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

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? 386-777-7777

Accidents With Uninsured Motorists

If you or a loved one were involved in an uninsured motorist accident in Florida, do not hesitate to seek the help and counsel of an experienced personal injury lawyer.

An Overview of Fighting Foreclosure in Florida

Don't let a bank take your home. Our foreclosure defense lawyers can help you understand how to fight and overcome a threat of foreclosure in Florida.

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 Accident Whiplash Injuries

When you’ve sustained a whiplash injury, we can help. An experienced Florida whiplash injury lawyer can take a look at your case today.

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.

Dangerous and Reckless Driving Behaviors – What Are They?

Florida has strict definitions for reckless driving and consequences for engaging in such behavior. Call us if you've been injured by reckless driving.

Do I Have to Pay Medical Bills From My Settlement?

If you've ever been in an accident and have medical bills piling up, you may be wondering if you're responsible for them. Find out more in this informative blog.

Everything You Wanted To Know About a Car Accident Settlement

For those who have suffered injuries stemming from a car accident, it is possible to file a car accident injury claim to try to recoup some of these expenses.

Government Liability for Uneven or Broken Sidewalks

If you have injured yourself on an unsafe sidewalk, local government may be liable. Call our experienced sidewalk accident attorneys to discuss.

How Do I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Hiring a personal injury attorney is the smartest decision you can make when trying to maximize your injury settlement. Learn how to effectively find and hire an attorney.

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 Florida personal injury lawyer.

How to Respond to an Unfair Auto Accident Settlement

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

Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer [Infographic]

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.

Sidewalk Safety: Pedestrian Accident Statistics [Infographic]

Pedestrian accidents can be deadly, but there are actions you can take to protect yourself.

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 Daytona personal injury lawyer for help.

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

Are you looking to learn more about Wrongful Death lawsuits in Daytona Beach? Our Understanding Wrongful Death blog can help.

Vasilaros Wagner Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Our Daytona office is currently open for appointments, however, we are also offering digital signups as well if you would like to stay home.

Vasilaros Wagner is Proud to Sponsor Reggae at the Rock at Hard Rock Daytona

This gnarly festival features some of Florida's favorite reggae/rock bands on two stages, plus live art exhibitions, performance art, DJs and much more.

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 Is the Average Settlement for a Car Accident?

Many factors go into determining the average settlement for a car accident. Learn more about them in this informative article.

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 Daytona car accident.

When to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer [Infographic]

Have you or a loved suffered a Daytona Beach personal injury? Here’s what you should look for to decide if you should hire a personal injury lawyer.

Who Is At Fault in a T-Bone Car Accident?

Ever wonder who is at fault during a t-bone car accident? Check out this handy blog to uncover the answer, including additional t-bone accident facts and stats.

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