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     Rick Poster is a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization and a Phoenix Arizona based criminal defense attorney that specializes in defending serious felonies and litigating complex criminal cases.  


     Mr. Poster graduated from California State University with a B.A. in Political Science and was certified as a paralegal from the same school.  Mr. Poster then graduated from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan.  Rick spent three years prosecuting at the Ingham County Prosecutors Office in Lansing, Michigan, and five years prosecuting at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in Phoenix, Arizona.  Since leaving the County Attorney’s Office, Rick has practiced several areas of law, but now serves as one of Arizona's premier criminal defense attorneys.


     Rick is a former U.S. Army Officer where he served in the U.S. Army Reserve, on active duty, and with the National Guard.  Rick’s leadership was recognized several times having been awarded an Army Achievement Medal, an Army Commendation Medal, and Best Infantry Leader on active duty.


     Rick taught Criminal Law and related courses at Arizona State University West for seven years, authored the Arizona D.U.I. Trial Book and other publications, and has presented at D.U.I. 14 and D.U.I. 15 Seminars on D.U.I. topics.


     Rick’s hobbies include computers, golf, and karate.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    21 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Shane D Gosdis

    Rick is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Phoenix. I highly recommend him.


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Contact info

The Poster Law Firm, PLLC

11024 N. 28th Drive
Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ, 85029


AZActive 199705/25/2015

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimand
    issued in AZ, 2012


    This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

    Rick’s comment: “This was the result of fighting hard for a client that was charged with a very serious crime and no one else would help. There were several fights with the court and prosecutor. In the end, Rick Poster successfully got this case dismissed and the client was free of all charges. Rick's success rate and superior client satisfaction speaks volumes. Avvos rating is shameful and does not reflect the superior quality of service earned. Rick fights when all others fail.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2012 Phoenix Drug Charge Attorney AwardU.S. Commerce Association2012
Selected as one of Arizona's Finest LawyersArizona's Finest Lawyers2011
2011 Phoenix Drug Charge Attorney AadU.S. Commerce Association2011
Certiied Specialistin Crminal LawArizona Board of Legal Specialization2010
Star SearchSuper Lawyers2008
Crtiied Secialist in riminal LawArizona Board of Legal Specialization2005
Best Infantry LeaderUnited States Army1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawPhillips & Associates Law Firm2002 - 2009
Attorney at LawHadley, Poach & Anderson2001 - 2002
Prosecuting AttorneyMaricopa County -Attorney's Ofc1997 - 2001
Adjunct ProfessorArizona State University West1997 - 2004
InternIngham County Attorneys Office1993 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
BNIMember2009 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. SharpNot Guilty
State v. JacquesAll evidence suppressed and case dismissed
State v. M.P.Standard Probation
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Publication nameTitleDate
What to do if you are arrestedWhat to do if you are arrested2012
The Research PaperThe Research Paper2003
The Arizona DUI Trial BookA Reference of Cases and Other Materials1999
Evidence at a GlanceEvidence at a Glance1999
Trial Objections at a GlanceTrial Objections at a Glance1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DUI 15DUI Cases and Changes in the Law2000
DUI 14DUI Cases and Changes in the Law1999