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Joshua William Martin

Litigation Attorney at Arroyo Grande, CA

5.0   9 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 16 years
    Utah - UT 20 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2003
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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The Law Offices of Joshua W. Martin
135 N. Halcyon Rd.
Suite B
Arroyo Grande, CA, 93420


5.0 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Rick | January 15, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest, kind and knowledgable
Joshua went over my situation with me in detail and gave me several possible scenarios. He wasn't pushy or unrealistic. He gave me good solid advice. His knowledge and advice are worth every penny in my opinion. His rates are reasonable and he cares. That is clear. Keep up the good work Josh!
Posted by Patty | March 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the Good Guys
The. Best. Josh and I just closed the deal on a 5 year nightmare and I couldn't be happier with the representation I received and the results. My initial attorney retired a couple of years after the divorce began, and I hired Josh to take over. His calm, thoughtful manner combined with his extensive knowledge of the law and his ability to work well with difficult people in trying situations are a winning combination. At times my case faced some complex issues and serious challenges. Josh always remained calm, we discussed my options, he listened to my concerns (I mean he really listened) and he gave great advice. When it came to game time, Josh was all there. He was prepared, smart, strong, and supportive. I was ALWAYS confident that Josh was in my corner, that he was working hard for me, and that I had the best representation possible. If the results had been less positive, my review would be the same. I highly recommend Josh for your legal matters. Honest, highly competent, hard working, and fair - a great person. Thanks Josh (and Michael)!
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Posted by Chris | March 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Martin is an incredible lawyer and expert legal tactician.
I have worked with and around attorneys for a long time and I will say that Josh Martin is a cut above the rest. He is smart, thoughtful, and is an expert in his field. He is tireless in his approach and relentless in his execution. Mr. Martin went above and beyond to make sure that I was successful in a very muddy and drama filled custody case between my ex-wife and myself. While he excelled during the custody trial what impressed me the most was his closing arguments. He absolutely nailed his closing arguments. He was able to take months and years of feuding and trouble between my ex-wife and myself and turn into a cohesive argument for why I should prevail in our hearing. Mr. Martin's professionalism and knowledge had a dramatic effect on the positive outcome of several hearings. I owe quite a bit to Mr. Martin as he was able to help solidify my rights as a father and to ensure that my time with my son continues to grow and improve. I highly recommend Mr. Martin to anyone who is taking on the challenge of custody changes or issues related to custody.
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Posted by Jennifer | December 15, 2014
Excellent Attorney!
I am so glad that Josh Martin was recommended to me to handle my divorce. He took immediate action, gathered the facts, stayed on top of deadlines, and even at times offered a listening ear when I needed to vent about the situation. He is knowledgeable and thorough, and was able to negotiate a fair settlement for myself and my children, keeping us out of court when it seemed we were headed that way. He is tough with the other party when necessary, and works hard for his clients.
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Posted by Shay | July 16, 2014
DV Case
The gratitude I have for Josh, and his outstanding skills as a Family Law attorney, is immeasurable. Josh's knowledge of law, respect for the Judge, and compassion are direct attributes of his achievements. His clear vision of the success of my case was apparent from our first meeting. He explained the processes of the court, and he promptly answered my questions and concerns. I would hire him again, and I would recommend him to my closest family and friends.
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Posted by Gary | December 20, 2013
Estate legal proceedings
After going through 4 other lawyers in the central CA area, Josh was the only one that listened and pursued what I wanted and we finally were able to get a settlement after 8 years. Hat's off to Josh for actually thinking outside the box, coming up with ideas to get to the source of the problem, subpoena records that helped in gaining insight, then bringing it to a conclusion.
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2013
Personal Injury case
Joshua is highly resourceful, respectful, proactive and focused. His advice and guidance along the way was personable, professional, effective and got great results. His persistence and steadiness is remarkable.
Posted by Jacques | August 13, 2013
A true credit to the profession!
You know what they say about attorneys; “No one likes them….until you need one.” In my instance I certainly needed one and by the end of my ordeal I certainly liked the results I got with Joshua. I was impressed with Joshua from the beginning. His knowledge of the law was apparent, but I especially appreciated the way he laid out our course of action in a clear and concise manner. Furthermore, he was always available to answer my questions and did so in a timely manner. It’s easy to see why this guy was named one the rising stars and leaders in the in the San Luis Obispo County business community by the San Luis Obispo Tribune. Josh helped me get the results I was looking for and guided me during a difficult time. I give him the highest recommendation possible.
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Posted by Pamela Cohen | March 7, 2013
The best, by far, lawyer I have ever used. Trustworthy, Brilliant, Kind, Considerate- the best I have ever used.
I am using Mr. Martin for the second time now and would never change to another lawyer. I highly recommend Mr. Martin as your lawyer. He is the best, by far,
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Sinsheimer Juhnke Lebens McIvor
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Burbidge Mitchell & Gross
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Nielsen & Senior
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Rasmussen & Miner
  • 2003 - 2005
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  • Univ of Utah COL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • California St Univ Humboldt
  • undergraduate
  • N/A


  • Arroyo Grande Grover Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairperson
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • San Luis Obispo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California Young Lawyers Association (SLO Chapter)
  • Chairperson
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 20 under 40
  • San Luis Obispo Tribune
  • 2011
  • 40 under 40
  • Pacific Coast Business Times
  • 2011


  • Utah Law Review
  • Case Notes (in collaboration with other Law Review members)
  • 2002

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (20)
Endorse Joshua
Litigation Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Martin handled his side of our dispute with care and professionalism. He was knowledgeable as to the area of property law, and litigation showed why he is an experienced practitioner. I endorse him."
Family Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Josh on a number of litigated matters and find him to be smart, aggressive, and very effective. I would highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is not only a great lawyer, but he is also personable. Being a great lawyer takes more than just knowledge of the law and a willingness and ability to argue in the courtroom, it also requires a certain savvy about how to ensure that client needs are being met and client goals are being pursued. Many lawyers seem to believe that since they've been given the litigation hammer, every problem is a nail to be pounded. Josh is a great colleague and a skilled attorney who knows when to litigate and when to settle. And more importantly than just that, when. Josh has the skills and ability to be a long-term mainstay on the Central Coast. I endorse him as a colleague and member of the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Strong advocate for clients; highly recommended."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Josh worked for me a few years after he graduated from the University of Utah Law School. Josh was a bright, innovative and aggressive attorney. I was sad to lose him to a larger firm that could pay what he was worth. (at least more than I could) It didn't surprise me a bit when I found out that Josh had opened his own firm. If I ever have anyone in need of quality representation, reasonably close to Josh, I will strongly recommend that they seek his advice. I would happily respond to an inquiry from any prospective client or fellow attorney regarding Joshua Martin."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joshua w. Martin is an excellent lawyer!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is a great attorney and a great guy. He is my "go-to" attorney for general litigation and family law referrals."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Chapter 11 bankruptcy
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Personal injury
Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Estate planning
Criminal defense
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