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Practice areas


  1. Construction: 50%
  2. Business: 30%
  3. Contracts: 10%
  4. Oil & Gas: 5%
  5. Real Estate: 5%



Hourly ($300-400/hour)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Paul Jacob Paschal

    Josh is a terrific lawyer who makes sure to take care of his clients. Josh is not afraid to fight for his clients whether that is in the courtroom or negotiating business transactions. I would highly recommend Josh for your legal needs.


    Paul Paschal Personal injury Attorney
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  • Geoffrey Lee Womack

    I have recommended Joshua to many friends, clients, and family members. Each and ever time they have all received legal representation of the highest quality, from Joshua. Joshua Mermis is a lawyer of great integrity and skill. I do not hesitate to endorse Joshua Mermis.


    Geoffrey Womack Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Johnson, Trent, West & Taylor

919 Milam, Suite 1700
Houston, TX, 77002


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200308/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2015
Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2015
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2015
Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2014
Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2014
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2014
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2013
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2013
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2012
Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2012
Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerJohnson, Trent, West & Taylor2007 - Present
AttorneyPreis Roy2003 - 2007
ClerkUnited States Trade Representative1999 - 1999
ClerkSkadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom1998 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Association of Defense CounselMem2013 - Present
Houston Bar Association, Construction Law SectionExecutive Council2012 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember2012 - Present
Associated General ContractorsMember2012 - Present
Houston World Affairs CouncilMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2003 - Present
Houston Young Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
Houston County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Motorcycle Rider v. Helmet ManufacturerThe trial lasted for 2 weeks, and after deliberating for 20 minutes, the jury found my client not responsible for the woman's injuries.
General Contractor v. SubcontractorThe jury found in my client's favor and awarded full damages and attorney's fees.
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Publication nameTitleDate
RigZorneShale Gas Boom2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of KansasN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Forensic Expert Witness Association - Monthly MeetingMy Expert Retention Checklist: What I'm Looking For When I'm Looking for an Expert2015