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Joshua Bryan Cooley

Personal injury Attorney at Kenai, AK

5.0   3 reviews
Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    Alaska - AK 9 years
    New York - NY 12 years
    Colorado - CO 8 years
    Florida - FL 14 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State AK
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2012
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2015
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2010
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Joshua

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Practice areas

Josh Cooley, Attorney at Law, graduated from the The George Washington University Law Center in Washington, D.C.  While in Law School, Josh fell in love with Alaska while interning at the Alaska Public Defender Office in Kenai. 

Immediately after graduating, however, Josh set out to shape his  litigation practice in one of the biggest and busiest markets in the country: Miami.  In his first year, he received the Statewide Public Defender College Best Advocate Award.  In less than five years, Josh moved from the Juvenile and Misdemeanor Crimes Divisions to being an "A" Felony Attorney handling only murder, attempted murder, and armed robbery with a firearm.  Those first four years of Josh's practice helped shape him into the seasoned, aggressive, and strategic litigator that he is today.  

Josh has conducted over 1,000 depositions and handled more than 50 jury trials as lead counsel. Josh now focuses his practice on getting full civil money justice for clients injured by the negligence and recklessness of others. 

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Ehrhardt | Elsner | Cooley
Kenai, AK, 99611


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  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Shelly D | January 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Articulate, Supportive, Brilliant, Communicative, Easy to talk with, Simply the Best!
Joshua Cooley, his office staff and team stand way above all other law firms. After being refused by multiple other firms who felt they were out of their depth and unable to represent me in what was a very hostile and aggressive lawsuit, I was in my deepest darkest despair being falsely accused and no idea how to defend myself from another state miles away. I found Josh! I owe so much to Joshua Cooley, his exceptional team of attorneys and office staff. They are all so competent and helpful. They work together and strategize outcomes. They follow through and are on top of things. They are extremely busy yet made me feel like my case was their number one case. With Joshua in the courtroom I felt like I had Goliath fighting the big giants for me. He stood up for me and defended me like no no ever has. He remembered details about my case and knew the exact things to ask and say. He is personable, respected and somehow always keeps his cool. He explained the entire process, explaining legal terms and things very well without ever making me feel stupid. He was kind and understanding. He is the best there is! He has the respect of all especially in the courtroom. He keeps calm and always says just the right things to turn everything around. He is a genius! This entire office staff is AMAZING and SMART! They work together as a team to bring the best outcome. The office staff is well organized, they plan and prepare so the attorneys can spend their time reviewing and fighting in court battles for you. Joshua Cooley, his office staff and team of attorneys have perfected the model for excellence in their field! This man and his team won my case with attorney fees! I owe so much to them! Thank You! Thank You!
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Posted by John | April 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart,honest and hardworking
Ran into some unforeseen trouble and hired Mr. Cooley. Good staff and excellent lawyer. Very open and honest. Felt like I was in good hands and I was. Thank you Mr. Cooley.
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
wrongly accused, punished without notification of accusation and without due process
I was wrongly accused by a state institution and punishment was imposed before I was ever contacted regarding the accusation and without due process. Had this error not been corrected it would have resulted in significant financial hardship. After punishment was imposed, I was notified that there would be an opportunity for me to meet with my accuser. Josh was contacted and, after some discussion, it was decided that he would represent me at this meeting. Josh immediately began his own investigation and was able to gather significant credible evidence including emails and numerous reputable statements confirming my whereabouts. Josh was thorough and professional at all times. When representatives of the state institution opted to play hardball Josh "knocked it out of the park". Josh's legal and verbal skill restored a respectful and constructive demeanor in the institution representatives. The punishment has been suspended while the institution conducts a more reasonable and thorough investigation. The services of Mr. Cooley have been retained as he continues to represent me in this matter - I believe my reputation is in good hands. Josh Cooley is highly recommended
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • 907 Legal
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney IV
  • Alaska Public Defender Agency
  • 2013 - 2016
  • "A" Felony Attorney
  • Miami Dade Public Defender
  • 2009 - 2013


  • George Washington University Law School
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Portland State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Van Ness (2016)
  • Not Guilty
  • State v. T.D. (2016)
  • No Jail
  • State v. Whitaker (2015)
  • Dismissed
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  • Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Statewide Public Defender College Best Advocate Award
  • Florida Public Defender Association
  • 2010


  • Miami-Dade Public Defender Training Materials
  • Cooley's Firearm Compendium
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Defending the Drug Sting Case at Trial
  • Discovery & Cross Examining the Chemist
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
Endorse Joshua
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"If I was facing a serious Felony Charge, I would want Josh Coley on the case. He is fearless and aggressive litigator and has a great mind for legal strategy. Highly recommend!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You get the best of both worlds with Josh. He isn't only tenacious, but smartly so. Rough and tumble when necessary, excellent negotiator when carrot gains more than the stick. Having represented co-defendants together and worked around one another for a few years now, I happily endorse Josh Cooley. He truly is a smart, zealous advocate that knows how to best advance his clients’ interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Josh Cooley for a long time now and have always considered him to be one of the best, if not the best, attorney I've been fortunate enough to work with. I was his co-counsel on several jury trials and every time I was able to learn something new & invaluable from Josh Cooley. Though I have only seen Josh Cooley in court representing persons accused of criminal offenses, I would not hesitate to hire him myself for any legal matter - regardless of the area of law."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Friend
"I've know Josh for many years, and I wouldn't want anyone else to represent me. From the time we worked in the same legal clinic in law school, he has been a tireless advocate for his clients. Josh doesn't let a difficult case, or personal inconvenience, or exhaustion slow him down. When you hire Josh, you will be the most important person he knows until he's seen you through to the end."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Having worked with him on a criminal trial, I know Mr. Cooley to be a fierce courtroom advocate with an unmatched work ethic. His cross-examination skills are truly exceptional. I endorse him wholeheartedly. If I needed a criminal lawyer in Alaska he'd be the first person I'd call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. First-rate legal mind. Exceptional and experienced trial lawyer. Josh is an unrelenting advocate for his clients that is well respected in the legal community."
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Kenai Personal injury Lawyer Joshua Bryan Cooley
Joshua Bryan Cooley
Personal injury Attorney
Kenai, AK
Licensed for 14 years
Virtual consultation available