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Joshua S Davidson

DUI and DWI Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   89 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Joshua

Learn Joshua’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%
    Mr. Davidson has successfully handled DUI cases as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. Approximately half of his criminal defense practice is dedicated to the defense of the accused impaired driver. Mr. Davidson is a member of the National College of DUI defense.

    26 years, 500 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    Joshua Davidson is a former prosecutor whose current practice is limited to the defense of individuals accused of felony and misdemeanor charges ranging from possession of drugs to aggravated assault.

    26 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Sex crime
    25%
    As a prosecutor, Joshua Davidson held a position within the sex crimes unit where he handled a wide variety of sex crimes cases ranging from child molestation to indecent exposure. Contact Mr. Davidson today and allow him to put his experience to work for you.

    26 years, 200 cases

Given an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, Attorney Joshua Davidson is an avid protector of the criminally accused in Phoenix, Arizona. As a member of the National College for DUI Defense, he is highly qualified in defending those accused of drunk driving. Attorney Joshua Davidson’s experience as a former prosecutor has enabled him to anticipate actions taken by the other side, and take that knowledge into account when creating solid case strategies on behalf of his clients.  

 

Offering free case consultations, it is his desire to aggressively defend the rights of residents throughout Phoenix without causing a huge financial burden on that of his client. His relentless approach to every case he takes on is one of the many reasons why he has obtained complete case dismissals, reduced charges and “not guilty” verdicts for his clients time and again. Do not wait until it is too late to protect your future; call for your free, initial consultation with Phoenix criminal defense attorney, Joshua Davidson, today! 

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Location

Davidson Criminal Defense & DUI Law Firm
11811 North Tatum Boulevard
Suite 3031
Phoenix, AZ, 85028
Davidson Criminal Defense & DUI Law Firm
14362 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd
Suite 1000
Scottsdale, AZ, 85260
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Reviews

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Posted by Sonoma | March 27, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney.
Josh, there aren’t enough words to thank you for handling our case with not only such understanding, but also exacting incredible precision to uncover the truth along with your great knowledge of the law. We’re so grateful to you. You had this incredible ability to untangle the messy and confusing web of deceit for our criminal trial, and present the facts in such a way during the trial that truth became Undeniably obvious, and in such a way that was easy for the jury to understand, thereby acquitting on all accounts. Trial lasted five days jury acquitted in 45 minutes. Your brilliance and style of quiet confidence in the courtroom was amazing to watch, and nothing escaped you as you were so finally tuned to every detail necessary to follow up on. The compassion you showed us was so heartfelt. We knew our case wasn’t just “another case” to you. I’m happy to speak to anyone, considering to hire you to represent them.
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
Mr. Davidson has been my legal representation for what is now going on 7 years. Without a doubt, he has been the finest lawyer that I have been involved with. Not only is he a really nice guy that doesn't view you as a 'criminal' like so many others do, but I personally felt that he genuinely cares about the well-being of his clients and wants the best outcome for us. Having moved out of Arizona after the original situation, Mr. Davidson has helped me get my issue set aside and now sealed under the new Arizona legal code (which everyone should take advantage of if you can and need to). He clearly knows what the judges like to see, as I have not lost with Mr. Davidson representing me. If you are in need of a criminal attorney that knows how the prosecution works, how the judges judge, and a friend that will guide you through the process of (let's be honest) usually a bad situation, choose Mr. Davidson. He responds to your issues quickly, is affordable, and a nice guy that won't let you down.
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Posted by Paul | May 1, 2023
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Review for recommendation of Joshua Davidson
Joshua Davidson was a Godsend. When I discovered that charges were going to be filed against me, I did not know where to turn, so I contacted my aunt in Scottsdale, who is a lawyer. She recommended Joshua Davidson because, though she did not know him personally, a colleague of hers had commented that if he ever needed a criminal lawyer, that is who he would call. Mr. Davidson aided me through an extremely difficult time of my life. This was my first experience with the judicial system, and Mr. Davidson was with me every step of the way. He is exceedingly empathetic and professional. He knows his trade and having him by my side gave me confidence that I could make it through my circumstances. I never felt as though I was alone and did not have to experience confusion in my time of distress. Joshua Davidson has my unconditional recommendation and my enduring gratitude.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2023
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Business Owner
Joshua Davidson worked on my case thoroughly, and after that the case was dismissed.
Posted by Kris | December 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic results!!
It’s difficult to express how fortunate and grateful I am to have retained Mr. Davidson as my attorney. I was in the process of accepting a new job when the background check reported a warrant for a felony possession charge that was seven years old (actually 5 years since Arizona waited 2 years after the incident before sending a summons to my former address…). I thought they never pressed charges, what a nightmare. To make matters worse, I was charged with a serious felony after this incident, thus I was technically ineligible for Diversion and facing up to 4-1/2 years in prison. For a very fair price, Josh took on my case and leveraged his relationship with the prosecutor to ask for additional consideration. He was eventually successful in obtaining a diversion offer from the DA. I’m now in a 10 week program that will get this charge dismissed. Not only was he professional, knowledgeable, patient and responsive, he achieved what was most important to me. This charge is going away! Thank you so much Josh!
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2022
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Highly Recommend
I have never needed a defense attorney before but I am very thankful I found Josh Davidson. Throughout my case, he was very professional, knowledgeable, and caring and thoroughly explained the oral he was doing and how the process worked. Whenever anything came up with my case, he corresponded with me promptly. Thanks to Josh, my charges were significantly reduced and my case was resolved favorably.
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Posted by Todd | July 29, 2022
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Todd
Josh did a great job. Very professional. Scottsdale PD not so much. ………………………………………………..
Posted by Katie | July 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST criminal attorney in all of Arizona!!!
Joshua Davidson came highly recommended by a friend of mine, I’m so grateful that he was willing to take my case on. The qualities that I admire most about him would be his patience, great listening skills, and his willingness to take the time to really understand my situation. He comes with years of experience and would absolutely be my top choice when choosing a criminal attorney to represent me or my loved ones. I’m extremely grateful that I found Joshua Davidson and would highly recommend his services and expertise!
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2022
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Parent
My adult daughter sought legal representation due to a DUI. After speaking with a public defender and three private attorneys, she chose Josh to represent her. I am so grateful for the dedication, compassion and professionalism he demonstrated over the ensuing months representing her. Josh was steadfast in plea bargaining and the outcome was better than we hoped. The judge “heard” the remorse and impact a harsh sentence would have had on her. Josh guided her through all facets of defense. I would recommend Josh to anyone looking for an honest, responsive and knowledgeable lawyer.
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Posted by Israa | January 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Strongly Recommend
The Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson PLC is a great choice of contact. I contacted Joshua back in August of 2021 because I was going through something with the court. He was very professional and responsive, answered every email and phone call right away and attended court sessions with me on time. At first I was worried because of COVID that I would not be able to get through to him when I needed to but he was even willing to meet with me in person and worked with me and my crazy schedule to meet. I really appreciated his flexibility. I was always updated on everything that was happening regarding my case. He took his time to explain any questions that I had and in a friendly, kind, positive nonjudgmental manner and I greatly appreciated him for that. I felt that he was truly there to represent me and wanted the best outcome for me. I strongly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2022
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Great Service
I hired the Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson back in 2015. I was very nervous as I had never dealt with anything that significant before. I worked directly with Joshua who helped me to resolve my case. Joshua was great to work with. He addressed every question I had and had a calm demeanor throughout the case which helped calm some of my nerves. Not only did Joshua help until my case was resolved, but he has continuously provided assistance throughout the years. I have reached out to Joshua periodically to ask questions on my case as they come up. Years after, I still get a timely response and a well thought out answer. I’m very happy I hired Joshua and really appreciate his continued support!
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Posted by Gav | December 10, 2021
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Set aside
So thankful I retained Mr Joshua Davidson as my attorney he helped me get my felony from decades ago set aside plus he was able to get my rights to carry a weapon again so thankful for all his hard work I’d recommend him any day of the year very Knowledgeable and his fill of work thanks Mr. Joshua Davison God bless.
Posted by Katie | October 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal defense, probation violation, interstate compact
Joshua Davidson represented my brother back in 2016 for felony charges and was able to facilitate a favorable plea agreement. 2 years later after my brother transferred probation through Interstate Compact, he was arrested on a probation violation in MA. I called Josh immediately and he provided all the information relating to the situation. My brother was extradited and Josh represented him again and obtained a favorable outcome of probation reinstatement as well as the judge's approval to refile for interstate compact, which was not what the state was recommending. Josh is always responsive and I have never called and not been able to speak to him when I needed to. He visited with my brother weekly leading up to the hearing and was in close touch with me leading up to the hearing to make sure I had the most current status considering the complications with the pandemic and quarantines at the jail. I can't recommend him enough.
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2021
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Successful outcome. Extremely professional, available, straightforward -- great lawyer
I came to Josh desperate for help as this is my first run-in with the law - drug related offense. I am also out of state, so it was great to have him there as a physical presence. His experience on the prosecutorial side was very beneficial both in helping navigate my options, but also in putting things into plain terms to help me maintain my calm during this stressful time. He clearly communicated best and worst case scenarios, and allowed me to live my life while he went to work for me in the background. I was worried when hiring a layer that I would be handed off to an associate, but Josh works with you directly. He gives you a personal phone line to which you reach him at directly, or if email is preferred he will get back to you within an hour or two (at the very least confirm he received your email and will respond later). Josh helped me get the best possible outcome for my case (did not move to prosecution) so while I know I was very lucky, I'm not sure the same outcome would've happened with a different lawyer. Also he's just a nice person. Thank you Josh! I hope I never need your services again... but if someone reading this is like I was and doesn't know where to turn with criminal charges in the Phoenix / Scottsdale area, Josh is the person to call.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2021
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Excellent Service
Mr. Joshua Davidson was extremely helpful through my entire process. Even when I contacted him years later for assistance regarding what happened, he didn't hesitate to help me. I lived out of state so it added some complications but none that he couldn't work around to give me the best help that he could provide. I am very satisfied with my experience.
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2021
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Found me a desirable outcome for my case
Joshua Davidson was my criminal defense lawyer after I was charged with a few felonies and misdemeanors. He was able to negotiate with the prosecutor to get me probation instead of jail time and was able to get me a deal that allows me to have no felonies on my record if I successfully complete my probation program. He never gave me false promises of what he can do, but was able to get me a desirable outcome nonetheless.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2021
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Great outcome; very responsive.
Josh was responsive and took great care in preparing for the case, knowing that proper documentation would set the stage for a favorable outcome. It took a bit longer than I had expected it would, but COVID played into that taking a bit longer. All in all, a very good outcome, and good communication.
Posted by Matthew | December 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highest possible endorsement
I retained Josh Davidson's services for a legal matter in Arizona. As an out-of-state resident, I was lucky to have some connections in the legal profession who were able to refer me to Josh. He handled my matter with professionalism and skill. He was always quick to respond any time I reached out to him. His communication in that regard can't be overstated -- when you need your attorney, you need your attorney! And Josh and his staff are extremely responsive. His representation in this matter secured the most favorable result, and he explained every part of the process clearly and carefully in layman's terms, so I knew exactly what to expect. And his rates are extremely reasonable. He also follows through after the matter is resolved -- he doesn't "disappear" after things are adjudicated. Josh is a first-rate attorney, skilled, courteous, professional, and very easy to work with. He makes you feel like your case is getting as much attention as anything else on his calendar. I would gladly recommend him to anyone needing legal representation.
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Posted by Charles | November 29, 2020
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Charles
Josh Davidson is an excellent attorney. He did a wonderful job! I highly recommend him.
Posted by Sam | October 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Criminal Defense Attorney
From the time my charges were files, Josh was fully devoted to my case. I was impressed at how thoroughly he went through the details of my case and even took the time to explain the process and make sure I was aware of the steps he was taking. Josh was able to find holes in the prosecutor's case which he used as leverage to negotiate a plea deal. The case was ultimately resolved favorably and the sentence I received was greatly reduced from the initial charge. I would highly recommend Joshua Davidson to anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson, PLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Deputy County Attorney - Major Crimes
  • Maricopa County -Attorney's Ofc
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Deputy County Attorney
  • Pima County Attorney's Office
  • 1999 - 2002

Education

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Certificate
  • 2012
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Certificate
  • 2006
  • NDAA
  • Certificate
  • 2001
  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Arizona
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. HB
  • Felony theft of a firearm - Reduced to Misdemeanor
  • State v. MN
  • Not Guilty verdict on all counts
  • State v. LG
  • Reduced to Reckless Driving from DUI
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Scottsdale Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • East Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • NORML Legal Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau of Arizona
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau of Arizona
  • 2012
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau of Arizona
  • 2011
  • Graduate Cum Laude
  • University of Arizona
  • 1995
  • Dean's List with Distinction
  • University of Arizona
  • 1992
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Publications

  • jdavidsonlaw.com
  • Arizona Court of Appeals Overturns Superior Court Ruling Regarding Scottsdale DUI Cases
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • West USA Realty
  • Avoiding the pitfalls of lender fraud
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

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Given (18)
Endorse Joshua
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is a superb advocate for his clients. He is an extraordinarily effective attorney in the courtroom because he knows the law, courtroom tactics, and is exceptionally persuasive. I have heard nothing but praise for Josh's character, commitment, and effectiveness."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have dealt with Joshua several times in the past. I would consider him to be extremely intelligent and ethical. He presents very well in front of juries and has a great reputation in the legal community. You can't go wrong with Josh."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Josh and I are fellow members of the National College for DUI Defense. Any time I need a referral in Arizona, I always go to Josh. He is a consummate professional, and I have never received anything but glowing reports on the work he has done. I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Josh for several years and he is a dedicated professional and committed to his clients, providing excellent legal services. Although I used to practice in the criminal area, I don't any more, so I recommend any potential criminal clients to Josh because of the confidence I have, knowing he will do a great job."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is a great guy and a knowledgeable attorney. We work in the same office and he has taken the time on a few occasions to give me advice on my own personal matters. Each time he was friendly, patient and knowledgeable and his advice was insightful and helpful. I would certainly recommend him to those in need of criminal defense services"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Davidson for several years, and have been opposing counsel on several matters, as well as co-counsel on later matters. I find him to be thorough and relentless as he advocates for his clients, a good attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joshua. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Josh for over twenty years and fully recommend him as the "go to" criminal defense attorney in the greater Phoenix area. Aside from his tremendous trial experience, he is smart and instinctive and inserts himself into a case as soon as he is retained. His experience as a former prosecutor allows him to accurately assess his clients’ position and mount a strong defense. Josh is a first rate attorney you can trust to represent your interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Josh for many years and know him to be a good and effective attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"While I would like to hope that my clients and colleagues are never in a position to need Josh, I am happy to endorse him as a qualified criminal defense attorney and refer those in need to his exemplary services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Josh Davidson for more than 15 years. I knew him when he first graduated law school and became a prosecutor in the Pima County Attorney's Office. Most recent graduates take several years and dozens of trials before they become good trial litigators. Certain lawyers, and Josh is one of them, are naturally at home in the courtroom and have an innate ability to control the courtroom. Josh started off years ahead of other attorneys as a litigator. He has since honed his legal knowledge and skills to a tremendous degree. If I, or any family member or friend had any criminal problem in Phoenix, I would tell them to call Josh immediately."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are unfortunate enough to be accused of driving while DUI - your first call should be to Josh. I refer Josh to anyone who needs a great lawyer - and his fees are absolutely reasonable. You can not do better. Call Josh."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Davidson professionally for years. He is an exceptional attorney that gets great results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Josh and I worked together as prosecutors at the county attorney's office years ago. He has a natural talent for courtroom advocacy and has become an excellent criminal defense attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Josh has a keen intellect for DUI defense. He explores every possible defense and doesn't give up. He takes command of the courtroom and gets results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh's knowledge of criminal law and advocacy skills are superior. I have know Josh since I was a law clerk and have watched him grow into the highly respected and talented lawyer he is today."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is a great advocate and a good guy. I've known him for years now and recommend him to anyone charged with a serious felony in the Phoenix area."
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