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Joshua D. Amos

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Denver, CO

McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP
140 E. 19th Avenue, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-832-8888
Fax: 303-863-8888
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021
Licensed in Colorado Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

A Partner at McDermott Stuart & Ward, Joshua D. Amos has developed an excellent reputation as a civil and criminal defense attorney. Based in Denver, Colorado, he represents clients throughout the state. In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Amos assists people who have been charged by the state with misdemeanors or felonies, including driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, domestic violence, murder and other violent crimes, theft, white collar crimes, probation violations and sex offenses.

Mr. Amos also has experience in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. In that regard, he provides representation to plaintiffs who have suffered harm due to the negligence of other persons or entities. The types of these cases that Mr. Amos has handled have arisen out of motor vehicle accidents, defective products, and slips and falls and other forms of premises liability. Held in high regard by his fellow attorneys, Mr. Amos has received an "Excellent" peer review rating through AVVO.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Amos attended Northern Arizona University and received a Bachelor of Science in 2004. After spending a year as a team leader with the Coconino Rural Environmental Corps in Flagstaff, he enrolled at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2009. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Amos joined the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender, rising to the level of senior deputy state public defender before leaving for private practice and joining his current firm in 2016. He is admitted to practice before all Colorado state courts, and he is a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations. He has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar in 2019-2020.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI


2 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021

About Joshua D. Amos

First Admitted: 2009, Colorado

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Educational Background

  • B.S. in Environmental Science, Northern Arizona University, 2004

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Trial Lawyer in Published Case: 360 P.3d 201 (2015), 2015
  • Prior to entering private practice with Martin, Stuart & Ward LLP in 2016, Josh Amos spent the first seven years of his career as a Colorado State Public Defender. He worked in both the Montrose and Arapahoe offices and was promoted to Senior Deputy Public Defender in 2014. While an Arapahoe County Public Defender, Josh earned a reputation in the organization of winning nearly impossible cases. , 2016

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer, DU Law Pals, 2019
  • Volunteer, Colorado Criminal Defense Institute's Collateral Relief Project, 2018
  • Crew Supervisor, AmeriCorps (2004-2005), 2005

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Current Bar Admissions: State of Colorado (2009); U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado (2017), 2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Board Member, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association (2019-present), 2020
  • Member, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (2016-present), 2020
  • Member, Denver Bar Association (2007-present), 2020
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association (2007-present), 2020


  • , Criminal Defense: General Practice, Best Lawyers in America©, 2023
  • , Criminal Defense: General Practice, Best Lawyers in America©, 2022
  • , Colorado Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2022
  • , Criminal Defense: General Practice, Best Lawyers in America©, 2021
  • , Colorado Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2021
  • , AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® , 2021
  • , Barrister's Best "Best Marijuana Lawyer" 2020, Law Week Colorado, 2020
  •    , Colorado Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2020
  •    , Ranked 10/10, AVVO, 2020
  •    , Colorado Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2019
  •    , Colorado Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2018
  • Law Scholarship, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2006
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Office Location for Joshua D. Amos

140 E. 19th Avenue
Suite 300
Denver, CO 80203

Phone: 303-832-8888

Fax: 303-863-8888

Last Updated: 9/19/2022

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