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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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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.

University of Tulsa College of Law
J.D. | Law
Activities: Student Bar Association Member, Board of Advocates Member, Interstate Law Society Member
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University of Central Arkansas
B.A. | Writing Major, Philosophy Minor
Activities: U.C.A. Judicial Board Member, Model U.N.
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Southside High School
High School Diploma (2002)
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Professional Experience
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.
Conflicts Attorney (part-time)
Arkansas Public Defender Commission
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.
Associate Attorney
Meadors Law Firm
Due to the Meadors Law Firm closing at the end of June 2012, I went back to operating my own law firm.
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
Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Arkansas
American Society of Legal Advocates
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Professional Associations
Sebastian County Bar Association
- Current
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Arkansas Bar Association
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Arkansas Board of Realtors
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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8th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
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United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
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  • 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.
Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Social Security Disability
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Education Law
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Auto Accident
  • Civil Litigation
  • English: Spoken, Written
Contact & Map
Bugeja Law Firm
104 N. 16th St.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Telephone: (479) 459-1173
Fax: (479) 668-2888