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Arja A Shah

Arja A Shah

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

Arja Shah is a leading Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney. Ms. Shah acquired her experience by defending hundreds of individuals facing criminal charges ranging from minor traffic offenses to second-degree murder. Arja regularly defends individuals charged with serious crimes that carry life-altering punishments and ramifications. She has successfully defended numerous jury and bench trials and takes great pride in offering very personalized service to her clients.

Ms. Shah created the Shah Law Firm with the sole purpose to use her several years of Criminal Law experience to fight for the dismissal of her client’s Criminal cases.


Languages Spoken: Gujarati

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    7 years, 400 cases



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • Michael Stephen Pittman

    I endorse this lawyer. She is knowledgable as well as up to date on the latest case law. She is one of the very few attorneys I would recommend to family or friends.


    Michael Pittman DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michelle L. Bell

    Arja is extremely professional and very knowledgeable in criminal law. I have observed her on numerous occasions fighting for her clients in court. She is well respected in the defense community and I would not hesitate to call her if I ever needed criminal advice.


    Michelle Bell DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Shah Law Firm

5025 N. Central Ave #498
Phoenix, AZ, 85012



AZActive 200805/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 AttorneysPhoenix Magazine2015
Top 100 Trial Lawyers- DUITop 100 Trial Lawyers2014
Avvo client's choice awardAvvo2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
MCDUI Rising StarMaricopa County Rising Star DUI Attorney2014
2015 Southwest Rising Star AwardSuper Lawyers2014

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyAZ DUI Team Member2014 - Present
Managing AttorneyCriminal Defense Attorney at Shah Law Firm, P.L.L.C2014 - Present
InsructorDUI Seminar Instructor at Arizona Public Defender's Association2013 - 2013
AttorneySenior Associate of Vehicular Division at Maricopa County2008 - 2013
TrainerDUI Defense Trainer at Maricopa County2008 - 2013


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of ArizonaMember2014 - Present
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember2013 - 2014
State Bar of ArizonaMember2012 - 2013
State Bar of ArizonaMember2011 - 2012
State Bar of ArizonaMember2010 - 2011
State Bar of Arizonamember2009 - 2010
State Bar of ArizonaMember2008 - 2009
State Bar of ArizonaMember2007 - 2008

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. LittlejohnCase dismissed
State v. TytlerCase dismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
AZ familyControversial ASU Officer2014


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
APDA Issues in Vehicular Homicide CasesLawLaw2012
APDA-Defending Marijuana Metabolite CasesCertificateLaw2012
APDA - EthicsCertificateLaw2012
ASU DUI Seminar XXVICerificateLaw2011
AACJ 23rd Annual Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver FacingCertificateLaw2011
Eighth Annual APDA Statewide ConferenceCertificateLaw2010
Seventh Annual APDA Statewide ConferenceCertificateLaw2009
Sixth Annual APDA Statewide ConferenceCertificateLaw2009
California WesternN/AN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Arizona Public Defender AssociationIssues in DUI cases2013