W. Joshua Buchanan is a successful and experienced litigator in all areas of criminal defense. Prior to joining Goldman Law, Mr.Buchanan tried cases at the Bucks County Public Defender's Office for more than 10 years. He has represented thousands of clients at trial, under criminal investigation, before grand juries, and at probation and parole violation hearings. In private practice, Mr. Buchanan continues to provide his clients with the outstanding representation they expect and deserve. Mr. Buchanan prides himself on being accessible to his clients and maintaining professional relationships with prosecutors, law enforcement, and the courts. Since joining the firm, his practice has expanded to include license suspension appeals, expungements, juvenile matters, summary appeals, and Children and Youth matters.
In addition to his advocacy in the courtroom, Mr. Buchanan is a leader in the community and currently sits as the Chair of the Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission. As Chair of the state and locally designated Single County Authority for drugs and alcohol, he works tirelessly to ensure the provision of a comprehensive and balanced continuum of quality prevention, intervention, and treatment services for the citizens of Bucks County. Mr. Buchanan also served as the Chair of the Residential Advocacy Committee for the Bucks County Recovery House Association and can assist in the difficult decision of where to turn when a loved one is in need of treatment. In these roles, Mr. Buchanan has amassed a wealth of knowledge and information to share with clients who are struggling with addiction and their families. Mr. Buchanan is well-respected by his peers and the courts, who appreciate his informed, compassionate, and comprehensive approach to obtain tremendous results for his clients.
Mr. Buchanan is a life-long resident of Bucks County and a graduate of William Tennent High School. After graduating summa cum laude from West Chester University, Mr. Buchanan finished in the top 5 of his class from Widener University School of Law. Mr.Buchanan currently lives in Upper Bucks County with his wife and two sons. When he is not in court or with his clients, Mr.Buchanan plays ice hockey in a local adult league
Honors and Awards
• Bucks County Bar Association, Justice Rising Award, 2011
• Josiah Oliver Wolcott Fellowship
• Honey F. Golby Scholarship
• Judge J. Cullen Ganey Criminal Procedure Award
• Certificates of Achievement: Constitutional Law and Administrative Law
Past Employment Positions
• Bucks County Public Defender's Office, Chief Deputy, 2006 - 2017
Pro Bono Activities
• Chair, Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, 2013 - Present
• Bucks County Recovery House Association, Chair, Residential Advocacy Committee, 2015 - Present
Bucks County Bar Association; Inn of Courts, Bucks County.
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