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Craig C Gillespie

Criminal defense Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

4.9   116 reviews

also known as Board Certified Criminal Defense Specialist

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  • Licensed for 33 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Craig

Learn Craig’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    34%
    Board Certified Criminal Defense Specialist. Representation in All Misdemeanor and Felony Prosecutions. Years of Criminal Law Experience. Free phone or office consultation.

  2. DUI and DWI
    33%
    Former Prosecutor Dui and Vehicular Crimes. Board Certified Criminal Defense Specialist. DUI Seminar Speaker with years of experience in handling Dui Cases. Free phone or office consultation

  3. Sex crime
    33%
    Extensive experience and result proven in defending alleged sex crimes and computer sex crimes. My results are second to none with many cases not charged, dismissed after indictment or resolved through very favorable negotiated agreements.

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE! FREE CONSULTATION. FORMER PROSECUTOR & BOARD CERTIFIED CRIMINAL LAW SPECIALIST. BORN AND RAISED IN PHOENIX ARIZONA. REPRESENTING CLIENTS IN ALL ARIZONA COURTS.

Born and raised in Phoenix Arizona. Former Prosecuting Attorney for approximetly 5 years. Founding member of The Gillespie Law Firm in 1999. My Firm enjoys the highest AV rating, for skill and ethics, by Martindale Hubble which also lists me as a Preeminent Lawyer. I am Board Certified as a Criminal Law Specialist through the State Bar of Arizona. I am frequently asked to speak/lecture to other lawyers at continuing legal education seminars in Arizona on DUI and Criminal Defense topics. I have been interviewed numerous times by the local media regarding my cases as well as other high profile cases in Arizona and other States. We also handle serious injury and wrongful death cases and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients and or their surviving family members. 

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2012
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 8 ...

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Location

The Gillespie Law Firm, P.C.
20 East Thomas Rd,
Suite 2200
Phoenix, AZ, 85012
The Gillespie Law Firm, P.C.
15169 N. Scottsdale Rd, Suite 205
Consultations at this location by Appointment only
Scottsdale, AZ, 85254
The Gillespie Law Firm, P.C.
San Tan Corporate Center 3100 W. Ray Rd, suite 201
Consultations at this location by appointment only
Chandler, AZ, 85226
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  116 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Brian | September 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I hired Mr. Gillespie to represent me through a DUI case. I have family that are attorneys but do not practice criminal law. Mr. Gillespie came highly recommended through a colleague of one of those family members and I can say he did not let me down! He was very transparent throughout the entire case. He got me a plea deal I was extremely happy with. I would recommend Craig Gillespie to anyone that is in need of a great criminal defense attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Computer Crimes Lawyer in Arizona
I was facing a minimum sentence of 30 years in prison upon conviction. I reached out to my cousin, a criminal defense attorney in Phoenix. He recommended Mr. Gillespie for this type of case. Mr. Gillespie worked tirelessly to investigate my case along with his forensic computer experts. After interviewing all the witnesses and filing three motions challenging the State’s case, all of my charges were dismissed with prejudice. According to my cousin, this rarely happens and was truly an exceptional result. I can’t thank Mr. Gillespie enough for what he did for me and my family.
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
I can’t say how grateful my family and I are to have Mr. Gillespie as our lawyer. He helped us out tremendously through the hardest times in our lives. He was always quick to respond calls, texts, or emails. Always had the right answers for any questions that I had. I was facing very serious charges and looking at 7-21 years in prison. He worked extensively to prove that I was not the cause of an accident, and was able to get me a plea deal of a much lesser charge and probation. I can not thank him enough for what he has done for me, and my family. I highly recommend Mr. Gillespie for any charges you are facing large or small.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Former Deputy County Prosecutor and Assistant City Prosecutor
  • Arizona County and Municipal Courts
  • 1990 - 1995

Education

  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Arizona State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. K A
  • Jury Aquittal
  • State v. T R
  • Dismissal
  • State v. G V
  • Dismissal
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Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Az Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Barrister Award for Outstanding Trial Advocacy
  • City of Phoenix
  • 1994
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Publications

  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Strategies in Defending DWI and DUI Cases in Arizona
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • First Domestic Violence Case
  • Speaker Defending a Arizona Domestic Violence Case
  • 2011
  • Strategies in Defending DUI Cases in Arizona
  • Program Chair Continuing Legal Education Seminar for Az Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Strategies in Defending DUI and DWI Cases
  • Program Chair Continuing Legal Education Seminar for Az Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Strategies in Defending DUI and DWI Cases in Arizona
  • Program Chair Continuing Legal Education Seminar for Az Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Strategies in Handling DUI and DWI Cases
  • Program Chair Continuing Legal Education Seminar for Az Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Arizona DUI Traffic Practices
  • Program Chair Continuing Legal Education Seminar for Az Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Traffic Law Practices in Arizona
  • Program Chair Continuing Legal Education Seminar for Az Lawyers
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (3)
Endorse Craig
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Craig is a top-notch lawyer and taught me everything I know. I heartily endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for all the hard work that is put into helping clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Craig for at least ten years. He does a great job for his clients and is well respected in the legal community"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Craig is a top notch trial attorney. Sharp legal mind, organized, and an aggressive and effective litigator. He deserves the fine reputation he has in the legal community. I strongly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Craig. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Craig is an outstanding lawyer. I've seen him in court and witnessed his results. The great reputation is warranted."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Craig is an outstanding criminal defense attorney and I endorse his work, both as a former felony prosecutor and a private attorney that refers him cases. Craig is truly one of the best and if you are in need of criminal representation you should call him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Craig for many years. He works hard and achieves impressive results for his clients. Craig is able to think outside the box and has earned a reputation as a top-notch defense attorney. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with Craig on several cases. He is an outstanding lawyer."
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Phoenix Criminal defense Lawyer Craig C Gillespie
Craig C Gillespie
Criminal defense Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 33 years
Free Consultation
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