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Joshua Thomas Nowak

Criminal defense Attorney at Denver, CO

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Joshua Nowak is a trusted trial and criminal defense attorney at McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP in Colorado. Lead Counsel verified through LawInfo, he devotes his practice as a criminal defense attorney to the representation of those who have been accused of crimes, representing those facing charges on everything from minor offenses to first-degree murder.

Having earned his juris doctor degree and a certificate in Constitutional Rights and Remedies from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2016, Mr. Nowak has gained varied and invaluable legal experience throughout his career thus far that enables him to provide world-class representation to Colorado residents who have been accused of crimes. During law school, Mr. Nowak worked with the Greeley, Boulder, and Denver Offices of the Colorado State Public Defender and interned with the Honorable Judge Nancy Lichtenstein at the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Mr. Nowak’s post-law school career began with the Brighton Office of the Colorado State Public Defender. There, he secured favorable results for countless clients and participated in nearly 50 jury trials. He was quickly promoted to a Senior Deputy State Public Defender position. In this new position, he also worked as the Intern Supervisor, which enabled him to train law students who hoped to work with public defenders’ offices across the United States.

A current board member for Adams Broomfield Bar Association, Mr. Nowak’s accolades include receiving the “Young Attorney of the Year” award from the Adams Broomfield Bar Association, recognition as “Outstanding County Court Lawyer of the Year” from his colleagues, and numerous leadership awards in law school. 

Licensed for 6 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2016
Updated 01/13/2023

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

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McDermott, Stuart, and Ward LLP
140 E 19th Ave
Suite 300
Denver, CO, 80203


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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best public defender ever.
Mr.Nowak is so thorough and detailed. He cut right to the chase to eliminate any and all problems associated with my case. Mr. Nowak cares and made certain I would bail posted the day I was arrested, so I could get back home too my children. My entire case was dismissed due to the insight and diligence of Mr. Nowak.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
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Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • McDermott, Stuart, and Ward LLP
  • 2021 - Present
  • Senior Deputy State Public Defender
  • Colorado State Public Defender
  • 2016 - 2021


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2013


  • Colorado LGBT Bar Association
  • Judicial Endorsement Committee Co-Chair
  • 2022 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • National LGBT Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Sex Offender Management Board
  • Private Defense Bar Representative
  • 2021 - Present
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association
  • Past Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2020 - Present
  • Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Colorado Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2022
  • Young Attorney of the Year
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association
  • 2017


  • American Psychological Association
  • Poster, Ecological Momentary Assessment with College-Age Marijuana Users: Feasibility of SMS Texting
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Effective Lawyering Over WebEx
  • 2020
  • Brighton Regional Office - Training
  • Stages of a Criminal Case
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joshua Nowak is an outstanding criminal defense attorney who works zealously on behalf of his clients. He is a dedicated advocate on behalf of clients and provides upstanding counsel to them during what can be the most difficult events of their lives. His broad experience and competence in the realm of criminal cases truly set his practice apart from other attorneys."

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Denver Criminal defense Lawyer Joshua Thomas Nowak
Joshua Thomas Nowak
Criminal defense Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 6 years
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