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James L Heard

James L Heard III

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Juvenile, Appeals, Arbitration

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About Me

I am a former prosecutor with eleven years of experience in all areas of criminal law, from juvenile to homicide. I tried nearly 80 cases. My experience allows me to represent my clients with their best interests in mind.  I maintain contact with my clients so that they are aware of their rights at each step of the case and are able to make informed decisions.


My years of experience as a prosecutor coupled with my knowledge of law enforcement policy and procedures allows me to find the weaknesses in the state's case.  I exploit those weaknesses to ensure the best possible outcome for my client including a possible dismissal, favorable negotiated plea deal or a positive outcome in trial.




Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    2 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    2 years
  3. Juvenile: 14%
  4. Appeals: 5%
    2 years
  5. Arbitration: 1%



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Stacey L Heard

    Jim always exhibits wonderful common sense and a great sense of humor. He is extremely knowledgable in the areas of criminal law, gun rights, search and seizure as well as criminal and juvenile procedure. He is smart, thoughtful and thorough. He can always explain complicated matters in a way almost anyone can understand.


    Stacey Heard
    Relationship: Family member

  • Eric Hale Hitchcock

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Eric Hitchcock DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Heard Law Firm (Physical Address)

Las Sendas Business Center
2929 N Power Rd, Ste 101
Mesa, AZ, 85215

Heard Law Firm (Mailing Address)

2733 N. Power Rd.
Ste. 102-450
Mesa, AZ, 85215



AZActive 200103/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Deputy County AttorneyPinal County Attorney's Office2001 - 2012

Association NamePosition NameDuration

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
St v. HaycraftDismissed

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of ArizonaHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1997