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Alexander Y. Benikov

Alexander Y. Benikov

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

Giving clients excellent service is one of the core missions of my firm. The practice is focused solely on criminal defense and DUI defense. 


Languages Spoken: Russian

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. DUI & DWI: 60%
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

31 total 

  • Michael Stephen Pittman

    I endorse this lawyer. I know Mr.Benikov and he is one of the most knowledgable and dedicated lawyers in Arizona. He diligently works with his clients and puts their needs above his own. By doing this he is able to put his clients in the best position possible, either by reducing their sentence or getting their charges dismissed completely.


    Michael Pittman DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert A Dodell

    I endorse this lawyer. I know Mr.Benikov and I know how hard he works for his clients. He is very knowledge of the law and very experienced in trial.


    Robert Dodell Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Law Office of Alexander Y. Benikov

3317 E. Bell Road Suite 101-271
Phoenix, AZ, 85032



AZActive 200905/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2013
Client's Choice AwardAvvo.com2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
client's choice award (DUI)Avvo.com2012
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2012
Merit ScholarshipThomas M. Cooley Law School2006
Honors ScholorSouthern Oregon University2005
Churchill ScholarSouthern Oregon University2005
summa cum laudeSouthern Oregon University2004
Jones Scholarship AwardJones Memorial Foundation2002
Diversity ScholarshipSouthern Oregon University2002

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyCity Of Mesa2013 - 2013
Contract AttorneyCity of Guadalupe2013 - Present
Contract AttorneyCity Of Scottsdale2013 - 2013
prosecutorCity of Quartsite2013 - 2013
Adjunct ProfessorPhoenix School Of Law (Infilaw)2012 - Present
Attorneycity of phoenix2011 - 2013
pro bono attorneyVeteran Pro Bono Consortium2009 - 2010
Managing PartnerThe Law Office of Alexander Y. Benikov2009 - Present
Of CounselBain and Lauritano2009 - Present
internWashtinaw County Public Defender's Office2006 - 2012
internLaw Office of Kevin Tyrrell2006 - 2007
legal internMargolis Law Firm2005 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2011 - Present
American Bar Association Rule of Law InitiativeMember2010 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaN/A2009 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/A2009 - 2010
big brother big sisterN/A2006 - 2008

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Extreme DUInot guilty
Felony Child Abuseall charges dismissed
Domestic Violence Assaultnot guilty after trial

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Publication NameTitleDate
Aspen PublishersLaw Office Management and Client Management for New Lawyers2013
Phoenix Law ReviewAlexander Benikov, When is an Arizona Drunk Driver Not A Driver?: Zarogoza And Actual Physical Control, 6 Phoenix L. Rev. __ (2013).2013
The ExaminerCharges Against Phoenix 45 Occupy Protesters Dismissed2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolN/AJ.D.2008
Southern Oregon UniversitySocial ScienceM.A.2005
Southern Oregon UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2004

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Law Office Management Class3 Pillars of Solo Success2014
American Bar Association Denver conferenceLaw office managment2014
Arizona Summit School of LawTrial Practice2013
Arizona Summit Law SchoolPre Trial Practice2013
Professional ResponsibilityProfessional Responsibility2012
Phoenix School Of Law"Hanging Your Own Shingle"2012
Phoenix School of LawLaw Office and Client Management2012
Phoenix organizations (city)Success in Law School2012