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Joshua Nielsen

Managing Attorney


Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Adoption
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Domestic Violence
  • DWI
  • Traffic Violations
  • Driving While License Revoked
  • Drug Offenses
  • Misdemeanors
  • Indian Law
  • Assault
  • Sex Offenses
  • Personal Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists
  • Civil Litigation
  • Property Disputes
  • Homeowners' Association Disputes
  • Breach of Contract


Josh grew up in Western North Carolina in Henderson and Buncombe Counties. He attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington for his undergraduate degrees in History and English, graduating Summa Cum Laude. After undergraduate degrees, Josh attended Elon University for law school.

Josh became a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law in 2018 and enjoys trying criminal cases and serving those who need strong trial advocacy skills that he has sharpened in the courts across all of Western North Carolina.

Josh lives in Western North Carolina with his two children, partner, and dogs. He enjoys skiing, golf, and is an avid motorcycle rider for both road track courses and dirt biking in the southeast.

We look forward to hearing from you and helping you with your legal issues with a creative and sound legal solution.

Josh is admitted in the following Courts:

• State of North Carolina
• Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
• Western District of North Carolina (Federal Court)
• Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Elon University School of Law, Greensboro, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 2012
    • Honors: Top 15% of his class
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Honors: Top of his class and department
    • Honors: With Highest Honors
    • Major: History and English

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • Cherokee Nation Tribal Court, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 2012

Professional Associations

  • NCDD (National College of DUI/DWI Defense, 2014 to Present
  • NCAJ (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2012 to Present

Certified Legal Specialties

  • North Carolina Board Specialization in State Criminal Law

Pro Bono Activities

  • NC Mock Trial, 2012 to Present