Joshua Preston Stokes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Charleston, SC

McCoy & Stokes, LLC
 | 145 King Street, Suite 201
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: 843-969-9603
Fax: 843-628-2859
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Joshua Preston Stokes is an attorney and partner at the law firm of McCoy & Stokes, LLC, in Charleston, South Carolina. A skilled attorney with more than a decade of experience, Mr. Stokes practices family law and criminal defense, serving clients in Charleston, Mt. Pleasant and Summerville. Over the course of his career, he has resolved many complex cases, and has argued before South Carolina state, federal, municipal and appellate courts.

    Mr. Stokes provides exceptional, personalized legal services, with an understanding that legal issues can have major consequences for his clients.

    Raised in Anderson, South Carolina, Mr. Stokes earned a bachelor’s degree in physics with a minor in computer science from Presbyterian College. He received his law degree from Charleston School of Law, where he was a member of the inaugural class. He is qualified to appear before all South Carolina state courts and the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.

    At the onset of his legal career, Mr. Stokes spent a few years practicing at a private law firm before opening his own solo practice. He subsequently merged his solo practice with another attorney and formed McCoy & Stokes, LLC.

    An active contributor to his legal community, Mr. Stokes is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, the Charleston Lawyers Club, the South Carolina Bar and the American Bar Association. He also stays engaged in his local community, serving on the board of directors of the Charleston Men’s Chorus and the Presbyterian College Alumni Board of Directors.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Family Law
    • 50%Criminal Defense
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Father's Rights, Arrest & Arraignment, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Criminal Domestic Violence


    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 9 years

    Rising Stars: 2013 - 2021

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    About Joshua Stokes

    Admitted: 2007, South Carolina


    • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • South Carolina Bar Association
    • Charleston Lawyer's Club
    • American Bar Association
    • Charleston County Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Councilman, Town of James Island, 2014
    • James Island Presbyterian Church

    Educational Background:

    • Charleston School of Law - Juris Doctor, 2007
    • Presbyterian College - Bachelor of Science, 2003
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    Office Location for Joshua Preston Stokes

    145 King Street
    Suite 201
    Charleston, SC 29401

    Phone: 843-969-9603

    Fax: 843-628-2859

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    Last Updated: 11/19/2020

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