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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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.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2012 Phoenix Drug Charge Attorney Award||U.S. Commerce Association||2012|
|Selected as one of Arizona's Finest Lawyers||Arizona's Finest Lawyers||2011|
|2011 Phoenix Drug Charge Attorney Aad||U.S. Commerce Association||2011|
|Certiied Specialistin Crminal Law||Arizona Board of Legal Specialization||2010|
|Star Search||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Crtiied Secialist in riminal Law||Arizona Board of Legal Specialization||2005|
|Best Infantry Leader||United States Army||1986|
|Attorney at Law||Phillips & Associates Law Firm||2002 - 2009|
|Attorney at Law||Hadley, Poach & Anderson||2001 - 2002|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Maricopa County -Attorney's Ofc||1997 - 2001|
|Adjunct Professor||Arizona State University West||1997 - 2004|
|Intern||Ingham County Attorneys Office||1993 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|BNI||Member||2009 - 2011|
|State v. Sharp||Not Guilty|
|State v. Jacques||All evidence suppressed and case dismissed|
|State v. M.P.||Standard Probation|
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|What to do if you are arrested||What to do if you are arrested||2012|
|The Research Paper||The Research Paper||2003|
|The Arizona DUI Trial Book||A Reference of Cases and Other Materials||1999|
|Evidence at a Glance||Evidence at a Glance||1999|
|Trial Objections at a Glance||Trial Objections at a Glance||1999|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|DUI 15||DUI Cases and Changes in the Law||2000|
|DUI 14||DUI Cases and Changes in the Law||1999|