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About me

Being a criminal defense lawyer can be stressful at times.  Hanging out with my family is what I do to keep my stress down.  I have a beautiful wife and three kids.  They definately keep me grounded.  I also love to ride my road bike for 20 or more miles at a time on the weekend.  


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    8 years, 800 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 35%
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
  4. General Practice: 5%
    8 years, 8 cases



Contingent (25-33%), Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Marci A Kratter

    I am happy to endorse this lawyer. Joc is incredibly capable and does a wonderful job for his clients.


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  • Anthony Salvador

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Blackwell's experience and not guilty verdicts are rivaled by most.


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Contact info

Blackwell Law Office, PLLC

818 N. 5th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85003


AZActive 200607/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 4.9 Out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 4.9 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top Attorneys in Arizona Rising StarsSouthwest Super Lawyers2013
Community Engagement Outreach Task Force Co-Chair Service AwardCity of Phoenix2012
Hayzel B. Daniels ScholarshipHayzel B. Daniels Bar Association2002
Distinguished Writer AwardMotorola Corporation2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/AttorneyBlackwell Law Office, PLLC2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaAdmitted to Practice2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. PayanNot Guilty On All 17 Counts.
State v. ColemanNot Guilty
State v. WaitsNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Micro-Electro-Mechanical SystemsHighly Parallel Microfluidic Biochannel Arrays2001
Micro-Tas ConferenceA Miniaturized and Integrated Plastic Thermal Chemical Reactor for Genetic Analysis2000
American Chemical SocietyMicrofluidic Sample Preparation Devices in Genetic Analysis2000
Sensor SymposiumThe Fabrication of Electroplated Micro Mold Inserts for Fabrication of Plastic Microfluidics2000
Hermes SymposiumFluid Transport Techniques in Microfluidic Devices1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
APDA- If helps if They Like and Trust You: Hones Communication with a JuryLawCertificate2012
APDA - Sun Tzu's Art of War - Ancient Wisdom for Today's WarriorLawCertificate2012
APDA - Battles in the Trenches at the Front Line and on the Front PageLawCertificate2012
APDA - Eye Witness Case Law Updates and Jury InstructionsLawCertificate2012
APDA - Gangs and Daubert: How to Level the Playing FieldLawCertificate2012
APDA - 2012 Search and Seizure UpdateLawCertificate2012
APDA - Analyzing and Defending the Wiretap CaseLawCertificate2012
APDA - The Unique Challenges Facing Female AttorneysLawCertificate2012
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
North Carolina AandT State UniversityChemical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1998
United States Military Intelligence SchoolMorse Code Cryptographic AnalystCryptography1992
United States Army Airborne SchoolN/AParatrooper1992
U.S. Military Intelligence SchoolMorse Code Intercept OperatorIntelligence Officer1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
APDAGangs and Daubert: Are we there yet?2013
2012 Arizona Public Defenders AssociationGang and Daubert: How to Level the Playing Field2012
Annual Arizona Public Defender Association ConferenceGang Trials2011
2010 Arizona Public Defenders AssociationGang Trials2010