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David Kephart

Criminal defense Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Handle all levels of misdemeanor and felony cases in city, justice, and superior courts.

    18 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%
    Handle all levels of misdemeanor and felony DUI/DWI, including, manslaughters and second degree murder cases that result from a defendant's use of alcohol or drugs.

    18 years

Thank you for reviewing my profile and considering me to represent you in your criminal defense, DUI/DWI, or personal injury 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 honest, straightforward, no-nonsense approach.  

I take great pride 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 Tempe, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, 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.   

 

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Location

Law Office of David Jameson Kephart, PLLC
PO BOX 25106
Phoenix, AZ, 85002
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301 West Washington
Phoenix, AZ
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200 East Chicago
Chandler, AZ, 85225
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3700 North 75th Street
Scottsdale, AZ, 85251
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Posted by Thomas C | November 17, 2014
The best in the valley. HANDS DOWN
If you have a DUI call Mr. Kephart. I had a complicated extreme DUI case that David did an outstanding job on. He went to court for me when my work schedule did not permit me to be in person at the hearing. He was honest, professional, straightforward, easy to get ahold of and above all affordable. He worked with me from start to finish and made the complicated DUI process in Arizona easy and stress free. I would recomend him to anyone, he is definitely the guy to go to.
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Posted by DexSter | September 24, 2014
Heavenly Sent- Lawyer of ALL Lawyers
Above all and below none! Mr. David Kephart's intelligence of the law, and the swag he displays inside the courtroom is simply marvelous! Mr. Kephart litigated for me at a trial on 09/18/2014 where I was facing a Misdemeanor Charge (3 Counts) of Interfering with a Judicial Order/Domestic Violence. I knew in my heart that I did nothing wrong and Mr. Kephart fought aggressively to confirm my innocence. The court room is definitely Mr. Kephart's stage! Definitely the "Michael Jackson " of the court room. Mr. Kephart has great morals and values and is not afraid to let it be known as to what they are. This is the attorney you want legally representing you, but don't be surprised that you feel also as though you met a new best friend. Just a great honest and direct overall "heavenly" sent human being! Thank you again Sir and may God continue to bless you with the skills to help others.
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Posted by Cindy | January 25, 2014
A hero
When two of my kids needed a lawyer, David proved to be a hero. A year ago, my college-age daughter was charged with giving alcohol to a friend who was a minor. For a future teacher, this is a serious charge which would have kept her from ever receiving certification. David worked something out where her charge was reduced and she took a class. My son, who has had multiple legal problems due to marijuana use, recently retained David when a public defender was giving him poor advice. David got the more serious of two DUI charges removed and I think my son finally understands that pot-smokers in Arizona will pay a heavy price for their choices. David usually returns emails and texts promptly. He is generous with advice and his rates are fair and affordable. Be careful of major law firms that ask how much money you possess and then take everything you have. Go to an honest attorney instead. I can't recommend this attorney enough. He has been a hero to our family.
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Posted by Steven | June 12, 2013
If you are ever facing criminal charges - THIS IS THE LAWYER YOU CALL
I had the cops in my home and they used an issue with another party as an excuse to search my property including my medicine cabinet. I was arrested and charged with multiple drug felonies. In a panic I contacted a friend who worked at a prestigious law firm in a non-criminal capacity who said that if he was ever going into criminal court - David Kephart was the lawyer he would want handling his case. David was amazing to work with and always answered my questions & concerns in a prompt manner and helped put me at ease. Despite the court fighting hard to force me to accept a terrible plea agreement that would have led me to never have a clean record or a chance for employment, David worked tirelessly and went above and beyond to get me a plea offer involving no criminal record, no jail time and the charges being dismissed. I would HIGHLY recommend David as a criminal lawyer.
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Posted by Ken | June 14, 2012
An Honest, Caring Attorney - REALLY!!!!
I was involved in an absolute disaster of a case, where I was completely innocent. I am a 40 year old, average guy who had never been in any trouble in my life and was absolutely panicked. I called around to several defense attorneys and hired the first attorney who said he would take my case – Big Mistake! I paid this other, “unnamed” attorney thousands of dollars up front. Once this other attorney received my cash, he refused to return my calls, to provide me with the evidence that I requested for my defense and failed to keep scheduled meetings. Frustrated and feeling like a fool, I decided to fire my former attorney, do some research, and find a competent attorney. I did my research and found David Kephart – what a Godsend! He provided me with competent legal advice, agreed to handle my case and advised me that my money would be better served getting the entire arrest thrown out, since I cannot have any record whatsoever due to my employment. David was always available, professional and responsive. He was caring and easy to talk to, which was very important to me, since this case had a lot to do with my wife’s documented mental illness. He provided me all of the evidence that I requested immediately. David represented me at trial and was able to get the charges dismissed. We are now in a position to have the entire arrest thrown out and I look forward to working with David again in that matter. If you ever find yourself in trouble and need a caring, compassionate advocate, look no further, David Kephart is your guy!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner/Attorney
  • Law Office of David Jameson Kephart, PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Shell, Nermyr, Kephart, PLLC
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Trial Attorney
  • Maricopa County Public Defender's Office
  • 2005 - 2008

Education

  • Arizona State College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2005
  • Kansas State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Robertson
  • All charges dismissed
  • State v. Sol
  • Evidence Suppressed, Case Dismissed
  • State v. Groves
  • Not Guilty.
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Society of Trial Consultants
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Presidential Award
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • 2008
  • Order of the Barristers
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • 2005
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Publications

  • For the Defense-Maricopa County Public Defender's Office
  • The Police Taser and You
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Arizona Public Defenders Association Annual Conference
  • The Ins and Outs of Computer Search Warrants
  • 2014
  • CLE Seminar
  • Computer and Digital Evidence in Criminal Cases
  • 2013
  • Arizona Public Defenders Association Annual Conference
  • Scientific Jury Selection
  • 2013
  • Arizona Public Defender Association's Annual Conference
  • Grand Jury Presentations
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (36)
Given (25)
Endorse David
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dave is a superb lawyer with excellent courtroom skills. I have seen him in action in court many times and recommend him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David was opposing counsel on a number of matters, he always knew how to get things done for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Other
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a great lawyer who is well respected in the legal community"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kephart is an excellent attorney and committed to his craft."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Kephart without reservation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David works hard for his clients and he knows his stuff when it comes to DUI."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David has the knowledge and experience required to win cases. He is very skilled in front of a jury and convincing to a judge. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is an excellent attorney, he is the go to guy when legal strategy and brain storming is needed. I would hire him in a heart beat."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a very hard working attorney who is very knowledgeable in his area of practice. I know that his research and writing skills are outstanding as I have worked with him in the past."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I picked David Kephart as one of a group of lawyers I assembled in Phoenix to work on a high-profile criminal prosecution of several of my clients. It was a terrific decision. Our defense was a total success, against the odds. If I ever have the misfortune to have to defend a criminal case in Phoenix again, I will call David."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Kephart is a great attorney. He is knowledgeable about the law and knows how to get results. I recommend him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Kephart for many years. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of a great attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Kephart. Mr. Kephart is a top notch attorney that is respected in our community and obtains excellent results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He has a reputation for working his cases, preparing well for trial and produces results both before his cases go to trial in dismissals, fair resolutions while still knowing when to announce ready for trial. I would not hesitate putting my loved ones in his care. This is an incredibly brilliant attorney with skills that are always worth watching."
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Phoenix Criminal defense Lawyer David Kephart
David Kephart
Criminal defense Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation