every time. And you might be able to find one to work your case for less money. But to that I will tell you that you WILL get what you pay for.
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Posted by Brandon | November 21, 2014
Great Experience
Josh was a tremendous help throughout the entire legal process. He was extremely knowledgable, and went above and beyond for my case. He was reachable at just about any time if I had questions or concerns. The drive that Josh showed to win my case was execptional and if I had to go through the process again, I would not want anyone but Josh fighting for me.
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Posted by Pam | January 31, 2014
Highly recommend
I would highly recommend Josh Blanchard if you are in need of an attorney . I was charged with assault and battery and the minute I spoke with him he made me feel more at ease. His easy going personality and knowledge of the law gave me great respect for him. He always responded to my questions because I had what seemed like a million of them but he never made me feel like I was being a pain. I can't say enough good things about him and of course he got a Not Guilty verdict.. He is well worth every penny I spent.. My kids and I will forever be greatful for his hard work and determination. He believed in me when I thought no one did.
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2011
A man who saved my ass... litterally
I had this lawyer with Keeley Heath as his partner. If you want a full review of the two, look at her profile as well. As for Josh, he is a serious lawyer, with a cocky side to him. With those attributes, he makes an excellent lawyer (believe me you want someone who can talk and not shy away when they are talking on your defense), especially when he is teamed with Keeley. To be short and to the point, this man helped save me from life in prison because I was accused of raping a woman. I was looking at a CSC 1, which is life in jail, mainly because I chose a poor lawyer in the beginning and Josh and Keeley were informed of my situational and saved my ass... kinda literally. As you can guess, I am free from being in prison and I am not a sex offender. I am a married man who can live his life to the fullest because instead of giving up on my case, which most lawyers would have, these two kept pushing and protected me from being wrongfully convicted of a crime in which I did not commit. I HIGHLY recommend both Josh and/or his partner Keeley Heath, as well does my beautiful wife. Thank you both, K and B
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Posted by David | August 8, 2010
OWI Not Guilty
Mr. Blanchard met all my expectation and more. He made me feel like a friend not just a client. He went above and beyond for me and would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney thay know knows what they are doing.
Posted by Stephanie | April 6, 2010
Best Lawyer I ever had!!!
I have never seen or even heard of a better lawyer!! He always called me back (and im an annoying person too!! lol) and he kept me informed throughout my whole case! Even if he had to call me at 11 at night, he still made sure to return my phone calls and answer any questions I had! He was very thorough in handling my case and was also very knowledgeable about the laws and how to go about fighting my case. And of course we won my case!! I have never met a better lawyer and would recommend Josh to ANYONE!!!! He really cares about his clients!
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2010
A true professional. Highly recommended.
Mr. Blanchard handled my criminal case with the utmost diligence and care. He was able to negotiate a plea deal that exceeded expectations. Through out the process, he was accessible, attentive, and always kept me well informed. Truthfully, I was wary of Mr. Blanchard’s age and experience, at first, however he demonstrated a level of professionalism and legal knowledge that surpasses others twice his age. I would not hesitate to use Mr. Blanchard’s services again, if I had it to do all over.
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Posted by Satisfied Client | January 12, 2010
Joshua Blanchard. Excellent Lawyer
Great advice and a very helpful Lawyer. He explored all options and showed that he really cares about his clients and the outcomes of their cases. He was readily available when I had questions and kept me fully informed throughout the entire process. His arguments were very solid and convincing. I also learned a lot about my case and received great legal advice on the situation. This was definitely a great experience and I don’t know how I could thank him anymore. I was very satisfied with his work and he performed well above my expectation which makes him very reputable. If I could say one thing to best describe his ethics and work that would be he is highly respectful and detail oriented. Josh has a great personality and was easy to get along with from start to finish. The money was well worth spent in exchange for services that he provided for me. If you’re exploring options on lawyers I do highly recommend Josh as I know he will take care of you as he did for me. Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2009
Mr. Blanchard did a fantastic job for me.
Mr. Blanchard represented me in a PPO violation hearing where the prosecutor was trying to put me in jail. He was able to get the violation charges and the PPO dismissed.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Miel & Carr, PLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • 8th Circuit Court Indigent Defense Roster
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Joshua Blanchard, PLC
  • 2009 - 2010

Education

  • Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College
  • 2010
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Northwood University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • People v TW
  • Dismissed
  • People v SG
  • Not Guilty
  • People v TV
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law Section
  • Executive Council
  • 2012 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Director
  • 2011 - Present
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Commentator
  • 2011 - Present
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Graduate
  • 2010 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Constitutional Warrior
  • 2009 - Present
  • Rotary Club
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Federal District Court - Western District of Michigan
  • Member of Bar
  • N/A
  • Federal District Court - Eastern District of Michigan
  • Member of Bar
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • NORML Legal Committee
  • Legal Committee Member
  • N/A
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • TLC Death Penalty College
  • Graduate
  • 2012 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • NHTSA
  • 2012
  • Trial College
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • 2011
  • Trial College
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • 2010
  • Trial College
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • 2009
  • Certificate of Merit - Bankruptcy
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • N/A
  • Certificate of Merit - Mortgages & Land Contracts
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Cornerstone University
  • Media Coverage of Criminal Trials
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (24)
Endorse Joshua
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is an extremely impressive criminal defense attorney who has a record of successful trial advocacy and a deep knowledge of the law. He is very respected by his peers in the legal community, including myself. If you're looking for an attorney, Josh is worth every penny he charges."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh is a one of a kind and one heck of a trial lawyer. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know who has been charged with a crime and needs a great lawyer. Josh is dedicated to his clients and won't stop until the case is won. If you want an attorney who won't back down then Josh is your man."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh possesses a depth of criminal law that is second to none. He is a zealous advocate for his clients, and I don't hesitate to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've know Josh for several years and never hesitate to refer clients to him because I know they will be well served. Josh is a fearless criminal defense attorney and well respected by his colleagues as well as the prosecutors and judges throughout Michigan. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
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 | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Blanchard is one of the most knowledgeable and skilled attorneys I have had the chance to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh Blanchard is a zealous advocate on behalf of his clients. His approach to cases is second-to-none, and his courtroom experience serves his clients very well; he's not afraid to take a case to trial."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joshua Blanchard through his participation with the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan. I have seen Joshua's successes as a trial attorney and I am aware of his in depth knowledge of the criminal statutes in Michigan. Joshua's experience in the court room to handle most any case is exceptional and is enhanced by his specialized trial training. I say with confidence, Joshua Blanchard has the knowledge, court room skills, the Confidence and the passion to fight for justice when you need an attorney on your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Josh is in a small group of lawyers with whom I have trained with in advanced advocacy and communication skills for the last 2 years. He cares for his clients and will risk it all for justice."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh Blanchard has quickly established himself as an excellent criminal defense trial lawyer. He has the legal knowledge and commitment to justice to help those facing the strong arm of the criminal justice system."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Josh Blanchard is the go to lawyer in central Michigan. I have repeatedly referred cases to him because he has never let me down. He takes cases to trial, and he does a hell of a job for his clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"What can be said about attorney Josh Blanchard that hasn't already been said? Josh has been described as a "rising star," but that is an understatement. Josh already is a star. In his years of practice, Josh has already amassed an amazing portfolio of trial battles and Not Guilty verdicts. If you are in trouble and are looking for a criminal defense attorney who will stand and deliver rather than back down, you should have total confidence in calling Josh Blanchard - but do it quick; Josh's trial skills are in high-demand."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is a hard working attorney that wins cases. If there is a question of law or procedure Josh is one of the first attorneys I look to because he knows his stuff. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I whole heartedly recommend Josh. The highest compliment a lawyer can give another lawyer is a case referral. I have referred a client facing serious criminal charges to Josh and he did an excellent job. He is a fighter and will not back down. What makes him so good as what he does is that he lives with a case and knows the client and all the angles inside and out. He delivers results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh is an absolutely brilliant attorney. He is absolutely dedicated to fighting for his clients and rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I 100 percent endorse Joshua Blanchard. Mr. Blanchard is a force in Criminal Defense throughout the state of Michigan. He aggressively represents his clients and will not be bullied by prosecutors. He is a respected member of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, which allows him to stay engaged in criminal defense law in Michigan. Mr. Blanchard can effectively represent you against criminal charges ranging from drunk driving offenses to Criminal Sexual Conduct. He has the passion and skill for criminal defense that makes him a fantastic attorney. You owe it to yourself to discuss your criminal charges with Joshua Blanchard."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I absolutely endorse Josh Blanchard. Josh is known for aggressively and effectively representing his clients when they are charged with crimes. Josh works tirelessly on his cases and is very well respected for that reason in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh and I attended the Trial Lawyer's College together and I have come to know him well. He is an extremely bright and creative attorney. Josh has a passion for justice and zealously represents his clients' interests. I would recommend Josh to anyone who needs a criminal defense lawyer in his area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh is relentless for his clients and that's is exactly the type of lawyer I would want representing me in a criminal matter. His tireless dedication to criminal defense has led him to the prestigious Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College as well as the CDAM's Trial College to best represent his clients in need. With Josh, and his vast knowledge of the criminal justice system, your rights will be protected!"
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