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Josh Valentine

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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 that 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.

I love the courtroom. I thoroughly enjoy telling my clients' stories to a judge or a jury, whatever the case may be. That's why I have focused on Criminal Defense and Family Law. In addition, I handle expungments (the process of clearing a criminal record) in all 100 counties in North Carolina. Having an in-depth understanding of the most current expungement laws gives me an advantage in defending criminal charges, because not only do I fight for the best possible outcome in your case, but I am also continually conscious of the long term effects that a criminal charge or conviction can have on a person's life.  As such, I will do whatever I can to insure that my clients will not end up with a criminal record. 

I was born in New London, Connecticut, but spent the first few years of my life in Dallas, Texas, before moving to Rutherfordton, North Carolina in 2001.  Upon graduating from high school, I attended Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, where I majored in Accounting.  Eager to finish school, I began law school the day of my graduation from GWU, and completed my law degree in two years. 

I am blessed with a wonderful wife, Gabrielle Valentine, who is an attorney at Farmer & Morris, PLLC, in Rutherfordton, North Carolina.  In my free time, I enjoy helping with the youth group in my church, playing basketball and softball in our local church leagues, serving in the prison ministry, and spending time with my family. 


  • 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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Recent Blog Posts


  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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.