Law Office of Joshua W. Deckard, P.A. | 50 SE Ocean Blvd | Suite 203 | Stuart | FL 34994 | (772) 286-4050

(772) 286-4050

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Chelsea Penningtonis the Executive Assistant at The Law Office of Joshua W. Deckard.  Chelsea is here to assist you while your criminal or injury case is pending. Most clients experience stress and anxiety while awaiting the completion of their case. Ms. Pennington can help alleviate your fears by answering your questions and by keeping you informed by the status of your case. Chelsea will also inform you of all important court dates and assist you however she can.      

50 SE Ocean Blvd Suite 203

Stuart, FL 34994

The Law Office of Joshua W. Deckard, P.A.


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Joshua W. Deckard, Esquire  began his career in the criminal justice field in 1978.  He is a former law enforcement officer, serving over 25-years with distinction.  As a police officer he received frequent promotions and awards for his leadership and investigative skills.  His comprehensive experiences as a police trainer, major crime investigations and as a supervisor in a variety of police divisions, provide Mr. Deckard with valuable insight of police practices.  Consequently, his experience and knowledge has led to "not guilty" verdicts, favorable judicial rulings, and dismissal of cases.

Mr. Deckard is committed to ethics and fairness.  As a police officer, it led to his invitation to lecture and teach police officers.  During his time as a police officer, Mr. Deckard had the occasion to witness many injustices within the criminal justice system.  The injustices Mr Deckard observed, inspired him as a lawyer to defend those accused of crimes as well as those in trouble with the law.

​Mr. Deckard graduated Cum Laude from Palm Beach Atlantic University. He then studied law at Nova Southeastern University School of Law while continuing his career in law enforcement. In 2002 Mr. Deckard was admitted to practice in both the Florida Supreme Court and the U.S. Southern District Court. In March 2010, he was admitted to practice by the U.S. Supreme Court, an honor and distinction. With regularity Mr. Deckard collaborates with fellow criminal practitioners and together they share ideas, thoughts and case strategies. Mr. Deckard is also privileged to serve as the co-chair of the criminal section of the Martin County Bar Association for a fourth consecutive year.

For relaxation and good health, Mr. Deckard enjoys a variety of endurance and fitness sports, including cycling and running. He also enjoys boating and revels in time spent with his wife and family. Additionally he takes pleasure in a
​variety of charitable events including an annual event when he and his staff distribute Christmas gifts to Jail inmates