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Michael Kielsky

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, DUI & DWI, Administrative Law

About Me

Michael Kielsky is a member of the State Bars of Arizona and California, licensed to practice in both states, as well as before Arizona's U.S. District Court.


 


Michael Kielsky earned his B.Sc. in Computer Science from Grand Canyon College (now University) in Phoenix, Arizona, attended Graduate School in the College of Engineering at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, and received his law degree (summa cum laude) from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California.


 


Mr. Kielsky's general practice areas include criminal defense, traffic ticket defense, civil litigation, constitutional law, and government law.


 


Additionally, Mr. Kielsky has training and experience as a mediator.


 


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Anything you do after receiving any kind of traffic ticket may have legal consequences which you may not recognize, understand, or desire.


 


For any kind of traffic ticket, including criminal traffic tickets such as criminal speed, reckless driving, aggressive driving, or driving on a suspended license, as well as civil traffic such a speeding or red light violations, and including photo radar, you should discuss your case with an experienced criminal and traffic ticket attorney first!


 


Just a brief phone call, and a lot of your questions will likely be answered. Don't proceed without more information, become an informed consumer of legal services, and then decide on how to handle your case. 480.626.5415

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Languages Spoken: German

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Criminal Defense: 59%
    9 years, 311 cases
  2. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 33%
    9 years, 528 cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 6%
    6 years, 16 cases
  4. Administrative Law: 1%
    20 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250/hour), Contingent (25-45%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

42 total 

  • Marc J Victor

    I have the highest respect for Michael Kielsky. In addition to being a great lawyer, he is a wonderful person and role model as an American. I have personally tried a felony jury trial with him in which our client was totally acquitted. Michael has a rare ability to quickly size up the issues and fashion the best possible defense for his client. He is very bright and always fair and reasonable with his clients. I suspect he is a terror for prosecutors. I would not hesitate to send clients to Michael.

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    Marc Victor Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Aaron Matthew Kelly

    As a part of my practice I have provided advice to clients regarding photo radar tickets. I have even written memorandums concerning photo radar tickets. Needless to say, I didn't need to hire an attorney when I received my photo radar ticket....but I knew I could trust Michael. I was amazed at the level of his knowledge, the sincerity he showed in helping me, and his amazing work product. I cannot say enough how much I endorse Michael Kielsky as an attorney. I would not hesitate to hire him again for any matter and neither should you.

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    Aaron Kelly Internet Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Kielsky Rike PLLC

4635 S. Lakeshore Dr.
Tempe, AZ, 85282

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 200607/14/2015
CAActive200605/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of Election, Libertarian Precinct CommitteemanMaricopa County Board of Supervisors2014
LD25 State Representative Candidate (Libertarian)Arizona Secretary of State2014
Maricopa County Attorney Candidate (Libertarian)Maricopa County Elections Department2012
Certificate of Election, Libertarian Precinct CommitteemanMaricopa County Board of Supervisors2012
Champion of ProsperityAmericans for Prosperity2011
Certificate of Election, Libertarian Precinct CommitteemanMaricopa County Board of Supervisors2010
Maricopa County Attorney Candidate (Libertarian)Maricopa County Elections Department2010
Notary PublicArizona Secretary of State2009
Certificate of Election, Libertarian Precinct CommitteemanMaricopa County Board of Supervisors2008
Maricopa County Attorney Candidate (Libertarian)Maricopa County Elections Department2008
Certificate of Election, Libertarian Precinct CommitteemanMaricopa County Board of Supervisors2006
Representative to U.S. Congress, C.D. 5 Candidate (Libertarian)Arizona Secretary of State2004
Certificate of Election, Libertarian Precinct CommitteemanMaricopa County Board of Supervisors2004
West Mesa Justice of the Peace Candidate (Libertarian)Maricopa County Elections Department2002
Certificate of Election, Libertarian Precinct CommitteemanMaricopa County Board of Supervisors2002
Distinguished Honor Roll, SummerThomas Jefferson School of Law2001
Honor Roll, Fall SemesterThomas Jefferson School of Law2001
Summa Cum LaudeThomas Jefferson School of Law2001
Highest Grade, Community PropertyThe Witkin Legal Institute2001
Highest Grade, Constitutional Law IIThe Witkin Legal Institute2001
Distinguished Honor Roll, Spring SemesterThomas Jefferson School of Law2001
Highest Grade, Pretrial PracticeCALI Excellence for the Future Award2001
Highest Grade, Constitutional Law IICALI Excellence for the Future Award2001
Highest Grade, Community PropertyCALI Excellence for the Future Award2001
Highest Grade, Property IICALI Excellence for the Future Award2000
Distinguished Honor Roll, Fall SemesterThomas Jefferson School of Law2000
Highest Grade, Telecommunications LawCALI Excellence for the Future Award2000
Honor Roll, Spring SemesterThomas Jefferson School of Law2000
Highest Grade, Property IIThe Witkin Legal Institute2000
Law & Technology FellowshipThomas Jefferson School of Law2000
Honor Roll, SummerThomas Jefferson School of Law2000
Highest Grade, Civil Procedure ICALI Excellence for the Future Award1999
Highest Grade, Criminal LawCALI Excellence for the Future Award1999
Highest Grade, Criminal LawThe Witkin Legal Institute1999
Merit ScholarshipThomas Jefferson School of Law1999
Distinguished Honor Roll, Fall SemesterThomas Jefferson School of Law1999
Highest Grade, Civil Procedure IThe Witkin Legal Institute1999

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerKielsky Rike PLLC2011 - Present
PartnerKielsky, Rike & Elgart, PLLC2009 - 2010
AttorneySolo Practice2006 - 2009
General CounselBetterThanYours.com2006 - Present
DirectorArrange.com2004 - 2005
Technical ManagerGo Daddy Software2004 - 2005
Judicial InternSuperior Court of California, County of San Diego2001 - 2001
ExternCalifornia Court of Appeal, 4th District, Division One2001 - 2001
Volunteer MediatorSuperior Court of California, County of San Diego2000 - 2000
Volunteer/InternOffice of the Public Defender, San Diego, CA2000 - 2000
Law Student VolunteerEmployee Advocate and Labor Services1999 - 2000
Vice PresidentRepublic National Bank1995 - 1995

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Arizona Libertarian PartyChairman2015 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Board of GovernorsCandidate from District 62014 - 2014
Federalist SocietyMember2013 - Present
East Valley Bar AssociationVice President2013 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationBoard Member2012 - Present
Construction Law Section, Maricopa County Bar AssociationBoard Liason2012 - Present
Lawyer Referal Service Committee, Maricopa County Bar AssociationCommittee Member2012 - Present
Technology Committee, State Bar of ArizonaCommittee Member2012 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationBoard Member-elect2011 - 2011
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Arizona Libertarian Party1st Vice Chair2011 - 2015
Maricopa County Bar AssociationEx-Officio Board Member2011 - 2013
East Valley Bar AssociationPresident2011 - 2012
East Valley Bar AssociationVice President Elect2010 - 2010
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
East Valley Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Federalist Society (Phoenix Lawyer's chapter)N/A2009 - Present
Maricopa County Libertarian Party2nd Vice Chair2009 - Present
Bar of the United States District Court - District of ArizonaMember2007 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember2006 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2006 - Present
Arizona Libertarian PartyChairman2005 - 2011
Arizona Libertarian PartySecretary2003 - 2005
Student Bar AssociationParliamentarian2000 - 2000
Law Review, Thomas Jefferson School of LawTechnical Editor2000 - 2001
Student Bar AssociationJudicial Chair2000 - 2001

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Civil Traffic Appeal / Scottsdale City CourtReversed Lower Court Decision, Client Wins
Photo Radar / Civil Traffic, Phoenix Municipal CourtDismissed for lack of proper service
Photo Radar / Civil Traffic, Downtown Justice CourtDismissed at trial, State not ready to proceed

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Arizona State UniversityComputer ScienceGraduate Studies in Computer Science and Business, no degree1990
Grand Canyon UniversityComputer ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1984

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Live CLE: Photo Enforcement Basics: The Law and ProcedurePhoto Enforcement Basics: The Law and Procedure2014
Live CLE: Photo Enforcement Basics: The Law and ProcedurePhoto Enforcement Basics: The Law and Procedure2014
LD25 General Election DebateCandidate Debate, Closing Statement2014
LD25 General Election DebateCandidate Debate, Opening Statement2014
AzFamily.comArizona bill targets photo radar2014
Live CLE: Photo Enforcement Basics: The Law and ProcedurePhoto Enforcement Basics: The Law and Procedure2013
Come Together/Learn Together: weekend of skilshares/presentationsKnow your Rights for Police Questioning & Interrogation2013
Arizona ObjectivistsKnow your Rights for Police Questioning & Interrogation2013
Arizona House of Representatives, Committee on Federalism and Fiscal ResponsibilityTestimony in Support of HB2328, Compact for America2013
Maricopa County Attorney DebateMaricopa County Attorney Election2012
Live CLE: Photo Enforcement Basics: The Law and ProcedurePhoto Enforcement Basics: The Law and Procedure2012
Flex Your RightsKnow your Rights for Police Questioning & Interrogation2012
Declare Your Independence, with Ernest Hancock (radio program)Atlas Shrugged, The Movie2011
Are Targeted Killings Legal? - A DebateAre Targeted Killings Legal? - A Debate2011
The Strategic Edge Business AlliancePhoto Radar: Public Service or Government Money Grab?2010
Sunnyslope Candidate Forum2010 Primary Election2010
KPHO CBS 5 NewsMaricopa County Attorney Candidacy2010
Greater Scottsdale Tea Party Candidate DebatesMaricopa County Attorney Candidate Debate2010
County Supervisors Association Candidate DebateMaricopa County Attorney Candidate Debate2010
Candidate Debate -- Maricopa County Attorney's OfficeMaricopa County Attorney Candidate Debate2010
Breakthrough Thinking Radio Show on 1010 KXXTMaricopa County Attorney Candidate Debate2010
KPHO CBS 5 NewsRed Light Camera Violation Lines Ruled Unlawful2009
2009 ConventionElections Legal Issues Update2009