Joshua T. Avery
Joshua T. Avery is an associate attorney whose practice focuses on criminal law. He also accepts post-conviction review, appeals, child protective custody, family law, and protection from abuse/harassment cases.
Josh graduated first in his class from the University of Maine School of Law, where he was a staff member and articles editor for the Maine Law Review, participated on the Jessup Moot Court Team, and worked as a teaching fellow for the subjects of Torts and Constitutional Law. In his third year of law school, Josh served as a student attorney at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, where he represented underprivileged clients in a variety of criminal, family, and protection from abuse matters.
During law school, Josh completed a fellowship with the Maine District Court in Portland, and an externship in the chambers of the Honorable John H. Rich, III, United States Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine. After law school, Josh served a one-year term as judicial law clerk for the Honorable Wayne R. Douglas and John O’Neil, Justices of the Maine Superior Court.
Josh is a lifetime resident of southern Maine and, prior to attending law school, worked for a number of years as a stone mason. A resident of Portland, Josh enjoys running, cooking, and spending time with his dog, Ladybug.