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
Hourly ($75-150/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Legal Writing Award||Fordham University School of Law||2004|
|Founding Member||The Law Offices of Joshua Johnson, LLC||2011 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Pepper Hamilton, LLP||2007 - 2011|
|Judicial Law Clerk||U.S. District Court Eastern District Of N.Y.||2006 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association||Member, Professional Development Committee||2013 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Denver Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Successful Withdrawal of Guilty Plea||Plea withdrawn, charges dismissed|
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|LOJJ Blog||Responding to a Denver Traffic Camera Ticket||2012|
|LOJJ Blog||Innocent Until Proven Guilty Until Proven Innocent?||2012|
|Fordham University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Columbia University School of Law||Journalism and Mass Communication||MA - Masters||2002|
|University of Colorado - Boulder||Journalism and Mass Communication||BS - Bachelor of Science||1994|