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Timothy John Tobin

also known as Tim Tobin

About me

Mr. Tobin handles criminal and DUI matters throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. He provides clients with professional, experienced, and aggressive representation. If your rights have been violated, Mr. Tobin isn’t afraid to seek justice and fight for you. He’s known for his honesty, compassion, and dedication to justice. When you step into the Mr. Tobin’s office, expect professionalism with a friendly touch. He’ll take the time to listen to your concerns and needs. He’ll work with you to dismiss charges, reduce charges, limit penalties, and protect your legal rights.

Attorney Timothy Tobin graduated with honors from Stonehill College of Easton, Massachusetts. Following his passion as a legal advocate, he earned his Juris Doctor from New England Law Boston where he was on the Dean’s list every semester. During law school, Mr. Tobin was a student-practitioner representing indigent women in divorce and custody disputes. He also worked at the prestigious law firm Lubin & Meyer of Boston, Massachusetts.

Mr. Tobin is admitted to practice law in the States of Arizona and Hawaii. Following law school, Mr. Tobin opened a criminal defense practice in Hawaii where he defended private and indigent clients in a variety of criminal charges. Mr. Tobin spent a large portion of his time working for the State Judiciary as a court-appointed attorney in misdemeanors, felonies, juvenile matters, and child protective service proceedings.

Following private practice, Mr. Tobin joined the County of Kauai Prosecutor’s office where he was the lead felony drug prosecutor for two years. He handled cases from charging and grand jury, to trial and post-conviction.

Mr. Tobin left Hawaii to practice criminal law in Arizona joining the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office as a Deputy Prosecutor.

In 2015, he realized that his true passion was defending the accused, and as such, returned to criminal defense to focus on helping people through difficult and trying times.

In his legal career, Mr. Tobin has garnered awards and recognitions in the legal community. He was elected as Secretary to the Kauai Bar Association, served on the local practice committee, and was appointed by the mayor to chair the drug enforcement committee. Mr. Tobin coached students in mock trial competitions and helped set up Hawaii’s first self-help legal center. Mr. Tobin received awards for his service to the State Judiciary in his role with the court’s mediations program and self-help legal center. As a lead felony drug prosecutor, Mr. Tobin regularly spoke at public events and taught courses at the police academy.

Outside of the office, Mr. Tobin spends time with his wife and family, playing sports, working out, reading, and playing music.

Call 480-447-4837 for a free and confidential consultation. You can also submit an online inquiry at our contact page.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    6 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    6 years
  3. Violent Crime: 10%
    6 years
  4. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 10%
    6 years
  5. Domestic Violence: 10%
    6 years



Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Robert W Precht

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    Robert Precht Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Steven W Zachary

    I endorse this lawyer. I know Tim from his days prosecuting. He was very well prepared, knowledgeable and aggressively fought for his position. If you are in Mesa, Arizona and need a lawyer, you should call Tim.


    Steven Zachary Divorce & Separation Attorney
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Contact info

Timothy Tobin, Attorney at Law

Mesa, AZ, 85204


AZActive 201405/25/2015
HIInactive - Voluntary200911/06/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' Choice Criminal DefenseAvvo2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2015
Custody Mediation Service AwardHawaii State Judiciary2012
Self-Help Center Service AwardHawaii State Judiciary2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyTobin Law Office2015 - Present
Deputy County AttorneyMaricopa County Attorney's Ofc2014 - 2015
Prosecuting AttorneyCounty of Kauai2012 - 2014
Special Appearance AttorneyLaw Offices of Marvin S.C. Dang2011 - 2012
AttorneyLaw Office of Tim Tobin2009 - 2012
Court-Appointed AttorneyHawaii State Judiciary2009 - 2012
Law ClerkCounty of Kauai Prosecutor's Office2009 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of ArizonaMember2014 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2014 - Present
Drug Enforcement CommitteeChair2013 - 2014
Kauai Practice CommitteeRepresentative District Court Civil2012 - 2012
State of Hawaii Mock TrialCoach2012 - 2014
Kauai Self-Help CenterVolunteer Attorney2012 - 2014
Kauai Family Court Mediation ProgramMediator2012 - 2012
Kauai Bar AssociationSecretary2010 - 2014
Hawaii State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. K.R.Dismissed
State v. R.C.Dismissed
State v. C.P.Deferred plea, with fine, and subsequent dismissal.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Honolulu WeeklyPublic Access2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
NITA Trial AdvocacyLawCertificate2010
New England Law BostonLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Stonehill CollegeCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Kauai Police Department Cadet TrainingOffenses Against Public Health and Morals2014
Kauai Police Department Cadet TrainingOffenses Against Public Health and Morals2013