Joshua Martin’s practice focused exclusively on criminal defense for 6.5 years before going into private practice. As a Deputy Public Defender for the State of Colorado for so many years, Mr. Martin handled thousands upon thousands of cases ranging from misdemeanor cases to first-degree homicide cases. Mr. Martin practiced in the Denver metro area for years with the Public Defender before deciding to return to Grand Junction where he first began practicing.
The several years Mr. Martin spent exclusively representing clients in criminal matters resulted in an encyclopedic knowledge of the criminal law and Colorado criminal procedure such that his motions practice has earned him a reputation as a practiced, trusted attorney by clients, judges, and opposing counsel alike.
When it serves his client’s best interests, Mr. Martin takes cases to trial after thorough preparation. From DUI and misdemeanor assaults to first-degree homicide cases, Mr. Martin’s wide range of trial experiences has resulted in a top-notch trial attorney that is comfortable in the courtroom and fearless in his advocacy. The sink-or-swim experience of years as a court-appointed criminal defense attorney has lead to Mr. Martin developing a methodical approach to litigation and a unique understanding of what needs to be done to investigate a client’s case.
Mr. Martin’s practice also includes family law matters. After entering private practice, Mr. Martin has devoted a substantial amount of his time to helping clients through divorces, custody disputes, child support disagreements, protection order disputes, and a constellation of other associated domestic matters.
Joshua Martin has a diverse educational background that ultimately lead him to become an attorney. He attended Indiana University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree and majored in Anthropology and English, worked as a paralegal in a private law firm in Chicago, and attended DePaul College of Law in Chicago during which time he volunteered at legal clinics and interned for the Federal Public Defender and the Cook County Public Defender in the homicide unit before graduating from law school. After graduating law school, Mr. Martin moved to Colorado where he began working for the Colorado Public Defender. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and hiking, mountain biking, camping, and enjoying all that the Western Slope has to offer.