Josh Hamilton wanted to be a criminal defense attorney since he was a small child and began his career with Clay Hernandez immediately upon graduating from law school in New York City. Josh decided to leave New York and start working alongside Clay because he felt there was no better way to develop and hone his skills as a criminal defense attorney than to learn from one of the best in the business. Since relocating to Tucson in 2010, Josh has developed into a skilled defense attorney, successfully arguing cases before the Arizona Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, including a high-profile victory in a Supreme Court case which dismantled the abusive police practice of forcing suspects to submit to warrantless searched following arrest. See State v. Butler, 232 Ariz. 84, 302 P.3d 609 (2013). Josh has expertly represented clients in many high-profile matters, including cases featured in the Arizona Daily Star, People Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, and NBC News.
Josh is one of the fastest-rising stars in criminal defense in Arizona, whose devotion and determination to protect the accused has led to successful outcomes in countless cases in Arizona. Josh is a proud Tucsonan and alumnus of the University of Arizona. He takes his role as a criminal defense attorney as serious as life and death. He has been recognized as a Rising Star by Southwest SuperLawyers and was featured as a Top Attorney in Arizona by Phoenix Magazine.
University of Arizona, B.A., 2006 New York Law School, J.D., 2010
Arizona, 2010 District of Arizona, 2010 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2013 U.S. Supreme Court, 2017
PRO HAC VICE ADMISSIONS:
Southern District of California, 2016 Ohio, 2017
State v. Butler, 232 Ariz. 84, 302 P.3d 609 (2013)
State v. Tyler B., 2CA-SA 2012-0065 (App. 2012) United States v. Guillen-Cervantes, 718 F.3d 870 (9th Cir. 2014)