Ventura and Santa Barbara Criminal Defense Attorney Joshua Newstat Selected to 2014 Super Lawyers® List of Rising Stars℠

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Attorney Joshua Newstat – founding Partner of the criminal defense law firm Lessem & Newstat, LLP – was recently named to the 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers® list of Rising Stars® - an achievement held by less than 2.5% of lawyers in the region.


Attorney Joshua Newstat has dedicated his professional career to protecting the rights of Southern California residents, including those facing criminal charges. Throughout the years, he’s been able to establish himself as a proven trial lawyer and a tireless, compassionate advocate. His efforts both in and outside of the courtroom have allowed him to secure numerous positive resolutions on behalf of his clients, and have proven a driving force behind Lessem & Newstat, LLP’s record of success. In recognition of his achievements, Attorney Newstat has recently been named to the 2014 list of Southern California Rising Stars℠ by Super Lawyers® Magazine.

Super Lawyers Magazine is a legal publication that reaches more than 13 million readers across the country. Each year, the magazine publishes a list recognizing the top attorneys in each state, or highly populated regions, who have exemplified the highest standards of professional excellence and ethical conduct. The list of Rising Stars recognizes attorneys who are either 40 years old or younger or who have been in practice for ten years or less. To be selected to the annual list, lawyers must pass a patented multiphase selection process consisting of peer nominations, independent research, and peer evaluations.

Attorney Newstat’s selection to the Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars says a great deal about his legal abilities in the field of criminal defense and how his legal peers rank him at the top of his field. Because Super Lawyers Magazine is also a nationally recognized and respected attorney ranking service, individuals in need of proven representation can use the list as a valuable resource when selecting a local attorney to handle their case. No more than 2.5% of lawyers in the region are named Rising Stars.

Residents throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and the surrounding communities of Southern California can feel confident about choosing to work with Joshua Newstat; not merely for his distinction as a certified Rising Star, but also for the level of dedication he devotes to each case. Joshua has focused on being an advocate for those facing an uphill climb, fighting tirelessly at trial, and working hard on clients’ behalves. His client-first mentality and aggressive approach have helped many through tough times. More information about Attorney Newstat can be found on Lessem & Newstat’s website:

Joshua Newstat is an experienced criminal defense attorney and founding Partner of Lessem & Newstat, LLP – a firm that represents accused individuals throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities of Southern California. Attorney Newstat has earned a reputation for his trial experience, aggressiveness, and ability to secure positive resolutions for a wide range of criminal cases. He has also served as the 2010-2011 President of the Ventura County Criminal Defense Bar Association He continues to remain on the board of directors for not only the Ventura County Criminal Defense Bar Association, but also the Ventura National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

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