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Gregory J Kuykendall

Gregory J Kuykendall

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

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About Me

Languages Spoken: Italian, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Matthew H Green

    There are very few criminal defense attorneys with more distinguished careers than Greg Kuykendall. Greg's expertise in capital defense litigation is unapralleled, but it rests on an even more impressive foundation of years of experience in all kinds of criminal defense. Individuals with state or federal criminal defense concerns in Tucson would be well served with Greg's representation.


    Matthew Green Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

531 S. Convent Avenue
Tucson, AZ, 85701

Kuykendall & Associates

531 South Convent Avenue
Tucson, AZ, 85701

531 S Convent Ave
Tucson, AZ, 85701



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200905/24/2015
AZActive 198902/15/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Bar Registry of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2013
Southwest Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
A-V RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Certified Specialist - CriminalState Bar of Arizona2013
Learned CounselFederal Death Penalty Resource Counsel2003
Phi Beta KappaPhi Beta Kappa Society1983

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
DirectorMexican Capital Legal Assistance Program2006 - Present
BossKuykendall & Associates1994 - Present
Associate LawyerButler & Stein, PC1992 - 1994
Associate LawyerO'connor Cavanagh Anderson Westover Killingsworth & Beshears1988 - 1992

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors2010 - 2012
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLife Member1994 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of ArizonaMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmittedN/A
United States District Court, District of ArizonaAdmittedN/A
United States District Court, Central District of IllinoisAdmittedN/A
United States District Court, Eastern District of MichiganAdmittedN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Detrich v. Ryan, 619 F.3d 1038 (9th Cir. 2010)Murder conviction affirmed, death sentence reversed and remanded
United States v. Corral-Gastelum, 240 F.3d 1181 (9th Cir. 2001)N/A
Calderon-Palomino v. Superior Court, 36 P.3d. 767 (Ariz. App. 2001)N/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
International Law Association (British Branch)State Compliance with International Law: Avena and Other Mexican Nationals2010
Hofstra Law ReviewMitigation Abroad: Preparing a Successful Case for Life for the Foreign National Client2008

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Tulane UniversityN/AMA - Masters1985
Universidad de CadizSpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
University of Colorado - BoulderPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1983

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Curso de entrenamiento en Practica de Juicios y Audiencias OralesOral Trials in Argentina2012
Advanced Capital TrainingCapital Voir Dire2011
Making the Case for Life XIIIRepresenting Foreign Nationals2010
Life Over Death TrainingRepresenting Mexican Nationals2010
American Bar Association Annual MeetingThe Influence of International Law and Opinion in U.S. Death Penalty Cases2010
FDSI's Capital Habeas Unit Annual ConferenceRepresenting Foreign Nationals / Mexican Clients2009
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Legal ConferenceWhat Practitioners Need to Know When Representing Foreign National Capital Defendants2008
Capital Case Defense Seminar 2008Representing Foreign Nationals / Mexican Clients and Investigating Foreign National Cases2008
Capital Case Defense SeminarInvestigating Foreign National Cases2008
Making the Case for Life X: Mitigation and Jury Selection in Capital CasesRepresenting Foreign Nationals2007