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Justin N Rosas

Criminal defense Attorney at Medford, OR

4.8   42 reviews

Licensed for 15 years

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    For five plus years, I did criminal defense trial work for Southern Oregon Public Defenders. Now, I have even more resources and time to defend each case. I have represented clients on charges ranging from violations to murder with dismissals and acquittals at EVERY level. I have filed hundreds of motions to suppress and engaged in thousands of hearings. I have also successfully negotiated cases from violations to serious felonies.

    16 years, 2,100 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%
    The bread and butter of criminal defense work begins and ends with the DUII. DUII is one of the most serious allegations a person can face. I have dealt with all aspects of DUII litigation from DMV hearings to trials, having handled more than 400 DUIIs in my five and a half years of practice. These cases are technical and require an eye for detail.

    16 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Sex crime
    20%

YOUR STRONGEST VOICE IN SOUTHERN OREGON

Justin Rosas is the founding lawyer at the Medford criminal defense law firm, The Law Office of Justin Rosas. Attorney Rosas earned his Bachelor’s degree in 2003 from the University of Kentucky, where he graduated with honors. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctorate degree in 2006 from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he entered with a Provost’s Fellowship and graduated with a focus on real estate and intellectual property. After this, Attorney Rosas received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Webster University, and later went on to graduate from the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia. Mr. Rosas is admitted to the Oregon State Bar, and is an active member of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Associaton. In addition, he is the regional coordinator for Classroom Law Project’s Mock Trial program.

 

In 2007, Attorney Rosas began working as a trial attorney at Southern Oregon Public Defenders, where he quickly realized that he had found his calling in life. Mr. Rosas understands how overwhelming it is to be charged with a criminal offense—especially when charges have the potential to lead to harsh penalties. Facing criminal charges can cause feelings of anxiety, as you question whether you will ever be able to return to a life of normalcy. He takes pride in handling each case as if he was the one facing the criminal charges, or one of his loved ones was the defendant being accused. When an individual retains the representation of Attorney Rosas, he will utilize all his resources and knowledge to develop a strategy that is tailored to fit their situation and most likely to lead to favorable outcomes. Whether you are  facing charges involving a drug crime, theft crime, internet crime, or DUI offense, you can have confidence that Attorney Rosas will do everything in his power to defend your rights and protect your future. To find out more about retaining the representation of a Medford criminal defense attorney, contact The Law Office of Justin Rosas.

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Licensed for 15 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 12/11/2022

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Adrian | March 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in the area, and a great guy!
Justin Rosas is the bomb! He is the first lawyer I have hired that actually cared about me, my case and my family. He fought tirelessly for me through the 4 years of investigations and harassment by federal agents, and when the federal prosecutor threatened my family with prosecution if I didn't take a plea deal Justin helped me with getting the best deal possible in the circumstances. Then when federal Judge Ann Aiken threw the book at me and sent me to prison, Justin Rosas continued to fight for me. After less than half of my sentence, Justin was able to get the sentence vacated as an illegal sentence and get me released. He did this without being able to contact me through the Federal Penitentiary due to their terrible communications procedures. Justin Rosas is not only the best defense lawyer in the area, I now count him as a personal friend. Thanks, Justin!
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent legal assistance
Justin was extremely helpful, friendly, and went above and beyond from the first phone call we had. Worked with me to establish the options we would have and what my desired outcome was, and worked hard to achieve it.
Posted by Elizabeth | March 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Justin did an amazing job representing my family member in a difficult situation. Justin is also a warm and kind human being--qualities we all value at any time, but especially when going through a rough experience. My family member's case involved serious mental health issues that were undiagnosed, and therefore untreated, at the time charges were filed. Justin understood the situation immediately and made sure my family member received much-needed medical treatment while also providing legal representation as the case moved forward. When presented with the facts by Justin, the court agreed that my family member belonged in the mental health system, not in jail. Thanks to Justin, my family member is now getting long-term treatment and will have the opportunity in the future to live as normal a life as possible. I am deeply grateful to Justin for his work on my family member's behalf. I can't imagine getting through that painful ordeal without Justin's guidance, expertise, and positive outlook. I would heartily recommend Justin to anyone.
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Posted by Billiejo | May 27, 2022
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Citizen of community
Although I. Never been represented by Just if I ever need to be he's my 1st choice! I pay attention and I was born in Medford. I just want to say in all my 57 Yrs of living here he's the first lawyer since Jeni Fienburg or Justin Smith that Ive seen with the companion dive and hunger that it takes to be considered great in my book I would like to go e h high regards for standing up for the rights of the homeless and the rulings of the 9th supreme court Judge of appeals what a fearless and Rightouse Attorney Justin Smith is and a bright pillar of our comunity
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Posted by Justin | January 14, 2022
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I'm satisfied
I was very satisfied with my representation from Justin and Jenny who also works with Justin. I was very happy with my plea agreement. I would definitely recommend Justin and his team to anyone needing legal counsel. When I found myself looking for an attorney I was pretty nervous and didn't know where to start. I was referred by another attorney amd im definitely glad I chose Justin and Jeni. I am very pleased with how my case was handled and they were able to respond back to me in a timely fashion. Justin has the experience and the expert's to get the most desirable outcome for a case. If you live in southern oregon I feel Justin is definitely the best choice for an defense attorney based on the research I did when I was looking for a lawer.
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Posted by Jacobi | June 23, 2021
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You've got a very smart friend in Justin
Look no further! If you are looking for the best criminal attorney in Oregon, you have found him! Justin is the best at what he does. The man is a legend in my book. From the moment I first called, I knew I had found someone that knew what they were doing and that could help me in my most desperate hour. His clear and confident advice allowed me to navigate the most precarious situation of my life. Not only is he an exceptional professional, but He also keeps it real; I felt that I had a friend in the fight. With a bit of luck, I hope I will never need to employ his services again, but if I did, I would not hesitate to call. In Justin, I trust!
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Posted by Russell | June 17, 2021
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Honest, attentive and went the extra mile.
I cannot speak highly enough about Justin Rosas. He is honest, attentive and went the extra mile for me. He had the opportunity to make additional money on my case (and not a small amount), by going forward with our scheduled trial. Instead, Justin was able to avoid going to trial by speaking with the correct people, prior to the trial date. This saved me an incredible amount of money, time and stress. I imagine this may have gone much differently with an alternative lawyer. Justin is well-known in the valley and strives to serve the community, which benefits both him and his clients. Bottom line, I truly believe Justin Rosas is consistently looking out for his clients best interest. Thank you Justin.
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Posted by Zachary | May 10, 2021
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Justin was empathetic, hard-working, intelligent, and willing go above and beyond to help me deal with the worst day of my life.
Justin was empathetic, hard-working, intelligent, and willing go above and beyond to help me deal with the worst day of my life. I had never needed an attorney before the accident that sent me to Justin, but if I find myself needing one again; I will definitely call on Justin again. From our very first meeting, he was empathetic and respectful. He was able to calm me down, and clearly explain how the case and situation would unfold. He helped calm down my fears over the worst-case scenario and was willing to go the extra mile to ensure the result I wanted. Justin made the case into a team effort, it felt like he wanted a positive conclusion just as much as I did. Justin was available with any questions or fears we had. He walked us through the case slowly, ensuring that we were able to understand the ramifications of the court case beyond the complicated legal speak. He was prompt and careful when negotiating with the DA and got us the best deal we could have asked for. Justin was able to negotiate a case with a possible 8-10 years in prison (due to Measure 11) into a few years of probation and an eventual downgrade from felony to misdemeanor. The accident and this court case were life-defining; the verdict could have absolutely ruined my life and future employment. Justin was able to transform a potentially life ruining accident into simply another hurdle in my path. I am absolutely thankful and grateful that we were able to contact Justin to handle my case, and I received the best judgement possible. If you are looking for a criminal lawyer to handle your own worst day, I would definitely recommend Justin. He is hard-working, kind and is beyond experienced. He was familiar with every aspect of the justice system, and even more impressively was able to explain it all to me. He knew everyone who would be involved as well, from DA to my judge. His significant experience was a balm to my anxiety, and his empathy ensured that I felt like I was heard. He was willing to listen to what I prioritized in this case rather than bulldoze me with his own opinions. Justin is an exemplary example of a criminal lawyer, and I simply cannot recommend him enough. I am eternally thankful for his actions in saving me from years of additional pain.
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Posted by Jack | April 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional team
Very professional, caring team. Justin really dug in, worked with the court to get my charges dropped and reduced. Thank you Justin & staff
Posted by Scott | October 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney review.
I was in need of legal help. I hired Justin Rosas. He got on the case that day. I recieved the papers Promptly and my mind was at ease after seeing how he handled everything. The covid restrictions have complicated the way businesses are run, however Justin seems to have everything under control. The staff was very helpful. I hope I never will need to hire another attorney but If i do I will call him first.
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2020
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An amazing individual!
I was probably one of the most annoying people Mr. Rosas has encountered, but he stuck by my side and kept me grounded. He is definitely knowledgeable with the law and treats his clients as if they are family! By retaining him, you know you are in good hands and wants the best outcome for you! He has in good standings with the courts and district attorney’s office and guides you every step of the way! I would highly recommend him, and put your trust in him! Me and my family thank you Mr. Rosas!
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Posted by James | March 15, 2018
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Great attorney
Had a fairly simple possession case but thanks to Justin, it went from a misdemeanor to a violation with a small fine.. highly recommend Justin to anyone in need of criminal defense
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
I hired Justin for a DUII case. He kept me updated about the status of the case and answered all my questions and concerns as they came up. He helped guide me through the court system and explained my what my options were. In the end my case was thrown out by the court system. Justin is a great lawyer, he knows what he is doing and is a genuine guy. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again. He helped through a very stressful time in my life.
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Posted by Joey | April 18, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Potential client's best interest
I contacted Mr. Rosas about possible representation for an upcoming court date for a DUII charge. He heard my whole story and explained the routes of having counsel or representing myself. Because I am choosing to plead guilty and enter a program- he explained that it may be cheaper for me to simply do that myself, rather than employ his expertise. For this situation this may be my, personally, best route. I found Justin to be entirely genuine and objective, regardless of what might be assumed to be in his own business interest. That's integrity, Sir. Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2017
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Very professional and helpful
I was charged with DUII/hit and run. I looked at Justin's website and knew I had found the right person to defend me. I was not disappointed. Justin was able to get me into DUII diversion and have the hit and run thrown out. He is personally and professionally an outstanding person and attorney, and I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation.
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Posted by Eric | October 12, 2016
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Highest Praise
Justin Rosas recently represented me and did an outstanding job. He helped put me at ease while paying close attention to every detail. Justin put forth the time and energy to ensure that the final outcome of my case was the best possible. Justin is ethical, knowledgeable and hard working. I consider it a privilege to have been represented by him.
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2016
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compasionate
Since the very first call into Justin's office, I was greeted with nothing but sincerity. Justin and Brandi talked with me about my case like I was a human being, not some criminal. Justin pursued the case with conviction and ultimately my charge was dropped. If I have to seek out a lawyer again, and believe me, I hope I never do, I will not hesitate to call Mr. Rosas's office.
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Posted by Wes | March 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Hands-down the best attorney I've ever had experience with!!
After consulting with 5 different Criminal Defense Attorney's the phone call I made to Justin made THE difference! He was able to get me in for a consultation quickly, review my case, and immediately set in motion a strategy for defending my felony D.V. case which he was able to negotiate to a single misdemeanor charge. He treated me with dignity, respect and showed genuine concern for my situation and personal well being. Thanks to Justin, I am home with my family within a matter of months as apposed to the years it could have possibly taken for a resolution. We can't express our gratitude enough! Thank you so much Justin!
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Posted by Teresa | January 15, 2016
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Client
I would definitely recommend Justin. Not only is he a great attorney......he is a great person! I feel fortunate to have crossed paths with him in a very difficult time in my life. He takes care of business, gets the job done & cares about his clients. Thank you!!!
Posted by Dan | May 28, 2015
Knowledge and persistence
I hired Justin after receiving a criminal citation from a city police officer. After my initial consultation with Justin and reviewing the police report, Justin recognized immediately that the law for which I was cited to be unconstitutional. After several conversations with the city prosecutor informing her of this, my case was dismissed in its entirety. Had it not been for Justin's knowledge and persistence in my case I might have been found guilty, received a fine, possibly served jail time and obtained a criminal record. I would most definitely recommend Justin Rosas.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • The Law Office of Justin Rosas
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Southern Oregon Public Defenders Office
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Hiring Agent
  • Employment Plus
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Legal Intern
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • National Criminal Defense College
  • Graduate
  • 2012
  • Webster University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2009
  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Kentucky
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003
  • White Station High School
  • High School Diploma
  • 1999
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Legal Cases

  • Domestic Violence
  • Dismissed
  • Assault in the Second Degree
  • Pled to a Lesser Charge
  • Felony DUII and Driving While Suspended
  • Dismissed after Suppression
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Associations

  • Oregon State Bar, House of Delegates
  • House of Delegates
  • 2015 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, State Professional Responsibility Board
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College for DUII Defense
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Southern Oregon Runners
  • President
  • 2013 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Southern Oregon Running Enthusiasts
  • Assistant Organizer
  • 2012 - Present
  • Classroom Law Project - Mock Trial
  • Regional Coordinator
  • 2010 - Present
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Jackson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Local Professional Responsibility Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon
  • Board Member for Southern Oregon
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Oregon State Bar, Legal Ethics Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 10 DUII Attorney in Oregon
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 10 DUII Attorney in the State of Oregon
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney in Oregon
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 100 DUII Attorneys State of Oregon
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Best Oral Argument
  • University of Kentucky Clay Club
  • 2004
  • Provost's Scholarship
  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • 2003
  • Full Merit Scholarship
  • University of Kentucky
  • 1999
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Playing Offense
  • Self-Defense in Oregon
  • 2015
  • Maslow Project
  • Know Your Rights
  • 2015
  • Forensic Psychology Seminar
  • SPRB, Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System
  • 2015
  • Social Justice Conference
  • Know Your Rights
  • 2014
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Legislative Update - Criminal Law
  • 2014
  • Annual Conference
  • Know Your Rights
  • 2014
  • William Deatherage Chapter
  • Cross Examination from Pozner to Spence
  • 2013
  • Stevenson Union
  • Know Your Rights - Southern Oregon University UN
  • 2013
  • Ashland Film Festival
  • Gideon's Army
  • 2013
  • American Inns of Court - William Deatherage Chapter
  • Social Networking and Ethics
  • 2013
  • High School Summit - Southern Oregon Region
  • 2012 Presidential Election - Issues Relating to Criminal Law
  • 2012
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon
  • Know Your Rights Seminar
  • 2012
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon
  • Know Your Rights Seminar
  • 2012
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon
  • Know Your Rights Seminar
  • 2011
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon
  • Know Your Rights Seminar
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"To understand Justin's philosophy in defending his clients, one need only look at his passion for running. Justin keeps the pressure on prosecutors by utilizing his incredible stamina and desire to achieve results to carry his client to the finish line. He is smart, energetic, and fearless. As an alumni of the National Criminal Defense College he has gained and improved the necessary trial skills, but more importantly, he left an impression on his peers as being an attorney capable of greatness."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin Rosas is a tireless advocate, outstanding trial attorney, and consummate professional. Justin is that rare attorney with both extensive trial experience and seemingly endless youthful energy; he is a seasoned attorney with a dynamic personality that draws you in. Justin is tirelessly devoted to client-centered advocacy and works his magic in the details that often escape attorneys with less dedication or experience. He has a rare intellectual curiosity that keeps him sharp and engaged. Justin is the first attorney I call for advice or to discuss legal issues both broad and narrow; he is well-read, always informed, and exceptionally articulate. Justin’s finest attributes are exemplified in his trial work and at hearings. I often attend his appearances and I am always impressed with the way he handles witnesses and presents his client’s narrative. I learn from Justin every time I watch him work. Simply put: you will not find a better advocate than Justin Rosas."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked with Justin since 2007. He is relentless and passionate in his criminal defense practice."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is hard-working, smart and passionate about representing his clients. He is experienced, respected, and all around top-notch!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Friend
"Tireless. Justin Rosas is tireless when it comes to defending his clients. He will do anything and everything he can for each client - and more important, he gets results. If there is a motion to be filed, Justin files it. If there is an argument to be made, Justin makes it. He is my #1 choice for any criminal defense matter in the whole state of Oregon."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is a phenomenal lawyer, and for those seeking it, he inspires greatness. His tenacity, his passion and his inexhaustible drive motivates everyone who is listening to do better. In the legal field, this characteristic translates into representation reflecting the best our profession has to offer and the most any attorney can hope to achieve. My recommendation of Justin is given without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Rosas gives consistently reliable and nuanced advice about an array of critical legal subjects."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've come in contact with many lawyers during the course of my career. Justin breaks the traditional stereotype that most people have of lawyers. Justin's clients can expect to be treated as individuals and not like a number. He is a relentless, intelligent, and passionate advocate. In defending clients against criminal charges he will not throw them under the bus to build or keep relationships with government agents. His loyalty remains with his clients and they can trust that they are getting the best legal advice to suit their own personal interests. I recommend Justin without hesitation to anyone in need of his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Justin is an excellent attorney. Aggressive, compassionate, very intelligent. You will be in good hands with his representation, no matter the case."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Justin and I attended the same Criminal Defense Training Program in Georgia last year. The mere fact that Justin was willing to take two weeks (unpaid) of his life and dedicate them to becoming a better attorney for his clients speaks volumes. I know the passion and committment he brings to the table. I highly endorse Justin Rosas."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Justin is the most committed criminal defense attorney I have ever worked with. He is charismatic in court, compassionate with his clients and kind to his co-workers. He also has the ability to do a myriad of things well at once - from creative motion practice to closing arguments to helping out another lawyer with just about anything. Justin's nimble-mindedness is unparalleled. All of Justin's clients are lucky to have him on their side. Fellow attorneys are lucky to have him as a resource. If I ever get a chance to work with him again, it would be a pleasure and a privilege."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Justin is a relentless and determined advocate. He is also incredibly compassionate. During the years I worked with him at Southern Oregon Public Defender I never saw him give anything less than 100% to each of his clients. He is passionate about criminal defense. He is smart, creative, and charismatic. I watched him build a reputation with the Jackson County DA's office from the new guy in town to the guy they don't want to mess with. Negotiating, jury trials, motions to suppress... he's your guy. Anyone needing representation in a criminal matter would be well served to have Justin as their attorney."
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