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     I am a former police officer with a degree in Criminal Justice.  I left law enforcement to pursue a law degree.  While in law school I worked for the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office as a licensed legal intern.  As a LLI I was assigned to the Major Crimes team where I conducted preliminary hearings on major crimes in Tulsa County. 

      In 2007, I left the D.A.s office and partnered with Clint Ward to form Ward & Lee, P.L.C.  I soon realized that I wanted to focus my practice on criminal defense and specifically the citizen accused of driving under the influence.

     I joined the National College for DUI Defense and began traveling all over the United States learning from the top experts in the world on all things related to DUI defense. 

     I am now routinely consulted with by fellow attorneys in the area of DUI defense.  I have also been asked to teach on the subjects.  I am fortunate in that I have found a career that I love and is equally challenging.  Don't trust just any attorney to handle your DUI.  Make sure you have one that truly understands the law and science of DUI defense.  There are very few Oklahoma attorneys that are properly trained to handle a DUI case.  Checking with is a good way to make sure you hire a qualified and knowledgeable attorney. 


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%



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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Timothy Raymond Bussey

    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.


    Timothy Bussey DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Sabah Khalaf Khalaf

    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.


    Sabah Khalaf DUI and DWI Attorney
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Contact info

221 W. Delaware
Vinita, OK, 74301-4101

PO Box 352
Vinita, OK, 74301-0352



OKAuthorized to practice law200704/21/2010
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Complete Listing Here
Pharmacology of EtOH, Marijuana, & BenzodiazepinesThe McShane Firm2011
Cross ExaminationTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2011
241st National Meeting & ExpositionAmerican Chemical Society2011
18th Annual - Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI CasesNational College for DUI Defense2011
Cross Examination with Terence MacCarthyWard & Lee, PLC and The McShane Firm2011
Forensic Chromatography IIIAmerican Chemical Society2011
NHTSA/IACP Drug Recognition and Evaluation CoursePlatt & Associates2010
Las Vegas DWI SeminarNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2010
Professional Speaking for Expert WitnessesPaul Homoly Institute2010
Forensic Chromatography IAmerican Chemical Society2010
Breath TestingHeadlines2010
17th Annual - Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI CasesNational College for DUI Defense2010
Trial AdvocacyWestern Trial Advocacy Institute2009
Independent Operator - Intoxilyzer 8000State of Oklahoma Department of Public Safety2009
Summer Session Graduate at Harvard Law SchoolNational College for DUI Defense2009
Gas ChromatographyAmerican Chemical Society2009
Certified Instructor - Standardized Field Sobriety TestingPlatt & Associates - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration2009
NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing CertificationPlatt & Associates2009
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Update CoursePlatt & Associates2009
Salutatorian HonorsForensic Blood & Urine Seminar2009
16th Annual - Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI CasesNational College for DUI Defense2009
Independent Operator - Intoxilyzer 5000State of Oklahoma Department of Public Safety2009
Drug Recognition ExpertPlatt & Associates2008
Certified Practicioner - Standardized Field Sobriety TestingPlatt & Associates - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWard & Lee, P.L.C.2007 - Present
Licensed Legal InternClinton M. Ward, P.C.2007 - 2007
Licensed Legal InternTulsa County District Attorneys Office2005 - 2007
Law ClerkWard & Lair, P.L.C.2005 - 2005
Police Officer/DispatcherVinita Police Department1999 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Chemical SocietyMember2010 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2008 - Present
Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Oklahoma Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Procedures Not Followed.35 Breath Test - Charges Thrown Out by Judge
Illegal Stop - DUI Thrown Out by CourtImproper SFST + Illegal Stop = Court Dismissal
Illegal Stop, DUI Dismissed, Drivers License ReturnedComplete Dismissal
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI CasesThe Science of Search and Seizure in DUI Defense2012
Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)Electro-Chemical Based Portable Breath Testing: A Potentially Dangerous Non-Specific and Non-Selective Measure at Roadside2012
American Chemical Society Symposium Series BooksFalse Convictions and Misapplied Pharmacology: The Danger of the Drug Recognition “Expert” Protocol in Driving Under the Influence of Drug Prosecutions2011
Oklahoma Bar AssociationBlood Tests in DUI Cases2011
Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence: Third Edition (Asporte: A Thompson Reuters business)Chapter 6: Forensic Analytical Chemistry: Chromatography with Emphasis on Headspace Gas Chromatography with Flame Ionization Detector for Purposes of EtOH determination2011
Oklahoma Bar AssociationBlood Testing in Oklahoma2011
Oklahoma Bar AssociationDemystifying Gas Chromatography2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tulsa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Rogers State UniversityBusiness/Computer ProgrammingBS - Bachelor of Science2004
Northeast Oklahoma A&MCriminal JusticeAssociates of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate Listing Here2012
Understanding DUI TopicsSFSTs & Blood Testing2011
The Science of Blood TestingIntroduction to the Science of Blood Testing2011
Scientifically Defending the No Refusal CasePre-Analytical Error and Gas Chromatography2011
OBAs Solo and Small Firm ConferenceBlood Testing in DUI Cases2011
Learning at the Footsteps of the Master - Cross Examination by Terry MacCarthyCo-Course Director2011
Forensic Chromatography IVEthics & Courtroom Use of Science2011
Forensic Chromatography IIIEthics & Courtroom Use of Science2011
DWI BloodNo Means No: How to Scientifically Defend the No Refusal Case2011
DUI in Oklahoma - Tulsa, OklahomaDUI - Drugs and Drug Recognition "Experts" (DRE)2011
DUI in Oklahoma - Tulsa, OklahomaBlood Testing & Gas Chromatography2011
DUI in Oklahoma - Oklahoma City, OklahomaDUI - Drugs and Drug Recognition "Experts" (DRE)2011
DUI in Oklahoma - Oklahoma City, OklahomaBlood Testing & Gas Chromatography2011
American Chemical Society National Meeting - Fall 2011 - Denver ColoradoForensic Science & Chemistry and the Law2011
242nd American Chemical Society National MeetingCo-Chair - Forensic Science and Chemistry and the Law2011
241st ACS National Meeting & Exposition - Poster SessionElectro-Chemical Based Portable Breath Testing2011
241st ACS National Meeting & Exposition - Oral PresentationElectro-Chemical Based Portable Breath Testing2011
Oklahoma Bar Association 2010 Annual MeetingDemystifying Gas Chromatography2010
Advanced Field Sobriety & Drug Recognition Expert SeminarField Sobriety Testing & Drug Recognition Expert2010
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Practicioner CourseField Sobriety Testing Certification2009
Nuts & Bolts of Standardized Field Sobriety TestingField Sobriety Testing2009