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About Me

Former prosecutor for Maricopa County Attorney's Office, and an experienced defense attorney. I have successfully resolved thousands of criminal cases, including traffic law, DUI, major felonies and homicides throughout my career. I served in the Family Violence Division at the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. Prior to that I worked for the Mesa Prosecutor;s Office where I assisted with domestic violence cases, as well as misdemeanor cases, ranging from DUI and theft. Having graduated from Hartwick College in New York, I recieved my Juris Doctorate from Sullfolk University School of Law in Boston, MA. I am licenses to practice in the AZ Supreme Court, as well as in the US Federal District Court. 


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Domestic Violence: 34%
    12 years, 4 thousand cases
  2. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 33%
    12 years, 10 thousand cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 33%
    12 years, 8 thousand cases



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Rebecca Marie Marquis

    I endorse this lawyer. I know John Rhude both personally, and professionally, and I have no reservations referring cases to John. John is incredibly intelligent and has a wonderful legal mind. John will tirelessly work to advance the interests of his clients, and he is always the consummate professional.


    Rebecca Marquis Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    John Rhude is an extremely experienced criminal defense attorney. He has superior trial skills if the case needs to be tried, and he has won several acquittals. Just as an important his ability to negotiate a reasonable resolution of cases is a quality few attorneys have mastered. I would recommend Mr. Rhude to anyone who has a criminal matter. Mr. Rhude is extremely professional and understands the criminal system.


    Patrick Zinicola
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Law Office of Corso & Rhude, PLLC

14500 N. Northsight Blvd.
Suite 116
Scottsdale, AZ, 85260

Corso & Rhude

14500 N. Northsight Blvd. Suite 116
Scottsdale, AZ, 85260




AZActive 200306/01/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Probation
    issued in AZ, 2013


    Probation means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State monitors the lawyer's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Attorney of the Month Felony Trial DivisionMaricopa County Attorney's Office2007
Attorney of the Month Felony Trial DivisionMaricopa County Attorney's Office2006
Attorney of the Month Felony Trial DivisionMaricopa County Attorney's Office2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalLaw Office of Corso & Rhude, PLLC2007 - Present
Deputy County AttorneyMaricopa County Attorney's Office2003 - 2007
Prosecutors OfficeMesa City Prosecutor's Office2002 - 2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Photo Radar Speeding TicketDismissed
Criminal Speeding TicketDismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
AZ AttorneyArizona Attorney Magazine2013


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Hartwick CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
DUI ConferenceDUI2007
Domestic Violence ConferenceDomestic Violence2006