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Michael A Harwin

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Michael Harwin is a top rated criminal defense lawyer and a former prosecuting attorney with over 15 years of experience representing Tucson clients in DUI, white collar crime, and criminal cases. Call Michael Harwin in Tucson at 520-624-3500.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Driving While Intoxicated: 60%
    19 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. White Collar Crime: 10%
    19 years, 25 cases



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  • James A Charnesky

    I endorse this lawyer. Mike is one of the smartest guys out there. He really knows his stuff, particularly in the area of collateral consequences. I 100% endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Michael A. Harwin, P.C.

239 North Church Ave
Tucson, AZ, 85701


AZActive 199407/14/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
One of The Best Lawyers in the United StatesBestofUS.com2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Top Attorneys in ArizonaAZ Magazine2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
2013 superlawyerSouthwest Super Lawyers2013
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2012
Outstanding Service to Veterans and Service MembersUniversity of Arizona Veteran Clinic2012
2012 southwest superlawyer2012 southwest superlawyer2012
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top Tucson LawyerTucson Lifestyle2012
Member- Criminal DefenseSouthwest Super Lawyers2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
MemberLitigation Counsel of America2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Listed in Best Lawyers in the United StatesThe Best of the U.S., Inc.2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Order of The CoifOrder of the Coif1994
Note EditorArizona Law Review1993
American Jurisprudence Award Constitutional LawAmJur1992
American Jurisprudence Award Corporate LawAmJur1992
American Jurprudence Award Civil procedureAmJur1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMichael Aaron Harwin, P.C.1998 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Arizona School of Law2001 - 2002
Assistant General CounselCity of Phoenix1995 - 1997
AssociateMendelsohn, Oseran, Mance & Eisner P.C.1993 - 1994
Helitak Crew Member/firefigherNational Park Service1990 - 1990
Graduate Teaching AssistantUniversity of Arizona1987 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal JusticeSustaining Member2013 - Present
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2011 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Criminal Justice Sectionmember2004 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2004 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
Pima County Democratic PartyChair2003 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2002 - 2010
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1996 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Southern Arizona Civil Rights CoalitionMember1992 - 1992
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kelava v. Gonzales, 410 F.3d 625 (9th Cir. 2005) amended and superseded by Kelava v. Gonzales, 434 F.3d 1120 (9th Cir. 2006)N/A
Hurles v. Ryan, 08-99032 (9th Cir.)Won
Hurles v. Ryan 08-99032N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trends in DUI Discovery (Inside the Minds)Using Experts In DUI2014
Arizona Law ReviewDetaining for Danger Under The Bail Reform Act of 19841993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of ArizonaN/AM.F.A1990
State University of New YorkN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
AACJ DUI ConferenceCollateral Consequences of DUI2013
Public Defender TrainingCollateral Consequences of Domestic Violence2012
2012 DUI updateProfessional Consequences of DUI2012
University of Arizona College of LawWhite Collar Crime/Defending a Fraud Case2011
State Bar of Arizona CLEImmigration Law and Crime2008
University of ArizonaLaw2002
State Bar of Arizona CLEImmigration Law and Crime1998