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Joshua Royd Edwards

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About me

Joshua Edwards is a family law and criminal defense attorney in Arizona who strives to give each and every one of his client’s a voice. It is Josh’s belief that all too often, the legal system charges forward without stopping to hear and truly understand the situation placed before them. When this occurs, individuals are left feeling hopeless and frustrated.

This is why Josh focuses his representation around what each of his client’s goals are and what each client designates as success. No two cases are exactly the same and not everyone is seeking the same outcome. By taking the time to truly listen to his client’s, Josh is able to better understand how to assist them in their unique situation.  

Josh believes that in order to be a truly effective attorney there must be a great deal of listening and communication between the attorney and client. For this reason, Josh makes himself available to his Clients 24 hours a day 7 days a week because no one knows when issues will arise or when law enforcement will be contacting them. No one should ever have to wait until normal business hours to get help from their attorney when they are in the midst of a crisis. 


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 40%
  2. Divorce: 30%
  3. Criminal Defense: 30%



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Tracy L. Augustin

    Mr. Edwards is an all around great guy, and that translates into a great attorney! He is knowledgeable and resourceful in his practice areas.


    Tracy Augustin Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Jill L Rogers

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Jill Rogers Divorce and separation Attorney
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Contact info

Edwards & Petersen, PLC

2345 S. Alma School Rd.
Suite. 204
Mesa, AZ, 85210

Edwards & Petersen

Meeting Location
2617 North 24th St., Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ, 85008



AZActive 201304/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Pre Trial PracticeCali Award2012
Lawyering ProcessCali Award2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerEdwards & Petersen PLC2013 - Present
Law ClerkCorso Rhude2010 - 2011
Office ManagerAllstate Insurance Company2004 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arizona Association of Family Law AttorneysMember2015 - Present
Maricopa County Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2014 - Present
J. Reuben Clark Law SocietyMember2014 - Present
Maricopa County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2013 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Boy Scouts of AmericaVarsity Leader2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Never say neverSuccessful
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Phoenix School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
University of New Mexico School of LawPolitical Science / Constitutional LawBA - Bachelor of Arts2009
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Emergency PreparednessFamily and the Law: How to protect yourself and your family.2014