Contact

(210) 858-7614
jcaldwell@dslawpc.com

Joshua J. Caldwell

Profile

Joshua J. Caldwell is an associate attorney with Davis & Santos and is Board Certified Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Joshua has experience in civil litigation, as well as an extensive background in legal research, writing, and analysis.

His work as a senior staff attorney for Justice Gina M. Benavides at the Thirteenth Court of Appeals helped decide civil and criminal appeals across the State of Texas in various areas of the law, including: commercial and business litigation, insurance disputes, and personal injury. Prior to his tenure at the Thirteenth Court of Appeals, Joshua represented injured individuals throughout south Texas.

During law school, Joshua served as a teaching assistant at St. Mary’s University School of Law’s Civil Justice Clinic where he assisted indigent clients throughout San Antonio and the Texas-Mexico border.

Prior to attending law school, Joshua served as a journalist and interned for the Clinton Foundation at its headquarters in New York City.

Born in Arkansas, Joshua was raised along the Texas-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley, where he continues to maintain strong ties. Joshua is able to assist Spanish-speaking clients.

Education

Joshua received his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2010 and his bachelor of arts in government with honors from the former University of Texas at Brownsville, now the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Recognition

  • State Bar of Texas Presidents’ Award (2014) – Co-recipient for work promoting law related education programs to elementary students.
  • State Bar of Texas (2020) – Recipient of the Honorary Leon Jaworski Award for Teaching Excellence.

Clerkship

Before joining Davis & Santos, Joshua served as a briefing attorney and senior staff attorney for Justice Gina M. Benavides at the Thirteenth Court of Appeals.

Memberships & Activities

  • Law-Focused Education, Inc., a non-profit affiliate of Law-Related Education for the State Bar of Texas – President (2018), Treasurer (2016-2018)
  • State Bar of Texas – Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation – Fellow
  • State Bar of Texas Appellate Section – Member
  • San Antonio Bar Association – Member
  • San Antonio Bar Association Appellate Practice Section – Member
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation – Fellow
  • State Bar of Texas Law Focused Education Committee – Member

Publications

  • During law school, Joshua served as a staff writer for The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race & Social Justice.
  • Joshua has co-authored numerous continuing legal-education papers and presentations on civil and criminal law matters, including:
  • 1006: Reasons to Summarize Your Evidence, Attorney at Law Magazine, San Antonio Edition, Vol. 1 No. 3 (2019).
  • An Annotated Guide and Commentary to the Texas Standards of Appellate Conduct, St. Mary’s Journal on Legal Malpractice & Ethics, Vol. 8, No. 2 (2018).
  • A Primer to Handling Your First (Or Next) Parental-Rights Termination Case on Appeal (2016).
  • Taking Exception to the Warrant Requirement, 40th Annual Advanced Criminal Law Course (July 2014).
  • Stop! In The Name of Appeals: An Update on Mandamus and Interlocutory Appeals (April 2012).

Admitted To Practice

  • Texas, 2010
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Texas

Board Certification

Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2016)

Practice Areas