Josh Valentine

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).

Josh primarily practices family law, handling matters of separation, divorce, child custody, property distribution, spousal support, and domestic violence protective orders. 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.

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 has included many cats, dogs, birds and even a newborn calf. He served in prison ministry and assisted with fundraiser banquets there.

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.

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.”


  • 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


  • 2019 Legal Elite - Criminal Defense
  • 2018 Top 40 under 40 - The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017- 2018 Ten Best Attorneys in North Carolina - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017 DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing - NHTSA
  • 2017 Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) - NHTSA
  • 2017 Executive Member - American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys

Recent Blog Posts


  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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 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...
  • 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 satisfie...