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Susan J Kayler

Susan J Kayler

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Wills & Living Wills, Appeals

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About Me

Putting the client first is the recipe for success for clients and for lawyers. The ingredients; education, experience and passion, create satisfied clients. Passion is what distinguishes us.

Susan Kayler has represented hundreds of clients in appeal cases, family law cases, DUI/DWI cases, criminal matters, and civil cases and preparing wills, incorporations, deeds and more.


Susan Kayler, a practicing attorney for more than twenty years, has had an outstanding record of accomplishment in the legal field. In 2011, the State Bar of Arizona selected Susan to be its Practice Management Manager providing lawyers with assistance with the business of law including technology, software, websites, trust accounting, client relations, staff training and more. Having served the membership of the Bar she has now returned to her law practice.

In 2005, while in private practice, Susan created the first electronic prosecutor’s offices in the state of Arizona. She developed websites for her firm’s municipal clients allowing victims, defendants, defense attorneys, officers, courts, witnesses virtual access to the justice system.

After opening an office in Wisconsin, Susan participated as a Judge for the Mock Trial Competition and designed the Walworth County Bar Association’s website.

A former prosecutor, defense attorney and judge, Susan is considered the country’s leading authority on photo radar legal issues and is the author of the #1 best-selling book on photo radar law “Smile for the Speed Camera–Photo Radar Exposed!” The book is available for purchase through Amazon and through the photo radar information website at Susan has an extensive background of community service and an outstanding reputation in the legal community.

Past Accomplishments and Community Service

  • Judge, 2011 Mock Trial Competition

  • Web design and development, Walworth County Bar Association

  • Webmaster, Inverness Community Association

  • Prosecutor – Towns of Cave Creek, Carefree, El Mirage, Avondale, Fountain Hills, Scottsdale

  • Advocacy Committee, Tempe Bike Action Group

  • Public Defender – City of Scottsdale

  • Consultant – City of Scottsdale Prosecutor Office Restructuring

  • Interim Presiding Judge – Town of Carefree

  • Scottsdale Board of Adjustment

  • Editorial Board, Arizona Attorney

  • Instructor, Professionalism Course – State Bar of Arizona

  • Graduate, Scottsdale Leadership Program

  • Instructor, Legal Seminars – Lorman, ASU College of Law



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Appeals: 25%
    22 years
  2. Wills & Living Wills: 25%
    22 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
    22 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 25%
    22 years



Hourly ($250-325/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Shannon E Wynn

    Attorney Kayler is an excellent attorney. She is very active in the legal community and consistently strives to help those who need her assistance. I wouldn't hesitate to refer clients to her and highly recommend her services.


    Shannon Wynn Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Kayler Law Firm

500 South Mill Avenue
Tempe, AZ, 85281


WIGood Standing201003/27/2015
AZActive 198502/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
ExcellenceState Bar of Arizona2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Judge Pro TemporeCity Of Scottsdale2014 - Present
Practice Management ManagerState Bar Of Arizona2011 - 2013
AttorneyThe Kayler Law Firm2009 - Present
Presiding JudgeTown of Carefree2000 - 2001
Attorney/Managing PartnerIacovino & Kayler1987 - 2008
AttorneyLaw Office of Susan Kayler1986 - 1987

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of WisconsinMember2010 - Present
Walworth County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember1985 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Higgins vs. HigginsWon on appeal

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State UniversityLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Arizona State UniversityLawBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
State Bar ConventionLegal Ethics2012
CLEState Bar Professionalism Course2007