|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2015|
|Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2014|
|Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2013|
|Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyer of the Year||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2012|
|Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyer of the Year||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2011|
|Attorney at Law||Law Office of Joseph T. Rhea||2004 - Present|
|Deputy Public Defender||Law Office Of The Public Defender, Riverside County||2003 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Member||2003 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2003 - Present|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||2002 - Present|
|John Andrew Jackson, Petitioner on Habeas Corpus||Jury Verdict Vacated, Sentence of Life Imprisonment Vacated|
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|SAGE Publications||Multiculturalism in the United States: Current Issues, Contemporary Voices||2012|
|Harvard University Press||Race and American Identity||1998|
|University of San Francisco||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Harvard University||N/A||PhD - Doctorate||1996|
|University of North Carolina||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|California Bar Association Meeting||Medical Marijuana Law in California||2012|
Posted by anonymous
My case was in west covina court house and my business teacher from college recommended me this attorney which I am so grateful. The same day I had my first court I got it dismissed. I was facing a felony because I had hash-oil, but a law pass that made my case go down to a misdeamenor and later got drop. I would recommend this lawyer.
Posted by Jerry
After I got arrested in Palm Springs, I got a bunch of letters from defense lawyers and not one of the lawyers was actually in Palm Springs. I did some asking around and found Mr. Rhea right downtown. He really took time to explain everything and calmed me down a lot. My DUI case was dismissed about 16 months after I hired Mr. Rhea and, during that entire time, he regularly let me know what was going on with the case. I've never hired a lawyer before, but I'd certainly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Matthew
When I was young I got caught with a small amount of marijuana and I never herd from the court system so I thought the case fell through the cracks... A couple months ago I found out that I was never informed of the charges brought against me and that I had a warrant out for my arrest. I contacted many attorneys around the area and they all gave me an answer that included little knowledge and a high fee associated with their services. Luckily I found Mr. Rhea, who from the beginning told me that he knew exactly what to do and that it was no big deal. And to top it all off he was by far the most reasonably priced of any of the attorneys I contacted.
Once I paid Mr. Rhea's (relatively small) fee and gave him all the information he needed he stated working on the case right away. The case was promptly dismissed for reasons that are over my head but all I know is that he far exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend his services if you are in a bind like mine.
Raymond Wood, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I wholeheartedly endorse Joe Rhea. I worked alongside him in the Riverside County criminal courts (I was a public defender, he was a private attorney) and his knowledge and professionalism were top notch. Joe was also one of the premier civil rights attorneys in the area when I was still in the area. Joe will work with you and continue to fight for you throughout the process until he reaches a successful outcome for you. You are in good hands with him.
Romben Aquino, Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I have referred Joe a number of clients where the criminal disposition would have serious ramifications on the ultimate immigration outcome. His knowledge and work ethic are impeccable. I recommend him without reservations.
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