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Joshua C Gibbs

503-224-3422
Joshua C Gibbs
Reynolds Defense Firm
1512 SW 18th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
www.reynoldsdefensefirm.com
Phone: 503-224-3422
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Joshua C Gibbs

Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee

About Joshua C Gibbs

Josh was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the “show me” state, where he was raised as the middle child born between two brothers. He moved from the Midwest after high school and attended the non-traditional Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington where he carried with him the demand of the motto from the “show me state.” While in college Josh focused in an area of study that combined th... read more »

Biography

Josh was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the “show me” state, where he was raised as the middle child born between two brothers. He moved from the Midwest after high school and attended the non-traditional Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington where he carried with him the demand of the motto from the “show me state.”

While in college Josh focused in an area of study that combined the modern history of the United States and the former Soviet Union with the philosophical conundrums of contemporary German philosophy. After college Josh worked in the trade show industry by managing and arranging labor personnel for installation projects. During that time Josh worked with many different groups, unions and individuals and was readily exposed to the disparate treatment of those individuals who were underrepresented and categorized as “minorities”.

Josh began interning and clerking with law firms in the Portland, Oregon area in 2000. By 2003 he was certified by the Oregon Supreme Court to appear and litigate misdemeanor matters in court as an apprentice law student under the supervision of a practicing attorney. He litigated several misdemeanor trials prior to finishing law school and prior to admittance to the bar association.

Josh was admitted to practice law in the State of Oregon in 2004. He continued his employment as an attorney by working mostly criminal court-appointed cases. In 2008 he decided to shift into private practice taking with him the experience of handling a voluminous case load as a public defender while focusing on developing a more personal approach to his clients. Through his continued curiosity, largely derived from the echoing mantra of “show me” that was engrained as a child, and his passion for non-traditional approaches that was harnessed in his college days Josh embraces legal challenges with a fresh perspective.

With each client Josh attempts to remind both the court and the opponent of the human story that distinguishes each case. By bringing the human element back into litigation Josh strives to demand the right result while maintaining his clients’ integrity, dignity and self-respect. He takes pride in assisting individuals that face the challenge of opposing large and seemingly faceless entities, such as the government. Josh has taken his trial experience from public defense and integrated those skills into private practice to better serve his clients on a personal basis. Additionally, Josh has been able to widen the variety of cases that he handles ranging from misdemeanors to major felonies. Josh has focused his practice area on the litigation of traffic offenses and allegations involving controlled substances. Josh is a lifetime member of NORML and has been defending good people with significant health issues that have been accused of violating Oregon’s medical marijuana laws.

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Contact Information

Joshua C Gibbs -
Reynolds Defense Firm
1512 SW 18th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
www.reynoldsdefensefirm.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 503-224-3422

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving80.00%
Marijuana Defense15.00%
Criminal Defense5.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Oregon Member in Good Standing 2004

Work Experience

Position Duration
Senior Associate, Reynolds Defense Firm 2012 – present
The Law Office of Joshua Gibbs 20112012
Gibbs McVae, LLP 20072011
Attorney, Rose City Defense Consortium 20032007

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
Willamette University College of Law J.D. 2004
Evergreen State College B.A. 1997

Associations

Position Organization Duration
DUII Law Specialist Oregon Legislative Committee Member 2011 – present
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws present
Member Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association present

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Oregon Rising Star Super Lawyers 2013

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Title Conference Year
Freedom from Prohibition and the Chains of Regulation, House Bill 3400 Lecture Series 2015
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure Lecture Series 2012

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