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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    16 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    12 years



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Andrew R. Alex

    Richard is a great criminal defense lawyer. He represents high profile clients with great success. He is a great advocate, strategic motion writer and strong trial lawyer. He has a record of outstanding results and has been recognized as a top criminal lawyer in Arizona.


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    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Judd S Nemiro

    I endorse this lawyer for their hard work and dedication to their clients.


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Contact info

Gaxiola & Associates, PLLC

20 East Thomas Road, Suite 2200
Phoenix, AZ, 85012


AZActive 200107/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
T0p 40 under 40The National Trial Lawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing Partner / Trial AttorneyAlex & Gaxiola, P,C.2003 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember2001 - Present
Arizona Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2001 - Present
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Yavapai County ShootingCase Dismissed
Scottsdale City AssaultTrial Win
Minor v. City of Tempe1.8 milion dollar award
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Publication nameTitleDate
Phoenix New TimesDevil's Adocate2015
New York TimesNew York Times Hells Angels Article2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of ArizonaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Azteca Boxing / Community MixerCriminal Law2014
Glendlale Community College North CampusPublic Perceptions in the Courtroom2013