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Joshua Grubaugh

Attorney Joshua Grubaugh moved to Guilford, Connecticut in 2017 after leaving the active duty Army. As an Army Judge Advocate (JAG), he held numerous assignments at some of the best, and worst, duty stations the Army has to offer. He established Grubaugh Law to use his extensive background as a defense attorney and military lawyer to fight for the rights of service members, disabled veterans, and anyone facing criminal charges.

Josh's practice focuses on veterans’ disability claims, VA disability appeals, criminal defense, courts-martial, courts-martial appeals, and other military justice matters. To his clients, Josh is known as the lawyer who actually takes the time to listen: he wants to hear every detail of what you went through and what your goals are. He then investigates and researches every case inside and out, to be sure your story is told. Josh knows how difficult it can be to navigate government systems. He uses his years of experience with Courts of Military Justice, the VA, and the criminal justice system to get his clients the leg up they need.

Josh offers a free consultation to all prospective clients. Contact Grubaugh Law to schedule an appointment.

Military Service

Josh's first assignment was in Grafenwoehr, Germany, located in the heart of Bavaria, near the border with the Czech Republic. There, for three and a half years, he practiced as the Chief of Legal Assistance, a Claims Attorney, the Tax Law Officer-in-Charge, trial counsel (prosecutor) and senior trial counsel (supervisory prosecutor).

His next assignment was to the infamous Fort Drum, New York, where he experienced two of the harshest winters he would not wish upon his worst enemy. While there he practiced as a trial defense counsel—defending the accused in courts-martial, Article 32 hearings, separation boards, pretrial confinement hearings, and Article 15s (non-judicial punishment).

His last assignment was at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, just outside of Washington D.C. There he practiced as an appellate defense counsel for convicted Soldiers.

Josh is currently a major in the U.S. Army reserves, where he is a master resiliency trainer. He is also a disabled veteran.

More About Josh

Josh graduated law school in 2008 from the University of Virginia, and became a member of the California bar. He grew up in Orange County, California, and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2003, cum laude, with a B.A. in history.

He met his wife shortly after joining the Army, when she worked in Washington D.C. as an actuary. After leaving active duty, they returned to her hometown to raise their two children.

Before starting his own practice in April 2019, Josh worked at two private law firms, concentrating in insurance defense, workers compensation, and criminal defense.

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