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I am a Denver criminal defense attorney who handles matters throughout the Denver metropolitan area.  I began my legal career in the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, NY, as a law clerk to a United States magistrate judge, a position that introduced me to a wide range of criminal and civil legal issues.

I then worked at a large law firm in Philadelphia, PA, where I defended Fortune 500 clients in numerous lawsuits in state and federal court, and where I also worked to found the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, a non-profit legal clinic devoted to overturning wrongful criminal convictions.

This latter experience, as well as my experience as a clerk in federal court, led me to open my own criminal defense firm.  In addition to my private clients, I also handle criminal matters as court-appointed counsel for clients in various Colorado courts and jurisdictions.

Prior to attending law school, I was a print journalist, writing and researching articles for various national publications.  Before that, and after graduating from the University of Colorado in Boulder, I spent three years as a volunteer with the United States Peace Corps in Guinea, West Africa.


Languages spoken: French

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Domestic Violence: 25%
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%



Hourly ($75-150/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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The Law Offices of Joshua Johnson, LLC

1525 Josephine Street
Denver, CO, 80206


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal Writing AwardFordham University School of Law2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding MemberThe Law Offices of Joshua Johnson, LLC2011 - Present
Associate AttorneyPepper Hamilton, LLP2007 - 2011
Judicial Law ClerkU.S. District Court Eastern District Of N.Y.2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember, Professional Development Committee2013 - Present
Colorado Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionN/A2012 - Present
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Successful Withdrawal of Guilty PleaPlea withdrawn, charges dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Columbia University School of LawJournalism and Mass CommunicationMA - Masters2002
University of Colorado - BoulderJournalism and Mass CommunicationBS - Bachelor of Science1994