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Timothy John Tobin

Timothy John Tobin

also known as Tim Tobin

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

Mr. Tobin is criminal defense attorney who has practiced criminal law in both Arizona and Hawaii. In addition, he's a former prosecutor of both Arizona and Hawaii.

Mr. Tobin was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar where he practiced criminal and civil litigation. Primarily, he represented clients in a variety of criminal defense cases. In addition, Mr. Tobin served the Hawaii State Judiciary as a court-appointed attorney in misdemeanors, felonies, child protective service proceedings, and judicial foreclosures.

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 was actively involved in Hawaii’s 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 also coached students in mock trial competitions and helped set up Hawaii’s first self-help legal center.

In 2014, Mr. Tobin joined the Maricopa County Attorney's Office as a Prosecutor. In 2015, he realized that his true passion was defending the accused, and as such, returned to private practice to focus on criminal defense in Arizona.

Mr. Tobin graduated with honors from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts where he studied communication and philosophy. He graduated from New England Law Boston where he was on the Dean's list every semester. During law school, Mr. Tobin practiced as a student-practitioner representing indigent women in divorce and child custody disputes. He also worked as a clerk at the prestigious medical malpractice firm Lubin and Meyer of Boston, Massachusetts.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    6 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    6 years



Fixed (Always), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Armando Nava

    Mr. Tobin is an extremely knowledgeable attorney. His work ethic is what sets him above the rest.


    Armando Nava Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Gordon Thomas Nicol

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Gordon Nicol Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Timothy Tobin, Attorney at Law

Mesa, AZ, 85204



AZActive 201405/25/2015
HIInactive - Voluntary200909/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Custody Mediation Service AwardHawaii State Judiciary2012
Self-Help Center Service AwardHawaii State Judiciary2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Tim Tobin2015 - Present
Deputy County AttorneyMaricopa County Attorney's Ofc2014 - 2015
Deputy ProsecutorCounty 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
Volunteer AttorneyCounty of Kauai Prosecutor's Office2009 - 2009


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of ArizonaMember2014 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2014 - Present
Drug Enforcement CommitteeVice Chair2013 - 2014
Kauai Practice CommitteeRepresentative District Court Civil2012 - 2012
State of Hawaii Mock TrialAssistant Coach2012 - 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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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
MCAO Prosecution EssentialsLawCertificate2015
NDAA - Prosecuting Drug CasesLawCertificate2013
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