Joshua W. Bugeja Esq.

Joshua W. Bugeja Esq.

Bugeja Law Firm AND Arkansas Public Defender Commission Conflicts Division (part-time)
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence...
  • Arkansas
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Summary

A native of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Joshua W. Bugeja has a passion for providing quality legal services at affordable prices. Mr. Bugeja is willing to travel across Northwest Arkansas for little to no additional charge.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Social Security Disability/SSI
  • Personal Injury
  • Collections
  • Education Law
  • Civil Rights
Additional Practice Areas
  • Auto Accident
  • Civil Litigation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    30 minute free initial consultation with appointment.
  • Contingent Fees
    Auto-Accidents are always "no win, no fee"; A small number of other cases may be contingent upon outcome as well.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    To get started on your matter, I accept cash, check, and money order. Depending on the work involved, I am usually able to provide my services at a reasonable up front retainer and affordable monthly payment plan. I offer a 10% military discount on attorney's fees for all hourly/flat fee cases.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arkansas
8th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Conflicts Attorney (part-time)
Arkansas Public Defender Commission
- Current
As a part-time Public Defender, I represent criminal clients who are unable to afford legal representation on their own. Since this is a part-time position, I still operate my private law practice and am available for hire in a variety of practice areas.
Owner/Attorney (primary position)
Bugeja Law Firm
- Current
I represent private clients in a variety of civil and criminal matters. This is my primary position, despite also working for the Public Defender Commission part-time.
Associate Attorney
Meadors Law Firm
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Due to the Meadors Law Firm closing at the end of June 2012, I went back to operating my own law firm.
Education
University of Tulsa College of Law
J.D. / Law
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Activities: Student Bar Association Member, Board of Advocates Member, Interstate Law Society Member
University of Central Arkansas
B.A. / Writing Major, Philosophy Minor
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Activities: U.C.A. Judicial Board Member, Model U.N.
Southside High School
High School Diploma (2002)
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Awards
Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Arkansas
American Society of Legal Advocates
Less than 1.5% of lawyers nationwide are selected each year. More about the selection process can be found here: https://www.societyoflegaladvocates.org/selection-process/
Professional Associations
Sebastian County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Arkansas Bar Association
Member
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Arkansas Board of Realtors
Realtor
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Publications
Articles & Publications
New Admittee Survival Guide
Arkansas Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division
Tech Tip: Dual Monitors
Arkansas Bar Association Young Lawyers Section In-Brief Vol. 17 #1
Speaking Engagements
Food Tax Forum - Proposed 1% Prepared Food Tax, Fort Smith, Arkansas
League of Women Voters
Being LGBT in Arkansas: Legal Concerns and Complications, River Valley Pride: Presenters and Poets, Fort Smith, Arkansas
River Valley Equality Center
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Contact & Map
Bugeja Law Firm
104 N. 16th St.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
USA
Telephone: (479) 459-1173
Fax: (479) 668-2888