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Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 34%
  2. Criminal Defense: 33%
  3. Administrative Law: 33%



Hourly ($385-450/hour), contingent (25-40%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (20%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Paul J Mattern

    I highly recommend Holly Gieszl. She is a skillful and highly competent attorney who is well known for the outstanding work she does. She is professional, caring and supportive of her clients and is a tremendous lawyer.


    Paul Mattern Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Teri D McCall

    I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Holly. She holds superior knowledge in her area of law. I would recommend her wholeheartedly and have done so.


    Teri McCall Child custody Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Gieszl Firm

3200 N. Central Ave
Suite 1500
Phoenix, AZ, 85012


AZActive 199107/03/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Probation
    issued in AZ, 2011


    Probation means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State monitors the lawyer's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

  2. Suspension
    issued in AZ, 2006


    Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Contributor BadgeAVVO2013
Top contributor AwardAVVO2012
Matheson Graduation AwardASU College of Law1991
Pedrick ScholarASU College of Law1991
Phi Beta KappaVanderbilt University1975
Honorary EconomicsOmicron Delta Epsilon1975
Magna Cum LaudeVanderbilt University1975
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentThe Gieszl Firm2005 - Present
Supervising AttorneyThe Justice Project2001 - 2006
MemberKimerer & Derrick, P.L.L.C.2000 - 2005
AssociateRidenour, Swenson, Cleere & Evans1998 - 2000
AssociateSnell & Wilmer, LLP Law Offices1995 - 1998
AssociateMitten, Goodwin & Raup1993 - 1995
Student Writing InstructorAsu Sandra Day O'connor College Of Law1992 - 1993
AttorneyU.S. District Court, District Of Arizona1991 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maricopa Human Rights CommitteeBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Health Care Compliance AssociationN/A2000 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Criminal Justice SectionN/A2000 - Present
Arizona Women Lawyers AssociationFormer Board Member1996 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
American Health Lawyers AssociationMember1993 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaEthics Committee2000 - 2004
State Bar of ArizonaProfessionalism Committee1995 - 1997
Phoenix New TimesFormer Board of Directors1984 - 1987
Publication nameTitleDate
Attorney At Law MagazineWomen In Law Profile2013
CNBCMedical Fraud - Unnecessary Surgery2013
KPHO TelevisionWork Place Violence2013
Arizona State Law JournalCruzan Legacy: Legislative and Judicial Responses and Insights for the Future1992
Fordham Law ReviewA Proposal To Amend Rule 30(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Cross-Disciplinary and Empirical Evidence Supporting Presumptive Use of Video To Record Depositions1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Vanderbilt UniversityEconomicsM.A.1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual ConferenceDetecting Fraudulent Medical Billing2004
Medical Staff Quarterly MeetingCriminalization of Medical Practice2000
Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research in Developing CountriesInformed Consent; Conflict of Interest2000
CLE-By-The-SeaWhen Partners Part1999
CLE ConferenceWhen Partners Part1999
Health Reform RoundtableInsurance Reform Initiatives1997