Joshua Preston Stokes

Joshua Preston Stokes

McCoy & Stokes, LLC
  • Criminal Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence ...
  • South Carolina
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Joshua P. Stokes is committed to providing his clients with the highest quality of legal services available in the Lowcountry and South Carolina as a whole. Mr. Stokes graduated from Presbyterian College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a minor in Computer Science. He was a member of the Charleston School of Law’s inaugural class earning his Juris Doctor in May 2007. Mr. Stokes was admitted to the South Carolina Bar at the end of 2007, and began his legal career as an attorney at the Law Offices of Paul E. Tinkler located in downtown Charleston, South Carolina in December 2007. In June 2010, Mr. Stokes opened the Law Office of Joshua P. Stokes, LLC. In September 2011, Mr. Stokes and Peter M. McCoy, Jr. merged their individual practices to form McCoy & Stokes, LLC.

Mr. Stokes is admitted to practice in all state courts in South Carolina and the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. He is a member of the American Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, and Charleston County Bar Association. Since his admission to the South Carolina Bar in 2007, Mr. Stokes has practiced extensively in the state courts of South Carolina from municipal courts and circuit courts across the state to the South Carolina Court of Appeals as well as the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Mr. Stokes is originally from Anderson, South Carolina, but he has lived in Charleston since 2004. He and his wife, Julianne, reside on James Island with their two young children. The couple met while at Presbyterian College as members of the Presbyterian College Concert Choir, and both continue to be avid singers to this day. Mr. Stokes has been a member of the Charleston Men’s Chorus since he moved to Charleston in 2004. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Chorus since August 2008, was elected as the Board’s Vice-President for the Chorus’ 2009 – 2010 performance season, and he has served as the President of the Chorus’ Board of Directors since May 2010. Mr. Stokes has also recently been selected as a member of the Presbyterian College Alumni Board of Directors.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
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    Rates and retainers are tailored to the specific legal issues facing a client and their particular financial circumstances.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Carolina
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Federal Circuit
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Professional Experience
McCoy & Stokes, LLC
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Law Office of Joshua P. Stokes, LLC
Law Office of Paul E. Tinkler, LLC
Charleston School of Law
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Presbyterian College
B.S. | Physics, Computer Science, & Music
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Professional Associations
South Carolina Bar Association
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Charleston Bar Association
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American Bar Association
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Contact & Map
135 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Telephone: (843) 628-2855
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