Josh is a fifth generation Oklahoman with Garfield County roots that stretch back to the opening of the Cherokee Strip.
Josh graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2002 with a Bachelor in Letters and a Minor in History. During his undergraduate work he attended King's College in London. In 2005 Josh graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. In 2007 Josh was a guest lecturer on the American Legal System at the University of Wales - Swansea.
While in law school, Josh interned for the prestigious Oklahoma City law firm of Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison, & Lewis. As an intern, he focused on criminal defense as well as civil litigation. After graduating from law school in 2005, Josh served as an Assistant District Attorney in Enid for nearly 5 years, where he prosecuted criminal cases ranging from simple drug possession and DUI, to serious felonies like Kidnapping, Drug Trafficking, Drive by Shootings, and Robbery. In addition, Josh represented the District Attorney in the Garfield County Sobriety Court, a diversionary program designed as an alternative to incarceration. It was as an Assistant District Attorney that Josh gained the invaluable knowledge and experience that he now uses in the defense of clients under investigation as well as those charged with criminal offenses.
In 2011 Josh left the Garfield County District Attorney's office for private practice as a partner at Martin, Cameron, and Davis. His practice areas included Criminal Defense, Personal Injury and Automobile Accidents, Family Law and Child Custody, as well as Guardianship and Elder law, including Estate Planning and Probate. Josh was also appointed by Governor Brad Henry in December of 2011 to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission's Board of Review.
In March of 2018, Josh joined Oklahoma's oldest law firm, Mitchell & DeClerck, in an Of Counsel capacity where he continues his successful multi-county practice. Josh believes that the key to effective representation begins with preparation. "If you always prepare for the worst, then all of your surprises will be pleasant ones." By preparing for what could happen, you put your client in the best position to be ready for what does happen. As a result, no one will work harder or smarter for you.
Josh is a firm believer in being active in his community. He is a member of the local Enid Chapter of Noon AMBUCS as well as an active Member of the Garfield County Bar Association as co-chair of the Bench & Bar Committee. Josh also serves on the Oklahoma Bar Association's Legislative Monitoring Committee and has for several years. Josh a graduate of Leadership Greater Enid, Class XVII. Josh is also a member of the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the National College for DUI Defense, and the DUI Defense Lawyers Association.
With offices in Enid and Oklahoma City, our firm can provide representation for you in a variety of legal matters throughout Oklahoma. We serve Garfield County, Alfalfa County, Blaine County, Caddo County, Canadian County, Cleveland County, Creek County, Dewey County, Grady County, Grant County, Kay County, Kingfisher County, Lincoln County, Logan County, Major County, Noble County, Oklahoma County, Payne County, Woods County as well as all other State and Municipal Courts in Oklahoma. Contact us today so that we can put our experience to work for you.