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Joshua M Deere

Immigration Attorney at Colorado Springs, CO

4.6   22 reviews
  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 12 years
    Utah - UT 19 years
    Arizona - AZ 17 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2006
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    Mr. Deere's immigration practice focuses on deportation, family-based immigration cases, asylum and immigration appeals. He speaks fluent Spanish, and has appeared frequently in local and national news, as well as various seminars and speaking engagements discussing immigration law and policy.

    19 years

  2. Criminal defense
    Mr. Deere defends clients against charges in the criminal justice system, including DUIs, domestic violence, drug possession, assault, animal abuse, and others.

    19 years

  3. Personal injury
    Mr. Deere has represented clients in injury cases ranging from smaller auto accidents to multi-million dollar, catastrophic injuries and wrongful death.

    19 years

Colorado Springs attorney Josh Deere represents clients in immigration, criminal defense and personal injury cases.  Mr. Deere has received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in the areas of immigration law, litigation and general practice, and has been named a Top 40 Under 40 lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers organization in the areas of criminal defense and plaintiffs litigation.  He has extensive courtroom experience ranging from small matters to multi-million dollar, complex litigation matters.  He has represented clients in state court at the trial, appellate and Supreme Court levels, as well as in Federal District Court, and the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.



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Joshua Deere
421 S. Tejon St.
Suite 112
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903


4.6 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
Posted by Babah | April 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I had several meetings with other immigration attorneys regarding my application for citizenship. None of them answered my questions but Mr. Deere did. He was very helpful. He also provided expert testimony in court at the request of another attorney who was helping me to set aside a plea in a criminal case that I had entered into several years ago in violation of my right to effective assistance of counsel. I was able to set aside my plea and got all charges dismissed thanks to Mr. Deere. He really knows immigration law. I highly recommend his services. My family and I pray for him and his family and wish them health , blessing, and peace .
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Posted by Lando | March 24, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest, open and amazingly productive lawyer
Mr. Deere was so great to work with. He offered honest feedback to my case and helped me explore my options with great openness. He wasn't trying to just make money, he was trying to help me find what works best for me and my family. In the end Mr Deere recommended that we go a different route than we had thought and that worked out fantastically for my family. For someone with little exposure to the legal world, Mr. Deere was a great first contact to help us as a legal consultant to our family challenges!
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Posted by Daniel | January 10, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I contacted 4, yes 4 other lawyers on a very time sensitive immigration issue. Not only did I get to speak to him, he was the ONLY lawyer that could solve my issue. I am not the reviewing type however I could not resist. Joshua was not just acting like a lawyer but someone who actually took the time to make me feel my needs were his priority. Take it from someone who has spoken with the others, call Joshua first!!
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Posted by Chris | August 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding attorney
The consultation went amazing. Mr. Deere was very professional. Gave me further understanding at to where my case is currently at and what I need to do at this point before moving forward. I highly recommend him as well as his services.
Posted by Chris | August 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent work, affordable rate, readily accessible
I had a very complex and frankly somewhat frightening case. I needed someone who could communicate regularly, work things in a rigorous fashion, and not break the bank. Josh Deere accomplished all of those in spades. Ultimately he defended me in a manner that not only protected me, but also my family. He had an approachable demeanor with me, but was aggressive and persuasive against the opposing counsel. I strongly recommend him for personal defense concerns!
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Posted by Regan | November 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Focused and Articulate
A few years ago, I hired Josh Deere to assist me in a real estate conflict. He was tasked with convincing an individual to sign a quit claim deed. The initial consultation was thorough, and he remained completely focused on obtaining information to articulate an effective argument. Josh wrote a concise, well-crafted letter to the individual. The letter was long enough to make a compelling argument, but brief and to the point. We never had to visit a courtroom. The letter was enough to obtain our goal. Josh Deere is sharp, focused, and effective in his profession.
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Posted by Audrey | August 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Profesionnal, knowleagable and outstanding services
I decided to choose Josh as my lawyer to help me through my green card application. Having him throughout the entire process made things so much easier & helpful for us. He took care of all the paperwork forms and always explained everything in a very professional yet personalized manner so we would understand each steps and would be kept informed of everything. He was always available to answer and reassure us on any concerns we had. He went to the interview with us even while on a busy schedule. I just received my green card in the mail 2 days ago and I can only say great things about him - he made the process stress free knowing he was there for us should something go wrong. I recommend him to anyone looking for a great lawyer. It is a smaller firm but that is exactly why you will get a better & more personalized service. His prices were very reasonable & the first consultation with him makes you see he really cares unlike many other lawyers out there. Avvo is where I first contacted lawyers to inquire help about my immigration process & among all the lawyers, Josh was the first one to answer genuinely caring about my personal situation and not just bringing up the fees for his services. This is critical to have a lawyer who goes beyond the $$$ factor & makes each case unique & personalized. Mr. Deere knows that and that is what makes him the great lawyer he is. If you want a professional lawyer who listens to you and cares - go with Josh.
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Posted by George | August 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
George's review for injury claim
Excellent attorney. He is fair in his fees and he got me the results I wanted in the allotted time. Can't speak enough about his honor and integrity. I will render his services, in the future, if I need to have more legal issues resolved.
Posted by Maria | August 4, 2015
Great lawyer!
Very friendly and detailed. He took care of my case in a very professional manner. I would recommend Josh to everyone that needs his help. Also helped that he's bilingual and was able to speak with my family in Spanish. He will be the first one I call if I'm ever in need of his services.
Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2015
Josh is a great lawyer!
I went to Josh Deere for my application to become a citizen. I have a criminal record and felt that it would be better to have a lawyer than try to do everything on my own. Josh and his staff got all the information from me and filled out the application. I met with him to make sure that I had all the necessary documents and he sent everything in for me. I chose not to have him with me at the interview, but he was with me every step of the way before and after. He made me feel very comfortable through the entire process. I highly recommend him and would use his services again in the future.
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Posted by William & Karine S | June 18, 2015
Immigration attorney to hire
Josh is very knowledgeable, professional. I have had attorneys in the past so I can accurately review him based upon my experience. He answered all our questions thoroughly and made sure we had no lingering questions to explain and prepped us for everything , never blew smoke up our backs. He helped us keep our family together here in the US. That's what is important to me. Treats his clients with dignity. You cant go wrong really in hiring him for your legal needs.
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Posted by cheryl | August 22, 2014
My husband and I got to talked to him last 2 days ago for consultation and he gave us straight answers with our questions.. And we felt so much better after we talked to him. We can really tell that his a good lawyer and very nice person..if you need a lawyer I will recommend him 100%.. And you won't regret..
Posted by George | October 4, 2013
No one better
I have found that Mr. Deere is Consciencious, Trustyworthy and has the utmost Integrity. The first time I met Mr. Deere, I immediately felt comfortable and at ease. He has plunged into all the various legal details of my case, that I could never attempt on my own. I recommend Mr. Deere to anybody that needs legal help as his knowledge of law, his committment and excellence is unsurpassed.
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Posted by The Welch's | October 3, 2013
Professional, Knowledgeable, Successful Experience, We Highly Recommended!
Mr. Deere and his staff are absolutely the best! That isn't something we say lightly. Their knowledge and professionalism are above reproach. Not only did they help us successfully navigate the Spouse Visa process, their guidance and expertise helped us comprehend a system that was completely foreign to us. Not only did we feel confident in their legal hands, but they also made us feel at ease and as if we were dealing with old friends. That was an unexpected pleasantry that we were delighted to have come across. We will continue to retain Mr. Deere and his staff as our legal representatives in any future matters that may present themselves. We highly recommend them.
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Posted by Angelique | August 3, 2011
Confidence inspiring.
Working with Josh his knowledge and his confidence inspired me to be comfortable with the law process. He explained parts of the case that I did not understand and made sure that I comprehended it before we moved on. I felt he was honest and directed me to the best scenario for my benefit. I felt like my case in his hands was being handled correctly and in my best interest. Josh made me feel confident in my case during the process, when I doubted that I had made good decisions. I felt like he was in my corner protecting me and pulling for my issues. I trust him.
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Posted by Charles | July 15, 2011
JOSH DEERE has helped me effectively to resolve a difficult tenant bankruptcy and eviction case. He knows the law and has a great legal mind. He counsels his clients and makes sure to look out for their best interests - strategically searching for the best path for the desired goals. If you need a lawyer who is fair, hard working and ready to meet your challenge, Mr. Deere is your advocate,
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Posted by Bobbi | July 15, 2011
Landlord/Tenant dispute
Josh Deere was a pleasure to work with. He kept me up to date on court details, followed up on all changes and gave a professional presentation to the court. As a long time landlord facing a difficult situation, I appreciated his depth of knowledge and integrity.
Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2011
Great Attorney For Eviction
Josh was very helpful with my case in helping me evict an aggressive tenant. He helped put me at ease and took care of everything along the way. His cell phone response was prompt and personal. Above all, he was concerned with helping me achieve a safe eviction of the tenant who was illegaly occupying my property. I definately would recommend him to anyone I could and I plan on using him in the future for all my attorney needs.
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Posted by Russell | April 21, 2011
Honest & Trustworthy
Josh has a way about him that makes him easy to work with. He will give you a strait answer in common terms that anyone can understand. I used Josh’s' services for cases involved in residential leasing and never lost a case. One case in particular involving mold and a disabled person who was threatening me with a big lawsuit was renting a home from me. The scenario had all of the scary elements that one might read about in the newspaper or lose their business over even though that person is right. Josh knew exactly what to do and advised me thoroughly, the peace of mind was priceless. Having worked with several lawyers prior to Josh, I appreciated the fact that he answered my calls directly or returned them promptly. The thing that I like most about him is that he is extremely knowledgeable but won't get involved in areas of law that he is not fully confident in. For example, after losing some investment property I offered him money to handle my bankruptcy but he declined and instead referred me to someone else who was equipped to handle the case. To me that said volumes about his character. I knew that he recently changed law firms and was looking to pick up business but instead chose the higher ground and refer me elsewhere. This is just one example among many that let me know that Josh cares about his clients, always gives an honest answer, and is an attorney that I actually trust - literally.
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Posted by Janet | August 7, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Joshua Deere Review
After a consultation at the law firm where Josh was employed, he agreed to take my case on a pro bono basis. Even though Josh moved to Colorado shortly afterward, he continued working with me. He did phone and email investigation from Colorado and eventually got the person who owed me a large sum of money to sign an agreement.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-200 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Deere Law, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hanes & Bartels, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Coleman & Deere, PLC
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Managing Attorney over Litigation Department
  • Koglmeier Smith, PLC
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Davis Miles, PLLC
  • 2006 - 2008
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  • U OF TN
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • Judicial foreclosure of undeveloped investment property
  • Successful settlement.
  • Fair Housing and ADA discrimination defense
  • Prevailed on Motion for Summary Judgment in Federal District Court
  • Flood litigation
  • Obtained settlement for entire damage amount
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  • El Paso County Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • El Paso County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Colorado Springs Diversity Forum
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Association of Landlord Tenant Attorneys
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2006 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Client Favorite
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Awarded Excellent Attorney Rating
  • Avvo
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Speaker
  • Premises Liability
  • 2010
  • CLE
  • Bankruptcy Law Basics for Landlord-Tenant Attorneys
  • 2010
  • Guest Speaker
  • How to Secure Employment and Succeed in the Early Years of Legal Practice
  • 2009
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Landlord-Tenant Law from A to Z
  • 2009
  • Chamber Meetings (multiple)
  • Immigration Law and the Legal Arizona Workers Act
  • 2008
  • Chamber Meeting
  • General Immigration Law and the Utah Small Business Development Center.
  • 2008
  • Speaker Series
  • Immigration Law for Business Owners
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (13)
Endorse Joshua
Immigration Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh is aggressive and keen on finding the right answer to client questions. He has excellent courtroom presence and he cares about achieving results for his clients. His trial experience bears positively for all of his clients. He is a good advocate and an intelligent attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an honest, hard working and diligent attorney. I have known him for over 5 years and find him to be a great professional and asset to the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Friend
"Josh is an honest and skilled attorney. I have personally witnessed him get cases approved that even the Immigration Judge didn't believe would be approved. Josh is a great advocate in immigration and in other areas."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Mr. Deere on several matters. He is one of the most talented lawyers one can find. He is respected by the court, his clients, and his peers. I count Mr. Deere as one of my most trusted friends and advisors. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Friendly, smart and loves to serve people. I go to him for input on some of my cases in Colorado."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the opportunity to work with Josh on an overlapping immigration and domestic relations matter. Josh and I were able to confer on multiple issues and use the overlap of the law to achieve wonderful results for an immigrant spouse. Josh is very knowledgable and a great addition to the Colorado Springs legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Josh is an intelligent, diligent attorney. I am proud to say that we are colleagues in an immigration practice. I have no doubt that if I asked him to take over one of my cases, it would be in good hands. I also refer civil cases to him, as he is an experienced courtroom litigator."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. First rate immigration attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Josh is a skilled attorney with a knowledge and understanding of litigation that is far beyond an attorney with comparable experience. He is a genuinely nice person that cares deeply about the clients he represents."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Deere, while having a firm grasp of the legal issues and applicable law, litigated hard for his clients and achieves very favorable outcomes on a regular basis. He is a pleasure to work with and puts his client's interests first. I would recommend this lawyer to anyone who needs his services."
Limited liability company (LLC) Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Josh is an excellent and meticulous attorney,"
Litigation Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer and have recommended many of my own friends and clients to him. Josh is known in the legal community as a hard worker who has a great legal sense, impeccable writing and excellent communication skills. I highly recommend Josh as a litigation attorney."
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