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Craig S Orent

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence, Violent Crime, DUI & DWI, Speeding & Traffic Ticket

About Me

Craig Orent has been defending and trying criminal cases for 27 years, handling everything from traffic matters to capital first degree murder. He appears in all courts (city, state, and federal). To learn more about Craig follow the link:

 


 


 

 

 

 

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    28 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 24%
    28 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 22%
    28 years
  4. Violent Crime: 22%
    28 years
  5. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 2%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

33 total 

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Contact Info

Orent Law Offices, PLC

11811 N Tatum Blvd, Suite 3031
Phoenix, AZ, 85028

7272 E. Indian School Road, Suite 540,
Scottsdale, AZ

1910 S. Stapley Drive, Suite 221
Mesa, AZ

16165 North 83rd Avenue, Suite 200
Peoria, AZ

3100 West Ray Road
Chandler, AZ, 85226

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 199402/25/2015
MARetired198804/14/2015
CAInactive198705/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
"10 Best" Criminal Defense Attorneys in ArizonaAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Top 100 Criminal Defense LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
"10 Best" DUI Attorneys in ArizonaAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
The Nation's Top One Percent AttorneysNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Invited to be Lifetime Charter MemberRue Ratings Best Attorneys of America2015
Top 100 Criminal Defense LawyersThe American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Nationally Ranked Superior DUI AttorneyThe National Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
"10 Best" DUI Attorneys in ArizonaAmerican Institute of DUI Attorneys2014
Arizona's Finest LawyersArizona's Finest Lawyers2014
Top Lawyer, North ValleyNorth Valley Magazine2014
Nominated, Invited MembershipWorldwide Registry2014
Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys - ArizonaThe National Academy Of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Top Lawyer, East ValleyEast Valley Magazine2013
Top Lawyer, North ValleyNorth Valley Magazine2013
Board Certified Specialist - CriminalState Bar of Arizona2013
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaThe American Trial Lawyers Association2013
Clients Choice Award- Criminal DefenseAvvo2013
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Clients Choice Award- Criminal DefenseAvvo2012
Top Lawyer, North ValleyNorth Valley Magazine2012
Arizona's Top Rated LawyersLaw.com (ELM)2012
American Jurisprudence Award (AmJur) - Conflict of LawsLawyers Cooperative Publishing (Thomson Corporation)1986
American Jurisprudence Award (AmJur) - Civil ProcedureLawyers Cooperative Publishing (Thomson Corporation)1986
National Criminal Justice Honor SocietyAlpha Phi Sigma1985
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and CollegesRandall Reilly Publishing1984
Model United Nations Security Council at Duquesne UniversityRoger Williams College Faculty1983

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyOrent Law Offices, PLC2011 - Present
Criminal Defense LawyerVarious1987 - 2011
Trial Prosecutor (Int)Riverside County District Attorney's Office1987 - 1987

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Arizona's Finest LawyerInvited/nominated Sustaining Member2014 - Present
American Society of Legal AdvocatesInvited Member2013 - Present
The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLCInvited Member2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationAdmitted2013 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationInvited Member2013 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseAdmitted2012 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted2000 - Present
United States District Court, ArizonaAdmitted1991 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1991 - Present
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal JusticeFormer Board of Director1991 - Present
United States District Court, MassachusettsAdmitted1987 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. LRJury Trial - guilty of lessor (non-homicide) offense
State v. PRJury Trial - guilty of lessor offense: disorderly conduct
State v. JOJury Trial - guilty of lessor offense: Manslaughter

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Liberty Legend, National Association of Federal DefendersThe Sooner the Better: Jencks Material of Hearsay Declarants in Pretrial Hearings2003
The Defender, Arizona Attorneys For Criminal JusticeBeware Of Unknown Court Policies: What You Don't Know About Ex Parte Communications Between Judge and Jury Can Hurt You2000
The Defense, Maricopa County Public Defender's OfficeBeware Of Unknown Court Policies: What You Don't Know About Ex Parte Communications Between Judge and Jury Can Hurt You2000
The Defender, Arizona Attorneys For Criminal JusticeThe Victims Bill of Rights- An Equal Protection Problem?1997
The Defense, Maricopa County Public Defender's OfficeThe Victims Bill of Rights- An Equal Protection Problem?1997

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
NHTSA & IACP; sponsored byRobert LaPier & AssociatesCertificationDWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing2013
National College of DUI DefenseN/A20th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases2013
National Criminal Defense College (NCDC)N/AJury Trial Training (2 weeks)1995
Public Defender Trial Academy, School of AdvocacyN/AJury trial college (2 weeks)1991
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Roger Williams UniversityPolitical Science & Administration of JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude)1984

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
CJA/FPD seminarAn Ethics Roundtable Discussion2007
National Seminar for Federal DefendersFederal Victims Rights: Dormant No More?2005
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice Annual MeetingIssues in Victims Rights: Challenges to Victims Rights Laws2004
CJA/FPD Seminar (Tucson)Stones in Our Pathways: Handling Capital Habeas Cases in the District of Arizona,Victims Rights2003
CJA/FPD Seminar (Phoenix)Stones in Our Pathways: Handling Capital Habeas Cases in the District of Arizona,Victims Rights2003
Annual Capital Defense SeminarVictim's Rights & The Defense2001