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Josh Valentine

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You could say Josh has a God-given ability for sustaining long-term relationships. He and his wife first met in elementary school and went to Gardner Webb University (GWU) together, where they tied for number 1 in their class. Then, they both started law school on the same day of their graduation and got married during their first semester.

He has also known his law partner Blake Caulder since Kindergarten. Theirs is the perfect partnership. “He's the brake; I am the accelerator,” Josh says.

Both Josh and his wife attended an innovative program at Charlotte Law School that allowed them to complete law school in two years instead of the typical three. His wife graduated and passed the North Carolina bar at age 20, becoming one of the youngest attorneys in the state. He readily admits she's smarter than him.

Of course, Josh went on to pass the North Carolina State Bar himself and later the South Carolina State Bar. While in school, he was Associate Editor of the Law Review and received accolades like Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society membership, Order of the Crown, Pro Bono Honors, CALI Awards (highest grade).

In his career as a lawyer, he has been admitted to the United States Federal Court for the Western District of North Carolina, is a member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, and completed training for DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.

Josh has also been named to the Top 40 Under 40 for Criminal Defense by The National Trial Lawyers, the Business North Carolina 2019 Legal Elite for Criminal Defense, and the 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys three years in a row (2016, 2017, and 2018).

Community involvement has been important to Josh all his life. In high school, he participated in building a Holocaust museum that has become internationally regarded. He and his wife are actively engaged in animal rescue, which currently means seven cats and two kittens. He served in prison ministry and assisted with fundraiser banquets there, and he provides pro bono and reduced fee legal services to those in need.

As if all of that weren't enough, Josh also mentors high risk youth and helps with his church's youth group. He participates in other community volunteer projects involving construction, remodeling, drywall, painting, and landscaping. He's an active student of the Bible and has traveled to Israel, Brazil, and Europe for mission work.

No one can say Josh isn't a well-rounded individual. In his spare time, he likes to play softball, basketball, and tennis, and he can play the piano and trombone. Sometimes on weekends, believe it or not, he enjoys pouring and finishing concrete with friends who own a concrete and grading business.

In his law practice, Josh has made it a point to develop positive relationships with officers, clerks, judges, and district attorneys, which has proven invaluable in delivering positive results for his clients. It's important to him to both listen to his clients and fight for them. Law enforcement officers have important responsibilities to keep our communities safe and uphold the law, but one of the responsibilities of attorneys is to make sure officers do their job correctly. Josh considers it his job to hold them accountable for their actions.

Josh is a person of deep faith. He knows that the established order of our universe and strength of America's Judeo-Christian influenced court system is built on God's word. His passion to serve each client with innovation, excellence and integrity is a byproduct of his faith.

When asked why he became a lawyer, Josh says, “All through my life, I have personally witnessed family members and very close friends endure divorce, child custody battles, bankruptcy, civil lawsuits, and even fraudulent criminal accusations. I both saw and experienced the stress such events can place on an individual, and I realized that everyone, at some point in their life, needs hope, comfort, and encouragement. In each one of those situations, the person who was best situated to provide that vital support was their lawyer. So that's why I became an attorney. I understand what you are going through, and I'm here to help you. Our office is focused on meeting your needs and guiding you through what may be the most difficult time of your life.”

Education:

  • Charlotte School of Law
    • J.D., Magna Cum Laude
    • Associate Editor of Charlotte School of Law Law Review
    • Certification and Concentration in Employment Law
    • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society
    • Order of the Crown
    • Pro Bono Honors
    • CALI Awards (Highest Grade)—Lawyering Process and Contracts
    • Full Scholarship
  • Gardner-Webb University
    • B.S. in Accounting, Summa Cum Laude
    • Distinguished Senior Student Award – Highest GPA
    • Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honorary Society

Bar Admissions:

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • South Carolina State Bar
  • United States Federal Court for the Western District of North Carolina
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  • You won't be disappointed

    You get what you pay for, & you won't be disappointed with this law firm. I was terrified when I received my tickets, and at risk of losing my license. Thanks to their hard work, not only did I not lose my license, I didn't receive any points on it either. I was beyond relieved. And very sati...
  • Very Attentive and Caring

    Mr. Valentine was very attentive and caring about my case. In court he presented my case with professionalism and knowledge of laws. Would recommend to anyone needing legal services.
  • Awesome Lawyer

    This is one guy I recommend to anyone that needs help with felonies. He is very reasonable . . . he speaks with you and helps you. He has helped me get my license back and has helped get felonies dropped off my record. Very affordable and nice. I highly recommend him.
  • Absolutely Amazing

    I've dealt with several attorneys trying to get this situation fixed. Josh was ABSOLUTELY amazing and explained the whole process to me along the way considering I know nothing about the legal process. They even handled everything so quickly!! I'm super excited and know if I have anything else I ...
  • Very Caring and Concerned About Your Case

    My experience with Mr. Valentine concerning my son's case was exceptional. I truly felt like he cared about my son and the outcome of his case. Mr. Valentine visited my son in jail the day after he was hired. Mr. Valentine said my son looked shocked to see him. I told him that was because the las...
  • Amazing Job!

    I have had the opportunity to work with Blake and Josh on several occasions. Recently, they helped me get some legal issues straightened out. It was amazing the job that Caulder & Valentine Law Firm performed.
  • Caring and returns emails quickly!

    Josh helped me handle my traffic ticket, and did an amazing job getting all of my points taken off. He was very professional, and unlike some other attorneys I have worked with, he was very quick to return my calls and emails. I appreciated his efficiency and caring attitude about my situation, I...
  • Effecient and Effective Representation

    I met Gaston's finest police authorities on my way to work one morning. When I spoke to Mr. Valentine, I wasn't trying to deflect blame for my citation but I did want someone with better knowledge of the traffic laws. I called several attorneys in the area and I found that many of them had simila...
  • Very Helpful!

    I called around to several lawyers to try help my son. Josh Valentine called me back and practically had the case solved before I got him the retainer! They were very helpful and got everything taken care of by the end of the week. I highly recommend this firm.
  • Awesome Job

    I received a ticket for 20 miles over the speed limit and reckless driving. Joshua got it reduced to a 9 miles over the limit and reckless dismissed by having me go to a four hour driving school. Awesome job Joshua, your the best. The staff was very courteous and always gave my message to Joshua ...
  • Thank you, Caulder & Valentine!

    My wife and I hired Josh Valentine for a custody case seeking sole custody of my 5 year old son. I can not praise this law firm and Josh Valentine enough. We were on a timeline due to the start of school and Josh made it happen. He got us into court with an order in place in less than 2 months! C...
  • Over and Beyond Expectations

    Mr. Valentine represented me on a domestic violence case. He was very prepared and went over and beyond expectations to meet my needs. I was very pleased. He went out of his way to help me and I was very satisfied with how my case went.

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