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Joshua S. Ostler


Prior to joining Nelson Jones in 2017, Mr. Ostler worked as an associate

attorney for the Mumford Rawson law firm, and later Mumford PC, in Salt Lake City, Utah. In that time, Mr. Ostler’s practice was focused on complex criminal and civil litigation. Mr. Ostler played an integral part in vindicating the rights of his clients in several high profile matters, both in Utah and nationally. This included multiple jury trials, ranging in duration from a few weeks to several months.Mr. Ostler also has extensive appellate law experience, which began when he spent

time as a judicial extern for the Honorable Michelle M. Christiansen on the Utah Court of Appeals. Mr. Ostler has obtained favorable results in both state and federal appellate matters.


Mr. Ostler received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2012. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Ostler graduated from Utah State University with degrees in history and international studies. Mr. Ostler is a native of Salt Lake County and

an admirer of all things Utah, from Cache Valley to Lake Powell. He currently resides in Davis County with his wife and three children.



Utah, 2012



U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.

Utah State and Federal Courts.




State of Utah v. Marc Sessions Jenson, No. 111906135 (Utah 3d Dist.)

Client acquitted of charges of fraud and money laundering following a three-week trial.


United States v. Jeremy Johnson, et al., No.2:11-cr-501 (D. Utah)

Client acquitted of 86 charges, including conspiracy and fraud, following a two-month trial.


United States v. Ammon Bundy, et al., No. 3:16-cr-51 (D. Ore.)

Client acquitted of conspiracy and other charges following a nearly two-month trial.


Utah Republican Party v. Herbert, No. 2:14-cv-876 (D. Utah)

Court declared that portions of controversial election law, SB54, were unconstitutional.


Lebrecht v. Deep Blue Pools & Spas, Inc.,2016 UT App 110, 374 P.3d 1064

A judgment against client for $112,500 was vacated.


United States v. Hymas, 584 Fed. Appx. 361 (9th Cir. 2014)

Restitution orders against clients for $718,036.51 and $174,363.19 were vacated.


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