Joshua Stemle was first drawn to the law at an early stage in life after participating in several Mock Trial Competitions for High School Students through the local YMCA. Joshua, now a seasoned attorney in personal injury cases, says that advocating for people who feel powerless and helping them achieve the justice they deserve is more rewarding than he could have ever imagined.
“Helping them get back to where they were before they were injured — that’s gratifying,” Joshua says. A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Joshua attended Wetumpka High School and graduated from Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School. He went on to enroll at Auburn University. During his time at Auburn, Joshua worked as a law clerk for Judge Jacob Walker, III. In the summer of 2005, Joshua interned for U.S. Representative Mike Rogers and former U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions in Washington, D.C. These experiences cemented Joshua’s desire to attend law school upon graduating cum laude from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
Joshua obtained his law degree in 2010 from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery, where he served as vice president of the Constitutional Law Society and secretary of the Federalist Society.
After law school, Joshua worked as an attorney with Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC, in Montgomery, Alabama, where he represented financial institutions and lenders focusing mostly on banking law, commercial litigation and real estate. He went on to work with McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC, in Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he gained extensive experience in complex litigation defending Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions and commercial lenders.
Growing tired of representing large corporations, Joshua then accepted a job at a nationally recognized personal injury law firm and moved back to Alabama so that he could help people stand up against the big companies he once represented. After several years working as an associate attorney, Joshua was promoted to the role of managing attorney, handling a full caseload while overseeing the firm’s offices in Alabama and Mississippi.
Joshua established Stokes Stemle, LLC, with his friend Jonathan H. Stokes to provide more attentive representation for people who were wrongly injured and in need of help. He says his accessibility — most clients get his personal cell phone number — is one reason the community has welcomed his law firm. “We genuinely care,” he said. “Just having a good, open, honest attorney-client relationship is the reason why we’ve been so successful and have so many satisfied clients.”
When not in the courtroom, Joshua likes to travel, hike, and listen to live music. Joshua also enjoys spending time with his family.
- Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
- Auburn University
- Alabama (2010)
- Florida (2012)
- Middle District Alabama (2011)
- Southern District Alabama (2011)
- Northern District Alabama (2012)
- Northern District Florida (2014)
- Alabama State Bar
- Florida State Bar
- The American Association for Justice
- Florida State Bar Trial Lawyers Section
- Montgomery County Bar Association
- Lee County Bar Association
- Elmore County Bar Association
- Alabama Association of Justice
- National Trial Lawyers Top 40