Joshua S. Ostler


Mr. Ostler’s first experience with a courtroom was in 2008, when the lawyers he worked for obtained a substantial verdict for a personal injury client. The experience helped propel him to law school and instilled in him a desire to help others find justice in the law. Following law school, Mr. Ostler was fortunate enough to associate with experienced lawyers who made their careers standing up for “the little guy.” Over several years, Mr. Ostler successfully represented clients against big banks, commercial landlords, multi-million-dollar companies, state agencies & institutions, and state & federal prosecutors.

In addition to his years of practice in complex criminal and civil litigation, Mr. Ostler has extensive appellate law experience, beginning with his time as a judicial extern for the Honorable Michelle Christiansen Forster on the Utah Court of Appeals. Mr. Ostler has briefed and argued successful appeals in both state and federal courts.

Most recently, Mr. Ostler was a solo practitioner, often partnering with accomplished lawyers to obtain favorable results for both plaintiffs and defendants. He was excited at the opportunity to join DKOWHMM, where he utilizes his talents and experience to continue helping clients find justice and relief.

Mr. Ostler received his juris doctorate degree in 2012 from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. He is admitted to practice in all Utah state and federal courts, as well as the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Ostler graduated from Utah State University with degrees in history and international studies. He is a native of Utah and currently resides in Davis County with his wife and four children. Mr. Ostler is fluent in Italian.

Cited Opinions:

Haynes v. Dep’t of Public Safety, 2020 UT App 19, 460 P.3d 565

Order dismissing complaint was reversed, and claims were reinstated.

United States v. Riddle, 731 F. App’x 771 (10th Cir. 2018)

63-month prison sentence was reversed and remanded for re-sentencing.

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

Judgment against client for $112,500 was vacated.

United States v. Hymas, 584 F. App’x 361 (9th Cir. 2014)

Restitution orders totaling almost $900,000 were vacated.