5.0 stars 47 totalReview Craig Gillespie
Craig took our case on at the last minute with less than 3 weeks to resolve an extradition case that he should have had 3 months to prepare and work. On top of that, 2 of those weeks he worked were Christmas and New Years holidays! Talk about taking it down to the line! Never heard a complaint from him, he answered all of my phone calls and emails promptly, went to court multiple times with us and even at times listened to me loose it and start crying. What a professional!! In the end, all was completed successfully. With 3-4 days left, we found we needed another attorney in the opposing state. Let me tell you, he went on the internet, sent me referrals, made initial contact with that attorney who we also ended up hiring. All and all...I would recommend Craig Gillespie in a heart beat..you won't be sorry. If he says he will take your case, don't hesitate...hire him on the spot!! He will go the mile for you and then some. Thank you Mr Gillespie for all your hard work!
Thank you for the opportunity to share my experience working with Craig Gillespie. In early 2012, I confessed to my employer that I had been embezzling money to support an out of control gambling addiction. Having never broken any laws before and being completely in the dark with how the legal process works, I was beyond scared. I researched attorneys on line and wanted to make sure I had an attorney who had a strong Avvo rating. I called Mr. Gillespie's office and was pleased that I was able to meet with Craig Gillespie that afternoon. Mr. Gillespie listened carefully and took notes. He calmly explained the situation I was facing and did not sugar coat the seriousness of my crime. I felt comfortable with Craig and hired him as my legal counselor. It was by far the best decision I have ever made! What surprised me about the AZ legal system is the long length of time it takes for cases to reach a conclusion. It was 2 years and 7 months later before I was arrested. I was grateful that Craig Gillespie was still there by my side. The charges were serious. I was facing (2) Level 2 Felonies. The prosecution was pursuing 6-9 years in prison. Due to AZ Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Guidelines, I was aware that the minimum sentence I could receive included at least 1 year incarceration. Craig Gillespie went to work to help me submit an extensive mitigation package. He worked with my counselors and support group to learn more about my mental history and he took over the legal proceedings so I could focus on my recovery. He truly seemed to care about my situation and what led me to cross the line into criminal behavior. I was grateful to have Craig by my side during the many hearings in front of the Judge. He was extremely professional, a great orator and clearly had a strategy in place for my defense and mitigation. Craig Gillespie skillfully negotiated a plea deal which I accepted for 1-4 years. While this was still frightening to me, it was a much better offer than the original 6-9 years. In the end, I was sentenced to 1.25 years in prison by a thoughtful judge who understood the power of addiction and who was clearly impressed by the mitigation case that Mr. Gillespie submitted. Due to an early release for good behavior, I served 7 1/2 months. In my view, Craig Gillespie saved my life and I am eternally grateful.
My case lasted well over a year and the Gillespie team stuck with me throughout. It was a long road but they got me the desired outcome at a fair price. Thanks guys!
Mr. Craig Gillespie and his firm literally saved my life. Felony indictment that left my world spinning. I proclaimed my innocence from day one, as an attorney Mr. Gillespie was there to support my decision making through every stage of the process. I was told to plea by prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges across the county of Maricopa, and stood fast. I expected some push back from my counsel for being so disinterested in a deal, but Gillespie acted with a sense professionalism that outshone even some seated justices. He maintained my innocence at every possible step and elevated my defense past his own self concern for conduct in order to protect my rights from those who wished to take them from me. I insistently recommend Craig Gillespie to anyone who has been brought before the state of Arizona for any matter that could change the course of your or your family's lives. Craig Gillespie not only secured my full acquittal on the indictment, he installed a sense of pride towards those who stand for justice in the face of adversity. He worked with my family and myself to facilitate a level of understanding about the legal system that allowed me to better come to terms with the mechanics of justice, which I will be forever grateful for.
We can't thank Craig enough for all he did for our son. Our son had gotten himself into a bad situation and the results could have been a lot worse. Because of Craig, our son's sentence was minimal in the scheme of things. We are forever grateful to Craig and all he did for us. Being from California we had done our research through the phone, and interviews with attorneys to help us select someone to work with. Looking back, we feel so blessed to have found Craig. He was very experienced, professional, and paid a lot of attention to details. Craig was also very easy to talk to and work with. We always felt Craig was very calming to us and our son in such a challenging situation. He always made us feel like we were the only one's he was assisting. We would definitely refer Craig to anyone that was in need of excellent legal assistance. Also, a shout out to all of his staff that was always there to answer any and all of our questions in a timely manner. Thank's again, We truly appreciate you.
I recommend this expert criminal Atty to ANYONE needing the best. He represented me last year and 4 times prior. He truly is an expert. He is extremely respected in and out of court, if you are innocent and need to prove it dont go to courr without Craig! His law firm associate's and staff are very professional and courteous.
I friend on mine who is a lawyer In another state recommend the Gillespie Law firm due to Craig's experience as a DA. I was happy with the experience from the first counsutaltion. Craig was very straightforward and realistic about the chances in my case. Their price was very fair and actually cheaper than other lawyers with similar ratings. Dave Roscoe took over my case and he did a great job. He was very professional and helped me through the whole process, answering all of my questions. In the end he was able to get me the best possible outcome. I firmly believe it was worth every penny hiring this firm. They made what was a very difficult experience significantly less painful.
Posted by Michele
I could not have been more satisfied with the outcome of my case. Craig was very organized, prepared, and calm, making me feel very comfortable. He went above and beyond for me and I cannot thank him enough. He truly cares for his clients and has their best interests at heart. A very smart attorney. I highly recommend him!!
Posted by a client
In 2013 I was charged with a felony domestic violence offense. The charge I felt was unwarranted and I wanted to fight to get it dismissed. I consulted with a few criminal defense attorneys before selecting Craig to represent me. Most of the lawyers told me it would be unlikely to get the the case dismissed but possible to plead to a lessor charge. However, I did not want a plead... I wanted a dismissal.
Craig was one of the only lawyers willing to support me in this decision, knowing the difficulties and possible outcome. I selected him to represent me based his support, experience and affordability. Other lawyers wanted more money to take my case and did not want to fight for me as I felt Craig would.
Craig's support along with his expertise in dealing with the courts and prosecutors handling got my case transfer to another court and reviewed by a new prosecutor which eventually allowed me to enter a diversion program. My participation in the diversion program got my case dismissed, instead of pleading guilty to a lessor offense. Ultimately a better outcome.
I truly appreciate the assistance Craig and his office provided me, they kept me informed along the way and even after months of waiting for dismissal, they never forgot about me or my case. This type of personalized attention and care is hard to find. I would definitely recommend Craig to anyone is a similar situation and needing a lawyer on their side.
Posted by a client
My case was going to be a very difficult case to win at trial. Case took 13 months with a surprise deal at the end. I didn't get off from a crime I didn't commit, but the charges were lessened and gave me the best result you could ask for by dealing with this retched court system.