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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


  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 

  • Michael Cole Larsen

    Jim is an excellent attorney. He is very well respected within the legal community. He is well liked by judges, court staff and other attorneys. If you want a great attorney, hire Jim.


    Michael Larsen Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law 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 200106/01/2015

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
DV - AssaultDismissed
DV - StrangulationNot Guilty on all charges
Possession of Marijuana for SaleAll charges dismissed.
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of ArizonaHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1997