Josh Wagner

Josh Wagner

Daytona Beach personal injury lawyer Joshua J. Wagner has been practicing law in Florida for over 11 years. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree and also received his J.D. degree from the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.

Immediately following law school graduation, Mr. Wagner became a prosecutor for the Seventh Judicial Circuit. He was nicknamed “trial dog” for his aggressive litigation style. The State Attorney soon took notice and promoted Mr. Wagner to one of the two positions in Volusia County prosecuting sex crimes. It was during that time that Mr. Wagner honed his trial practice skills.

Serving the Citizens of Daytona Beach and Palm Coast

In 2007, Mr. Wagner left the State Attorney’s Office to dedicate his practice to plaintiff’s personal injury. Meaning, he only represents people that have been injured by the fault of another. He maintains a client-centered practice and treats all of his clients with the absolute respect they deserve. Mr. Wagner fights to make the at-fault party pay.

In 2008, Mr. Wagner was elected to represent 100,000 Volusia County residents living in District 2. He represented them with honor and was re-elected in 2012 for a second term. In 2016, he successfully reached term limits and left the County Council on a very positive note.

He and his wife Jennifer have two children and are fifth-generation Volusia County residents. They love Daytona Beach and Volusia County and appreciate giving back to the community that has been such a positive part of their family’s lives for over 100 years.


Levin College of Law at the University of Florida

  • Gainesville, Florida
  • Degree Conferred: Juris Doctor, December 2004

University of Florida

  • Gainesville, Florida
  • Degree Conferred: B.S., December 2000
Professional Associations
  • The Florida Bar, Member, 2005 – Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member, 2015 – Present
  • The Volusia County Bar Association, Member, 2005 – Present
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Member, 2009 – Present
  • The Flagler County Bar Association, Member, 2014 – Present
  • Dunn-Blount Inn of American Inns of Court, Member, 2007 – 2012
  • Florida Bar Journal/News Editorial Board, Board Member, 2007 – 2010
Awards (with professional significance)
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Top Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Daytona Beach News Journal, 2016
  • Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
  • Top 40 Litigation Lawyers Under 40, the American Society of Legal Advocates, 2016
  • Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
  • Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • Civil Libertarian of the Year, ACLU, 2016
  • Certificate of Recognition, Volusia Strong, Volusia Veterans Council, 2016
  • Hometown Hero Award, Daytona Beach Juneteenth Committee, 2015
  • Civil Libertarian of the Year, ACLU, 2013
  • Samuel P. Bell Award, Haven Recovery Center, 2010
  • James Fentress Award, James Fentress Scholarship, 1997
  • Marsh Scholarship Award, Marsh Scholarship, 1997
  • Volusia County Gator Club Scholarship Award, Volusia County Gator Club, 1997
  • Craig Thompson Award, Craig Thompson Award, 1997
Community Involvement
  • Volusia County Council, Council Member, 2009 – 2016
  • Wilbur by the Sea Building Management Committee, Board Member, 2009 – 2016
  • Substance Abuse Policy Advisory Board, Board Member, 2009 – 2011
  • Halifax Historical Society, Board Member, 2011 – 2015
  • NAACP, Member, 2012 – Present
  • Indian River Lagoon Counties Collaborative, Board Member, 2013 – 2014
  • Veterans Memorial Bridge Technical Committee, Chairperson, 2013 – 2015
  • Liaison Panel Member for State Forests (Volusia), Board Member, 2013 – 2015
  • Daytona Beach Young Professionals Group, 2008 – 2013
Community Involvement (with professional significance)
  • Volusia County Public Safety Coordinating Council, Chairperson, 2012 – 2016
  • Volusia Transportation Planning Organization Member, Board Member, 2009 – 2016
  • Florida Model Jail Standards, Board Member, 2012 – 2016
  • Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, Chairperson, 2013 – 2016
  • D.U.I. Court Steering Committee, Board Member, 2011 – 2014
  • Correctional Intervention Advisory Council, Board Member, 2009 – 2014
  • Drug Court Steering Committee, Board Member, 2009 – 2013

Posts from Josh Wagner

40 Parenting Blogs You Need to Read in 2019

Check out all of our 40 Parenting Blogs You Need to Read to Keep Your Children Safe and Happy in 2018 to see the best parenting content on the web.

A Look at Florida's No-Fault Law

In Florida, in the case of an automobile accident, no-fault insurance laws are in effect, but what does this mean for you?

Can a Pre-Existing Condition Hurt My Car Accident Case?

After an accident, defense attorneys and insurance adjusters may try to use any pre-existing conditions of yours against you to deny your claim.

Car Insurance Guide By A Daytona Beach Personal Injury Lawyer

Our comprehensive guide to Florida car insurance provides motorists with the information needed to be protected or compensated after an accident.

Common Seat Belt Injuries

During an accident, seat belts can cause injuries to the abdomen, chest, and back. Learn more about these injuries and how you can prevent them.

Dangerous and Reckless Driving Behaviors – What Are They?

Florida has strict definitions for reckless driving and consequences for engaging in such behavior on the road.

Daytona Beach Tow Truck Guide

If your car has just been towed, you may not know where to go to get it. This online resource will help point you in the right direction.

Different Types of Lawyers with Lawyer Salary: The Complete Guide

Learn more about the different types of lawyers to help you with your varying legal needs, from personal injury lawyers to bankruptcy lawyers.

Florida Car Seat Laws

Staying up-to-date on the latest car seat laws in Florida is the best way to keep your tiny loved ones safe on the road.

Florida Daycare Licensing Requirements

As a parent, you want to ensure that the facility and individuals you entrust with your child’s safety fulfill their promises.

Government Liability for Uneven or Broken Sidewalks

From tree roots uplifting pavement to extreme weather conditions cracking concrete, there are numerous reasons Florida sidewalks become unsafe.

Hoverboard Injuries and Your Children: What You Need to Know

Since August 2015, the U.S. CPSC have already received over 29 reports of injuries and they are investigating 10 fires in nine different states.

How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

Hiring the right lawyer will help ensure you get the maximum compensation for your injuries. Here are 8 tips for hiring a personal injury lawyer.

How to Respond to an Unfair Auto Accident Settlement

Not all auto accident settlements are fair. Learn more about how to respond in the face of an unfair auto accident settlement.

Jury Selection Plays a Pivotal Role in an Injury Trial

As one of the most pivotal moments in a personal injury trial, jury selection is one of the few processes that can impact a trial so dramatically.

Lawyer: A Definitive Guide Every Pre-Law Student Must Read (2018 Update)

Lawyer Joshua J. Wagner explains the history of lawyers and the modern career path of the lawyer intermixed with fun, interest facts about lawyering.

Personal Injury in the Age of Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go has caused multiple personal injuries, including auto accidents, distracted driving accidents, and bicycle accidents.

Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer

Determining which lawyer is right for you can be difficult. Here are the most important questions to ask a personal injury lawyer before hiring one.

Step-by-Step Guide to PIP [Infographic]

Check out our step-by-step guide to personal injury protection (PIP) insurance in Florida. When in doubt, contact a personal injury lawyer for help.

The Daycare Interview: What to Ask a Child Care Provider First

Whether you are interviewing for a daycare center or a caregiver offering in-home care, the questions you ask matter. Learn more about what to ask.

Tips for Spotting Staged Car Accidents

Most staged car accidents are similar, so you can identify them if you know what to look for. Learn the tips necessary to spot a staged accident.

Tractor Trailer Accidents

Tractor trailer accidents can be devastating due to the massive size and weight of the trucks. Learn more about accidents involving tractor trailers.

Understanding Wrongful Death Claims in Florida

Wrongful death claims are civil lawsuits brought to court when someone’s direct act or negligence causes the death of another person.

What is PIP Insurance and How Does It Affect an Accident Claim?

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance is a no-fault car insurance policy required by the state of Florida. Learn about how it can affect you.

What To Do After A Car Accident

Car accidents are stressful, and can leave you feeling confused about what to do next. Our helpful blog examines what to do after a car accident.

What to Do if You Suspect Abuse or Neglect at Your Child’s Daycare Facility

As a parent, you never want to realize that your child is a victim, but it is important to be on the lookout for the signs of improper treatment.

When to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

Have you or a loved one recently been injured? Here’s what you should look for to decide if you should hire a personal injury lawyer.

Will Reflective Paint Help with Animal-Caused Accidents?

Anyone who lives in Florida knows there is a fair share of rural roads. You may also know that wildlife and animals are often present on those roads.

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