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Originally a native of California, Bret Royle received an undergraduate

degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Utah in 2005.

Upon graduation, he went to work for the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office, working

in sustainability and urban growth. It was working in government that Bret soon

realized the benefits of a law degree.


In 2007, Bret applied and was accepted to the University of Miami School

of Law. While in law school, he was offered the opportunity to work with the

International Chamber of Commerce on an arbitration award in Kathmandu, Nepal.

While government policy and international law were of interest, Bret soon realized

his passion for criminal law. While still in law school, Bret was offered an internship

with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. It was then that he first established

roots in Arizona. Upon completion of a summer internship, a local criminal defense

firm hired him. After learning the fundamentals of criminal practice, Bret opened his

own criminal defense firm in 2011, specializing in the areas of Criminal Defense and DUI defense.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%



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  • Daniel Ian Hutto

    I endorse this lawyer. Bret is a fantastic DUI defense attorney and approaches each case with the perfect blend of professionalism and zealous advocacy. He has a great reputation with both prosecutors and defense attorneys.


    Daniel Hutto Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Jared Allen

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Royle is a tireless advocate for his clients. He is intelligent and he raises issues in cases that other lawyers often gloss over. All of this is done to the benefit of his clients.


    Jared Allen Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

1 East Washington Street, Suite 500
Phoenix, AZ, 85004


AZActive 201005/22/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2014 Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Excellence in Litigation and Oral AdvocacyThe University of Miami2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Office of Bret A. Royle2011 - Present
Criminal AttorneyPrivate Firm2010 - 2011
Vehicular Crimes InternMaricopa Country Attorney's Ofc2009 - 2009
Arbiter's AssistantInternational Chamber of Commerce2008 - 2008
Environmental Affairs Advisor to the MayorSalt Lake City Mayor's Office2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2013 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2013 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers DivisionN/A2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Kevin B.Complete dismissal
State v. Alex A.Dismissed after trial
State v. Steven M.Undesignated Felony with Probation
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Publication nameTitleDate
Salt Lake City Green CampaignUrban Sustainability2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of UtahUrban PlanningBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
San Luis Obispo High SchoolNANA1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2012 Paralegal ConferenceThe Truth About Vehicular Crimes2012
Panel for Graduating StudentsThe Legal Impacts of Crime on Business2011