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Dori Zavala is an Arizona native who graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arizona.  Dori practices primarily in the area of criminal defense in both state and federal courts in Arizona with a strong focus on representation of non-citizens charged with crimes.  Dori is fluent in Spanish.  


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 85%
    6 years
  2. Appeals: 15%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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  • Jazmin Jhovana Alagha

    Ms. Zavala is an excellent attorney that works tirelessly for her clients. She is highly knowledgeable in criminal immigration matters. Ms. Zavala is an excellent litigator that truly cares about her client's outcome. I highly recommend her.


    Jazmin Alagha Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Dulce Gonzalez Rivas

    Dori Zavala has over 14 years of experience as an attorney. She is one of the most intelligent, thoughtful, and hardworking attorneys in Arizona. Dori takes on some of the toughest cases and always finds a way to obtain great results for her clients. In working with her, I have learned a lot from her extensive knowledge of criminal and immigration law.


    Dulce Rivas Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Zavala Law Offices, LLC

1440 E. Missouri Avenue
Suite 225
Phoenix, AZ, 85014


AZActive 200005/23/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Arizona's Finest LawyersArizona's Finest Lawyers2014
Best Oral Advocate - Moot CourtUniversity of Arizona College of Law2000
Best Legal Brief - Moot CourtUniversity of Arizona College of Law2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerZavala Law Offices, LLC2002 - Present
AssociateSnell & Wilmer L.L.P.P Law Offices2000 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of ArizonaMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Aggravated DUI on suspended licensePled guilty to Class 1 misdemeanor for DUI - slightest degree
Aggravated AssaultAll charges dismissed
Solicitation of Prostitute/False ReportingAll charges dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
West CLE seriesImmigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Northwestern UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Universidad Iberoamericana/Mexico City, MexicoN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fundamentals of Immigration LawFundamentals of Removal Defense2012