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Matthew Bartz is an established Phoenix criminal defense lawyer whose legal skills and professional acumen have taken him far. Responsible for numerous jury and bench trials in Arizona, the criminal defender is also the proud winner of the western regional competition for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. The criminal defense attorney is fluent in both English and Spanish, providing legal assistance to a diverse set of defendants in and around the area of Phoenix, Arizona. Since acquiring his license to practice law in the state of Arizona and the United States District Court, Mr. Bartz has handled thousands of criminal cases, defending against allegations of aggravated assault, kidnapping, and much more. The attorney’s legal background is broad in scope, and includes time spent working as a Judicial Extern for Presiding Justice Paul Turner of the California Court of Appeals (2004) and a criminal prosecutor for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. Today, Attorney Bartz remains an invaluable member of the Juvenile Crimes Bureau, as well as the Adult Crimes Trial Bureau. When you need effective legal defense, you need Matthew Bartz. 


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 25%
  2. Federal Crime: 25%
  3. White Collar Crime: 25%
  4. Criminal Defense: 25%


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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark A Heath II

    Matt has genuine concern for his clients and strives to be the best attorney he can be. Anyone charged with a crime would do well with Matt on his side. The legal community is small (even in this large city) and Matt has an excellent reputation in it.


    Mark Heath DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John K Dosdall

    I strongly endorse Mr. Bartz and know he is an excellent attorney that will work tirelessly to get the best results possible. I have known, Mr. Bartz for several years and know that he is more than capable to represent his clients in professional and competent manner.


    John Dosdall Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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AZActive 200705/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Supervising AttorneySuzuki Law Offices2010 - Present
Deputy County AttorneyMaricopa County Attorney's Office2006 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of ArizonaMember2007 - Present
J. Ruben Clark Law SocietyMember2003 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Brigham Young UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2003

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