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Joshua Anthony Barreda

Divorce and separation Attorney at gilbert, AZ

4.8   33 reviews

also known as Josh Barreda


Licensed for 7 years

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I am a family and juvenile law attorney practicing in Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding areas. I began my legal career as an Assistant Attorney General at the Arizona Attorney General's Office representing the Department of Child Safety. In this position I appeared in several hundred juvenile court hearings, mediations, and trials. As a result I have extensive experience in Juvenile court matters including guardianship and adoption.

Upon resigning from the Attorney General's Office, I started as an attorney with the Cantor Law Group and therafter Barreda Law, PLLC. My practice includes: dissolution of marriage, legal separation, child support, paternity, parenting time, legal decision-making (formerly "custody"), spousal maintenance, modifications and enforcement of existing orders, relocation, orders of protection, injunctions against harassment, DCS cases, dependency, termination of parental rights, and adoption.

Client's Choice 2021
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Licensed for 7 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 09/18/2022

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

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Barreda Law, PLLC
67 S. Higley Road, Ste 103-609
gilbert, AZ, 85296

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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
Joshua received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2021
Posted by Stephanie | March 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Life Changing
I could go on and on about how wonderful this Law Team is! Absolutely amazing! Paralegal Karen and Lawyer Josh were the most professional, helpful, knowledgeable, and on their game 100 percent the entire time. I was originally dealing with an ex-boyfriend custody case. In the midst of it all, I also unexpectedly needed help with another custody issue involving my ex-husband. I felt like my children's future was basically at stake and Josh was my only hope. I had a previous lawyer on the ex-husband custody case who was awful and did nothing to fight for me at all. Josh and his legal team took charge and completely changed me and my kids' lives for the better....all the constant mess and worrying that I experienced from my previous lawyer was all fixed thanks to Josh!!! He REALLY knows his stuff and won't quit until things are made right! Josh is professional yet down-to-earth and make you feel that every concern you may have, every question, every worry...is all put at ease....and the results back it all up!!! On hearing day, I had never felt so empowered all because of the confidence this legal team gave me. I wish I would have known about Josh and his legal team years ago when I first had my divorce custody case...it would have saved me so much time, money, and frustration. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!!
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Posted by Kara | January 26, 2022
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Angel in disguise!!!
Josh and Karen are the angels I never knew I needed! They are professional and truly work for you! I’m in the process of dealing with a nightmare and Josh and Karen have helped me win what I needed to for the safety and well being of my children! I could not recommend them more! Divorce/ custody issues are a nightmare and Josh has calmed my anxiety more than once. He truly is a fighter during the process and a therapist after!!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2021
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TOP NOTCH Divorce Attorney - You WILL NOT find better!
If I could give this law firm 10 stars I would! Going through a divorce is one of the most stressful situations you will face in your life. Choosing the right Attorney is even more stressful! I am here to tell you that Barreda Law & more specifically Joshua Barreda & paralegal Karen Silva are top notch. After listening to my messed-up situation, Josh immediately put me at ease explained all options, rolled up his sleeves and got to work on my behalf. As a professional business owner, I absolutely appreciated both of their professionalism walking me through every step of the way while treating me with care & compassion, like family. Josh is extremely knowledgeable, a confident aggressive bulldog that will fight for you. Without any hesitation, I highly recommend (and already have) Josh Barreda and his entire law firm!
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Posted by DeShawn | November 17, 2021
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Best trial attorney by far!
I had a complicated legal issue I needed help with and I am glad I found Barreda Law. They were professional, took the time to explain complicated legal language to me and fought hard for me at trial. They didn't overcharge me and provided excellent service for the money. If your case ends up at trial you want a competent attorney, like Mr. Barreda, who is used to fighting in a trial setting. Can't say enough good things about this team, they are a class above the rest!
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Posted by Lilly | October 15, 2021
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The absolute best
Mr.Joshua Barreda Law firm did such a thorough job with representing me in my divorce case with accuracy, punctuality, and excellent communication throughout the process. I had hired a different attorney prior to Mr. Barreda that I wasted time and resources on. Mr. Barreda was willing and able to take my case by the horns in a situation that was complex and I would recommend him to anyone seeking a divorce. He and his firm are top-notch.
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Posted by yefim | August 22, 2021
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Strongway Inc
Hands down the best Lawyer in Arizona ! We had a very serious case and last minute i tried calling other lawyer's nobody could take the case due to the timing . I Called Barreda Law late in the evening and the owner answered my call and took the case and drove to the little town 200 miles away from his office not only that but he completely beat the case and made sure our family was reunited that same day ! Baredda Law is a newer company but i promise in a couple years they will be the Best Firm in Arizona Definitly recommend to anyone that needs help with any family issues Barreda Team treated us like their own family and that meant the world to us as we were in a very hard Situation but Michael and Joshua did a Amazing job and still stay in contact with my family even tho we live out of state !! These guys know the law and are definitely the team to hire for any needs they will get results and fight for you !!!
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Posted by Debbie | June 24, 2021
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Blessed to have found Barreda Law and Michael Alvarez
Going through a nasty divorce? Do not go to Barreda, RUN to Barreda Law! I started my divorce journey with a very expensive lawyer only to go through $7500 (my retainer) for nothing but two months of back and forth emails that led to nothing. I fired her and hired Michael of Barreda Law. All I can say is WOW!!!! Michael really knows the law and fights for me. I feel safe and in great hands. I used to get such anxiety when my previous lawyer sent me emails as she seemed never on my side and every email was 'gloom and doom'. Michael lets the other side know when they have crossed the line or try to. We are finally almost to the end of this rough and nasty uphill battle and I managed to get here with my head still held high because of Michael and Barreda Law holding my hand the whole way. Thank you Barreda Law!!!
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Posted by Cynthia | April 22, 2021
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Divorce case
Josh and Karen were very supportive, knowledgeable and prompt during my divorce case. Thank you Barreda Law!
Posted by Lisa | January 25, 2021
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A+, 100%, Honor Roll - The Best
If you have a family court issue with minor children Barreda Law is HIGHLY recommended. I made the mistake of hiring a different counsel at the beginning of my case, long story short ended up wrongly losing part of my decision making. My case was not over, and I realized if I didn’t have the right counsel I was headed towards a terrible fate. BUT Josh and Karen showed up in their night and shining armor, got us back on track and ended up with WAY MORE than I could have imagined. Not only did he have to clean up the mess the previous counsel left me in, but also gave me peace of mind with a clear intention of how things would be handled moving forward. Josh and Karen are responsive, professional and on their game! Josh was amazing during trial and I can not elaborate enough how much DIFFERENT that trial went than the previous hearings I had to go through. Josh STANDS UP for you, is confident and does not put up with non-sense from opposing party when on the stand. Thanks to Barreda Law I feel I have my voice back, my power back but most of all, can move forward in life knowing all this is now behind me and it went in my favor thanks to Josh and Karen. Josh is the GOAT!! (Greatest of all time)
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Posted by Zachary | December 31, 2020
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Excellent Counsel and Guidance
Mr. Barreda, Ms. Silva and the staff at Barreda Law provided excellent counsel, guidance, and strategy throughout my particularly difficult scenario which included matters that exceeded the bounds of just Family Law. Timely, meaningful communication with prompt answers to questions helped craft a level-headed, cooperative strategy that ultimately resulted in an outcome that provided the best result for myself and my children.
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Posted by Jessica | December 17, 2020
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Child custody
Josh and Karen and their team were a god send!!! They are experienced and know what they’re doing. They are down to earth and tell you how it is. I was going through a custody battle with an ex who was extremely petty. Who was keeping our child from me without valid court orders. Josh and the team at Barreda Law made sure I knew what to expect and really made sure they had a grasp of what I was dealing with. In the end we got exactly what we were asking for and my ex was reprimanded by the judge. I feel that I got a million dollar defense for the most affordable prices. Do not sleep on hiring this team. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Stephanie | December 8, 2020
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Amazing Law Firm
Joshua and Karen we’re amazing they responded to me very quickly and made sure I understood what was going on with my case every step of the way.
Posted by Brett | December 7, 2020
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Top notch!
I came to Joshua and Karen after I started my divorce process with another attorney. My case was fairly complicated because of many factors. And the other party and her attorney tried every dirty trick they could. That along with extremely poor performance and advice from my previous attorney had me in a bad situation. I started off with almost no time with my kids, and the direction it was headed I was going to loose a lot, if not everything financially. Josh and Karen turned things around very quick for me. They did things I didn't even know where possible. I ended up with exactly what I wanted with my kids. And lost a very minimal amount financially. Josh and Karen where always very professional, extremely timely, didn't make me spend money I didn't need to, made a plan and stuck to it. I highly recommend!
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Posted by Ti | August 13, 2020
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I cant thank you enough!
Hello, I want to thank you very much for everything you have done for me , from the start you were straight forward and delivered everything just like you have said, I wish I would of looked around earlier and knew about you , my honest opinion for and about JOSH and Karen is you will not be disappointed. I truly can't thank you guys enough.
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Posted by Cambria | August 13, 2020
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He fights for you like you are his own family
I can't even begin to express how grateful I am for Josh Barreda and his paralegal Karen. When I say he fights like you are family, I mean he takes the details of your case, your feelings, concerns, intentions and learns them like the they are his own. Josh has been my attorney through 2 different custody disputes years apart (same ex-husbsand and kid). The first time around, he dominated in court, and not only was I able to keep primary custody of my son, but the judge ruled that my ex-husband had to pay the cost of my attorney fees, SCORE! He reminded me all along that my request for attorney's fees was a stretch, it is not usually awarded in custody cases, but Josh got it done!! Fast forward a few years, and my ex-husband has filed another petition to modify custody, parenting time and child support. I immediately called Josh. The situation has been contentious and every time my ex-husband harassed me, my son, my family or my friends, I went right to Josh to let him know what's up. He always responds right away - I tell him I need a Josh Pep talk and he calms me down with his words, and gives me the confidence to keep fighting for what is best for my son. We just had our temporary orders hearing and Josh was a rock-star even though it was virtual and through a computer screen! He called out my ex-husband on every one of his lies and gave me the freedom and guidance to plead my case to the judge in a very small amount of time. We were supposed to get an answer that day, and when we did not, Josh did the right thing by prepping me for the worst case scenario. That is one great thing about him that I haven't found in other lawyers, he won't BS you and tell you what you want to hear - he will tell you his honest opinion based on the facts of the case and how he thought the trial went. So while we waited he stayed in touch with me with reassuring texts, but when the judgement came back in our favor, he texted and called me right away (like 6:45 in the morning) and celebrated right along with me. Those are two of the greatest relief moments of my life that I was able to have thanks to Josh. I just can't say enough about him. The correspondence with Karen Silva has been a breeze, she is so sweet and sends me reminders before things are due, and they write up these amazing documents with very clear & concise instructions when I've been hit with bizarre discovery requests. I was blown away with the way she wrote up my pre-trial statement and response, everything that they produced was written like they were my own words. They managed to capture all of my feelings and convictions into words so there is no doubt my point got across to the judge and opposing counsel. I will always and forever trust him to help me navigate any kind of legal situation that arises (hopefully this is the last one) because he has the perfect mix of talent and compassion. He's the best!!
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Posted by Luis | July 13, 2020
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The help you need
I was in a car accident and I was referred to Barreda law. This was my first time working with a lawyer and I was nervous. I didn’t really know what to expect. Barreda Law handled everything for me and I knew I was in good hands. They treat you like family and make you feel at ease. I definitely will recommend them to anyone who needs help. Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for me!
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Posted by Matthew | June 15, 2020
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Surpassed My (High) Expectations
While I would prefer to not go into specifics about my situation , I can say Josh was the consummate professional the entire time we worked together. Josh made me feel supremely confident throughout the process and exceeded my expectations.
Posted by Amanda | June 12, 2020
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You won’t be disappointed!
Josh and his team have followed me and supported me throughout this extremely difficult and frustrating time for over two years now. My case was unique and there were a lot of ups and downs and Josh was extremely supportive, understanding and reassuring throughout every phase, especially when I was having a large amount of anxiety and personal doubt. He was knowledgeable, thoroughly prepared for every situation, and took every challenge with an extraordinarily arduous opposing counsel without any hesitation or even a blink of an eye. If you want someone who will listen to you, take into account every aspect of your life and your personal view on your matter, will work with you even through financial hard times and won’t nickel and dime you and won’t swindle you, who is an absolute bulldog in the court room and extremely professional as well as being personable at the same time then you won’t be disappointed with Josh and his team.
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Posted by Adrienne | January 29, 2020
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Josh and Karen are my heroes!
I was at the beginning of what I knew would be a long and nasty custody battle. Cantor put Josh Barreda and his paralegal Karen on my case and I felt like I hit the jackpot. They made such a difficult and emotional process easier and walked me through every phase perfectly. They set clear expectations from the beginning, and they were beyond friendly and understanding even during the most frustrating and painful times. Knowing that I had Cantor Law and Josh & Karen in my corner gave me so much comfort and I am forever grateful for everything they have done to help me since day one. I was blown away in court at how prepared Josh was, and his willingness to fight for me. Their hard work has meant the world to me and because of them, my daughter and I can live a happy and peaceful life. I cannot thank them enough, they are literally my heroes!
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Posted by Robin | January 6, 2020
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Divorce attorney
Josh was such an amazing attorney. He was very concerned for my wellbeing and helped me so much with everything. I am so very grateful to his professionalism but also for the fact that he had a heart and truly cared about what was going on in my life.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Barreda Law PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cantor Law Group
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Arizona Attorney General's Office
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Legal Clerk
  • Department Of Homeland Security Ice
  • 2013 - 2014
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Education

  • Arizona Summit Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Arizona State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • Bleuze v. Casteen
  • Client's Favor
  • Smith v. Smith
  • Case Dismissed in Favor of Client

Associations

  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association-Juvenile Section
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top Lawyers
  • Phoenix Magazine
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyers
  • Phoenix Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Emerging Star Award
  • Attorney General's Office-Mark Brnovich
  • 2016
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Publications

  • Phoenix Law Review
  • No Se Habla Jury Duty
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Tempe Public Schools Career Day
  • Career Day
  • 2019
  • Gear Up
  • Minority Scholarship Opportunities
  • 2014
  • Justice & Pre-Law Society Mentor Day
  • Pre-Law Ambassador Program
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
Endorse Joshua
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known and have worked with Joshua Barreda for years. He has a vast knowledge of the Family Law and Juvenile Dependency systems. I have witnessed it trial abilities first hand and he is unmatched. Combine all of this with his very reasonable cost and he is the attorney of choice for Family law cases. I refer clients to him without hesitation regularly. Make the right choice and hire Joshua for your case."
Family Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh is a high energy attorney who fights relentlessly for his clients to get the best result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Josh. He is a great trial attorney and fights for his clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Josh is an exemplary attorney who knows his way around a courtroom. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Josh is a knowledgeable and dedicated attorney. He gets fantastic results for his clients. I endorse this lawyer"
Family Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Barreda is a phenomenal family/juvenile law attorney. He cares deeply about his clients and always goes above and beyond to service their needs. Further, his litigation skills are unmatched. I absolutely endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh's knowledge of the law and skill in the courtroom is unmatched. He is an aggressive attorney who knows how to get results. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh is an effective and aggressive attorney that will go the distance for his clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh cares deeply about his clients and gets great results. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked alongside Josh for several years as opposing counsel and am now fortunate to call him a co-worker. Josh is intelligent, aggressive, responsive, and detail-oriented. He knows how to command a courtroom and how to effectively work with opposing counsel. You are in good hands withJosh!"
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gilbert Divorce and separation Lawyer Joshua Anthony Barreda
Joshua Anthony Barreda
Divorce and separation Attorney
gilbert, AZ
Licensed for 7 years
Free Consultation
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