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Bret Andrew Royle

Criminal defense Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   65 reviews

Licensed for 12 years

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About Bret

Learn Bret’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    We zealously defend State and Federal criminal cases including gun and weapons charges, vehicular crimes, domestic violence related offenses, white collar crimes and a host of others.

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%
    I have successfully defending and negotiated hundreds of DUIs and OUIs at trial and in the pretrial phase. If you have been charged with a DUI or OUI in Arizona, we offer a free consultation to help you evaluate the strength of your case.

  3. Juvenile law
    8%
    We offer dedicated and aggressive representation to juveniles charges both as juveniles and adults. Understanding the nuances of the juvenile system is a difficult task. We offer free consultations to juveniles and their families.

  4. Violent crime
    5%
    Our range of criminal defense services include representation of those charged with offenses ranging from simple assault to first degree murder.

  5. White collar crime
    5%

  6. Expungement
    2%
    Our legal team offers advice and representation in early termination or probation, restoration of civil rights and the setting aside of convictions.

EXPERIENCED AND AGGRESSIVE CRIMINAL AND DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEY.

Arizona's Super Lawyers Rising Star, the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and one of Arizona’s Outstanding Lawyers of 2018 are only several of the distinguished accolades Bret Royle has been awarded as a Phoenix based criminal defense and DUI attorney. 

However, before he began practing law, Bret attended the University of Miami School of Law. After graduation from law school, Bret joined an Arizona criminal defense firm, where he gained valuable experience in numerous areas of the law. He proceeded to open his own firm in 2011, where he focused on DUI and criminal defense, gaining a reputation as one of the more successful young criminal defense attorneys in the Phoenix area. Bret has been featured on CNN, Fox News, ABC News and NBC News amongst others. 

Bret joined with fellow Phoenix criminal defense attorney Adam Feldman in founding their firm, Feldman & Royle, where he continues to dedicate himself to the successful representation of clients charged with a wide array of criminal offenses, from criminal traffic violations to murder. Mr. Royle provides a free consultation for those interested in learning more about the ways in which Feldman & Royle can assist those charged or being investigated with a crime. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2019,2018,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2019 2018 2017 + 2 ...
Top Contributor 2017
Top Contributor
2017

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Licensed for 12 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 12/21/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Bret

Bret Andrew Royle
2828 North Central Ave, Suite 1203
Phoenix, AZ, 85004

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
Bret received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2019
Posted by Berenice | May 9, 2014
The Best Lawyer in AZ!!!
Mr. Royle represented me in my drug case in the Maricopa County Superior Court. Mr. Royle is nothing but professional and cares about me and my case. There is no words to describe my experience with this firm, his paralegal Cindy is the best! Mr. Royle and Cindy always returned my calls and would meet with me anytime I needed to talk to them. I would definitely recommend this firm to whoever needs help. Berenice
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Posted by Manny | June 9, 2015
Does what other attorneys don't.
When I had my first consultation with Bret, he was honest and trustworthy to me which eventually lead to why I went with Bret. He didn't sugar coat the situation like the other attorneys did to gain my business. He stated what could happen, both ways. During the hearings, Bret kept me informed of any new status or changes and I even reached him after hours if I needed. He was actively fighting on my case and eventually, the case was brought to a dismissal and ever since then, I've kept a hold of him and always recommended his services.
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Posted by Bianca | September 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you want the BEST contact Bret!!
I (don’t want to say unfortunately but) met Bret during one of the hardest moments of my life. I was not only in a position I never expected to be in, but was completely lost without knowing who to turn to. I was too embarrassed to go to family and online searches only furthered my anxiety. I was scared!! That’s when I close friend referred me to Bret! I can confidently say that Bret is the absolute best!! Regardless of how big or basic (if there’s such a thing) you may think your case is, or if you find yourself questioning whether or not you need an attorney, the first thing you must do is contact Bret. He will give you peace of mind in knowing someone is out there working hard for you and your case! What sets Bret and team apart is that they not only care about their clients legally, but they care about you as an individual, they’re honestly there to help YOU! They understand this is a scary time in your life and are there to listen, guide and even throw in some pep talks when they see you need it! They really are with you every step of the way!! There’s no way I can see any other attorney doing what Bret did for my DUI case! Thank you Bret, Brad and Cindy! I am forever grateful! They will also work with you as far as costs go! I’m telling you with complete honesty, if you want the BEST, go see Bret!!
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Posted by Kimberly | February 17, 2021
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Patient, knowledgeable, and dedicated
Bret came highly recommended and for good reason. He demonstrated vast knowledge of the law and my cases from start to finish. His communication and patience throughout my cases was outstanding. He never missed a beat.
Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Made my process easy
I met with 10 lawyers and the Bret was the 1st one I met. It just got clearer simply because he didn't promise much but delivered better.
Posted by John | November 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
LIFE SAVER!
Bret took on my case and I knew from day one he was the BEST! He was in constant communication. I am out of state and he updated me every step of the way. He went above and beyond; making sure to research every aspect of my case. His prices are fair and reasonable. He negotiated on my behalf and was able to get a class one felony expunged. I would not trust anyone more than Bret, he was truly a lifesaver.
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Response from Bret Royle December 16, 2019
Thanks, John. It was a pleasure to work with you and we were so glad when your charges were dismissed.
Posted by Marcus | October 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer we've ever had the honor of working with!!
3 minutes ago Bret Royle has went above and beyond what any lawyer has too. You can tell that Mr. Royle stands up for those of us that don't have a voice. It was the best decision that we ever made calling Feldman and Royle. We no longer live in the state of Arizona. We live across the country now, and we only wish we could find a lawyer of Mr.Royle's caliber here. There should be more attorneys in the world like him. Thank you for everything you have done Mr. Royle. We will recommend you to all of our friends that ask... Marc & Amanda Kennedy
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Posted by John | August 26, 2019
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Honest, genuine and straightforward. Can't say enough good things about Mr. Royle.
I hired Bret to represent me in a second offense DUI resulting in a felony charge. From the moment I met with him he was helpful and straightforward about my situation. My career requires me to travel and live out of state pretty much year round. I came to Bret in hopes that he could get the felony charges dropped, as that makes finding housing a nightmare, as well as getting me unsupervised probation so I could continue to travel and make a living. He was upfront and honest with me through the entire process and delivered on all my major requests. Two years later and my probabtion/felony charges are due to get dropped and Bret has stayed in contact and helped me the entire time. I cannot say enough good things about him as an attorney and a human being. If you want incredible and personalized representation look no further.
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Posted by Jordan | June 23, 2019
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Bret Royle #1
After visiting with a couple of lawyers and calling a few others, I was referred to Bret Royle by a friend who was in a similar position I was in. Right away I could sense how knowledgeable of a lawyer he was and how he approached my case with such a down-to-earth kind of attitude, really inspirational. Throughout the entire process and beyond it, Bret was ALWAYS super responsive and just a phone call/text away, no matter how short notice it was or how busy he was. Bret always made time for me in his busy schedule. Him and his colleagues are all very professional with a beautiful office! Bret Royle is second to none in my experiences and I wouldn't recommend anyone else, the same thing my friend said too.
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Posted by Eric | April 2, 2019
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Top Notch Representation
I've had other lawyers that were adequate, compared to the service and results I received from Bret Royle of Feldman & Royle it was night and day. The staff always helped with my questions, providing assistance and coordinating with me to ensure the best results. I was particularly impressed with Bret's responsiveness, he returned my calls quickly and always responded with clarity and professionalism that others of any profession can only hope to match. I'm so glad I was referred to Feldman & Royle, and the outcome in my case was better than I had hoped and allowed me to move forward worry free. An expert attorney who guided me through my case with top notch results, if you ever find yourself in need of a defense attorney, Feldman & Royle will be there for you.
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Posted by Sequoyah | March 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Not Only an Attorney - But a Fierce Advocate
Bret Royle, in a sense, saved my brother’s life. He was facing 10-12 years with an appointed Public Defender who wasn’t even a criminal lawyer, who missed glaring errors that would’ve cost my brother years inside. We were desperate for some guidance and Bret allowed us to pick his brain before even retaining him. He answered every text message and returned every single phone call. Mind you we live in a different state, so communication regarding my brother’s defense was critical in mitigating his situation. We were already feeling defeated and frustrated with the appointed Public Defender. The lack of knowledge, communication and sheer ethic to defend became glaringly obvious in contrast to the service we were receiving from Bret Royle. We don’t come from a lot of money and paying for an attorney never seemed feasible until we realized what was at risk. We rallied the troops and did what we could to secure Bret at Feldman & Royle. Within weeks, Bret had the case dissected, understood and strategized a bargain with the DA that resulted in a deal of 3 years with a stipulation of parole after 2. I can assure you that never would’ve happened with the Public Defender. We’ve learned a lot from working with Bret, but he also restored our faith in humanity by treating our family with patience and compassion. When you get him on the phone, he will make you feel as if nothing else matters in that moment than talking to you. He’s a gift and I would adamantly recommend him to anyone looking for a solid, thorough defense.
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Posted by Pedro | February 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
All star lawyer
Bret Royle of Feldman & Royle stood up for me and provided the strongest defense when I needed it most. The support they gave me showed that I was a priority, any questions I had were answered clearly and I was confident that my rights were protected every step of the way. I was able to focus on my family and my work knowing that I had this team behind me during a stressful time. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome, and I’m so glad I found Bret and the office of Feldman & Royle. La defense de Bret Royle of Feldman & Royle me defendieron a capa y espada cuando los ocupe. El apoyo que me mostraron me dejaron ver que era prioridad, cual quier pregunta que tuve me la respondieron rapido y claramente y me senti respaldado y protegido en cada momento. Mientras tanto pude seguir enfocado en mi trabajo y mi familia sabiendo que este equipo aria lo que fuera por mi. No puedo estar mas que agradecido con el resultado, Soy muy afortunado de aver contado con el gran equipo de Bret Royle of royle & Feldman.
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Posted by Benjamin | February 28, 2019
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Fantastic lawyer with a heart
After being referred to Bret Royle by friends in similar situations, I have to say that his professional attitude and understanding during one of the most difficult times in my life has shown that he is not only a great lawyer, but a terrific person. When I called him, I was in desperate need of legal counsel and he was available immediately to offer help. Throughout the entire process, he was a phone call away and never hesitated to take heed of my situation and help. I could not recommend a more professional and thoughtful lawyer to represent anyone during their own legal hardships. If you're looking for a knowledgeable lawyer who understands what you might be going through, look no further.
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Posted by Luke | February 20, 2019
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Outstanding defense
Calling Bret Royle of Feldman & Royle was the best decision I made the night I needed a lawyer. I was immediately engaged with an expert whose guidance in that moment and at every subsequent step in the proceedings protected my rights and provided for the strongest possible defense. The results of his efforts on my behalf were outstanding, far better than I imagined when I first called. I'm so grateful for everything he and his staff did for me. Their expertise, diligence, and vigorous defense is second to none. If you ever find yourself in need of legal defense, the best decision you can make is to call Bret at Feldman & Royle. I faced a similar DUI charge years ago. I hired a firm from a television ad and the results and service could not be more distinct, In that case I felt like I was just another invoice, Feldman & Royle showed me I was their priority and the results reinforced that beyond a shadow of a doubt.
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Posted by Robert | November 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Juvenile Court
Brett helped us in a juvenile case. We came to find out the Juvenile system assumes your guilt and has very little if any desire to hear the defendants side of the case. Brett knew the intracranial workings of the court and was able to get the outcome that we had decided at the start we would be satisfied with. Without his expertise and work we are certain the outcome would have been horrible in our eyes. Brett was upfront honest and reachable at anytime we tried. Brett’s guidance helped us thru a difficult time.
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Posted by Adam | July 23, 2018
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Bret Royle is amazing! Highy recommended!
Bret helped me tremendously in my civil case. I was accused of property damage. Not only did Bret defend me and stop these allegations, he actually got the accusing party to return money that was rightfully owed to me. I highly recommend Bret Royle and his firm. He was extremely efficient, courteous, and provided an excellent experience during the process.
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great job
My son had an issue and was facing a considerable amount of time. Bret was there every step of the way, always kept me up to date answered calls day or night despite the 3 hour time difference. They even went to see my son in county to understand the case prior yo me retaining them and gave me insight on what he was facing. He and his partner Adam were very knowledgeable on the case law and what to expect. My son is doing well and although he did have to serve time we was aware of this from the beginning, but the plea that was worked out was good. I don't feel he was just another client to this firm. They always made me feel like we had a say in the decision making and they did what we asked or explained why we shouldn't make certain moves.
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Posted by Siara | July 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Lawyer and will Highly Recommend
Extremely satisfied with my experience with the law firm and staff! Attorney Bret Royal is straight forward, real, down-to-earth, and amazing at putting ease and light on a tough and scary situation. Throughout the entire process, he was honest, attentive, and patient with me when I struggled. I am grateful he is also still in contact and offering support, even after the sentence. He was referred to me with great regards, and I - without a doubt - will continue to recommend Bret to anyone!
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Posted by Amber | May 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best experience
I hired Bret to handle a dui case I had recently. The results he got for me were more than I could have hop d for. He is great at keeping an open line of communication and does a great job being through and communicating with you through the process. If you are looking for an attorney or considering hiring him I highly recommend doing so.
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2018
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GREAT LAWYER
Brett is a great lawyer he represented me on a case about a year ago and got me the best possible outcome with the charges brought up against me. any question I had he was able to provide me with answers or explanations. very responsive to phone calls and texts. on point. he wasn't late to court times. to this day about a year later he still helps me with any legal questions I have. Id recommend him to anyone.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Feldman & Royle, Attorneys at Law, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Bret A. Royle
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Criminal Attorney
  • Private Firm
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Vehicular Crimes Intern
  • Maricopa Country Attorney's Ofc
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Arbiter's Assistant
  • International Chamber of Commerce
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Environmental Affairs Advisor to the Mayor
  • Salt Lake City Mayor's Office
  • 2004 - 2006
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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • The University of Utah
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005
  • San Luis Obispo High School
  • General Education
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • State v. Alex H.
  • Complete Dismissal
  • State v. Christopher M.
  • Probation
  • State v. Steven M.
  • Undesignated Felony with Probation
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Associations

  • National League of Renowned Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • US News Best Law Firms
  • US News & World Report
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Premier 100
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Excellence in Litigation and Oral Advocacy
  • The University of Miami
  • 2009
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • 2012 Paralegal Conference
  • The Truth About Vehicular Crimes
  • 2012
  • Panel for Graduating Students
  • The Legal Impacts of Crime on Business
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (47)
Given (50)
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Unknown Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bret is a very sharp and aggressive attorney as I have seen from experience in working with him closely on a DUI matter. His work and expertise helped us achieve a complete acquittal after a jury trial, which helped save the client's job and livelihood. Bret is an attorney I look up to and will continue to consult with throughout my career."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bret is my go-to for any client who is looking for a referral to a criminal defense attorney. He is smart, responsive, compassionate, and will out-work anyone. I can't think of a better representative to help navigate people through the difficult challenges that arise when facing a criminal charge."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bret Royle is an aggressive and erudite attorney. I routinely look to Mr. Royal for advice in my own practice and highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bret Royle truly cares about his clients and about getting the best possible results for them. He is a hard worker, extremely creative, very knowledgeable, an aggressive litigator and a tactful negotiator. Without reservation, I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend Bret to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and compassionate attorney. He is an excellent attorney and fights for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great, hard-working attorney. He spends the time necessary to get positive outcomes for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Outstanding reputation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bret is an intelligent and highly skilled attorney. Having worked with Bret in the same office, I am greatly familiar with his work ethic and his ability to produce tremendous results for his clients. I highly recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bret is a fantastic DUI defense attorney and approaches each case with the perfect blend of professionalism and zealous advocacy. He has a great reputation with both prosecutors and defense attorneys."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Royle is a tireless advocate for his clients. He is intelligent and he raises issues in cases that other lawyers often gloss over. All of this is done to the benefit of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Royle always goes the extra mile for his clients. He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his cases. I would highly recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Royle is a respected attorney in the Phoenix legal community. He is a highly skilled negotiator and an extremely gifted litigator. This combination has given him the ability to secure exceptional results for his clients. I'm privileged to endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Royle is an energetic attorney who vigorously represents his clients. He is knowledgeable and well prepared to handle a wide range of cases. Any client of his will be will represented in their case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bret for the past couple of years. He is intelligent, savvy and a fighter. If there is any possible issue with the way the police or state have handled the case Bret will uncover it and utilize it to your advantage. I highly recommend Mr. Royle."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Phoenix Criminal defense Lawyer Bret Andrew Royle
Bret Andrew Royle
Criminal defense Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available