Colorado criminal defense law firm McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP is excited to announce that Joshua Nowak is joining the firm as an associate attorney this month following five years as a Colorado Public Defender in Adams County.

Joshua brings with him the passion for serving clients in need and proven experience in successfully taking on challenging criminal defense work. The legal team at McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP is excited to welcome Joshua to the team and looks forward to his contributions to the firm’s body of work.

About Criminal Defense Lawyer Joshua Nowak
Joshua has demonstrated his keen interests and abilities in various areas of the law, including criminal defense, throughout his education and legal career so far. McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP is excited to see how Joshua will put his education and legal experience to use for clients of the firm.

Educational Background and Activities
After earning his bachelor’s degree in political science and psychology at the University of Northern Colorado, Joshua moved on to the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor and a Certificate in Constitutional Rights and Remedies. Before graduating with his law degree in 2016, Joshua became highly involved in legal extracurricular activities. He served as a teaching assistant, academic achievement program leader, a senator for the Student Bar Association, an editor for the Transportation Law Journal, a member and social chair for DU OUTLaws, and a moot court board member.

During his law school tenure, Joshua took on several research and service projects. One such project was the Tribal Wills Project, where he drafted and executed wills, medical powers of attorney, and burial instructions for low-income American Indians.

Joshua also worked as a legal intern with the Colorado Public Defender’s Office, Law Office of Lyndsey Richard, LLC, Colorado Court of Appeals, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Legal Career Before Joining McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP
After earning his J.D., Joshua worked with the Colorado Public Defender’s Office as a deputy state public defender from August 2016 to April of 2021. He also served as a certified legal intern supervisor from May 2020 to April of 2021. This experience enabled Joshua to hone his criminal defense and negotiation skills across nearly 50 jury trials and countless more cases.

During his time with the public defender’s office, Joshua was named the Adams/Broomfield Bar Association Young Attorney of the Year in 2018 and Brighton Public Defender’s Office County Court Attorney of the Year 2017.

Joshua is a member of the Adams Broomfield Bar Association, where he has served as a board member and secretary since June 2020.

About McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP
McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP is an award-winning Colorado criminal defense and civil litigation law firm. Through unparalleled experience, proactive legal strategies, and a deep commitment to clients, the firm has become known for its successful track record in criminal defense and civil litigation.

To discuss your case with an experienced attorney, call (303) 832-8888 or contact McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP online.

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