Josh Valentine

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Josh

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.

Before attending law school, I worked for a law firm focused on record clearing services, including expungements, pardons, and motions for appropriate relief.  The vast experience and understanding of North Carolina's expungement laws that I have acquired has given 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 at Charlotte School of Law the day of my graduation from GWU, and completed my law degree in two years (instead of the typical three). During law school, I studied hard and strived to acquire the most experience possible so that I would be practice ready upon graduation.  The opportunities I gained included prosecuting criminal defendants through an externship with the Burke County District Attorney's Office, defending criminal defendants through Charlotte School of Law's Criminal Justice Clinic, and interning with Farmer & Morris, PLLC.

I am blessed with a beautiful 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. 

Education:

  • Charlotte School of Law
    • J.D., Magna Cum Laude
    • Class Rank – 21 of 328
    • 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 I and Contracts I
    • 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
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Recommendations

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

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Are you still not sure whether you qualify for an expungement? Do you have specific questions about your record you would like to discuss with a North Carolina attorney? Or are you ready to get started with the expungement process? Give us a call or send us a message today!

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