Skip to main content

Josh D Lee

DUI and DWI Attorney at Vinita, OK

5.0   15 reviews
  • State Years
    Oklahoma - OK 16 years
    Texas - TX 9 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State OK
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Josh

Learn Josh’s areas of practice.

 Josh D. Lee is an Oklahoma based, AV Preeminent-Rated attorney. He is
nationally recognized for his expertise on forensic science-related topics
and has lectured over 250 times in 22 different states and two countries.
In addition to his law degree, he has earned a Master of Science in
Pharmacy from the University of Florida. He is also a Nationally
Registered EMT. Josh is an instructor and co-founder of the Forensic
Chromatography programs at Axion Analytical Labs in Chicago, IL.
Mr. Lee has lectured at the American Chemical Society (ACS) as well as
the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) national meetings.
In 2011, Josh was elected Forensic Science Co-Chairman for the
Chemistry and the Law Division of the ACS. He is also an “Assistant
Chromatography Instructor” for the ACS. Josh is the only Oklahoma
attorney to be recognized as an “ACS Forensic Lawyer-Scientist” as
designated by the Chemistry and the Law Division of the ACS. In 2018,
Josh was recognized by Oklahoma Magazine as a top “40 Under 40”
young leader in Oklahoma. He has received two Presidents Award’s from
the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and a Dean’s
Award from the National College for DUI Defense. The Oklahoma Bar
Association honored Josh with its Fern Holland Courageous Lawyer
Award in 2018.

Mr. Lee is a published author on various science and law topics including
gas chromatography, blood testing, breath testing, oral fluid testing,
forensic science reform, drug testing, drug analogues, search and seizure,
and trial advocacy. He is an instructor of the Standardized Field Sobriety
Tests, certified independent operator of the Intoxilyzer 5000 and
Intoxilyzer 8000, and is trained in the Drug Recognition Expert
program.
Mr. Lee is a founding member of the firm Lee|Coats Law, PLC. He
serves on the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization Freedom
of Information Oklahoma, Inc., and serves as Past President of the DUI
Defense Lawyers Association Justice Foundation. As a volunteer
attorney for the Oklahoma Innocence Project he worked to successfully
exonerate two men wrongfully convicted of murder after they spent 22
years in prison. He is a volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Vinita,
Oklahoma. He is certified as Firefighter Levels I & II, Fire Instructor,
Hazardous Materials Operations, Swiftwater Rescue Technician Levels I
& II, and High Angle Rope Rescue Technician Levels I & II. He also
serves as the Director of the Craig County Swiftwater Rescue Task Force.

Photos and videos

Location

Josh D Lee
PO Box 352
Vinita, OK, 74301-0352
Josh D Lee
339 S. Wilson
Vinita, OK, 74301-4101
Hide locations

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
5 Star
 
100%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Jeff | May 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
#1 Recommended
I just wanted to take a moment to let you know of my experience with Mr. Josh D. Lee of Ward Lee and Coats. Far too often, people are eager to write letters or make a phone call to complain, let's not forget what got us here in the first place, "We Did". It's important to share how pleased I was with Josh's high level of executive acumen, knowledge, professionalism and determination. Throughout my case, he was always very quick to respond, always made himself available and was extremely thorough when explaining the status, details or developments of my case. To sum it up, I know with absolute confidence, without Josh D. Lee representing me, I would have never achieved the high level of results I did. #1 Recommend
Read less
Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
On behalf of my family and I, we'd like to say thank you.
I would personally like to thank josh, along with his law firm. Josh is honest, dedicated and consistent. Never gave me the run around always kept things straight forward with me. I've dealt with countless lawyers/attorneys, I've never met anyone like josh dean Lee.
Posted by Thankful | February 3, 2014
Josh Lee is the best there is!
Josh took my case after another lawyer told me I had no hope. I was convinced I was going to go to jail for something I was not guilty of. I am so glad I found Josh on the internet because he saved me from certain doom. I can't recommend Josh highly enough.
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2013
Saved me!
Went to Josh after other lawyers gave me no hope for my case. Jokes on them because Josh got my case thrown out of court. Saved me from prison.
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2013
Like no other
I have worked with several lawyers over the years. I have not found any that cared about my case like Josh did. He really took care of me and fought hard for me in court. Its nice to finally get a guy who didnt just try to talk me coping a plea and getting the case over. We fought and had a fantastic outcome. I highly recommend Josh if you have a criminal case.
Read less
Posted by Kevin | June 8, 2011
Dedicated to his clients
Mr. Lee has represented me twice. Both cases were out of his specialties, yet he still did an excellent job. You won't find a more dedicated and determined lawyer. He stands up for his clients and is not afraid to fight for their rights. He is extremely focused and very detailed on every case he tries. He has a very competitive edge and wants to win every case he takes on. I highly recommend Mr. Lee.
Read less
Posted by Evan | February 24, 2011
The One to Pick
It was a very good experience with Josh. He is a smart man. He knows what to do and when to do it. He is always here to help out with anything you need. I had two drug charges both felonies and eluding over a couple years. Josh is so good he got most all of it dropped and I ended up with no convictions. This man is the one to pick.
Read less
Posted by James | February 17, 2011
best in town
I went to Josh Lee with my DUI case and was surprised with his knowledge and just how nice he really was, in the end he saved me a bunch of headache and money, it was a welcome change from the @$$**** lawyer i used in the past for my divorce. Thanks James
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2011
On my team
I was charged with a DUI a few months ago and I talked to a few different lawyers in the area. None of them would fight for my license and they all just wanted me to plead guilty, I couldn't do that. I then heard about Josh. After the first consultation I felt much better. He said I had a very good argument and that together we could beat this thing. He was very caring and supportive and I felt like he was the only one on my team. He ended up beating it! I got to keep my license and I didn't get a conviction!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2011
Fighter
Was facing a life sentence for a possession with intent charge. Hired Josh and for the first time ever I had someone who I felt like they actually cared about my case. We pushed the case and it was thrown out by the judge. He was the first to ever fight for me.
Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2010
Dedicated
I was referred to Mr. Lee from friends around Grand Lake. My first impression was that he looked pretty young. But after meeting with him and several other attorneys the choice became quite clear: he was the man for the job. His knowledge and drive was not matched by the other attorneys. It turned out that he found some things that helped my case and I ended up putting this thing behind me quickly. So dont let his young appearance fool you, he is very good.
Read less
Posted by CARLOUS | August 2, 2010
From facing life to recieving probation
i was facing 4 years to life on a drug trafficking charge. I have an extensive criminal history and josh got me a deal for 5 years suspended sentence and only 1 year D.A. supervision. He's the man in Oklahoma.
Posted by A.D. | April 24, 2010
Professional Clarity, conviction, and a devil dog approach to my defense.
I was pulled over for a potential DUI in NE Oklahoma where I was told to take a 'Field Sobriety Test' by the officer. When I refused, the officer arrested me. I promptly called Josh Lee's office to setup and appointment. Josh was readily available for me to come see him, and provided the details to what would become my defense. Josh worked for the next couple of months arguing the validity of the initial stop and came out on top. His devil dog style to defense made me feel like I was really being defended by someone who wanted to defend me, not just another attorney looking to plea out for $1000. My charges were dropped, and I was subsequently able to return to my life. I will never forget the dedication to my case that Mr. Lee afforded me, and I will be thankful for the rest of my life.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2010
The best for DUIs!!
I recently just got a DUI and knew I needed to find the best lawyer out there. I had heard about Josh through word of mouth and how he is the best at what he does. I interviewed a few attorneys and it was clear to me that Josh knew exactly what he was talking about. He has proven success in this field. I had him represent me on my DUI case and he did an amazing job! I got to keep my drivers license and he got the case reduced to a lesser charge. He always kept me informed of what was going on, he was nice but at the same time I knew he was a strong attorney that I trusted! I will recommend him to everyone!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2010
Life Saver
After I got a DUI I tried several attorneys around the area. They all tried to plead me guilty, I knew that I couldn't lose my license so I asked several people what I should do. They all told me to go see Josh Lee. I am so glad I did. Unlike all other attorneys he didn't want to plead me guilty. He told me that we had a real chance of beating this thing. He also told me different things about the breath machines and the field sobriety tests, which I thought was neat. He is an excellent attorney who knows exactly what he is doing! AND I didn't lose my license!!!
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ward & Lee, P.L.C.
  • 2007 - Present
  • Licensed Legal Intern
  • Clinton M. Ward, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Licensed Legal Intern
  • Tulsa County District Attorneys Office
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Ward & Lair, P.L.C.
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Police Officer/Dispatcher
  • Vinita Police Department
  • 1999 - 2001
View all work experience

Education

  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Rogers State University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 2004
  • Northeast Oklahoma A&M
  • Associates of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • NOT GUILTY - State of Texas DWI Trial
  • Trial = Not Guilty
  • Video catches cops fabricating evidence - DUI dismissed
  • Dismissed
  • Drivers License Win
  • Appeal
View all legal cases

Associations

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Chemical Society
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Complete Listing Here
  • http://www.grandlakedui.com/
  • 2012
  • Forensic Chromatography III
  • American Chemical Society
  • 2011
  • Cross Examination with Terence MacCarthy
  • Ward & Lee, PLC and The McShane Firm
  • 2011
  • 18th Annual - Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2011
  • 241st National Meeting & Exposition
  • American Chemical Society
  • 2011
  • Cross Examination
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • Pharmacology of EtOH, Marijuana, & Benzodiazepines
  • The McShane Firm
  • 2011
  • Forensic Chromatography I
  • American Chemical Society
  • 2010
  • NHTSA/IACP Drug Recognition and Evaluation Course
  • Platt & Associates
  • 2010
  • Las Vegas DWI Seminar
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Professional Speaking for Expert Witnesses
  • Paul Homoly Institute
  • 2010
  • Breath Testing
  • Headlines
  • 2010
  • 17th Annual - Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2010
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Western Trial Advocacy Institute
  • 2009
  • 16th Annual - Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2009
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Update Course
  • Platt & Associates
  • 2009
  • NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certification
  • Platt & Associates
  • 2009
  • Salutatorian Honors
  • Forensic Blood & Urine Seminar
  • 2009
  • Gas Chromatography
  • American Chemical Society
  • 2009
  • Summer Session Graduate at Harvard Law School
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2009
  • Independent Operator - Intoxilyzer 8000
  • State of Oklahoma Department of Public Safety
  • 2009
  • Independent Operator - Intoxilyzer 5000
  • State of Oklahoma Department of Public Safety
  • 2009
  • Certified Instructor - Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Platt & Associates - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • 2009
  • Certified Practicioner - Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Platt & Associates - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • 2008
  • Drug Recognition Expert
  • Platt & Associates
  • 2008
View all awards

Publications

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Blood Testing in Oklahoma
  • 2011
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Blood Tests in DUI Cases
  • 2011
  • American Chemical Society Symposium Series Books
  • False Convictions and Misapplied Pharmacology: The Danger of the Drug Recognition “Expert” Protocol in Driving Under the Influence of Drug Prosecutions
  • 2011
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Demystifying Gas Chromatography
  • 2010
View all publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Understanding DUI Topics
  • SFSTs & Blood Testing
  • 2011
  • The Science of Blood Testing
  • Introduction to the Science of Blood Testing
  • 2011
  • Scientifically Defending the No Refusal Case
  • Pre-Analytical Error and Gas Chromatography
  • 2011
  • Learning at the Footsteps of the Master - Cross Examination by Terry MacCarthy
  • Co-Course Director
  • 2011
  • DUI in Oklahoma - Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • DUI - Drugs and Drug Recognition "Experts" (DRE)
  • 2011
  • DUI in Oklahoma - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • DUI - Drugs and Drug Recognition "Experts" (DRE)
  • 2011
  • 241st ACS National Meeting & Exposition - Poster Session
  • Electro-Chemical Based Portable Breath Testing
  • 2011
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Practicioner Course
  • Field Sobriety Testing Certification
  • 2009
  • Nuts & Bolts of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Field Sobriety Testing
  • 2009
View all speaking engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (47)
Given (50)
Endorse Josh
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh Lee is a beast. Josh is a brilliant and hard working attorney. I have known Josh for years and I have no hesitation referring people to Josh. He is a nationally recognized attorney in the field of DUI/DWI defense. Josh is a requested speaker nationally because he is awesome."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Josh about six months ago, but often heard about him and his victories well in advance. Josh is one of the most knowledgeable and hard working attorneys I have ever met. I call or email him when I have questions and he always has the answers. I'd hire him if I got arrested."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hands down Josh Lee is one of the best DUI lawyers in the entire nation. Not only is he a great lawyer, he is a national and international speaker on DUI defense topics. I have had the great privilege to have been taught by Josh several times. The man is an endless treasure trove of practical defense information. He is also one of only 12 Certified Lawyer-Scientists through the American Chemical Society in the ENTIRE COUNTRY. Josh Lee is the first person you should call if you are arrested for DUI in Oklahoma!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is one of the few lawyers in the State of Oklahoma who truly understands and knows how to try a case in an implied consent license revocation case arising from a DUI. This is a very unique area of the law."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wow! What can I say about Josh? First... just he is a tireless worker, and that is a great place to start. This man will leave no stone unturned, this man will leave no i un-dotted and no t un-crossed. The bottom line is Josh has taught me more about law as it relates to science than anyone in my 25 year career. This young man is an unbelievable scientist, he is an amazing teacher, he is a great litigator and he is a smooth calculating brilliant legal mind..... That is good people, that is real good but that isn't what is great about Josh Lee.... he is kind, he is compassionate, he is sympathetic and he cares more than you will ever get the opportunity to know.... And although that first part is why I think ( and tell people) that Josh is great, it is the second part that makes me proud to call Josh my friend and know that anybody that hires Josh has put them self in the best position possible to defend their case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lee is a top-notch DUI/DWI defense attorney. He is someone other defense attorneys look to for sound advice regarding issues involving DUI/DWI defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Mr. Lee continues to provide valuable advice on Avvo each time that he responds to a question. Although I have been licensed and practicing for 24 years, including time spent as a judge and magistrate, I continually learn from his answers about different aspects of the law. I would recommend him to everyone."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh is an excellent attorney and he has a national reputation for excellence. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and he has reached a level of expertise in his field that is unsurpassed. I am proud to call him a colleague as well as a friend."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is well known nationally for his innovative teaching of the science behind DUI defense and for the exceptional advocacy he provides his clients. I would not hesitate to entrust a friend or family member to his representation and anyone considering representation in Josh's area would be well served to hire him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Other
"Wow! That is how I would describe attorney Josh Lee. I met Josh Lee a couple of years ago at the NCDD Summer Session at Harvard and I knew he was good then. But good just does not describe the level of advocacy you will get from him. He has taken DUI defense in Oklahoma by the horns. He is one of the two most prominent blood DUI lawyers in the County and has been recognized nationally for this. If you are thinking of hiring Josh Lee, think no more! He is the Oklahoma lawyer for you!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is brilliant. I have listened to Josh speak at many seminars, as well as personal conversations about defending blood tests cases and DWI cases in general. He is knowledgable and persuasive in his presentation of his knowledge. Every prosecutor's greatest nightmare!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh, thank you for presenting this year at the TACDL DUI conference. I enjoyed your presentation and gained a much greater understanding of the inner workings of the Gas Chromatography system. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I attended a seminar and watched Josh's presentation of DUI\DWI Forensics and Blood evidence. His presentation was excellent and demonstrated the volume of knowledge he has regarding the science of DUI defense. I recommend Josh."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the pleasure of working with Josh Lee at various advanced semninars relating to DUI/DWI defense. Josh is a hardworking attorney, and is extremely knowledgeable in blood and breath alcohol analysis and the defense of DUI/DWI cases in general. Not only is Josh a talented trial attorney, he invests his time training other lawyers in areas such as blood alcohol analysis, cross-examination, and crimnal defense trials in general. If you are considering Josh Lee as your attirney, you can't find a better lawyer, I highly recomend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I first met Josh while attending a dwi seminar. He blew me away with his indepth knowledge of chromatography and how it relates to defending a blood draw case. Later when I decided I needed to become more informed I attended the forensic chromatography school. I was delighted that he was one of the instructors. He is truly a gifted attorney and would not hesitate to hire him for a dwi."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh Lee has a national reputation for DUI defense. I go to Josh when somethng comes up in a DUI case dealing with blood analysis. Not only is he one of a handful of experts in the country on this issue, he is also a very nice guy and ethical attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh Lee's knowledge of DWI defense is simply amazing. Josh has reached such a level of familiarity with the science of defeating DWI/DUI cases that Criminal Defense Lawyers Associations as well as scientific associations regularly invite him to share his expertise with their members. Josh Lee isn't just one of Oklahoma's best lawyers; he's one of the country's best."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to learn from Attorney Lee at the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Advanced OVI Seminar, OACDL Trial Skills Workshop, and at the nation's most advanced DUI Blood Evidence training for attorneys. Josh does not just understand the important aspects of DUI cases, he has achieved a mastery of them. I am a better lawyer for having met Josh Lee and you will make an excellent choice to retain him should you be accused of DUI."
View more endorsements
DUI and DWI
Criminal defense
DUI and DWI
Criminal defense
DUI and DWI
DUI and DWI
Criminal defense
DUI and DWI
DUI and DWI
DUI and DWI
DUI and DWI
DUI and DWI
DUI and DWI
DUI and DWI
DUI and DWI