Here are the Top 10 criminal defense law firms in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2022 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business?

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Here are the Top 10 criminal defense law firms in Arizona in Arizona, as featured in the 2022 edition of Ranking Arizona:

Top 10 criminal defense firms


1. MayesTelles

Background: MayesTelles is a law firm in Phoenix with dedicated criminal/DUI defense and personal injury teams that serve people throughout the State of Arizona. Its distinctive structure defines its approach. MayesTelles focuses on matters that require the attention, extensive experience, and sophistication to provide clients with outcomes tailored to their needs and goals. Because no two clients and no two cases are the same, MayesTelles’ lawyers are consistently dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels in all situations. MayesTelles understands that bad things can happen to good people, whether it is an accident due to someone else’s negligence or being in the wrong place at the wrong time. MayesTelles is a law firm you can trust, and we will work hard to help you in your time of need.

2. DM Cantor

3. Davis Miles McGuire Gardner

4. Lerner and Rowe Law Group

5. Feder Law Office

6. Mitchell Stein Carey Chapman

7. Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani

8. Blythe Grace

9. Debus & Kazan

10. Osborn Maledon

Top 10 white-collar criminal defense firms


1. Adams & Associates

Background: Adams & Associates, PLC specializes in white collar criminal defense matters in both federal and state court.  The firm also handles general criminal matters, orders of protection, injunctions against harassment, governmental investigations, Title IX investigations, NCAA violations and investigations, civil forfeiture, and civil consumer fraud and telemarketing cases. Ashley Adams is a former federal prosecutor and focuses on complex federal criminal matters. Ashley has first chaired over 25 complex jury trials, and has been in practice for over 30 years. John Felix, who is Of Counsel to the firm, specializes in sports and entertainment law. John has been practicing law for over 30 years as well. Adams & Associates prides itself on practicing excellence, one client at at time.

2. DM Cantor

3. MayesTelles

4. Snell & Wilmer

5. Quarles & Brady

6. Mitchell Stein Carey Chapman

7. Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani

8. Osborn Maledon

9. Udall Shumway

10. Ballard Spahr

Top 10 DUI law firms


1. DM Canton

Background: DM Cantor’s DUI/Criminal Defense team has three Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists per the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization (the most Certified Criminal Law Specialists of any firm in Arizona), 152 complete jury trial acquittals (not guilty, all charges), and more than 5,000 case victories in Arizona. Since becoming a lawyer in 1989, David Cantor has handled many high-profile cases which have been covered by the local and national news media. He has been interviewed and has appeared on “Good Morning America,” “Anderson Cooper Live,” CNN, “Inside Edition,” the “CBS Morning Show,” “Hannity and Colmes,” and every local Arizona news channel, including Univision.

2. MayesTelles

3. Munoz Law

4. The Law Office of James E. Novak

5. Arizona DUI Team

6. Matthew Lopez Law

7. Feldman Law Firm

8. Schill Law Group

9. VS Criminal Defense Attorneys

10. Law Offices of Craig W. Penrod

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Voting for the 2023 issue of Ranking Arizona ends July 31, 2022.