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Joshua A. Machlus

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Orlando, FL

Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter
801 N. Orange Avenue, Suite 830
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-712-7300
Fax: 407-712-7301
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014
Licensed in Florida Since: 2004
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

Joshua A. Machlus is an attorney at the law firm of Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Machlus focuses his practice on personal injury law, representing plaintiffs in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, nursing home negligence, premises liability, products liability, trucking accidents and other catastrophic injuries. He serves clients throughout the entire state of Florida.

A practicing lawyer for more than 15 years, Mr. Machlus has successfully litigated and settled numerous cases on behalf of injury victims. He is qualified to appear before all Florida state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. In recognition of his achievements, Car Accident Lawyer named him one of the “top 1 percent of car accident plaintiff attorneys.”

In addition to his practice, Mr. Machlus stays involved in his legal community through membership in various organizations. He is an active member of the Orange County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the Florida Justice Association and the Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association. He is the author of an article on juror misconduct, published in the Florida Justice Association Journal in 2011.

Mr. Machlus earned bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and statistics from the University of Florida. He obtained a master’s degree in criminal justice and criminology from the University of Maryland and went on to graduate cum laude from the Florida State University College of Law. He received his license to practice law in the state of Florida in 2004.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Insurance Coverage
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical


3 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014

About Joshua A. Machlus

First Admitted: 2004, Florida

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Member, Florida Bar
  • Middle District of Florida
  • Southern District of Florida
  • Member of the Florida Justice Association
  • Northern District of Florida
  • Florida
  • Florida Justice Association, Young Lawyers Section, At-Large Director (2010-2012)
  • Member of the Orange County Bar Association
  • Member of the Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association

Educational Background

  • Master of Arts degree from the University of Maryland, 2001
  • Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida, 1999

Pro bono/Community Service

  • The American Heart Association Heart Ball
  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life
  • Water for People
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Member of the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association Metro Orlando (2013, 2014)
  • The American Heart Association Go Red For Women
  • The American Heart Association Heart Walk
  • Member of the American Heart Association Heart Walk Executive Leadership Team (2013, 2014)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Mr. Machlus was the author of "Protecting Your Verdict From Juror Misconduct" in the May-June 2011 issue of the Florida Justice Association Journal.


  • Selected as one of the 2020 Florida Legal Elite., Florida Legal Elite, 2020
  • Florida Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2010
  • Top 1% of Car Accident Plaintiff Attorneys,
  • Member, Florida State University College of Law, Mock Trial Team
  • Member, Florida State University College of Law, Journal of Transactional Law & Policy
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, For Excellence in the Field of Personal Injury
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys Premier 100 Trial Attorneys for Florida
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Office Location for Joshua A. Machlus

801 N. Orange Avenue
Suite 830
Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: 407-712-7300

Fax: 407-712-7301

Last Updated: 8/19/2022

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