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About me

Thank you for reviewing my profile and considering me to represent you in your criminal defense, DUI/DWI, or civil rights case.  


Choosing a lawyer is as important as picking a doctor, and I encourage you to take your time in making this potentially life altering decision.  I also encourage you to contact several attorneys before you contact me so you can see the difference between their hard-selling, used car dealer approach and my approach which is honest, straightforward and no-nonsense.  There is a reason other attorneys drive BMW's or Mercedes, and I don't, but I sleep soundly at night knowing I don't have to mislead anyone to make a living.

In addition, I pride myself in obtaining the best results possible for my clients.  I enjoy an excellent reputation throughout the legal community because of my legal intellect, personal integrity, professionalism, and unrelenting drive to protect my clients. 

I represent clients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Maricopa County and throughout Arizona.  I also work with a network of attorneys covering many practice areas, so if I cannot personally represent you, I will help you find an attorney who can.  


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    9 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    9 years



Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

34 total 

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  • Bradley Dale Clark

    I spent a fantastic week with Mr, Kephart at Trial Lawyer's College in Wyoming. He has the skill, aptitude, and drive to take on any case. I would trust David to handle a close family member's case.


    Bradley Clark Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Marci A Kratter

    I have known David for several years. I have seen him in action and he is a phenomenal lawyer. I would recommend him without hesitation.


    Marci Kratter Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of David Jameson Kephart, PLLC

9920 South Rural Road
Suite 108, Box 124
Tempe, AZ, 85284-0001

301 West Washington
Phoenix, AZ

200 East Chicago
Chandler, AZ, 85225

3700 North 75th Street
Scottsdale, AZ, 85251



AZActive 200505/22/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Presidential AwardArizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice2008
Order of the BarristersInternational Academy of Trial Lawyers2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing Partner/AttorneyLaw Office of David Jameson Kephart, PLLC2010 - Present
PartnerShell, Nermyr, Kephart, PLLC2008 - 2010
Trial AttorneyMaricopa County Public Defender's Office2005 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Society of Trial ConsultantsMember2011 - Present
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2008 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. EgbertNot Guilty
State v. GreenfelderNot Guilty
State v. HebertNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
For the Defense-Maricopa County Public Defender's OfficeThe Police Taser and YouN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2005
Kansas State UniversityCorporate Financial ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Arizona Public Defenders Association Annual ConferenceThe Ins and Outs of Computer Search Warrants2014
CLE SeminarComputer and Digital Evidence in Criminal Cases2013
Arizona Public Defenders Association Annual ConferenceScientific Jury Selection2013
Arizona Public Defender Association's Annual ConferenceGrand Jury Presentations2012